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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. World War II is ongoing, and where is Joe assigned?
(a) Private First Class.
(b) Selective Service enforcement.
(c) U.S. Cavalry.
(d) Secret Service.

2. Who does James believe as a young boy to be virtuous?
(a) His father.
(b) The Pope.
(c) His mother.
(d) Eisenhower.

3. Joe, now General Carroll, is serving in what position?
(a) Major General of the Air Force in Europe.
(b) Chief of staff of the Navy in Europe.
(c) Major General of the Air Force in Europe.
(d) Chief of Staff of the Air Force in Europe.

4. After receiving his award at Georgetown University, what does the author receive?
(a) A stainless-steel model B-52 bomber.
(b) A silver-plated model aircraft carrier.
(c) A gold-plated model fighter jet.
(d) A platinum model tank.

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

6. He finishes preaching his first sermon by reaffirming General Lemay's SAC motto. What is that motto?
(a) "Peace is our profession."
(b) "Et tu Brute."
(c) "War is our craft."
(d) "Military is mighty."

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

8. Who does James feel shame to admit is his childhood neighbor on Generals' Row?
(a) President Herbert Hoover.
(b) General Curtis Lemay.
(c) Robert F. Kennedy.
(d) Father Frank Miller.

9. President Kennedy reverses nuclear thinking through speeches, the Test Ban Treaty and what else?
(a) The Treaty for Human Liberties.
(b) The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
(c) The United Nations Treaty.
(d) The Nuclear Weaponry Treaty.

10. What does Joseph believe his own pride causes?
(a) Accidents.
(b) His family's unhappiness.
(c) His wealth.
(d) His son's disease.

11. How many years later does James break his vow and leave the priesthood?
(a) Two years later.
(b) Twelve years later.
(c) Five years later.
(d) Fifteen years later.

12. How does James get to know Monsignor Chess?
(a) He is the priest at James' church.
(b) James caddies for him and his father.
(c) James' works for him in the rectory.
(d) He teaches at James' school.

13. How does Joe feel about leaving the seminary?
(a) He is sad.
(b) He is unsure.
(c) He is confident.
(d) Like a disgrace.

14. How is Joe's father, "Dike" Carroll, occasionally employed?
(a) As a body guard.
(b) As a janitor in a South Side ward house.
(c) As a butler in a South Side ward house.
(d) As a sailor on Lake Michigan.

15. In his year at Georgetown University what is the author named?
(a) Mighty Seamen Cadet.
(b) Superb Navy Cadet.
(c) Excellent Army Recruit.
(d) Outstanding Air Force ROTC Cadet.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Joe's childhood compare to the social standing he later achieves?

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

3. Where does James attend school?

4. Where does the author's mother take him as a two-year-old along with his four-year-old brother, Joe?

5. Where does Joe attend six years of night school?

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