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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 does Francis say about the rumors surrounding his meeting of the pilgrim?
(a) About have the rumors are true.
(b) Most of the rumors are completely false.
(c) The rumors are true, but with some exaggeration.
(d) Most of the rumors are completely true.

2. What does Francis see when he awakes?
(a) a vision of New Rome
(b) a wolf
(c) a vision of Leibowitz
(d) a buzzard

3. Where does the unwelcome guest claim to have gotten the Old Jew's goat?
(a) in a game of mumbly-peg
(b) from the slaughterhouse
(c) in a game of poker
(d) wandering aimlessly on the moor

4. What does Brother Francis find that lets him know the fallout shelter hasn't been plundered?
(a) a gold necklace
(b) a gold tooth
(c) gold coins
(d) a ruby ring

5. How does Francis initially think blueprints were produced?
(a) by drawing in special white ink over blue-painted paper
(b) by filling in blue ink around the white lines
(c) by using a chemical process to impress white lines on blue paper
(d) by using a chemical process to impress blue ink around white lines

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Francis ask forgiveness for during confession?

3. Who attacks Francis on his way to Rome?

4. Why does Francis fail to complete his shelter?

5. What happened to Francis as a child?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Abbot Paulo's health problem.

2. How does Taddeo view the modern-day common man?

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

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

5. Why is the find of Emily Leibowitz's skull important to the case for the canonization of Leibowitz?

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

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

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

9. Describe Taddeo's ideas about history.

10. Why were papers burned during the Simplification?

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