Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

The Science and "Science" of "Ithaca"

This collection consists of a playful, revealing attempt to catalog and evaluate the scores of scientific statements and claims in the "Ithaca" episode. It is the basis of our project on this topic and related to our essays on science and medicine.

Fact Discipline Accuracy Character Discourse Role Application
[27652] disparate, at relaxed walking pace they crossed both the circus before
[27653] George's church diametrically, the chord in any circle being less than
[27654] the arc which it subtends.
Math TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[27658] Music, literature, Ireland, Dublin, Paris, friendship, woman,
[27659] prostitution, diet, the influence of gaslight or the light of arc and
[27660] glowlamps on the growth of adjoining paraheliotropic trees
Biology N/A Bloom Answer Technical
This isn't a fact; it's merely a topic of discussion between Bloom and Stephen, but it's interesting they would discuss the principle of photosynthesis together.
[27666] Did Bloom discover common factors of similarity between their respective
[27667] like and unlike reactions to experience?
Math TRUE Bloom Question Interpretive
"Accurate use of the math term ""common factors."""
The collapse which Bloom ascribed to gastric
[27690] inanition and certain chemical compounds of varying degrees of
[27691] adulteration and alcoholic strength, accelerated by mental exertion and
[27692] the velocity of rapid circular motion in a relaxing atmosphere, Stephen
[27693] attributed to the reapparition of a matutinal cloud (perceived by both
[27694] from two different points of observation Sandycove and Dublin) at first
[27695] no bigger than a woman's hand.
Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Life Science TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Interpretive
"Bloom's language checks out here. These aren't facts, but they are Bloom's explanation for Stephen's collapse. The word ""matutinal"" literally means ""of or occuring in the morning,"" and it could be used to descirbe the cloud Stephen sees because it is technically very early morning of the next day. However, the word is also used in the life sciences to refer to an organism that is only active in the pre-dawn hours, and ""matutinal cloud"" is not a scientific term. Also, it makes little sense why the cloud would cause him to collapse, but it is Stephen's explanation, which is all it purports to be, so it is not false."
[27719] What reflection concerning the irregular sequence of dates 1884, 1885,
[27720] 1886, 1888, 1892, 1893, 1904 did Bloom make before their arrival at their
[27721] destination?
Math TRUE Bloom Question Technical
This is indeed an irregular sequence.
[27723] He reflected that the progressive extension of the field of individual
[27724] development and experience was regressively accompanied by a restriction
[27725] of the converse domain of interindividual relations.
Math TRUE Bloom Answer Interpretive
Some of the language here is evocative of mathematical terms. The logic of the statement, even in math terms, holds.
[27729] From inexistence to existence he came to many and was as one received:
[27730] existence with existence he was with any as any with any: from existence
[27731] to nonexistence gone he would be by all as none perceived.
Math TRUE Bloom Answer Interpretive
The logic is coherent. Seems evocative of the ideas of infinite and zero.
[27735] At the housesteps of the 4th Of the equidifferent uneven numbers, number
[27736] 7 Eccles street, he inserted his hand mechanically into the back pocket
[27737] of his trousers to obtain his latchkey.
Math TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
"Seven is an uneven number.""Equidifferent,"" however, is not a word, much less a mathematical term. In fact, it is paradoxical. However, it was likely coined by linguistic analogy to the real mathematical term ""equidistant."""
[27766] By his body's known weight of eleven stone and four pounds in avoirdupois
[27767] measure, as certified by the graduated machine for periodical
[27768] selfweighing in the premises of Francis Froedman, pharmaceutical chemist
[27769] of 19 Frederick street
Math, Physics, Chemistry TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[27778] Regaining new stable equilibrium he rose uninjured though concussed by
[27779] the impact, raised the latch of the area door by the exertion of force at
[27780] its freely moving flange and by leverage of the first kind applied at its
[27781] fulcrum, gained retarded access to the kitchen through the subadjacent
[27782] scullery, ignited a lucifer match by friction, set free inflammable coal
[27783] gas by turningon the ventcock, lit a high flame which, by regulating, he
[27784] reduced to quiescent candescence and lit finally a portable candle.
Physics TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[27788] Reclined against the area railings he perceived through the transparent
[27789] kitchen panes a man regulating a gasflame of 14 CP, a man lighting a
[27790] candle of 1 CP, a man removing in turn each of his two boots, a man
[27791] leaving the kitchen holding a candle.
Chemistry N/A Bloom Answer Technical
CP means candle power! I had to ask two chemistry profs about this before verifying. It seems to be accurate.
composed in the grate a pyre of crosslaid resintipped
[27814] sticks and various coloured papers and irregular polygons of best Abram
[27815] coal at twentyone shillings a ton from the yard of Messrs Flower and
[27816] M'Donald of 14 D'Olier street
Math TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
releasing the potential
[27818] energy contained in the fuel by allowing its carbon and hydrogen elements
[27819] to enter into free union with the oxygen of the air.
Chemistry, Physics TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[27840] Under a row of five coiled spring housebells a curvilinear rope,
[27841] stretched between two holdfasts athwart across the recess beside the
[27842] chimney pier, from which hung four smallsized square handkerchiefs folded
[27843] unattached consecutively in adjacent rectangles and one pair of ladies'
[27844] grey hose with Lisle suspender tops and feet in their habitual position
[27845] clamped by three erect wooden pegs two at their outer extremities and the
[27846] third at their point of junction.
Math TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[27861] Yes. From Roundwood reservoir in county Wicklow of a cubic capacity of
[27862] 2400 million gallons,percolating through a subterranean aqueduct of
[27863] filter mains of single and double pipeage constructed at an initial plant
[27864] cost of 5 pounds per linear yard by way of the Dargle, Rathdown, Glen of
[27865] the Downs and Callowhill to the 26 acre reservoir at Stillorgan, a
[27866] distance of 22 statute miles, and thence, through a system of relieving
[27867] tanks, by a gradient of 250 feet to the city boundary at Eustace bridge,
[27868] upper Leeson street, though from prolonged summer drouth and daily supply
[27869] of 12 1/2 million gallons the water had fallen below the sill of the
[27870] overflow weir for which reason the borough surveyor and waterworks
[27871] engineer, Mr Spencer Harty, C. E., on the instructions of the waterworks
[27872] committee had prohibited the use of municipal water for purposes other
[27873] than those of consumption (envisaging the possibility of recourse being
[27874] had to the impotable water of the Grand and Royal canals as in 1893)
[27875] particularly as the South Dublin Guardians, notwithstanding their ration
[27876] of 15 gallons per day per pauper supplied through a 6 inch meter, had
[27877] been convicted of a wastage of 20,000 gallons per night by a reading of
[27878] their meter on the affirmation of the law agent of the corporation, Mr
[27879] Ignatius Rice, solicitor, thereby acting to the detriment of another
[27880] section of the public, selfsupporting taxpayers, solvent, sound.
Measurement TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
"According to this document, the reservoir Joyce refers to here has a capacity of 2500 million gallons, not 2400 million. This seems somewhat negligble, and Wikipedia actually reports an even higher capacity (~3000 million gallons), so it's hard to make sense of the effect of this mistake. Some of the details here are unverifiable, like the gradient of 250 feet, but most seem correct. I found a Mr Spencer Harty in a 1908 Municipal Year Book and Public Utilities Directory, but I can't verify if he actually gave instructions. But the paragraph does sort of dissolve into incomprehensibility and irrelevancy at the end, using the words ""solvent"" and ""sound"" randomly. Seems pseudo-scientific."
Its universality: its democratic equality and constancy to its nature in
[27886] seeking its own level: its vastness in the ocean of Mercator's
[27887] projection: its unplumbed profundity in the Sundam trench of the Pacific
[27888] exceeding 8000 fathoms: the restlessness of its waves and surface
[27889] particles visiting in turn all points of its seaboard: the independence
[27890] of its units: the variability of states of sea: its hydrostatic
[27891] quiescence in calm: its hydrokinetic turgidity in neap and spring tides:
[27892] its subsidence after devastation: its sterility in the circumpolar
[27893] icecaps, arctic and antarctic: its climatic and commercial significance:
[27894] its preponderance of 3 to 1 over the dry land of the globe: its
[27895] indisputable hegemony extending in square leagues over all the region
[27896] below the subequatorial tropic of Capricorn: the multisecular stability
[27897] of its primeval basin: its luteofulvous bed: its capacity to dissolve and
[27898] hold in solution all soluble substances including millions of tons of the
[27899] most precious metals: its slow erosions of peninsulas and islands, its
[27900] persistent formation of homothetic islands, peninsulas and
[27901] downwardtending promontories: its alluvial deposits: its weight and
[27902] volume and density: its imperturbability in lagoons and highland tarns:
[27903] its gradation of colours in the torrid and temperate and frigid zones:
[27904] its vehicular ramifications in continental lakecontained streams and
[27905] confluent oceanflowing rivers with their tributaries and transoceanic
[27906] currents, gulfstream, north and south equatorial courses: its violence in
[27907] seaquakes, waterspouts, Artesian wells, eruptions, torrents, eddies,
[27908] freshets, spates, groundswells, watersheds, waterpartings, geysers,
[27909] cataracts, whirlpools, maelstroms, inundations, deluges, cloudbursts: its
[27910] vast circumterrestrial ahorizontal curve: its secrecy in springs and
[27911] latent humidity, revealed by rhabdomantic or hygrometric instruments and
[27912] exemplified by the well by the hole in the wall at Ashtown gate,
[27913] saturation of air, distillation of dew: the simplicity of its
[27914] composition, two constituent parts of hydrogen with one constituent part
[27915] of oxygen: its healing virtues: its buoyancy in the waters of the Dead
[27916] Sea: its persevering penetrativeness in runnels, gullies, inadequate
[27917] dams, leaks on shipboard: its properties for cleansing, quenching thirst
[27918] and fire, nourishing vegetation: its infallibility as paradigm and
[27919] paragon: its metamorphoses as vapour, mist, cloud, rain, sleet, snow,
[27920] hail: its strength in rigid hydrants: its variety of forms in loughs and
[27921] bays and gulfs and bights and guts and lagoons and atolls and
[27922] archipelagos and sounds and fjords and minches and tidal estuaries and
[27923] arms of sea: its solidity in glaciers, icebergs, icefloes: its docility
[27924] in working hydraulic millwheels, turbines, dynamos, electric power
[27925] stations, bleachworks, tanneries, scutchmills: its utility in canals,
[27926] rivers, if navigable, floating and graving docks: its potentiality
[27927] derivable from harnessed tides or watercourses falling from level to
[27928] level: its submarine fauna and flora (anacoustic, photophobe),
[27929] numerically, if not literally, the inhabitants of the globe: its ubiquity
[27930] as constituting 90 percent of the human body: the noxiousness of its
[27931] effluvia in lacustrine marshes, pestilential fens, faded flowerwater,
[27932] stagnant pools in the waning moon.
Geography, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Oceanography TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
"Whew. Here we go. I will discuss everything false, and everything I don't discuss may be true (maybe). There is no such thing as the ""Sundam"" trench. It's the ""Sunda"" trench. Furthermore, it's in the Indian Ocean, not the Pacific, and it's only 3158 fathoms deep (although it was unsounded in 1904). It's possible that Joyce meant the Marianne Trench, which is in the Pacific, but even that is only 6033 fathoms. According to Gifford, these numbers were common knowledge because of the well-publicized oceanographic expedititon of the Challenger As of 1900, the best estimate of the ratio of water to land was 72%. His statement ""the preponderance of 3 to 1"" is somewhat confusing. I assume it means 75% water, but it sounds like the proportion 3:1, which is 300%. ""its secrecy in springs and latent humidity, revealed by rhabdomantic"" rhabdomancy is divination by means of a wand or rob, especially for discovering underground water--a mystical allusion that is certainly not scientific. Our bodies are only about 60% water, not 90% (unclear what the known figure was for Joyce's time). There are a LOT of accurate and specific details in tihs passage; the errors are few in comparison."
[27937] To wash his soiled hands with a partially consumed tablet of Barrington's
[27938] lemonflavoured soap, to which paper still adhered, (bought thirteen hours
[27939] previously for fourpence and still unpaid for), in fresh cold
[27940] neverchanging everchanging water and dry them, face and hands, in a long
[27941] redbordered holland cloth passed over a wooden revolving roller.
Health science, Math TRUE Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
[27945] That he was hydrophobe, hating partial contact by immersion or total by
[27946] submersion in cold water, (his last bath having taken place in the month
[27947] of October of the preceding year), disliking the aqueous substances of
[27948] glass and crystal, distrusting aquacities of thought and language.
Chemistry TRUE Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
What impeded Bloom from giving Stephen counsels of hygiene and
[27951] prophylactic to which should be added suggestions concerning a
[27952] preliminary wetting of the head and contraction of the muscles with rapid
[27953] splashing of the face and neck and thoracic and epigastric region in case
[27954] of sea or river bathing, the parts of the human anatomy most sensitive to
[27955] cold being the nape, stomach and thenar or sole of foot?
Anatomy FALSE Bloom Question Technical
"The body is not most sensitive on those areas listed. Credible source here."
Dietary: concerning the respective percentage of protein and caloric
[27962] energy in bacon, salt ling and butter, the absence of the former in the
[27963] lastnamed and the abundance of the latter in the firstnamed.
Health science TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
The phenomenon of ebullition. Fanned by a constant updraught of
[27974] ventilation between the kitchen and the chimneyflue, ignition was
[27975] communicated from the faggots of precombustible fuel to polyhedral masses
[27976] of bituminous coal, containing in compressed mineral form the foliated
[27977] fossilised decidua of primeval forests which had in turn derived their
[27978] vegetative existence from the sun, primal source of heat (radiant),
[27979] transmitted through omnipresent luminiferous diathermanous ether. Heat
[27980] (convected), a mode of motion developed by such combustion, was
[27981] constantly and increasingly conveyed from the source of calorification to
[27982] the liquid contained in the vessel, being radiated through the uneven
[27983] unpolished dark surface of the metal iron, in part reflected, in part
[27984] absorbed, in part transmitted, gradually raising the temperature of the
[27985] water from normal to boiling point, a rise in temperature expressible as
[27986] the result of an expenditure of 72 thermal units needed to raise 1 pound
[27987] of water from 50 degrees to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chemistry TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
"Most of this seems true, but Gifford points out that 72 degrees should read 162 degrees, ""since Bloom cannot be heating much less than a pound of water"" (Gifford 570)."
A double falciform ejection of water vapour from under the kettlelid at
[27992] both sides simultaneously.
Biology TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Interpretive
I can't make sense of the use of the word falciform here, which is a ligament that attaches the liver to the anterior body wall. It seems out of place here, and not scientific, if literary.
[28000] A softer beard: a softer brush if intentionally allowed to remain from
[28001] shave to shave in its agglutinated lather: a softer skin if unexpectedly
[28002] encountering female acquaintances in remote places at incustomary hours:
[28003] quiet reflections upon the course of the day: a cleaner sensation when
[28004] awaking after a fresher sleep since matutinal noises, premonitions and
[28005] perturbations, a clattered milkcan, a postman's double knock, a paper
[28006] read, reread while lathering, relathering the same spot, a shock, a
[28007] shoot, with thought of aught he sought though fraught with nought might
[28008] cause a faster rate of shaving and a nick on which incision plaster with
[28009] precision cut and humected and applied adhered: which was to be done.
N/A TRUE Bloom Answer N/A
I love this passage.
Because of the surety of the sense of touch in his firm full masculine
[28014] feminine passive active hand.
N/A N/A Bloom Answer N/A
[28019] The operative surgical quality but that he was reluctant to shed human
[28020] blood even when the end justified the means, preferring, in their natural
[28021] order, heliotherapy, psychophysicotherapeutics, osteopathic surgery.
Psychology, medicine TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
"As the answer to the question ""what qualities did his hand possess,"" this answer is bizarre and nonsensical. Even if his hands do reveal his reluctancy to shed human blood, how could they be relevant to the ""natural order"" of what he lists? And what are those treatments of? I'm labeling this as true/false, because I think the logic falls apart, but none of the science-y details are wrong per-se."
[28026] On the lower shelf five vertical breakfast plates, six horizontal
[28027] breakfast saucers on which rested inverted breakfast cups, a
[28028] moustachecup, uninverted, and saucer of Crown Derby, four white
[28029] goldrimmed eggcups, an open shammy purse displaying coins, mostly copper,
[28030] and a phial of aromatic (violet) comfits. On the middle shelf a chipped
[28031] eggcup containing pepper, a drum of table salt, four conglomerated black
[28032] olives in oleaginous paper, an empty pot of Plumtree's potted meat, an
[28033] oval wicker basket bedded with fibre and containing one Jersey pear, a
[28034] halfempty bottle of William Gilbey and Co's white invalid port, half
[28035] disrobed of its swathe of coralpink tissue paper, a packet of Epps's
[28036] soluble cocoa, five ounces of Anne Lynch's choice tea at 2/- per lb in a
[28037] crinkled leadpaper bag, a cylindrical canister containing the best
[28038] crystallised lump sugar, two onions, one, the larger, Spanish, entire,
[28039] the other, smaller, Irish, bisected with augmented surface and more
[28040] redolent, a jar of Irish Model Dairy's cream, a jug of brown crockery
[28041] containing a naggin and a quarter of soured adulterated milk, converted
[28042] by heat into water, acidulous serum and semisolidified curds, which added
[28043] to the quantity subtracted for Mr Bloom's and Mrs Fleming's breakfasts,
[28044] made one imperial pint, the total quantity originally delivered, two
[28045] cloves, a halfpenny and a small dish containing a slice of fresh
[28046] ribsteak. On the upper shelf a battery of jamjars (empty) of various
[28047] sizes and proveniences.
Chemistry, Math N/A Bloom Answer Technical
Four polygonal fragments of two lacerated scarlet betting tickets,
[28052] numbered 8 87, 88 6.
Math N/A Bloom Answer Technical
[28056] Reminiscences of coincidences, truth stranger than fiction, preindicative
[28057] of the result of the Gold Cup flat handicap, the official and definitive
[28058] result of which he had read in the EVENING TELEGRAPH, late pink edition,
[28059] in the cabman's shelter, at Butt bridge.
N/A N/A Bloom Answer N/A
[28064] In Bernard Kiernan's licensed premises 8, 9 and 10 little Britain street:
[28065] in David Byrne's licensed premises, 14 Duke street: in O'Connell street
[28066] lower, outside Graham Lemon's when a dark man had placed in his hand a
[28067] throwaway (subsequently thrown away), advertising Elijah, restorer of the
[28068] church in Zion: in Lincoln place outside the premises of F. W. Sweny and
[28069] Co (Limited), dispensing chemists, when, when Frederick M. (Bantam) Lyons
[28070] had rapidly and successively requested, perused and restituted the copy
[28071] of the current issue of the FREEMAN'S JOURNAL AND NATIONAL PRESS which he
[28072] had been about to throw away (subsequently thrown away), he had proceeded
[28073] towards the oriental edifice of the Turkish and Warm Baths, 11 Leinster
[28074] street, with the light of inspiration shining in his countenance and
[28075] bearing in his arms the secret of the race, graven in the language of
[28076] prediction.
N/A N/A Bloom Answer N/A
[28080] The difficulties of interpretation since the significance of any event
[28081] followed its occurrence as variably as the acoustic report followed the
[28082] electrical discharge and of counterestimating against an actual loss by
[28083] failure to interpret the total sum of possible losses proceeding
[28084] originally from a successful interpretation.
Math, Chemistry, Logic N/A Bloom Answer Interpretive
this is more of a philosophy/belief than a fact.
[28093] To have sustained no positive loss. To have brought a positive gain to
[28094] others. Light to the gentiles.
Math N/A Bloom Answer Interpretive
[28098] He poured into two teacups two level spoonfuls, four in all, of Epps's
[28099] soluble cocoa and proceeded according to the directions for use printed
[28100] on the label, to each adding after sufficient time for infusion the
[28101] prescribed ingredients for diffusion in the manner and in the quantity
[28102] prescribed.
Chemistry TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[28107] Relinquishing his symposiarchal right to the moustache cup of imitation
[28108] Crown Derby presented to him by his only daughter, Millicent (Milly), he
[28109] substituted a cup identical with that of his guest and served
[28110] extraordinarily to his guest and, in reduced measure, to himself the
[28111] viscous cream ordinarily reserved for the breakfast of his wife Marion
[28112] (Molly).
Chemistry TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
Cream could be described as viscous
Bloom, having the advantage of ten seconds at the initiation and taking,
[28132] from the concave surface of a spoon along the handle of which a steady
[28133] flow of heat was conducted, three sips to his opponent's one, six to two,
[28134] nine to three.
Math TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
proportions, concavity
[28222] 16 years before in 1888 when Bloom was of Stephen's present age Stephen
[28223] was 6. 16 years after in 1920 when Stephen would be of Bloom's present
[28224] age Bloom would be 54. In 1936 when Bloom would be 70 and Stephen 54
[28225] their ages initially in the ratio of 16 to 0 would be as 17 1/2 to 13
[28226] 1/2, the proportion increasing and the disparity diminishing according as
[28227] arbitrary future years were added, for if the proportion existing in 1883
[28228] had continued immutable, conceiving that to be possible, till then 1904
[28229] when Stephen was 22 Bloom would be 374 and in 1920 when Stephen would be
[28230] 38, as Bloom then was, Bloom would be 646 while in 1952 when Stephen
[28231] would have attained the maximum postdiluvian age of 70 Bloom, being 1190
[28232] years alive having been born in the year 714, would have surpassed by 221
[28233] years the maximum antediluvian age, that of Methusalah, 969 years, while,
[28234] if Stephen would continue to live until he would attain that age in the
[28235] year 3072 A.D., Bloom would have been obliged to have been alive 83,300
[28236] years, having been obliged to have been born in the year 81,396 B.C.
Math FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
Two miscalculations in the math of their hypothetical ages, one in regard to Bloom's (if Bloom were 1190 years old in 1952, he would have been born in 762, not 714), and another in regard to the proportion.
[28294] The older, her bezique cards and counters, her Skye terrier, her
[28295] suppositious wealth, her lapses of responsiveness and incipient catarrhal
[28296] deafness: the younger, her lamp of colza oil before the statue of the
[28297] Immaculate Conception, her green and maroon brushes for Charles Stewart
[28298] Parnell and for Michael Davitt, her tissue papers.
Anatomy TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
catarrhal- inflammation of a mucous membrane, especially of the respiratory tract, accompanied by excessive secretions.
[28314] Though ringweight lifting had been beyond his strength and the full
[28315] circle gyration beyond his courage yet as a High school scholar he had
[28316] excelled in his stable and protracted execution of the half lever
[28317] movement on the parallel bars in consequence of his abnormally developed
[28318] abdominal muscles.
Anatomy TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
anatomical terms (protracted)
[28324] What, reduced to their simplest reciprocal form, were Bloom's thoughts
[28325] about Stephen's thoughts about Bloom and about Stephen's thoughts about
[28326] Bloom's thoughts about Stephen?
Math FALSE Bloom Question Interpretive
This is not the simplest reciprocal form.
[28353] Substituting Stephen for Bloom Stoom would have passed successively
[28354] through a dame's school and the high school. Substituting Bloom for
[28355] Stephen Blephen would have passed successively through the preparatory,
[28356] junior, middle and senior grades of the intermediate and through the
[28357] matriculation, first arts, second arts and arts degree courses of the
[28358] royal university.
Math TRUE Bloom Answer Interpretive
[28373] Certain possible inventions of which he had cogitated when reclining in a
[28374] state of supine repletion to aid digestion, stimulated by his
[28375] appreciation of the importance of inventions now common but once
[28376] revolutionary, for example, the aeronautic parachute, the reflecting
[28377] telescope, the spiral corkscrew, the safety pin, the mineral water
[28378] siphon, the canal lock with winch and sluice, the suction pump.
Astronomy, Aeronautics, Technology TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[28383] Yes, rendering obsolete popguns, elastic airbladders, games of hazard,
[28384] catapults. They comprised astronomical kaleidoscopes exhibiting the
[28385] twelve constellations of the zodiac from Aries to Pisces, miniature
[28386] mechanical orreries, arithmetical gelatine lozenges, geometrical to
[28387] correspond with zoological biscuits, globemap playing balls, historically
[28388] costumed dolls.
Astronomy TRUE Bloom Answer Interpretive
[28392] The financial success achieved by Ephraim Marks and Charles A. James, the
[28393] former by his 1d bazaar at 42 George's street, south, the latter at his
[28394] 6-1/2d shop and world's fancy fair and waxwork exhibition at 30 Henry
[28395] street, admission 2d, children 1d: and the infinite possibilities
[28396] hitherto unexploited of the modern art of advertisement if condensed in
[28397] triliteral monoideal symbols, vertically of maximum visibility (divined),
[28398] horizontally of maximum legibility (deciphered) and of magnetising
[28399] efficacy to arrest involuntary attention, to interest, to convince, to
[28400] decide.
Math, Pyschology TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
Monoideism is a psych term for prolonged fixation on one idea. Monoideal is not a word.
[28423] Manufactured by George Plumtree, 23 Merchants' quay, Dublin, put up in 4
[28424] oz pots, and inserted by Councillor Joseph P. Nannetti, M. P., Rotunda
[28425] Ward, 19 Hardwicke street, under the obituary notices and anniversaries
[28426] of deceases. The name on the label is Plumtree. A plumtree in a meatpot,
[28427] registered trade mark. Beware of imitations. Peatmot. Trumplee. Moutpat.
[28428] Plamtroo.
Botany TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
The digression of the plum tree is nonsensical.
The Queen's Hotel, Ennis, county Clare, where Rudolph Bloom (Rudolf
[28455] Virag) died on the evening of the 27 June 1886, at some hour unstated, in
[28456] consequence of an overdose of monkshood (aconite) selfadministered in the
[28457] form of a neuralgic liniment composed of 2 parts of aconite liniment to I
[28458] of chloroform liniment (purchased by him at 10.20 a.m. on the morning of
[28459] 27 June 1886 at the medical hall of Francis Dennehy, 17 Church street,
[28460] Ennis) after having, though not in consequence of having, purchased at
[28461] 3.15 p.m. on the afternoon of 27 June 1886 a new boater straw hat, extra
[28462] smart (after having, though not in consequence of having, purchased at
[28463] the hour and in the place aforesaid, the toxin aforesaid), at the general
[28464] drapery store of James Cullen, 4 Main street, Ennis.
Botany, Chemistry, Medicine TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
The terms are all correctly used, but there is no such place as the medical hall of Francis Dennehy.
[28473] He preferred himself to see another's face and listen to another's words
[28474] by which potential narration was realised and kinetic temperament
[28475] relieved.
Physics TRUE Bloom Answer Interpretive
logical figurative application of the concepts of potential and kinetic energy
After completion of
[28530] laconic epistolary compositions she abandoned the implement of
[28531] calligraphy in the encaustic pigment, exposed to the corrosive action of
[28532] copperas, green vitriol and nutgall. Unusual polysyllables of foreign
[28533] origin she interpreted phonetically or by false analogy or by both:
[28534] metempsychosis (met him pike hoses), ALIAS (a mendacious person mentioned
[28535] in sacred scripture).
Chemistry TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[28564] She disliked umbrella with rain, he liked woman with umbrella, she
[28565] disliked new hat with rain, he liked woman with new hat, he bought new
[28566] hat with rain, she carried umbrella with new hat.
Math N/A Bloom Answer Interpretive
[28763] In accordance with the law of the conservation of energy. Physics TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[28767] He weighed the possible evidences for and against ritual murder: the
[28768] incitations of the hierarchy, the superstition of the populace, the
[28769] propagation of rumour in continued fraction of veridicity, the envy of
[28770] opulence, the influence of retaliation, the sporadic reappearance of
[28771] atavistic delinquency, the mitigating circumstances of fanaticism,
[28772] hypnotic suggestion and somnambulism.
Psychology, medicine TRUE Bloom Answer Interpretive
[28803] Conversely the nasal and frontal formation was derived in a direct line
[28804] of lineage which, though interrupted, would continue at distant intervals
[28805] to more distant intervals to its most distant intervals.
Math, Biology TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[28841] Inasmuch as leaning she sustained her blond hair for him to ribbon it for
[28842] her (cf neckarching cat). Moreover, on the free surface of the lake in
[28843] Stephen's green amid inverted reflections of trees her uncommented spit,
[28844] describing concentric circles of waterrings, indicated by the constancy
[28845] of its permanence the locus of a somnolent prostrate fish (cf
[28846] mousewatching cat).
Medicine, Anatomy, Math TRUE Bloom Answer Interpretive
[28860] As object lessons to explain: 1) the nature and habits of oviparous
[28861] animals, the possibility of aerial flight, certain abnormalities of
[28862] vision, the secular process of imbalsamation: 2) the principle of the
[28863] pendulum, exemplified in bob, wheelgear and regulator, the translation in
[28864] terms of human or social regulation of the various positions of clockwise
[28865] moveable indicators on an unmoving dial, the exactitude of the recurrence
[28866] per hour of an instant in each hour when the longer and the shorter
[28867] indicator were at the same angle of inclination, VIDELICET, 5 5/11
[28868] minutes past each hour per hour in arithmetical progression.
Zoology, Physics, Math TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
Imbalsamation is obsolete for emblaming. Five and 5/11 is 60 mins divided by eleven (the number of times the hour and minute hands on a fixed clock coincide).
[28881] What proposal did Bloom, diambulist, father of Milly, somnambulist, make
[28882] to Stephen, noctambulist?
Psychology, Medicine TRUE/FALSE Bloom Question Technical
Diambulist is not a word, but etymologically it contrasts with noctambulist, which is a word for a person who has the sleep disorder.
the point of bisection of a right line drawn
[28940] between their residences (if both speakers were resident in different
[28941] places).
Math TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
[28974] There remained the generic conditions imposed by natural, as distinct
[28975] from human law, as integral parts of the human whole: the necessity of
[28976] destruction to procure alimentary sustenance: the painful character of
[28977] the ultimate functions of separate existence, the agonies of birth and
[28978] death: the monotonous menstruation of simian and (particularly) human
[28979] females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable
[28980] accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful maladies
[28981] and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and congenital
[28982] criminality, decimating epidemics: catastrophic cataclysms which make
[28983] terror the basis of human mentality: seismic upheavals the epicentres of
[28984] which are located in densely populated regions: the fact of vital growth,
[28985] through convulsions of metamorphosis, from infancy through maturity to
[28986] decay.
Zoology, Biology, Medicine, Earth science TRUE Bloom Answer Technical
Meditations of evolution increasingly vaster: of the moon invisible in
[29046] incipient lunation, approaching perigee: of the infinite lattiginous
[29047] scintillating uncondensed milky way, discernible by daylight by an
[29048] observer placed at the lower end of a cylindrical vertical shaft 5000 ft
[29049] deep sunk from the surface towards the centre of the earth: of Sirius
[29050] (alpha in Canis Maior) 10 lightyears (57,000,000,000,000 miles) distant
[29051] and in volume 900 times the dimension of our planet: of Arcturus: of the
[29052] precession of equinoxes: of Orion with belt and sextuple sun theta and
[29053] nebula in which 100 of our solar systems could be contained: of moribund
[29054] and of nascent new stars such as Nova in 1901: of our system plunging
[29055] towards the constellation of Hercules: of the parallax or parallactic
[29056] drift of socalled fixed stars, in reality evermoving wanderers from
[29057] immeasurably remote eons to infinitely remote futures in comparison with
[29058] which the years, threescore and ten, of allotted human life formed a
[29059] parenthesis of infinitesimal brevity.
Biology, astronomy, FALSE Bloom Answer Technical
The Milky Way is too dim to be visible, no matter how deep the shaft. Lattiginous is not a word. Sirius was measured in1905 to be 8.6 light years away, and the value ascribed to a lightyear is inaccurate (should be 5.859 x 10^12). Little was known before WWI about the size of and distrance to nebulae, but Bloom's estibate is a radical understatement (on the order of one one-hundredth) of the assumptions astronomers contemporary to him were making (Gifford 582). The other heap of facts seem to be accurate.
[29063] Of the eons of geological periods recorded in the stratifications of the
[29064] earth: of the myriad minute entomological organic existences concealed in
[29065] cavities of the earth, beneath removable stones, in hives and mounds, of
[29066] microbes, germs, bacteria, bacilli, spermatozoa: of the incalculable
[29067] trillions of billions of millions of imperceptible molecules contained by
[29068] cohesion of molecular affinity in a single pinhead: of the universe of
[29069] human serum constellated with red and white bodies, themselves universes
[29070] of void space constellated with other bodies, each, in continuity, its
[29071] universe of divisible component bodies of which each was again divisible
[29072] in divisions of redivisible component bodies, dividends and divisors ever
[29073] diminishing without actual division till, if the progress were carried
[29074] far enough, nought nowhere was never reached.
Physics, geology, biology, chemistry, math TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
[29078] Because some years previously in 1886 when occupied with the problem of
[29079] the quadrature of the circle he had learned of .the existence of a number
[29080] computed to a relative degree of accuracy to be of such magnitude and of
[29081] so many places, e.g., the 9th power of the 9th power of 9, that, the
[29082] result having been obtained, 33 closely printed volumes of 1000 pages
[29083] each of innumerable quires and reams of India paper would have to be
[29084] requisitioned in order to contain the complete tale of its printed
[29085] integers of units, tens, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds
[29086] of thousands, millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions, billions,
[29087] the nucleus of the nebula of every digit of every series containing
[29088] succinctly the potentiality of being raised to the utmost kinetic
[29089] elaboration of any power of any of its powers.
Math TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
Gifford explains that Bloom misremembers the numberological exercise that is variously associated with the priesthood of ancient Egypt, but that his estimate of thirty-three closely printed volumes of 1000 pages each is in the ballpark.
[29095] Of a different order of difficulty. Conscious that the human organism,
[29096] normally capable of sustaining an atmospheric pressure of 19 tons, when
[29097] elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere
[29098] suffered with arithmetical progression of intensity, according as the
[29099] line of demarcation between troposphere and stratosphere was approximated
[29100] from nasal hemorrhage, impeded respiration and vertigo, when proposing
[29101] this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis
[29102] which could not be proved impossible that a more adaptable and
[29103] differently anatomically constructed race of beings might subsist
[29104] otherwise under Martian, Mercurial, Veneral, Jovian, Saturnian, Neptunian
[29105] or Uranian sufficient and equivalent conditions, though an apogean
[29106] humanity of beings created in varying forms with finite differences
[29107] resulting similar to the whole and to one another would probably there as
[29108] here remain inalterably and inalienably attached to vanities, to vanities
[29109] of vanities and to all that is vanity.
Math, biology, physics, geology, astronomy TRUE/FALSE Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
The human organism capable of sustaining atm 19 tons is misleading since atm is calculated by measuring exertion in every direction, and to measure all the surfaces of the human body together is not actually reflective of the body's capacity for sustaining pressure. Everything about the spheres and effects on the body are correct though.
[29117] The various colours significant of various degrees of vitality (white,
[29118] yellow, crimson, vermilion, cinnabar): their degrees of brilliancy: their
[29119] magnitudes revealed up to and including the 7th: their positions: the
[29120] waggoner's star: Walsingham way: the chariot of David: the annular
[29121] cinctures of Saturn: the condensation of spiral nebulae into suns: the
[29122] interdependent gyrations of double suns: the independent synchronous
[29123] discoveries of Galileo, Simon Marius, Piazzi, Le Verrier, Herschel,
[29124] Galle: the systematisations attempted by Bode and Kepler of cubes of
[29125] distances and squares of times of revolution: the almost infinite
[29126] compressibility of hirsute comets and their vast elliptical egressive and
[29127] reentrant orbits from perihelion to aphelion: the sidereal origin of
[29128] meteoric stones: the Libyan floods on Mars about the period of the birth
[29129] of the younger astroscopist: the annual recurrence of meteoric showers
[29130] about the period of the feast of S. Lawrence (martyr, lo August): the
[29131] monthly recurrence known as the new moon with the old moon in her arms:
[29132] the posited influence of celestial on human bodies: the appearance of a
[29133] star (1st magnitude) of exceeding brilliancy dominating by night and day
[29134] (a new luminous sun generated by the collision and amalgamation in
[29135] incandescence of two nonluminous exsuns) about the period of the birth of
[29136] William Shakespeare over delta in the recumbent neversetting
[29137] constellation of Cassiopeia and of a star (2nd magnitude) of similar
[29138] origin but of lesser brilliancy which had appeared in and disappeared
[29139] from the constellation of the Corona Septentrionalis about the period of
[29140] the birth of Leopold Bloom and of other stars of (presumably) similar
[29141] origin which had (effectively or presumably) appeared in and disappeared
[29142] from the constellation of Andromeda about the period of the birth of
[29143] Stephen Dedalus, and in and from the constellation of Auriga some years
[29144] after the birth and death of Rudolph Bloom, junior, and in and from other
[29145] constellations some years before or after the birth or death of other
[29146] persons: the attendant phenomena of eclipses, solar and lunar, from
[29147] immersion to emersion, abatement of wind, transit of shadow, taciturnity
[29148] of winged creatures, emergence of nocturnal or crepuscular animals,
[29149] persistence of infernal light, obscurity of terrestrial waters, pallor of
[29150] human beings.
Astronomy, biology, ecology TRUE Bloom, Narrator Answer Technical
I relied completely on Gifford for this one, because too many of the facts required knowledge contemporary to Joyce to fact-check. Everything seemed to be accurate though. The stakes weren't terribly high since the question that framed this answer was what did Bloom consider, and Bloom could factually consider just about anything.
[29155] That it was not a heaventree, not a heavengrot, not a heavenbeast, not a
[29156] heavenman. That it was a Utopia, there being no known method from the
[29157] known to the unknown: an infinity renderable equally finite by the
[29158] suppositious apposition of one or more bodies equally of the same and of
[29159] different magnitudes: a mobility of illusory forms immobilised in space,
[29160] remobilised in air: a past which possibly had ceased to exist as a
[29161] present before its probable spectators had entered actual present
[29162] existence.
Math N/A Bloom, Narrator Answer Interpretive
[29166] Indubitably in consequence of the reiterated examples of poets in the
[29167] delirium of the frenzy of attachment or in the abasement of rejection
[29168] invoking ardent sympathetic constellations or the frigidity of the
[29169] satellite of their planet.
Astronomy N/A Bloom, Narrator Answer Interpretive
[29171] Did he then accept as an article of belief the theory of astrological
[29172] influences upon sublunary disasters?
Astronomy TRUE Bloom, Narrator Question Technical
This theory exists.
[29174] It seemed to him as possible of proof as of confutation and the
[29175] nomenclature employed in its selenographical charts as attributable to
[29176] verifiable intuition as to fallacious analogy: the lake of dreams, the
[29177] sea of rains, the gulf of dews, the ocean of fecundity.
Biology, chemistry, geology TRUE Bloom, Narrator Answer Interpretive
[29182] Her antiquity in preceding and surviving successive tellurian
[29183] generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her
[29184] luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and
[29185] setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced
[29186] invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative
[29187] interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power
[29188] to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to
[29189] incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage:
[29190] the terribility of her isolated dominant implacable resplendent
[29191] propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her
[29192] light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her
[29193] arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible: her attraction, when
[29194] invisible.
Astonomy TRUE/FALSE Molly, Bloom Answer Interpretive
"Nothing is stated falsely since it is all opinion, and the comparisons are true of the moon, and in Bloom's opinion true of women, so nothing is technically false. But Bloom's comparisons here are ridiculous at times and intuitively unfounded: ""her nocturnal predominance"" ""her satellitic dependence"" ""her potency over effluent and refluent waters"""
[29218] At Stephen's suggestion, at Bloom's instigation both, first Stephen, then
[29219] Bloom, in penumbra urinated, their sides contiguous, their organs of
[29220] micturition reciprocally rendered invisible by manual circumposition,
[29221] their gazes, first Bloom's, then Stephen's, elevated to the projected
[29222] luminous and semiluminous shadow.
Biology TRUE Molly, Bloom Answer Technical
[29226] The trajectories of their, first sequent, then simultaneous, urinations
[29227] were dissimilar: Bloom's longer, less irruent, in the incomplete form of
[29228] the bifurcated penultimate alphabetical letter, who in his ultimate year
[29229] at High School (1880) had been capable of attaining the point of greatest
[29230] altitude against the whole concurrent strength of the institution, 210
[29231] scholars: Stephen's higher, more sibilant, who in the ultimate hours of
[29232] the previous day had augmented by diuretic consumption an insistent
[29233] vesical pressure.
Physics, biology TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29235] What different problems presented themselves to each concerning the
[29236] invisible audible collateral organ of the other?
Biology TRUE Narrator Question Technical
[29238] To Bloom: the problems of irritability, tumescence, rigidity, reactivity,
[29239] dimension, sanitariness, pilosity.
Biology TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29251] A star precipitated with great apparent velocity across the firmament
[29252] from Vega in the Lyre above the zenith beyond the stargroup of the Tress
[29253] of Berenice towards the zodiacal sign of Leo.
Astronomy TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
How did the centripetal remainer afford egress to the centrifugal
[29256] departer?
Physics TRUE Narrator Question Interpretive
[29266] Standing perpendicular at the same door and on different sides of its
[29267] base, the lines of their valedictory arms, meeting at any point and
[29268] forming any angle less than the sum of two right angles.
Math TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29270] What sound accompanied the union of their tangent, the disunion of their
[29271] (respectively) centrifugal and centripetal hands?
Math TRUE Narrator Question Technical
[29308] The cold of interstellar space, thousands of degrees below freezing point
[29309] or the absolute zero of Fahrenheit, Centigrade or Reaumur: the incipient
[29310] intimations of proximate dawn.
Astronomy, physics FALSE Narrator Answer Interpretive
Absolute zero is -459.6 degrees F, but Bloom defines it here as thousands of degrees below freezing.
[29323] The disparition of three final stars, the diffusion of daybreak, the
[29324] apparition of a new solar disk.
Astronomy TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29349] The right temporal lobe of the hollow sphere of his cranium came into
[29350] contact with a solid timber angle where, an infinitesimal but sensible
[29351] fraction of a second later, a painful sensation was located in
[29352] consequence of antecedent sensations transmitted and registered.
Biology, neurology, math TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29409] From an open box on the majolicatopped table he extracted a black
[29410] diminutive cone, one inch in height, placed it on its circular base on a
[29411] small tin plate, placed his candlestick on the right corner of the
[29412] mantelpiece, produced from his waistcoat a folded page of prospectus
[29413] (illustrated) entitled Agendath Netaim, unfolded the same, examined it
[29414] superficially, rolled it into a thin cylinder, ignited it in the
[29415] candleflame, applied it when ignited to the apex of the cone till the
[29416] latter reached the stage of rutilance, placed the cylinder in the basin
[29417] of the candlestick disposing its unconsumed part in such a manner as to
[29418] facilitate total combustion.
Math, chemistry TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29483] THE STORY OF THE HEAVENS by Sir Robert Ball (blue cloth)
[29501] A HANDBOOK OF ASTRONOMY (cover, brown leather, detached, S plates,
[29502] antique letterpress long primer, author's footnotes nonpareil, marginal
[29503] clues brevier, captions small pica).
[29508] SHORT BUT YET PLAIN ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY written in French by F. Ignat.
[29509] Pardies and rendered into English by John Harris D. D. London,
Astronomy, math TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
The only of these three science books I couldn't find on the Internet was the handbook of astronomy, since its title is vague and no author is given. It seems to be a generalization.
[29559] He removed his collar, with contained black necktie and collapsible stud,
[29560] from his neck to a position on the left of the table. He unbuttoned
[29561] successively in reversed direction waistcoat, trousers, shirt and vest
[29562] along the medial line of irregular incrispated black hairs extending in
[29563] triangular convergence from the pelvic basin over the circumference of
[29564] the abdomen and umbilicular fossicle along the medial line of nodes to
[29565] the intersection of the sixth pectoral vertebrae, thence produced both
[29566] ways at right angles and terminating in circles described about two
[29567] equidistant points, right and left, on the summits of the mammary
[29568] prominences. He unbraced successively each of six minus one braced
[29569] trouser buttons, arranged in pairs, of which one incomplete.
Anatomy, biology, math TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
Prime example of how Joyce weaves science into minute descriptions of human action in this episode.
[29573] He compressed between 2 fingers the flesh circumjacent to a cicatrice in
[29574] the left infracostal region below the diaphragm resulting from a sting
[29575] inflicted 2 weeks and 3 days previously (23 May 1904) by a bee. He
[29576] scratched imprecisely with his right hand, though insensible of
[29577] prurition, various points and surfaces of his partly exposed, wholly
[29578] abluted skin. He inserted his left hand into the left lower pocket of his
[29579] waistcoat and extracted and replaced a silver coin (I shilling), placed
[29580] there (presumably) on the occasion (17 October 1903) of the interment of
[29581] Mrs Emily Sinico, Sydney Parade.
Anatomy TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29583] Compile the budget for 16 June 1904. Math FALSE Narrator Answer Technical
"Many sources have debunked the budget. This article is one of many."
[29642] Not to inherit by right of primogeniture, gavelkind or borough English,
[29643] or possess in perpetuity an extensive demesne of a sufficient number of
[29644] acres, roods and perches, statute land measure (valuation 42 pounds), of
[29645] grazing turbary surrounding a baronial hall with gatelodge and carriage
[29646] drive nor, on the other hand, a terracehouse or semidetached villa,
[29647] described as RUS IN URBE or QUI SI SANA, but to purchase by private
[29648] treaty in fee simple a thatched bungalowshaped 2 storey dwellinghouse of
[29649] southerly aspect, surmounted by vane and lightning conductor, connected
[29650] with the earth, with porch covered by parasitic plants (ivy or Virginia
[29651] creeper), halldoor, olive green, with smart carriage finish and neat
[29652] doorbrasses, stucco front with gilt tracery at eaves and gable, rising,
[29653] if possible, upon a gentle eminence with agreeable prospect from balcony
[29654] with stone pillar parapet over unoccupied and unoccupyable interjacent
[29655] pastures and standing in 5 or 6 acres of its own ground, at such a
[29656] distance from the nearest public thoroughfare as to render its
[29657] houselights visible at night above and through a quickset hornbeam hedge
[29658] of topiary cutting, situate at a given point not less than 1 statute mile
[29659] from the periphery of the metropolis, within a time limit of not more
[29660] than 15 minutes from tram or train line (e.g., Dundrum, south, or Sutton,
[29661] north, both localities equally reported by trial to resemble the
[29662] terrestrial poles in being favourable climates for phthisical subjects),
[29663] the premises to be held under feefarm grant, lease 999 years, the
[29664] messuage to consist of 1 drawingroom with baywindow (2 lancets),
[29665] thermometer affixed, 1 sittingroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 servants' rooms, tiled
[29666] kitchen with close range and scullery, lounge hall fitted with linen
[29667] wallpresses, fumed oak sectional bookcase containing the Encyclopaedia
[29668] Britannica and New Century Dictionary, transverse obsolete medieval and
[29669] oriental weapons, dinner gong, alabaster lamp, bowl pendant, vulcanite
[29670] automatic telephone receiver with adjacent directory, handtufted
[29671] Axminster carpet with cream ground and trellis border, loo table with
[29672] pillar and claw legs, hearth with massive firebrasses and ormolu mantel
[29673] chronometer clock, guaranteed timekeeper with cathedral chime, barometer
[29674] with hygrographic chart, comfortable lounge settees and corner fitments,
[29675] upholstered in ruby plush with good springing and sunk centre, three
[29676] banner Japanese screen and cuspidors (club style, rich winecoloured
[29677] leather, gloss renewable with a minimum of labour by use of linseed oil
[29678] and vinegar) and pyramidically prismatic central chandelier lustre,
[29679] bentwood perch with fingertame parrot (expurgated language), embossed
[29680] mural paper at 10/- per dozen with transverse swags of carmine floral
[29681] design and top crown frieze, staircase, three continuous flights at
[29682] successive right angles, of varnished cleargrained oak, treads and
[29683] risers, newel, balusters and handrail, with steppedup panel dado, dressed
[29684] with camphorated wax: bathroom, hot and cold supply, reclining and
[29685] shower: water closet on mezzanine provided with opaque singlepane oblong
[29686] window, tipup seat, bracket lamp, brass tierod and brace, armrests,
[29687] footstool and artistic oleograph on inner face of door: ditto, plain:
[29688] servants' apartments with separate sanitary and hygienic necessaries for
[29689] cook, general and betweenmaid (salary, rising by biennial unearned
[29690] increments of 2 pounds, with comprehensive fidelity insurance, annual
[29691] bonus (1 pound) and retiring allowance (based on the 65 system) after 30
[29692] years' service), pantry, buttery, larder, refrigerator, outoffices, coal
[29693] and wood cellarage with winebin (still and sparkling vintages) for
[29694] distinguished guests, if entertained to dinner (evening dress), carbon
[29695] monoxide gas supply throughout.
Chemistry, botany TRUE/FALSE Narrator Answer Technical
This passage is a good example of some of the false details that are included in the episode. The lease listed is 999 years, but the customary English long-lease was 99 years. I'm not keeping good track of the validity of the not scientific details, because that's not what I set out to do, but it's at least worth noting that they're there.
[29699] As addenda, a tennis and fives court, a shrubbery, a glass summerhouse
[29700] with tropical palms, equipped in the best botanical manner, a rockery
[29701] with waterspray, a beehive arranged on humane principles, oval flowerbeds
[29702] in rectangular grassplots set with eccentric ellipses of scarlet and
[29703] chrome tulips, blue scillas, crocuses, polyanthus, sweet William, sweet
[29704] pea, lily of the valley (bulbs obtainable from sir James W. Mackey
[29705] (Limited) wholesale and retail seed and bulb merchants and nurserymen,
[29706] agents for chemical manures, 23 Sackville street, upper), an orchard,
[29707] kitchen garden and vinery protected against illegal trespassers by
[29708] glasstopped mural enclosures, a lumbershed with padlock for various
[29709] inventoried implements.
Botany TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29755] Outdoor: garden and fieldwork, cycling on level macadamised causeways
[29756] ascents of moderately high hills, natation in secluded fresh water and
[29757] unmolested river boating in secure wherry or light curricle with kedge
[29758] anchor on reaches free from weirs and rapids (period of estivation),
[29759] vespertinal perambulation or equestrian circumprocession with inspection
[29760] of sterile landscape and contrastingly agreeable cottagers' fires of
[29761] smoking peat turves (period of hibernation). Indoor: discussion in tepid
[29762] security of unsolved historical and criminal problems: lecture of
[29763] unexpurgated exotic erotic masterpieces: house carpentry with toolbox
[29764] containing hammer, awl nails, screws, tintacks, gimlet, tweezers,
[29765] bullnose plane and turnscrew. Might he become a gentleman farmer of field
[29766] produce and live stock?
Ecology TRUE Narrator Answer, Question Technical
[29833] As per prospectus of the Industrious Foreign Acclimatised Nationalised
[29834] Friendly Stateaided Building Society (incorporated 1874), a maximum of 60
[29835] pounds per annum, being 1/6 of an assured income, derived from giltedged
[29836] securities, representing at 5 percent simple interest on capital of 1200
[29837] pounds (estimate of price at 20 years' purchase), of which to be paid
[29838] on acquisition and the balance in the form of annual rent, viz. 800
[29839] pounds plus 2 1/2 percent interest on the same, repayable quarterly in
[29840] equal annual instalments until extinction by amortisation of loan
[29841] advanced for purchase within a period of 20 years, amounting to an annual
[29842] rental of 64 pounds, headrent included, the titledeeds to remain in
[29843] possession of the lender or lenders with a saving clause envisaging
[29844] forced sale, foreclosure and mutual compensation in the event of
[29845] protracted failure to pay the terms assigned, otherwise the messuage to
[29846] become the absolute property of the tenant occupier upon expiry of the
[29847] period of years stipulated.
Math, chemistry TRUE/FALSE Narrator Answer Technical
There's a lot going on in this passage. The geometric sequence Joyce presents is incorrect. It should yield 2, 236, 962, 2s, 8d according to Gifford (593).
[29880] The reclamation of dunams of waste arenary soil, proposed in the
[29881] prospectus of Agendath Netaim, Bleibtreustrasse, Berlin, W. 15, by the
[29882] cultivation of orange plantations and melonfields and reafforestation.
[29883] The utilisation of waste paper, fells of sewer rodents, human excrement
[29884] possessing chemical properties, in view of the vast production of the
[29885] first, vast number of the second and immense quantity of the third, every
[29886] normal human being of average vitality and appetite producing annually,
[29887] cancelling byproducts of water, a sum total of 80 lbs. (mixed animal and
[29888] vegetable diet), to be multiplied by 4,386,035, the total population of
[29889] Ireland according to census returns of 1901.
Ecology, environmental science TRUE/FALSE Narrator Answer Technical
"The census data for Ireland reads the population at 4,458,775. Also, according to this Stanford course, a generous estimate of the amount of stool produced by the average human in a year is about 280 pounds, so Joyce's figure seems low."
[29893] A scheme to be formulated and submitted for approval to the harbour
[29894] commissioners for the exploitation of white coal (hydraulic power),
[29895] obtained by hydroelectric plant at peak of tide at Dublin bar or at head
[29896] of water at Poulaphouca or Powerscourt or catchment basins of main
[29897] streams for the economic production of 500,000 W. H. P. of electricity. A
[29898] scheme to enclose the peninsular delta of the North Bull at Dollymount
[29899] and erect on the space of the foreland, used for golf links and rifle
[29900] ranges, an asphalted esplanade with casinos, booths, shooting galleries,
[29901] hotels, boardinghouses, readingrooms, establishments for mixed bathing. A
[29902] scheme for the use of dogvans and goatvans for the delivery of early
[29903] morning milk. A scheme for the development of Irish tourist traffic in
[29904] and around Dublin by means of petrolpropelled riverboats, plying in the
[29905] fluvial fairway between Island bridge and Ringsend, charabancs, narrow
[29906] gauge local railways, and pleasure steamers for coastwise navigation
[29907] (10/- per person per day, guide (trilingual) included). A scheme for the
[29908] repristination of passenger and goods traffics over Irish waterways, when
[29909] freed from weedbeds. A scheme to connect by tramline the Cattle Market
[29910] (North Circular road and Prussia street) with the quays (Sheriff street,
[29911] lower, and East Wall), parallel with the Link line railway laid (in
[29912] conjunction with the Great Southern and Western railway line) between the
[29913] cattle park, Liffey junction, and terminus of Midland Great Western
[29914] Railway 43 to 45 North Wall, in proximity to the terminal stations or
[29915] Dublin branches of Great Central Railway, Midland Railway of England,
[29916] City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
[29917] Company, Dublin and Glasgow Steam Packet Company, Glasgow, Dublin and
[29918] Londonderry Steam Packet Company (Laird line), British and Irish Steam
[29919] Packet Company, Dublin and Morecambe Steamers, London and North Western
[29920] Railway Company, Dublin Port and Docks Board Landing Sheds and transit
[29921] sheds of Palgrave, Murphy and Company, steamship owners, agents for
[29922] steamers from Mediterranean, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium and Holland
[29923] and for Liverpool Underwriters' Association, the cost of acquired rolling
[29924] stock for animal transport and of additional mileage operated by the
[29925] Dublin United Tramways Company, limited, to be covered by graziers' fees.
Engineering TRUE/FALSE Narrator Answer Technical
Some of these schemes are pretty impossible.
[29930] Given a guarantee equal to the sum sought, the support, by deed of gift
[29931] and transfer vouchers during donor's lifetime or by bequest after donor's
[29932] painless extinction, of eminent financiers (Blum Pasha, Rothschild
[29933] Guggenheim, Hirsch, Montefiore, Morgan, Rockefeller) possessing fortunes
[29934] in 6 figures, amassed during a successful life, and joining capital with
[29935] opportunity the thing required was done.
Math TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29939] The independent discovery of a goldseam of inexhaustible ore. Geology TRUE/FALSE Narrator Answer Technical
Bloom's fantasy here is becoming magical, as inexhaustible ore is nonexistant. Goldseam is not a word either, and its meaning in context is unclear (gold mine?)
[29951] As a physicist he had learned that of the 70 years of complete human life
[29952] at least 2/7, viz. 20 years are passed in sleep. As a philosopher he knew
[29953] that at the termination of any allotted life only an infinitesimal part
[29954] of any person's desires has been realised. As a physiologist he believed
[29955] in the artificial placation of malignant agencies chiefly operative
[29956] during somnolence.
Physics, physiology TRUE/FALSE Narrator Answer Technical
His assumption of the 70 years of life is apparently a biblical reference according to Gifford; certainly not a principle of physics. The physiologist part is fine though.
[29960] The committal of homicide or suicide during sleep by an aberration of the
[29961] light of reason, the incommensurable categorical intelligence situated in
[29962] the cerebral convolutions.
Biology/psychology TRUE Narrator Answer Technical
[29966] Of some one sole unique advertisement to cause passers to stop in wonder,
[29967] a poster novelty, with all extraneous accretions excluded, reduced to its
[29968] simplest and most efficient terms not exceeding the span of casual vision
[29969] and congruous with the velocity of modern life.
Physics TRUE Narrator Answer Interpretive
[30023] Quote the textual terms in which the prospectus claimed advantages for
[30024] this thaumaturgic remedy.
N/A TRUE/FALSE Narrator Question-like (Prompt) Technical
Thaumaturgic is of or relating to the working of magic.
[30100] What fractions of phrases did the lecture of those five whole words
[30101] evoke?
Math TRUE Narrator Question Interpretive
[30111] An old man, widower, unkempt of hair, in bed, with head covered, sighing:
[30112] an infirm dog, Athos: aconite, resorted to by increasing doses of grains
[30113] and scruples as a palliative of recrudescent neuralgia: the face in death
[30114] of a septuagenarian, suicide by poison.
Neurology, botany TRUE Narrator Question Technical
[30163] The myopic digital calculation of coins, eructation consequent upon
[30164] repletion.
Psychology TRUE Narrator, Bloom Question Technical
[30171] Reduce Bloom by cross multiplication of reverses of fortune, from which
[30172] these supports protected him, and by elimination of all positive values
[30173] to a negligible negative irrational unreal quantity.
Math TRUE/FALSE Narrator, Bloom Question-like (Prompt) Interpretive
Reduction may occur during cross multiplication, but the elimination of positive values does not yield a negative quantity; rather, no quantity at all.
[30191] The unsympathetic indifference of previously amiable females, the
[30192] contempt of muscular males, the acceptance of fragments of bread, the
[30193] simulated ignorance of casual acquaintances, the latration of
[30194] illegitimate unlicensed vagabond dogs, the infantile discharge of
[30195] decomposed vegetable missiles, worth little or nothing, nothing or less
[30196] than nothing.
Math TRUE/FALSE Narrator, Bloom Answer Interpretive
The mathematical terms do the opposite of what math purports to do: they are imprecise and contradictory.
[30214] The parties concerned, uniting, had increased and multiplied, which being
[30215] done, offspring produced and educed to maturity, the parties, if not
[30216] disunited were obliged to reunite for increase and multiplication, which
[30217] was absurd, to form by reunion the original couple of uniting parties,
[30218] which was impossible.
Math TRUE Narrator, Stephen, Bloom Answer Interpretive
[30251] At sea, septentrional, by night the polestar, located at the point of
[30252] intersection of the right line from beta to alpha in Ursa Maior produced
[30253] and divided externally at omega and the hypotenuse of the rightangled
[30254] triangle formed by the line alpha omega so produced and the line alpha
[30255] delta of Ursa Maior. On land, meridional, a bispherical moon, revealed in
[30256] imperfect varying phases of lunation through the posterior interstice of
[30257] the imperfectly occluded skirt of a carnose negligent perambulating
[30258] female, a pillar of the cloud by day.
Math, astronomy TRUE/FALSE Stephen Answer Technical
Gifford helps tackle this beast with an explanation of the seven stars of Ursa Major, and it is unclear whether or not Joyce's geomerty works out.
[30280] Ever he would wander, selfcompelled, to the extreme limit of his cometary
[30281] orbit, beyond the fixed stars and variable suns and telescopic planets,
[30282] astronomical waifs and strays, to the extreme boundary of space, passing
[30283] from land to land, among peoples, amid events. Somewhere imperceptibly he
[30284] would hear and somehow reluctantly, suncompelled, obey the summons of
[30285] recall. Whence, disappearing from the constellation of the Northern Crown
[30286] he would somehow reappear reborn above delta in the constellation of
[30287] Cassiopeia and after incalculable eons of peregrination return an
[30288] estranged avenger, a wreaker of justice on malefactors, a dark crusader,
[30289] a sleeper awakened, with financial resources (by supposition) surpassing
[30290] those of Rothschild or the silver king.
Astonomy, math TRUE Stephen Answer Interpretive
Principle of infinity and approach infinity (the limit) is a common motif
[30298] What play of forces, inducing inertia, rendered departure undesirable? Physics TRUE Stephen Question Technical and Interpretive
[30360] certify the presence or absence of posterior rectal orifice in the case
[30361] of Hellenic female divinities: to obtain admission (gratuitous or paid)
[30362] to the performance of Leah by Mrs Bandmann Palmer at the Gaiety Theatre,
[30363] 46, 47, 48, 49 South King street.
Anatomy TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Technical
[30372] Retreating, at the terminus of the Great Northern Railway, Amiens street,
[30373] with constant uniform acceleration, along parallel lines meeting at
[30374] infinity, if produced: along parallel lines, reproduced from infinity,
[30375] with constant uniform retardation, at the terminus of the Great Northern
[30376] Railway, Amiens street, returning.
Math TRUE/FALSE Stephen and Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
You can't meet at infinity.
[30427] To reflect that each one who enters imagines himself to be the first to
[30428] enter whereas he is always the last term of a preceding series even if
[30429] the first term of a succeeding one, each imagining himself to be first,
[30430] last, only and alone whereas he is neither first nor last nor only nor
[30431] alone in a series originating in and repeated to infinity.
Math TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Interpretive
[30456] Because he had observed with augmenting frequency in the preceding
[30457] members of the same series the same concupiscence, inflammably
[30458] transmitted, first with alarm, then with understanding, then with desire,
[30459] finally with fatigue, with alternating symptoms of epicene comprehension
[30460] and apprehension.
Medicine TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Interpretive
[30469] Of a bodily and mental male organism specially adapted for the
[30470] superincumbent posture of energetic human copulation and energetic piston
[30471] and cylinder movement necessary for the complete satisfaction of a
[30472] constant but not acute concupiscence resident in a bodily and mental
[30473] female organism, passive but not obtuse.
Biology, math TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
[30477] Because a nature full and volatile in its free state, was alternately the
[30478] agent and reagent of attraction. Because attraction between agent(s) and
[30479] reagent(s) at all instants varied, with inverse proportion of increase
[30480] and decrease, with incessant circular extension and radial reentrance.
[30481] Because the controlled contemplation of the fluctuation of attraction
[30482] produced, if desired, a fluctuation of pleasure.
Chemistry, math TRUE/FALSE Stephen and Bloom Answer Interpretive
Many contradicting statements in this passage.
As not
[30510] more abnormal than all other parallel processes of adaptation to altered
[30511] conditions of existence, resulting in a reciprocal equilibrium between
[30512] the bodily organism and its attendant circumstances, foods, beverages,
[30513] acquired habits, indulged inclinations, significant disease. As more than
[30514] inevitable, irreparable.
Biology, math TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
[30539] The preordained frangibility of the hymen: the presupposed intangibility
[30540] of the thing in itself: the incongruity and disproportion between the
[30541] selfprolonging tension of the thing proposed to be done and the
[30542] selfabbreviating relaxation of the thing done; the fallaciously inferred
[30543] debility of the female: the muscularity of the male: the variations of
[30544] ethical codes: the natural grammatical transition by inversion involving
[30545] no alteration of sense of an aorist preterite proposition (parsed as
[30546] masculine subject, monosyllabic onomatopoeic transitive verb with direct
[30547] feminine object) from the active voice into its correlative aorist
[30548] preterite proposition (parsed as feminine subject, auxiliary verb and
[30549] quasimonosyllabic onomatopoeic past participle with complementary
[30550] masculine agent) in the passive voice: the continued product of
[30551] seminators by generation: the continual production of semen by
[30552] distillation: the futility of triumph or protest or vindication: the
[30553] inanity of extolled virtue: the lethargy of nescient matter: the apathy
[30554] of the stars.
Biology, math, astronomy TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Technical and Interpretive
[30559] Satisfaction at the ubiquity in eastern and western terrestrial
[30560] hemispheres, in all habitable lands and islands explored or unexplored
[30561] (the land of the midnight sun, the islands of the blessed, the isles of
[30562] Greece, the land of promise), of adipose anterior and posterior female
[30563] hemispheres, redolent of milk and honey and of excretory sanguine and
[30564] seminal warmth, reminiscent of secular families of curves of amplitude,
[30565] insusceptible of moods of impression or of contrarieties of expression,
[30566] expressive of mute immutable mature animality.
Geography, anatomy, math TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Interpretive
[30581] A silent contemplation: a tentative velation: a gradual abasement: a
[30582] solicitous aversion: a proximate erection.
Math TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Interpretive
an aeronautical feat executed by
[30605] him (narrator) in the presence of a witness, the professor and author
[30606] aforesaid, with promptitude of decision and gymnastic flexibility.
Physics TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Interpretive
[30620] By the listener a limitation of fertility inasmuch as marriage had been
[30621] celebrated 1 calendar month after the 18th anniversary of her birth (8
[30622] September 1870), viz. 8 October, and consummated on the same date with
[30623] female issue born 15 June 1889, having been anticipatorily consummated on
[30624] the lo September of the same year and complete carnal intercourse, with
[30625] ejaculation of semen within the natural female organ, having last taken
[30626] place 5 weeks previous, viz. 27 November 1893, to the birth on 29
[30627] December 1893 of second (and only male) issue, deceased 9 January 1894,
[30628] aged 11 days, there remained a period of 10 years, 5 months and 18 days
[30629] during which carnal intercourse had been incomplete, without ejaculation
[30630] of semen within the natural female organ. By the narrator a limitation of
[30631] activity, mental and corporal, inasmuch as complete mental intercourse
[30632] between himself and the listener had not taken place since the
[30633] consummation of puberty, indicated by catamenic hemorrhage, of the female
[30634] issue of narrator and listener, 15 September 1903, there remained a
[30635] period of 9 months and 1 day during which, in consequence of a
[30636] preestablished natural comprehension in incomprehension between the
[30637] consummated females (listener and issue), complete corporal liberty of
[30638] action had been circumscribed.
Biology TRUE Stephen and Bloom Answer Technical
[30655] Listener, S. E. by E.: Narrator, N. W. by W.: on the 53rd parallel of
[30656] latitude, N., and 6th meridian of longitude, W.: at an angle of 45
[30657] degrees to the terrestrial equator.
Geography FALSE Stephen and Bloom Answer Technical
these coordinates would not place Bloom and Molly even in Dublin, but rather Wicklow, a contingent county to Dublin.
[30659] In what state of rest or motion? Physics TRUE Narrator Question Technical
[30661] At rest relatively to themselves and to each other. In motion being each
[30662] and both carried westward, forward and rereward respectively, by the
[30663] proper perpetual motion of the earth through everchanging tracks of
[30664] neverchanging space.
Physics FALSE Bloom, Molly, Narrator Answer Technical and Interpretive
The earth rotates from west to east.