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. Why do countless Air Force chaplains attend in full dress?

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

3. What does James' mother refuse to recognize about the war?

4. Robert Kennedy encourages James saying priests are needed in the streets. Who is already in the streets?

5. Senator Eugene McCarthy declares his candidacy for president on what platform?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the Paulist Fathers?

2. How does the text show James is beginning to agree with his friends and associates who think he can follow Patrick's example of self-confidence and risk-taking by skating on his own thin ice?

3. How is Father Daniel Berrigan caught?

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

5. How does Father Daniel Berrigan protest the war?

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

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

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

9. 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. How does this trip help him make a decision about being a priest?

10. What does the FBI do to Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Joseph believes the "spoiled priest" curse is passed from him to his son.

Part 1) How does Joseph act that supports this statement?

Part 2) Why has Joseph not been able to escape this curse?

Part 3) How does his belief in this curse further push his son, James, away from him?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book James' opinion of the military, the government, and war change drastically.

Part 1) What does James think of these as a child? Why?

Part 2) How does his opinion change over time? Why?

Part 3) How do his actions match his change in opinion?

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