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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. What is one reason why James receives the ROTC award?
(a) He is a good pilot.
(b) He wears his father's shoes shined by the General's orderlies.
(c) No one else deserves the award.
(d) He bribes the Commander.

2. Where does Joe Carroll work to support his family?
(a) In a bank.
(b) In the Chicago stockyards.
(c) For the Chicago Tribune.
(d) In a bar.

3. What dream does James abandon, when he chooses to attend seminary school?
(a) To be a professional football player.
(b) To follow General Carroll in the Air Force.
(c) To marry.
(d) To join the Navy.

4. James hopes his ROTC unit is picked to march in whose parade?
(a) Kennedy's.
(b) Eisenhower's.
(c) Nixon's.
(d) Hoover's.

5. Joe and Jim wear Democrat campaign pins with what motto to protest Republican "I Like Ike" campaign pins?
(a) "I like Everybody."
(b) "Who's Ike?"
(c) "I Hate Ike."
(d) "I Don't Like Ike."

Short Answer Questions

1. World War II is ongoing, and where is Joe assigned?

2. Who symbolically unites the Elvis sexuality and the priestly celibacy?

3. What do the Catholics call the Chapel?

4. How does this chapter compare to the conflicted and painful opening chapter?

5. What does Joe junior undergo a dozen of over the next fifteen years?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does James, the anti-war priest from a military family feel giving his first sermon?

4. How does Joe Carroll catch Roger Touhy?

5. What do Joe and Mary do for their Chicago guests and relatives from Chicago?

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

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

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

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

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

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