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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. Daniel Berrigan becomes a national hero. What is Spellman forced to do?
(a) Banish Berrigan from New York.
(b) Honor him with a parade.
(c) Retrieve Berrigan from exile.
(d) Find a parish for him.

2. How does James feel at his ordination?
(a) He feels betrayed.
(b) He is fearful.
(c) He is unsure.
(d) He is happy.

3. What does James' mother refuse to recognize about the war?
(a) That it may embarrass James.
(b) That is is ending.
(c) That her husband is against the war.
(d) The war is unjust.

4. These priests focus on a defensive Catholic Church and a hostile American culture.
(a) Benedictine Fathers.
(b) Paulist Fathers.
(c) Markist Fathers.
(d) Franciscan Fathers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On what does James learn Catholic beliefs in scripture, events and characters are based?

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

3. What changes James' life and leads to a weekly review of two poems?

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

5. To what is the author resistant?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Describe James' second revolution.

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

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

6. How is Father Daniel Berrigan caught?

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

8. 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?

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

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

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