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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. With what does the Abbot hit Francis?
(a) a hickory ruler
(b) an ancient tome
(c) a long staff
(d) his open hand

2. How does Francis try to get the illumination back?
(a) by threatening the robber with reprisals from New Rome
(b) by wrestling the robber
(c) by stabbing the robber
(d) by threatening the robber with lightning from God

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

4. To what does Brother Francis attribute his finding of the fallout shelter?
(a) an inevitable, predestined fate
(b) a lucky accident
(c) a sign from God of his vocation as a monk of Leibowitz
(d) a purposeful design by the strange pilgrim

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are the monks unwelcoming toward Monsignor Flaught?

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

3. What does the Abbot do with the fallout shelter?

4. What does the Abbot want Francis to deny?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Abbot Paulo's health problem.

2. Why does Arkos accuse Francis of doing damage?

3. What stops Brother Francis from sharing the pilgrim's food?

4. Why doesn't Francis merely tell the abbot what he wants to hear?

5. Why do the monks wear burlap habits?

6. Describe Brother Kornhoer's invention.

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

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

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