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Test your knowledge of one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Our quiz mainly focuses on Ulysses, so dive in if you know those deep waters well, and have a go.The winner is in the running to receive a 30-euro (£25 / $40) gift certificate to spend at Amazon; in case of a tie, a name will be drawn. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015


Quiz created by Frank MacGabhann


1. In The Dead what song reminds Greta of Michael Furey?

2. As Stephen Dedalus prepares to leave Dublin for good, what does he announce that he goes forth to create?

3. Why did Leopold Bloom especially like grilled mutton kidneys?

4. What public house featured in Ulysses is still around to sell drink?

5.  In the Cyclops episode in Ulysses why do the drinkers say that Leopold Bloom is
cheap?  (The answer is not because Bloom is Jewish.)

6. What is the significance of June 16th?

7.  Who is described as "stately" in Ulysses?

8.cover  Regarding the concert tour in the north of Ireland in Ulysses, who is getting it

9.  What is Molly Bloom's Iberian connection?

10.  Why is Molly Bloom's soliloquy so positive?

11.   In the Nighttown episode in Ulysses, apart from being of no fixed abode, a public nuisance, a bawd and a cuckold, what crimes has Bloom committed, according to the court official?

12.   What is the County Westmeath connection to Ulysses?

13.  What actual person was the Citizen modelled on?

14.  What county in Ireland was Joyce's father from?

15.  Which Irish play did Joyce want to translate into Italian, but the heirs of the
deceased author refused permission because Joyce had quarrelled with the author?

16.  Stephen Dedalus would often observe his father's uncle praying very fervently.
Stephen advanced three reasons why he might be doing so.  What were two of them?

17.   What was the weapon utilized to kill Ulysses, according to a famous 20th-century male Irish literary personality (who never met Joyce)?

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