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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. Who represents Catholic Irish-American ambition?
(a) Eisenhower.
(b) Spellman.
(c) Chess.
(d) Carroll.

2. In what are both James and his father entwined?
(a) Government scandal.
(b) Lives of the military and the priesthood.
(c) The curse.
(d) The Air Force.

3. Who reflects a new image of priests than James and his mother remember?
(a) Young chaplains in Wiesbaden.
(b) Monsignor Chess and his associates.
(c) The priests in the Wiesbaden church.
(d) The Paulists.

4. Where does the author secretly throw his Georgetown University prize?
(a) In the Potomac.
(b) Into the swamp behind the seminary.
(c) In the Atlantic ocean.
(d) In the woods behind the seminary.

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

6. Who confirms his appreciation of Joe Carroll by assigning him to Washington as chief of kidnapping and bank robbery investigations for the entire Bureau?
(a) Robert F. Kennedy.
(b) J. Edgar Hoover.
(c) James Carroll.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

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

8. Who believes human nature is incapable of good?
(a) A French Boiserrie.
(b) An Irish Jansenist.
(c) An English Transcendentalist.
(d) A Scottish Methodist.

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

10. Mary drives the children to pick Joseph up at night. What does she do on the way home?
(a) Visits friends.
(b) Drives along the Potomac.
(c) Picks up dinner.
(d) Gives them a tour of Washington.

11. His senior year Homecoming Day game is with what city?
(a) Stockholm.
(b) Hamburg.
(c) London.
(d) Paris.

12. Father Carroll affirms whose power?
(a) His power.
(b) Yahweh.
(c) Beezelbub.
(d) The United States.

13. Who symbolically unites the Elvis sexuality and the priestly celibacy?
(a) Monsigneur Chess.
(b) The Young nuns.
(c) The new Pope.
(d) The Air Force chaplains.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does James feel as if he knows the Pope?

2. In 1959, why does the Pope convene an Ecumenical Council?

3. How does James perceive the Carroll family's time in Germany?

4. How does Edward J. Kelly, Chicago's mayor and head of the Democratic Party, bring in millions?

5. What is one reason why James receives the ROTC award?

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