Few novels and their locations are as tightly intertwined with each other as James Joyce’s 1922 modernist masterpiece “Ulysses” and Ireland’s capital city of Dublin. In fact, Joyce once told a friend, “I want to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book.”
“Ulysses,” divided into episodes that roughly parallel Homer’s “Odyssey,” centers on a man named Leopold Bloom going about the city on June 16, 1904. Dozens of other characters also inhabit the story, including Buck Mulligan, Stephen Dedalus and Molly Bloom. Literary fans often visit locations in the novel annually on what has become “Bloomsday” and this week’s quiz tests your knowledge of Dublin-area landmarks mentioned in the book.
To play, just make your selection in the multiple-choice list and the correct answer will be revealed. Links to more information are listed at the end of the quiz if you’d like to do some further reading. And don’t forget: A new quiz arrives every week on the Books page and previous quizzes can be found here.