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

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

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

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

5. 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 employs many to help raise funds.
(c) He works as a philanthropist.
(d) He invents the automatic voting machine.

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

7. What is a highlight of James' parent's life?
(a) Introduction to the new Pope.
(b) Having their children.
(c) Living in Germany.
(d) Carroll graduating from high school.

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

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

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

11. Joe and his family leave Chicago for FBI training. After training, where are they assigned?
(a) New York.
(b) Indianapolis.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Chicago.

12. How many generals attend the reception following at the Officers' Club?
(a) Only one.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Five.
(d) Two hundred.

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

14. The Touhy manhunt takes on the wartime symbolism of a hunt for who?
(a) Hitler.
(b) Nazis.
(c) Russians.
(d) Communists.

15. What does Joe junior undergo a dozen of over the next fifteen years?
(a) Acupuncture appointments.
(b) Hypnosis.
(c) Operations.
(d) Therapy sessions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does James attend school?

2. What does James learn about religious faith?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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