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. How does James read the Bible for the first time?

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

3. Whose point of view does James present on the Cavett Show?

4. How does James thank "Mr. Johnson" for ending the war?

5. James reads an account of his father's conspiracy to destroy whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. How does Father Daniel Berrigan protest the war?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. Who are the Paulist Fathers?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Silence is a theme throughout this book.

Part 1) When are characters silent in this book?

Part 2) Why are they silent?

Part 3) How does their silence affect the choices they make and their relationships with those around them?

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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