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

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

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

4. Mary points out distinctive features and size as her tours near this building, which is also known as the Pentagon.
(a) Department of War Building.
(b) Protection Agency.
(c) The FBI Headquarters.
(d) The Secret Service Building.

5. Of what is this sexual image the opposite in James' life?
(a) Of the Puritanism James is raised in.
(b) He is wealthy.
(c) She is female.
(d) He has many girlfriends.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who confirms his appreciation of Joe Carroll by assigning him to Washington as chief of kidnapping and bank robbery investigations for the entire Bureau?

2. What dream does James abandon, when he chooses to attend seminary school?

3. How many generals attend the reception following at the Officers' Club?

4. James and Joe junior accompany their father to what base in Puerto Rico?

5. Where does James attend school?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Upon what does James Carroll reflect?

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

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

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

6. What does the B-52 Bomber symbolize to James?

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

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

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

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

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