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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Taddeo's mother?
(a) an unmarried serving maid
(b) a wealthy, powerful woman who scorned marriage
(c) a poor but politically powerful woman
(d) a wealthy woman lacking political power

2. What offer does the robber finally make Francis?
(a) The robber will return the illumination for two heklos of gold.
(b) The robber will destroy the illumination if anyone comes after him.
(c) The robber will return the illumination for a chance to meet the Pope.
(d) The robber will let Francis away with his life if Francis promises not to persue him.

3. What is Francis' pet project as a copyist?
(a) restoring lost words from damaged documents
(b) making an illuminated version of Leibowitz's blueprint
(c) creating illustrated panels of Leibowitz's name
(d) decoding Leibowitz's memo book

4. What does the Old Jew, Benjamin, do when Paulo comes to return his goat?
(a) He takes the goat back without thanks.
(b) He makes a bet with Paulo over the goat.
(c) He refuses to take the goat back.
(d) He rewards Paulo for returning the goat.

5. For whom does Paulo think Benjamin is waiting?
(a) Francis
(b) the Messiah
(c) Taddeo
(d) Hannegan

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does the Abbot give for disbelieving the story of the pilgrim?

2. What does Paulo find in a vase of water in the guesthouse?

3. Where does the unwelcome guest claim to have gotten the Old Jew's goat?

4. What is the purpose of Francis' black eye patch?

5. Who attacks Francis on his way to Rome?

(see the answer key)

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