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

2. James Carroll reminisces on experiences as a young boy growing up in what city?
(a) Washington, D.C.
(b) New York City.
(c) Richmond, VA.
(d) Chicago, IL.

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

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

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

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

7. Who is the ever-present symbol and embodiment of the Catholic Church?
(a) Cardinals.
(b) Priests.
(c) Jesus.
(d) The Pope.

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

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

10. Joseph gives his family what motto?
(a) Pro Deo et Patria.
(b) Liberte et Fraternite.
(c) Etre ou ne pas Etre.
(d) To Thyself Be True.

11. Where does James attend school?
(a) In the Washington, D.C. public schools.
(b) In private military academies.
(c) Grade school at St. Mary's School and begins high school in the Priory School at a Benedictine monastery.
(d) In the charter school system.

12. The rank General Carroll achieves allows his family to have friendships among what group of people?
(a) The poor of citizen Catholicism.
(b) The elite of citizen Catholicism.
(c) The elite of military Catholicism.
(d) The poor of military Catholocism.

13. How is James, Joe and Mary's second son, born?
(a) Late.
(b) Premature.
(c) Anemic.
(d) Oxygen-deprived and in danger of dying but survives.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Touhy manhunt takes on the wartime symbolism of a hunt for who?

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

3. Who is a sexual image ideal for the author?

4. How many generals attend the reception following at the Officers' Club?

5. What do the Catholics call the Chapel?

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