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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 is the result of Kornhoer's test of his invention?
(a) The invention works.
(b) The invention quietly fails.
(c) The invention explodes.
(d) The invention works for a while and then quits without explanation.

2. Why does Cheroki find standing and kneeling uncomfortable?
(a) He has arthritis.
(b) He is used to sitting in a chair.
(c) His legs are wounded.
(d) He was mutated by radiation.

3. What decree does the Pope give Francis?
(a) a decree of excommunication against anyone who attacks Francis
(b) a decree of honor awarding Francis a high place in his order
(c) a decree of canonization officializing the canoniation of St. Leibowitz
(d) a decree of service rewarding Francis for everything he's done in honor of St. Leibowitz

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

5. Where does the Abbot send Francis?
(a) to the infirmary
(b) to his room to meditate on his sins
(c) back to the ruins
(d) back to his vigil in a new location

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Abbot Arkos dislike about Fingo's figure of Leibowitz?

3. What is the role of the Devil's Advocate?

4. Why is Brother Francis reluctant to speak to the pilgrim?

5. What is Francis' pet project as a copyist?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Arkos accuse Francis of doing damage?

3. In what way is Brother Francis's motivation selfish?

4. Describe Francis's reaction to the news that he's to attend the canonization.

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

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

7. Describe Francis's life before the monastery.

8. What is Taddeo's attitude toward the clergy and the Church?

9. Describe the pilgrim.

10. What was Isaac Edward Leibowitz's profession before the Flame Deluge?

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