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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. To where does the Carroll family return from Germany in 1960?
(a) New York.
(b) Washington.
(c) Boston.
(d) Chicago.

2. What happens as James and his father are golfing on the base golf course in Puerto Rico?
(a) A fleet of B-52 bombers lands.
(b) James tells his father he is joining the priesthood.
(c) The U.S. begins the Vietnam War.
(d) James tells his father he is marrying Lexa.

3. What has made FDR paralyzed from the waist down?
(a) Polio.
(b) An automobile accident.
(c) A riding accident.
(d) Meningitis.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one reason why James receives the ROTC award?

2. Who represents Catholic Irish-American ambition?

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

4. What proposes using bomb shelters after a U.S. first strike?

5. How does Edward J. Kelly, Chicago's mayor and head of the Democratic Party, bring in millions?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does James honor his father in this chapter?

6. How does James change from his pro-war attitude?

7. How is the Carroll family's experience in Washington, D.C.?

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

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

10. What does General Carroll share with his son regarding war?

(see the answer keys)

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