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James P. Carroll
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does James get to know Monsignor Chess?
(a) He is the priest at James' church.
(b) James' works for him in the rectory.
(c) He teaches at James' school.
(d) James caddies for him and his father.

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

4. What type of student is James in high school?
(a) A member of Glee Club.
(b) An "A" student.
(c) A musician.
(d) A "C" student.

5. What is outlined in this chapter of background history?
(a) Joe Carroll's life up through the birth of Joe Carroll Jr.
(b) Joe Carroll's childhood until his marriage.
(c) Joe Carroll's childhood.
(d) Joe Carroll's life up through the birth of James Carroll.

Short Answer Questions

1. What belief does the General share with his son?

2. Father Carroll affirms whose power?

3. What has made FDR paralyzed from the waist down?

4. What does Joe stay in for twenty-five years rather than the six months originally expected?

5. James Carroll reminisces on experiences as a young boy growing up in what city?

Short Essay Questions

1. Upon what does James reflect at the end of the chapter, regarding B-52s and nuclear war?

2. What government position does Joe Carroll have in Europe?

3. Upon what does James Carroll reflect?

4. What is Elvis' significance in this story?

5. Why is FDR an admired president?

6. How does James perceive his family's time in Germany?

7. What are some of the discussions about use of nuclear weapons in preemptive strikes on China and the Soviet Union that James remembers?

8. What are Joseph's and Mary's roles in their family?

9. How does James' antiwar stance affect his father?

10. Why is the General in a somber mood on the drive home with his son?

(see the answer keys)

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