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James P. Carroll
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. FDR is an admired president because of the way he treats what?
(a) His affliction.
(b) His enemies.
(c) His children.
(d) The U.S. citizens.

2. What is a highlight of James' parent's life?
(a) Living in Germany.
(b) Introduction to the new Pope.
(c) Carroll graduating from high school.
(d) Having their children.

3. To where does the Carroll family return from Germany in 1960?
(a) Washington.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Boston.
(d) New York.

4. How does this chapter compare to the conflicted and painful opening chapter?
(a) This section is similar in feelng.
(b) It is a sad chapter.
(c) It is a disappointing chapter.
(d) This section is uplifting.

5. For years what does James wonder about his father?
(a) Why he left the seminary.
(b) How his anti-war stance would affect his father.
(c) Why he married his mother.
(d) How he decides to join the FBI.

6. What does he instruct James to do?
(a) Join the FBI.
(b) Move back to Chicago.
(c) Become a priest.
(d) Drive his mother and brothers south to Richmond.

7. Where does Joe Carroll work to support his family?
(a) In a bar.
(b) In a bank.
(c) For the Chicago Tribune.
(d) In the Chicago stockyards.

8. What does Joe junior undergo a dozen of over the next fifteen years?
(a) Therapy sessions.
(b) Acupuncture appointments.
(c) Operations.
(d) Hypnosis.

9. How does James interpret the experiences of their lives in Christian terms?
(a) Those without sin cast the first stone.
(b) Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
(c) They no not what they do.
(d) As the cross they must bear.

10. The author reflects on perceptions that he and his father give up worlds they love. Why?
(a) For war.
(b) For their country.
(c) For peace.
(d) For what they want.

11. James recalls that by 1993, he no longer fears nuclear war. Why?
(a) He has built a fallout shelter.
(b) No other nation has nuclear war capabilities.
(c) The 1960's war-mongers are held off in part by his father's efforts.
(d) The U.S. has destroyed all of its nuclear weapons.

12. What is outlined in this chapter of background history?
(a) Joe Carroll's life up through the birth of Joe Carroll Jr.
(b) Joe Carroll's childhood until his marriage.
(c) Joe Carroll's childhood.
(d) Joe Carroll's life up through the birth of James Carroll.

13. Joe junior is struck with what illness?
(a) Polio.
(b) Catarachs.
(c) Muscular dystrophy.
(d) Lupis.

14. What does James learn about religious faith?
(a) It brings families together.
(b) It helps one understand life.
(c) It is healing.
(d) It involves suffering and unhappiness.

15. Mary points out distinctive features and size as her tours near this building, which is also known as the Pentagon.
(a) The FBI Headquarters.
(b) Department of War Building.
(c) Protection Agency.
(d) The Secret Service Building.

Short Answer Questions

1. Eisenhower is the first president who wears what kind of hat?

2. Who represents Catholic Irish-American ambition?

3. No longer Father James, a priest, what is James Carroll?

4. Despite the cold, James is pleased this president does not do this.

5. Who does James believe as a young boy to be virtuous?

(see the answer keys)

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