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

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

3. Who prophecies a valley full of vast quantities of dry bones?
(a) Elisha.
(b) Ezekiel.
(c) Elijah.
(d) Esther.

4. Who is founding director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in charge of enemy counts and evaluating targets in Vietnam?
(a) Lieutenant-General Brent Carroll.
(b) Lieutenant-General James Carroll.
(c) Lieutenant-General Joseph F. Carroll.
(d) Lieutenant-General Brian Carroll.

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

6. Of what is Joe junior a sign?
(a) God's disapproval.
(b) God's approval for the neighbors to see.
(c) Of shame.
(d) There is a God.

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

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

9. What has made FDR paralyzed from the waist down?
(a) Polio.
(b) A riding accident.
(c) An automobile accident.
(d) Meningitis.

10. Of whom will the General depend on James to take care?
(a) "The family."
(b) "Mom and the boys."
(c) "The Church."
(d) "Our country."

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

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

13. James is in college now and working as what for the summer?
(a) A football coach.
(b) An FBI cryptanalyst's aid.
(c) A pastor.
(d) An Air Force aid.

14. How does Edward J. Kelly, Chicago's mayor and head of the Democratic Party, bring in millions?
(a) He invents the automatic voting machine.
(b) He works as a philanthropist.
(c) He employs many to help raise funds.
(d) Through illegal gambling and other vices run out of city hall, police stations and ward offices.

15. 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) This section is uplifting.
(d) It is a disappointing chapter.

Short Answer Questions

1. He finishes preaching his first sermon by reaffirming General Lemay's SAC motto. What is that motto?

2. In Irish Chicago of that day, what does a refusal to become a priest after twelve years of seminary make Joe Carroll?

3. What Chicago bank robber, kidnapper and killer has a significant impact on James' father's career?

4. What dream does James abandon, when he chooses to attend seminary school?

5. What does being a priest preaching his first sermon make apparent about James?

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