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Quiz: How well do you know James Joyce?

Bloomsday is going to look very different this year.

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BLOOMSDAY HAS BECOME Zoomsday. Probably not wordplay James Joyce would have approved of but look, these are strange times. 

“A man of genius makes no mistakes,” Joyce wrote in Ulysses. “His errors are volitional and are portals of discovery.”

On that note, maybe it’s time to test your knowledge of all things Joyce? The annual Bloomsday celebrations would have been kicking into gear this weekend ahead of 16 June.

Instead the annual programme of events has been adapted for an age of social distancing, meaning there’ll no jolly gatherings across the city. 

In that spirit, here’s a quiz to see how well you know Joyce. 

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Which of these is not a work by James Joyce?
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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Happy days
Finnegans Wake
Where in Dublin was James Joyce born?
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Which of these is not a character in Ulysses?
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Martin Cunningham
Blazes Boylan

Garret Deasy
Mary Murphy
In which year was Dubliners published?
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In which city is James Joyce buried?

Complete this well-known James Joyce quote from Ulysses: Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a.....

Which of these is not a short story in Dubliners?
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A Little Cloud
Two Counterparts

A Mother
Ivy Day in the Committee Room
Which Irish politician is referenced in all of James Joyce's works?
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Arthur Griffith
Charles Stewart Parnell

John Redmond
Daniel O'Connell
James Joyce based the character of Buck Mulligan in Ulysses on....
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Tom Kettle
Oliver St John Gogarty

Ezra Pound
JM Synge
For how long was Ulysses banned in Ireland?
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10 years
It was never banned

Three weeks
Four years
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