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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Abbot want Francis to deny?
(a) that he found the relics
(b) that he saw a pilgrim
(c) that he has a vocation
(d) that he was prideful

2. Who does the Pope ask to come to New Rome?
(a) Arkos
(b) Francis
(c) Flaught
(d) Jeris

3. Is Leibowitz a saint at the beginning of the novel?
(a) No, he is not yet canonized.
(b) Yes, he was recently canonized.
(c) Yes, he was canonized long ago.
(d) No, and the monks have given up on having him canonized.

4. Does Francis believe the strange pilgrim was supernatural?
(a) Yes, he is completely convinced the stranger was actually St. Leibowitz.
(b) Yes, but he admits the stranger may have been an ordinary man.
(c) No, he believes the pilgrim was an ordinary man but doesn't know what happened to him.
(d) No, he realizes the stranger was an ordinary man who tricked him and planned an escape through the mountains.

5. What does Paulo find in a vase of water in the guesthouse?
(a) a rare orchid
(b) a daisy
(c) an eyeball
(d) a goldfish

6. To what does Cheroki compare Francis' desire to have a vocation?
(a) a cat's desire to study birds
(b) a mouse's desire to run into a hole
(c) a vulture's attraction to a dead beast
(d) a dog's desire for a bone

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

8. What does Abbot Arkos dislike about Fingo's figure of Leibowitz?
(a) its overlarge ears
(b) its overlarge belly
(c) its wry smile
(d) its laughing eyes

9. How old does the Old Jew claim to be?
(a) 2,309
(b) 1,219
(c) 329
(d) 3,209

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

11. What does Brother Francis find in the hole?
(a) a book
(b) a staircase
(c) a coffin
(d) a box

12. What confession prompts Cheroki to withhold absolution from Francis?
(a) Francis' altercation with the pilgrim
(b) Francis' temptation to eat the pilgrim's food
(c) Francis' story about finding the relics
(d) Francis' failure to finish his shelter

13. What would we term Taddeo's field of study today?
(a) physics
(b) anthropology
(c) chemistry
(d) biology

14. What does the sampetrius place before the papal throne?
(a) a scepter
(b) a carpet
(c) a footstool
(d) a pillow

15. Who educated Taddeo?
(a) Benedictines
(b) Leibowitzians
(c) Dominicans
(d) Franciscans

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Francis remain a novitiate?

2. What priesthood does Leibowitz join?

3. What does Francis picture the fallout shelter becoming?

4. When does Brother Francis believe the Fallout was born?

5. Why does Taddeo want the documents to be brought to him instead of going to the abbey?

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