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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. Why are the monks unwelcoming toward Monsignor Flaught?
(a) Flaught is a disbeliever who tries to force his atheism on the monks.
(b) Flaught is an unpreposessing person whom the monks dislike on sight.
(c) Flaught has an eerie aura of the devil about him.
(d) Flaught's job is to argue against the canonization of Leibowitz.

2. What does Brother Francis believe Fallout is?
(a) a saint
(b) a weather system
(c) a monster
(d) radiation

3. What is Brother Francis' first reaction to the stranger?
(a) anger
(b) joy
(c) sadness
(d) fear

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

5. What does the abbot do when he finds out that Francis is planning a complex, illustrated project glorifying Leibowitz's blueprint?
(a) orders Francis to stop work on the project immediately
(b) sends Francis back to work in the kitchen
(c) revokes Francis's vocation
(d) shrugs and walk away

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Brother Fingo's original trade?

2. With what does the pilgrim attack Brother Francis?

3. How does Francis initially think blueprints were produced?

4. Does Francis believe the strange pilgrim was supernatural?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Leibowitz do after the Flame Deluge?

2. Describe the Poet's living conditions.

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

4. What is the purpose of Quo peregrinaqtur grex?

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

6. Describe Brother Kornhoer's invention.

7. Describe Abbot Paulo's health problem.

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

9. Why does Paulo feel like a shoemaker in a village of shoemakers?

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

(see the answer keys)

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