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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 Brother Fingo's original trade?
(a) jeweler
(b) horse trainer
(c) woodcarver
(d) map maker

2. Why does Brother Francis only hope to find paper artifacts in the fallout shelter?
(a) Brother Francis believes he can use carbon dating on paper artifacts to date the site.
(b) Paper artifacts are most valuable because most paper has decayed.
(c) Excavating for anything but paper documents has been ruled too dangerous.
(d) Brother Francis confuses all paper for the paper money used before the catastrophe.

3. What is Leibowitz's goal in the priesthood?
(a) to put the world under the control of the church
(b) to preserve human history
(c) to build up his own glory for his future sainthood
(d) to rebuild an atom bomb

4. Where did Kornhoer get the information to help him create his invention?
(a) from fragments of documents in the abbey
(b) from one hidden book he deciphered
(c) from a vision he had in his sleep
(d) from Brother Armbruster

5. Cheroki's reaction to Francis' confession is ____________.
(a) sarcasm
(b) encouragement
(c) anger
(d) pity

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is Brother Francis' first reaction to the stranger?

4. What does Brother Francis believe Fallout is?

5. Why does Cheroki finally absolve Francis?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is eligible for euthanasia?

2. What might lead the reader to believe Benjamin's story about his age?

3. Describe Abbot Paulo's health problem.

4. What is Paulo's primary concern at the onset of war?

5. Why does Arkos accuse Francis of doing damage?

6. What physical characteristics to Minnesotans have, and what is the likely cause of them?

7. Describe Brother Kornhoer's invention.

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

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

10. What is Brother Francis seeking in the desert?

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