An American Requiem Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James P. Carroll
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does James feel shame to admit is his childhood neighbor on Generals' Row?

2. What dream does James abandon, when he chooses to attend seminary school?

3. The rank General Carroll achieves allows his family to have friendships among what group of people?

4. James is in college now and working as what for the summer?

5. Of whom will the General depend on James to take care?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Roger Touhy who is a Chicago bank robber, kidnapper and killer that have a significant impact on James' father's career?

2. How does James perceive his family's time in Germany?

3. How does Roosevelt's inauguration differ from past presidential inaugurations?

4. What are some of the discussions about use of nuclear weapons in preemptive strikes on China and the Soviet Union that James remembers?

5. Why does Joe feel like a disgrace for leaving the seminary?

6. How does Joe Carroll catch Roger Touhy?

7. What government position does Joe Carroll have in Europe?

8. What are the two tracks James sees in his life in Wiesbaden?

9. Why is FDR an admired president?

10. What does General Carroll share with his son regarding war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

James goes through three revolutions of change.

Part 1) What are the three revolutions?

Part 2) Give examples from the text that show these revolutions.

Part 3) How do these revolutions influence him later in life?

Essay Topic 2

The government attempts to destroy Martin Luther King, Jr.

Part 1) Why?

Part 2) How?

Part 3) Are they successful? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Cardinal Cooke asks candidates to promise to obey and respect him and his successors as he enfolds their hands.

Part 1) Why does James have a hard time accepting this?

Part 2) How does this keep power out of the hands of individual priests?

Part 3) Imagine how you would feel in his position. How would you have handled this situation?

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