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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the Dominicans find in the sealed inner chamber of the Fallout Shelter?
(a) blueprint making materials
(b) 15 skeletons
(c) a miraculously preserved body
(d) a treasure trove of electronic equipment

2. What does the pilgrim find for Brother Francis?
(a) a stick
(b) a stone
(c) a bird
(d) some fruit

3. What does Kornhoer want to remove from the alcove where Taddeo will work?
(a) a crucifix that blocks the light
(b) a poster that covers the window
(c) a statue that takes up desk space
(d) a font that blocks the chair

4. What does the pilgrim have to eat?
(a) meat and cheese
(b) a dry crust
(c) a biscuit and cheese
(d) milk and bread

5. What does Aguerra give Francis?
(a) a rosary blessed by the Pope
(b) gold to ransom the illustrated blueprint
(c) the original blueprint, blessed by the Pope, to bring back to the Order
(d) an ancient rifle for protection

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Kornhoer get the information to help him create his invention?

2. In Chapter 1, what is Brother Francis Gerard of Utah doing in the desert?

3. What decree does the Pope give Francis?

4. What does Flaught conclude about Francis' story?

5. Why does the robber take the illumination instead of the original?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Church have a Devil's Advocate?

2. What is the implication of the wry smile on Fingo's statue of Leibowitz?

3. What is Brother Francis seeking in the desert?

4. What does Brother Francis need to protect himself against in the desert?

5. How does Francis interpret the inscription "Transistorized Control System for Unit six-B"?

6. What does Cheroki's disbelief in Francis's find tell the reader about the rarity of the fallout shelter and relics?

7. Describe the Poet's living conditions.

8. Compare the robber's view of the illuminated blueprint and the original relic to Francis's.

9. Why is Arkos glad to have the Dominicans investigating Francis's find?

10. What does Francis realize about the Pope and the Vatican, on examining the Pope's cassock and the surroundings closely?

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