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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. On whom does ritual require a newly-ordained priest to first perform his priestly blessing?
(a) On his parents.
(b) Members of the congregation.
(c) Other priests.
(d) His siblings.

2. Why does James organize a citizens' tribunal to indict J. Edgar Hoover?
(a) For his segregationist views.
(b) For his assination attempt of the President.
(c) For betraying his father.
(d) For FBI abuses.

3. James is a boy in southern Alexandria and raised in what traditions?
(a) American.
(b) Military.
(c) Virginian.
(d) Confederate.

4. As what is the Catholic Student Center also known?
(a) The Center for Peace.
(b) The Carroll Center.
(c) The Center for the Lord.
(d) The Newman Center.

5. Robert Kennedy encourages James saying priests are needed in the streets. Who is already in the streets?
(a) The devil.
(b) The people.
(c) The politicians.
(d) The ministers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What convinces James to be Patrick Hughes' friend?

2. What does James return to Washington as a seminarian to study?

3. James reads an account of his father's conspiracy to destroy whom?

4. James recalls when he and his fellow candidates lie prostrate on the cold stone floor of St. Paul the Apostle Church. What ceremony is this?

5. How is Dan Berrigan's hiding place found?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the FBI do to Martin Luther King, Jr.?

2. Ritual requires a newly-ordained priest perform his first priestly blessing on his parents. How do his parents react?

3. How is Father Daniel Berrigan caught?

4. How does Father Daniel Berrigan protest the war?

5. Why does the President begin to reject escalation of the war and refuse any use of nuclear weapons?

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 does Martin Luther King, Jr. react when John F. Kennedy tells him Levison, King's adviser, is a one-time Communist Party official with ties to Moscow that risk civil-rights legislation in Congress?

8. General Carroll's DIA offers up analysis that the bombing is having no effect on Hanoi's ability to wage war. How do the Joint Chiefs respond?

9. What discussions are held at the Carroll dinner table?

10. What leads to General Carroll's feelings towards Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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