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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. For years what does James wonder about his father?
(a) How he decides to join the FBI.
(b) Why he married his mother.
(c) Why he left the seminary.
(d) How his anti-war stance would affect his father.

2. In his year at Georgetown University what is the author named?
(a) Outstanding Air Force ROTC Cadet.
(b) Mighty Seamen Cadet.
(c) Superb Navy Cadet.
(d) Excellent Army Recruit.

3. How many years later does James break his vow and leave the priesthood?
(a) Five years later.
(b) Twelve years later.
(c) Two years later.
(d) Fifteen years later.

4. His senior year Homecoming Day game is with what city?
(a) Paris.
(b) Stockholm.
(c) London.
(d) Hamburg.

5. Mary drives the children to pick Joseph up at night. What does she do on the way home?
(a) Drives along the Potomac.
(b) Visits friends.
(c) Gives them a tour of Washington.
(d) Picks up dinner.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Touhy manhunt takes on the wartime symbolism of a hunt for who?

2. What is outlined in this chapter of background history?

3. Despite the cold, James is pleased this president does not do this.

4. Who reflects a new image of priests than James and his mother remember?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How do 1950s Americans perceive Pope Pius XII?

2. What is known about Francis Cardinal Spellman?

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

4. Who is in attendance for his first mass and sermon?

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

6. How does the celebration begin?

7. How does Roosevelt's inauguration differ from past presidential inaugurations?

8. What are the two tracks James sees in his life in Wiesbaden?

9. How do Joseph and Mary react to Joe junior's contraction of polio?

10. Why does Joe feel like a disgrace for leaving the seminary?

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