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

2. To what does the author flash back?

3. Who becomes to James, for the first time, a man with whom he can identify?

4. Who becomes famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers?

5. Daniel Berrigan becomes a national hero. What is Spellman forced to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Father Daniel Berrigan protest the war?

5. Why is General Carroll successful in his government position?

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

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

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. Describe James' second revolution.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

James goes through three revolutions of change.

Part 1) What are the three revolutions?

Part 2) Give examples from the text that show these revolutions.

Part 3) How do these revolutions influence him later in life?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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