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A STEP BEYOND
TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. As a schoolboy, Stephen is puzzled by
I. where the universe ends
A. I only
_____ 2. Stephen pours his emotions into a poem after the
I. Christmas dinner
A. I and II only
_____ 3. Stephen and his father go to Cork for the purpose of
A. having a holiday together
_____ 4. The word "foetus" carved on the anatomy theater desk startles Stephen because
A. he suspects his father may have carved it
_____ 5. The mutton stew Stephen's belly craves refers to his
A. earthy life in the brothels
_____ 6. The main theme of Father Arnall's sermons is the
A. life of St. Francis Xavier
_____ 7. The "old sow that eats her farrow" is
_____ 8. Stephen echoes Lucifer when he asserts:
A. "Non serviam."
_____ 9. The symbol of Stephen's vocation as an artist is the
A. flight of the swallows
_____ 10. An important theme in the book is the
I. temptations of the flesh
A. I only
11. Compare the roles of Davin, MacCann, and Cranly in Stephen's life.
12. Discuss Stephen's relationship with his mother.
13. Discuss the importance of words and wordplay for Stephen.
14. What is the symbolic role of the girl on the beach in Chapter Five?