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

2. What does Joe Carroll do as James blesses him and lays hands on his head?
(a) He sits silently.
(b) He convulses and silently sobs.
(c) He prays.
(d) He is filled with the Holy Spirit.

3. Senator Eugene McCarthy declares his candidacy for president on what platform?
(a) A green platform.
(b) A segregationist platform.
(c) A war platform.
(d) An anti-war platform.

4. King is wiretapped, and what does his sexual behavior replace as an issue?
(a) Marxist thugs.
(b) The Republican Party.
(c) The Vietnam War.
(d) Communist infiltration.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. James is a boy in southern Alexandria and raised in what traditions?

2. What begins James' breakdown in shared understanding with his father?

3. Nixon is in office and plans to do what with the Vietnam War?

4. What does Cardinal Spellman do to Daniel Berrigan?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe James' second revolution.

2. Why is General Carroll successful in his government position?

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

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

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

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

7. What is James' opinion of segregation and white supremacy as a child?

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

9. How is the author resistant to authority?

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

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