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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. How does James read the Bible for the first time?
(a) As a living thing.
(b) Using the Hebrew Bible.
(c) Starting with the New Testament.
(d) Very slowly.

2. What in Washington transforms James' resistance into a resolution because he is faithful to John XXIII and embodies his vision for the Church?
(a) Hans Kung's lecture.
(b) Joseph Carroll's position.
(c) Father Kelly's book.
(d) Robert F. Kennedy's speech.

3. Despite years of religious training as an altar boy, catechism and religion classes, how is James regarding the Bible and theology?
(a) Illiterate.
(b) Knowdedgeable.
(c) Confused.
(d) Misunderstood.

4. What bill does President Johnson propose? He ends his speech with "we shall overcome" and becomes an ally of King's.
(a) Equality for All Bill.
(b) Desegregation Bill.
(c) Voting Rights Bill.
(d) The Emancipation Proclamation.

5. What do President Johnson and Secretary of Defense McNamara not know about Spellman?
(a) He is not favored by the Pope.
(b) He will be ordaining James.
(c) He helps instigate the war.
(d) He plays golf.

Short Answer Questions

1. By the will of whom does Diem rule Vietnam?

2. What does the General call Martin Luther King?

3. James sees King once in person, and what is his opinion of King?

4. What does James recollect about slaves?

5. Who does His Holiness address for its twentieth-year celebration?

Short Essay Questions

1. His Holiness addresses the United Nations for its twentieth-year celebration.

2. Describe James' second revolution.

3. What is the tone difference between Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover?

4. How is James' friendship with Patrick Hughes significant?

5. Who are the Paulist Fathers?

6. How does the text show James is beginning to agree with his friends and associates who think he can follow Patrick's example of self-confidence and risk-taking by skating on his own thin ice?

7. How is the author resistant to authority?

8. General Carroll is chairman of a Washington dinner to honor Hoover. He asks Father James to offer the benediction. How does Father James react?

9. How does James feel about his calling as both priest and poet?

10. Why does James have a hard time promising to obey and respect Cardinal Cooke and his successors?

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