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. Who does His Holiness address for its twentieth-year celebration?
(a) The NAACP.
(b) The Catholic Church of America.
(c) The United Nations.
(d) The Paulist Fathers.

2. James' appointment with Tate is interrupted by what personal tragedy the night before?
(a) One of Tate's newborn twins dies.
(b) His brother has been caught leaving the country and the draft.
(c) The country has gone to war.
(d) James' father dies.

3. Why do countless Air Force chaplains attend in full dress?
(a) James is a general's son.
(b) James is in the Air Force.
(c) They are friends with James.
(d) They have nothing else to do.

4. On whom does ritual require a newly-ordained priest to first perform his priestly blessing?
(a) On his parents.
(b) Other priests.
(c) Members of the congregation.
(d) His siblings.

5. When Kennedy is assassinated, what does Johnson take over?
(a) The presidency.
(b) The Democratic Party.
(c) The war.
(d) The administration and the war.

6. James is ordained in 1969, and assigned to the campus ministry at what university?
(a) New York University.
(b) Boston University.
(c) Northwestern University.
(d) The University of Virginia.

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

12. What does James return to Washington as a seminarian to study?
(a) Philosophy and theology.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Human evolution.
(d) Sociology.

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

14. What do President Johnson and Secretary of Defense McNamara not know about Spellman?
(a) He will be ordaining James.
(b) He plays golf.
(c) He is not favored by the Pope.
(d) He helps instigate the war.

15. Daniel Berrigan becomes a national hero. What is Spellman forced to do?
(a) Retrieve Berrigan from exile.
(b) Find a parish for him.
(c) Honor him with a parade.
(d) Banish Berrigan from New York.

Short Answer Questions

1. Senator Eugene McCarthy declares his candidacy for president on what platform?

2. The Pope's speech ends in French. What does it translate to in English?

3. Robert Kennedy encourages James saying priests are needed in the streets. Who is already in the streets?

4. To what is the author resistant?

5. What convinces James to be Patrick Hughes' friend?

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