50 pages 1 hour read

James Joyce


Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1914

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. B (Paragraph 1)

2. D (Various paragraphs)

3. D (Paragraph 5)

4. C (Various paragraphs)

5. C (Paragraphs 24-25)

6. A (Various paragraphs)

7. B (Paragraph 30)

8. A (Various paragraphs)

9. C (Paragraph 12)

Long Answer

1. Mangan and Mrs. Mercer are the only two characters who have names in the story; however, neither has any particular significance to the narrator’s story. The most significant characters (i.e., the narrator, Mangan’s sister, his aunt and uncle) are not referred to by name. (All paragraphs)

2. The story is written in a first-person narration style, with an unnamed male character as the narrator. The tone of the narrator’s story indicates that he is sharing his experience as a memory, perhaps reflecting as an adult on a pivotal moment in his maturation from adolescence. (All paragraphs)