1. Why did Angela
and Malachy McCourt marry in New York?
2. Why does Angela’s
family initially view Frank’s father with suspicion?
3. When Malachy comes
home drunk, what does he tell his sons they must do?
4. Why is Nora Molloy’s
husband, Peter, famous in Limerick?
5. What image strikes
Frank when he finds his father in the pub on the day of Eugene’s
6. How many families
use the public lavatory outside the McCourts’ home in Roden Lane?
7. Why does Frank’s
Grandma fret that she has “God in me backyard”?
8. In what way is
Grandma’s lodger Bill Galvin unusual?
9. Why does Angela
think Frank is rejected from becoming an altar boy?
10. What elements
of his stay in the hospital does Frank enjoy?
11. Why does Angela
think that the women in her street have a “low-class” mentality?
12. After which country
do the McCourts nickname their second floor?
13. Why does Frank
find it difficult to condemn his father for his drinking?
14. Why does Mr.
Hannon have to retire from his job delivering coal?
15. How does Frank
spend his fourteenth birthday?
16. What is Frank’s
father’s first and only Christmas present to his family?
17. Why are the McCourts
evicted from their home in Roden Lane?
18. Why does the
protagonist leave Laman Griffin’s house to stay with Ab Sheehan?
19. Why does Frank
not take the post office exam?
20. Why does Mr.
McCaffrey tell Frank that he can only go up in life?
21. What does a priest
tell Frank after the protagonist confesses to hitting his mother
and damning Theresa Carmody to hell?
22. What is printed
on the page that Frank is ordered to tear from all copies of the
magazine John O’ London’s Weekly?
23. What does Frank
do with Mrs. Finucane’s ledger of debts after his employer dies?
24. What does Frank
observe on his last night in Limerick?
25. To what does
Frank compare his arrival in New York?