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An American Requiem Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James P. Carroll
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. James and Joe junior accompany their father to what base in Puerto Rico?



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



3. What are Americans encouraged to do against the Soviet fallout?



4. James recalls that by 1993, he no longer fears nuclear war. Why?



5. How does Joe feel about leaving the seminary?



Short Essay Questions

1. What are Joseph's and Mary's roles in their family?



2. What is Elvis' significance in this story?



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



4. What is known about Francis Cardinal Spellman?



5. Why is FDR an admired president?



6. How does Joseph's family realize without a doubt that he is suffering from Alzheimer's.



7. Describe James' second revolution.



8. Why does James have a hard time promising to obey and respect Cardinal Cooke and his successors?



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



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



Essay Topics

When given a crayon, Joseph, in the depths of his Alzheimer's, writes his wife's name repeatedly.

Part 1) Why do you think he does this?

Part 2) What does this say about his choice to leave the seminary and wed Mary?

Part 3) How might this make Mary feel? Why?

When James is growing up, the Catholic Church is still hiding its accounts of sexual immorality.

Part 1) How does James deal with his struggle with his sexuality?

Part 2) How does he view the religious men around him? How they aid him in his choices?

Part 3) Predict James' reaction to the priests he knows, if he had learned about their breaking of the vow of celibacy. How might this knowledge have affected his decisions?

A local Catholic priest will not bury Tate's son, Michael.

Part 1) Why will he not bury the child?

Part 2) How does this follow the Catholic church, as described in this book?

Part 3) Do you feel the priest made a good decision? Why or why not?

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