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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 thank "Mr. Johnson" for ending the war?
(a) On the telephone.
(b) In person.
(c) He writes a personal letter.
(d) During a meal at the White House.

2. The Cardinal ritually anoints James' hands and wraps them in linen bands that are given to his mother. What power does this give James?
(a) To marry.
(b) To give the sermon.
(c) To bless the congregation.
(d) Sacramental power to turn bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.

3. What changes James' life and leads to a weekly review of two poems?
(a) A visit by Allen Tate to the college.
(b) A literature course in school.
(c) Patrick Hughes' friendship.
(d) A summer writing workshop taught by Allen Tate.

4. What do James and fellow novices do on the edge of a lake?
(a) Contemplate their choice to join the priesthood.
(b) Fish.
(c) Swim.
(d) Bet when it will freeze over.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is no one allowed to truly speak his mind?

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

3. What in Washington transforms James' resistance into a resolution because he is faithful to John XXIII and embodies his vision for the Church?

4. What does the General call Martin Luther King?

5. Why will a local Catholic priest not bury Tate's son, Michael?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How is the author resistant to authority?

3. 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?

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

5. Why does James feel out of place among the working-class Irish novices?

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

7. What is the General's opinion of Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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

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

10. Father James continues to have struggles with his vocation and decides to spend the summer on retreat in the Holy Land to reconsider his vocation. How does this trip help him make a decision about being a priest?

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