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

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

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

4. What are Americans encouraged to do against the Soviet fallout?
(a) Take vitamins.
(b) Buy gas masks.
(c) Prepare to attack.
(d) Build bomb shelters.

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

6. Joe and Jim wear Democrat campaign pins with what motto to protest Republican "I Like Ike" campaign pins?
(a) "Who's Ike?"
(b) "I Hate Ike."
(c) "I Don't Like Ike."
(d) "I like Everybody."

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

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

9. In November 1965, who sets himself on fire at the Pentagon?
(a) A Quaker war-protester.
(b) A German soldier.
(c) A Neo-Nazi.
(d) A hippie from San Francisco.

10. What does General Carroll confide in his son?
(a) He wants to be a priest.
(b) He may not come home some night.
(c) He does not enjoy working for the FBI.
(d) He misses Chicago.

11. Where is the Chapel located?
(a) On the south side of the Potomac River.
(b) On the north side of the Potomac River.
(c) On the west side of the Potomac River.
(d) On the east side of the Potomac River.

12. No longer Father James, a priest, what is James Carroll?
(a) A painter.
(b) A businessman.
(c) A writer.
(d) An engineer.

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

14. In 1959, why does the Pope convene an Ecumenical Council?
(a) To refresh the Church.
(b) To meet new priests.
(c) To change the Bible.
(d) To meet with members of other religions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After receiving his award at Georgetown University, what does the author receive?

2. Who is the ever-present symbol and embodiment of the Catholic Church?

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

4. To where does the Carroll family return from Germany in 1960?

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

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