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 is Dan Berrigan's hiding place found?

2. What does James return to Washington as a seminarian to study?

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

4. What changes James' life and leads to a weekly review of two poems?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Father Daniel Berrigan protest the war?

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

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

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

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

6. How is Father Daniel Berrigan caught?

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

8. How does James feel about his calling as both priest and poet?

9. General Carroll is chairman of a Washington dinner to honor Hoover. He asks Father James to offer the benediction. How does Father James react?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Walter Cronkite declares the war will end in stalemate.

Part 1) What does the President learn from this message?

Part 2) What does the President do because of this message?

Part 3) What does this show about the power of the civilian population?

Essay Topic 2

James' and his father's differing opinions permanently affect their relationship.

Part 1) How is their relationship when James is young?

Part 2) What causes the rift in their relationship?

Part 3) Why are they unable to heal their relationship?

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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