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James Joyce


Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1914

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Multiple Choice

1. Based on the narrator’s description in the first paragraph, which of the following words best describes his neighborhood?

A) Lively

B) Placid

C) Sleazy

D) Affluent

2. Which of the following is true about the narrator’s living situation?

A) He is staying in a well-to-do house.

B) He is fearful of the ghost of his former tenant.

C) He is the only Protestant in his neighborhood.

D) He is no longer living with his biological parents.

3. Which of the following words describes the narrator’s feelings for Mangan’s sister?

A) Calculated

B) Bothersome

C) Candid

D) Bewildering

4. Which does the narrator imply about his uncle?

A) That he is pious

B) That he is warm-hearted

C) That he is a drinker

D) That he is an atheist

5. Which of the following phrases best describes the narrator’s experience as he travels to the bazaar?

A) Unpredictable and expeditious

B) Emotional and scornful

C) Lagging and wearied

D) Spiritless and remarkable

6. Which of the following literary devices does Joyce use consistently throughout the story?

A) Juxtaposition

B) Allegory

C) Paradox

D) Metonymy

7. Based on the ending of the story, which of the following assumptions can be made about the narrator?

A) That he is pleased with the item he picked out for his aunt