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. What does the General call Martin Luther King?
(a) A religious role model.
(b) A leader of the free.
(c) A great man.
(d) The most notorious liar in America.

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

3. These priests focus on a defensive Catholic Church and a hostile American culture.
(a) Franciscan Fathers.
(b) Markist Fathers.
(c) Paulist Fathers.
(d) Benedictine Fathers.

4. What does Joe Carroll do as James blesses him and lays hands on his head?
(a) He sits silently.
(b) He convulses and silently sobs.
(c) He prays.
(d) He is filled with the Holy Spirit.

5. Why does Father James spend the summer on retreat in the Holy Land?
(a) To take a long-needed vacation.
(b) To meet with religious leaders.
(c) To reconsider his vocation.
(d) For a religion conference.

6. Where is no one allowed to truly speak his mind?
(a) In the FBI.
(b) In the government.
(c) In the Air Force.
(d) At the Carrolls'.

7. Despite years of religious training as an altar boy, catechism and religion classes, how is James regarding the Bible and theology?
(a) Confused.
(b) Illiterate.
(c) Knowdedgeable.
(d) Misunderstood.

8. For what is Selma, Alabama, in 1965, notorious?
(a) A demonstration King leads for black voting rights.
(b) Crime.
(c) Producing politicians.
(d) Hangings.

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

10. J. Edgar Hoover persecutes King, and who does he recruit in an unsuccessful attempt to stop King from meeting the Pope?
(a) Joseph Carroll.
(b) Father Carroll.
(c) Cardinal Spellman.
(d) Father Kelly.

11. Who becomes famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers?
(a) Daniel Ellsberg.
(b) J. Edgar Hoover.
(c) James Carroll.
(d) Cardinal Spellman.

12. Who is excommunicated?
(a) Some modernists Bendictines.
(b) Some traditional Paulists.
(c) Some traditional Benedictines.
(d) Some modernist Paulists.

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

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

15. Why does Robert Kennedy send federal marshals instead of FBI agents to protect James Meredith at Ole Miss?
(a) The FBI is not very thorough.
(b) He does not trust the FBI.
(c) James Meredith is a federal marshal.
(d) He fears the FBI.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. On whom does ritual require a newly-ordained priest to first perform his priestly blessing?

3. James is a boy in southern Alexandria and raised in what traditions?

4. James reads an account of his father's conspiracy to destroy whom?

5. On what does James learn Catholic beliefs in scripture, events and characters are based?

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