AP English Literature: James Joyce Online Test

James’s popularity as a writer rests on which of the following qualities?
His comic genius
Superb linguistic experiments
Sardonic humor
Remarkable knowledge of the seamy side of life
All of the above
His experimental novel “Finnegan’s Wake” is also called:
A musical composition
A picaresque novel
A regional novel
A science fiction
None of the above
The autobiographical novel by James Joyce is:
“The Dubliners”
“The Finnegan’s Wake”
“The Waves”
“Orland, A Biography”
“A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man”
The first work by James Joyce is:
“Painted Roofs”
“The Dubliners”
“Mrs. Dalloway”
“The Rainbow”
None of the above
Popularly known as ‘the writer of prose’, James Joyce has also written poetry. His book of poems is known as:
“A Portrait of an Artist’
“Chambers music”
“The narrow corner”
Which of the following is a novel by James Joyce?
“Portrait of a lady”
“Portrait in Miniature’
“Imaginary Portraits”
None of the above
James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s wake” is a study of the history of the human race from its earliest beginnings, as seen in the incoherent dream of Mr.Earwicker. Do you agree?
Partially true
None of the above
James Joyce perfected the:
Science fiction
Magical realism
Stream of consciousness
Dream fiction
None of the above
Which of the following is characteristic of James Joyce’s style?
Broken Narrative
Innovative Vocabulary
Private Vocabulary
Sardonic Humor
All of the above
Joyce’s “Ulysses” is modeled on:
Homer’s “Odyssey”
Virgil’s “Aeneid”
Milton’s “Paradise Lost”
All of the above
None of the above
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James Joyce (1882-1941) is one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century. He is one of the chief exponents of the ‘stream of consciousness’ technique in English literature. With him the twentieth century passion for experimentation reached its climax. He is a comic genius and his humor is mainly sardonic in tone. Students appearing for AP examination need to read the works of James Joyce and familiarize themselves with his way of writing and techniques. This short test is prepared in the multiple choice format, specially designed for students taking AP test in English literature.

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