An American Requiem Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James P. Carroll
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the An American Requiem Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the ever-present symbol and embodiment of the Catholic Church?

2. Father Carroll affirms whose power?

3. In his year at Georgetown University what is the author named?

4. In 1959, why does the Pope convene an Ecumenical Council?

5. Joe and Jim wear Democrat campaign pins with what motto to protest Republican "I Like Ike" campaign pins?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the celebration begin?

3. Why is the General in a somber mood on the drive home with his son?

4. How do 1950s Americans perceive Pope Pius XII?

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

6. How does James' antiwar stance affect his father?

7. What does James realize about his desire to enter the seminary?

8. Who is in attendance for his first mass and sermon?

9. What is Elvis' significance in this story?

10. How does James honor his father in this chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

James sees his life following two possible tracks.

Part 1) What are the two tracks?

Part 2) Which track does he pick? Why does he pick it?

Part 3) How does this choice affect the rest of his life?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Part 1) What does James do in the Holy Land?

Part 2) Who does he meet? How does he help him in his decision-making?

Part 3) How does James resolve this struggle?

Essay Topic 3

Allen Tate plays an important role in the development of James Carroll.

Part 1) Who is Allen Tate?

Part 2) How does James first come into contact with Tate?

Part 3) What does James learn about himself through Tate's comments?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 763 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the An American Requiem Lesson Plans
An American Requiem from BookRags. (c)2015 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook