An American Requiem Test | Final Test - Easy

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 James feel among the working-class Irish novices?
(a) Out of place.
(b) He befriends many of them.
(c) He often fights them.
(d) He feels at home.

2. What do James and fellow novices do on the edge of a lake?
(a) Fish.
(b) Contemplate their choice to join the priesthood.
(c) Bet when it will freeze over.
(d) Swim.

3. To what is the conflict between James and his father limited?
(a) The Vietnam War.
(b) The Air Force.
(c) The Civil Rights movement.
(d) The priesthood.

4. Who does Cardinal Spellman meet in 1950?
(a) Secretary of Defense McNamara.
(b) Ngo Dinh Diem.
(c) The Pope.
(d) President Johnson.

5. Who is delighted to be a personal guest of Cardinal Spellman's and helps welcome the Pope?
(a) Mary Carroll.
(b) Brian Carroll.
(c) James Carroll.
(d) Joseph Carroll.

6. Who becomes to James, for the first time, a man with whom he can identify?
(a) The Pope.
(b) Jesus.
(c) John the Baptist.
(d) His father.

7. What does Carroll's DIA report show?
(a) The air campaign is working.
(b) The air campaign has already worked.
(c) The air campaign is not working.
(d) The air campaign might work.

8. What does Mary Carroll remind her son about Cardinal Spellman?
(a) He is a good friend.
(b) He is not favored by the Pope.
(c) He is looking forward to ordaining James.
(d) He is looking for a golf caddy.

9. What in Washington transforms James' resistance into a resolution because he is faithful to John XXIII and embodies his vision for the Church?
(a) Robert F. Kennedy's speech.
(b) Hans Kung's lecture.
(c) Joseph Carroll's position.
(d) Father Kelly's book.

10. Who arrests James for protesting Igloo White at Hansom Air Force Base?
(a) The Secret Service.
(b) The Air Force.
(c) The CIA.
(d) The FBI.

11. What begins James' breakdown in shared understanding with his father?
(a) The Vietnam War.
(b) The Paulist order.
(c) The Civil Rights movement.
(d) His leaving the priesthood.

12. What does Joseph ask of his son at Christmas dinner, 1965?
(a) To leave the priesthood.
(b) To be the priest at his younger brother's wedding.
(c) He asks his son to say grace for the first time.
(d) To support his views.

13. What does James intern as in Atlanta?
(a) A therapist.
(b) A lay assistant.
(c) A pastoral counselor.
(d) An Air Force cadet.

14. What happens to James when he raises the Confederate flag to celebrate Robert E. Lee's birthday in the Washington Benedictine prep school?
(a) He is expelled.
(b) He is exalted.
(c) He is lightly reprimanded.
(d) He is awarded.

15. Who is the host in place of Dick Cavett?
(a) Jack Klugman.
(b) David Letterman.
(c) Jack Black.
(d) Johnny Carson.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does James read the Bible for the first time?

2. How is Dan Berrigan's hiding place found?

3. Nixon is in office and plans to do what with the Vietnam War?

4. The Cardinal ritually anoints James' hands and wraps them in linen bands that are given to his mother. What power does this give James?

5. What does Cardinal Spellman do to Daniel Berrigan?

(see the answer keys)

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