An American Requiem Test | Final 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. What do James and fellow novices do on the edge of a lake?

2. What bill does President Johnson propose? He ends his speech with "we shall overcome" and becomes an ally of King's.

3. Where is no one allowed to truly speak his mind?

4. When Kennedy is assassinated, what does Johnson take over?

5. Who is delighted to be a personal guest of Cardinal Spellman's and helps welcome the Pope?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why can Michael not be buried by a Catholic priest?

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

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

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

6. His Holiness addresses the United Nations for its twentieth-year celebration.

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

8. Who are the Paulist Fathers?

9. How does Martin Luther King, Jr. react when John F. Kennedy tells him Levison, King's adviser, is a one-time Communist Party official with ties to Moscow that risk civil-rights legislation in Congress?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The B-52 Bomber is an important symbol in this book.

Part 1) What is a B-52 Bomber? What is its purpose?

Part 2) How is the B-52 Bomber significant in this book?

Part 3) How does the B-52 Bomber symbolize James' opinion of war and the military?

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?

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