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. Who reminds James of Air Force chaplains?

2. How does the General refer to war protesters?

3. When the General and Mary reunite with James at St. Paul's College and walk up Fourth Street, to where do they walk?

4. How does James feel among the working-class Irish novices?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is Boston University a good fit for Father Carroll?

4. General Carroll's DIA offers up analysis that the bombing is having no effect on Hanoi's ability to wage war. How do the Joint Chiefs respond?

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

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

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

8. Why does James feel out of place among the working-class Irish novices?

9. Describe James' second revolution.

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

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

James is both priest and poet.

Part 1) How does he come to be both?

Part 2) How does he struggle with these two callings?

Part 3) At the end of the book, is he a priest, poet, or both? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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