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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What fascinated William?
(a) Writing books.
(b) Horses.
(c) Machines.
(d) Women.

2. Where do William and Adso go to investigate in ‘Second Day’?
(a) The scriptorium.
(b) The kitchen.
(c) The library.
(d) The labratory.

3. Where does Benno recommend William search in ‘Second Day’?
(a) The library.
(b) The scriptorium.
(c) His own cell.
(d) Salvatore’s cell.

4. What is the bulk of the monastery called?
(a) The labyrinth.
(b) The Aedificium.
(c) The hall.
(d) The library.

5. When is Adso writing this book?
(a) Directly following William’s death.
(b) At the end of his life.
(c) Immediately after the events.
(d) In the mid-1350s.

6. In the Preface, what language is the current narrator writing in?
(a) French.
(b) Italian.
(c) German.
(d) Latin.

7. When does Compline take place?
(a) Between 2:30 and 3:30a.m.
(b) Before 7 p.m.
(c) At 4:30 p.m.
(d) Around 6 p.m.

8. What is the form of the library?
(a) A spiral.
(b) A labyrinth.
(c) A tunnel.
(d) A single room.

9. What kind of cipher is written on the page William and Adso find in the library?
(a) Morse code.
(b) Something completely incomprehensible.
(c) An astrological cipher.
(d) A code in Arabic.

10. What is Severinus’s job at the abbey?
(a) Cook.
(b) Cellarer.
(c) Herbalist.
(d) Glazier.

11. What position has William held before?
(a) Bishop.
(b) Cardinal.
(c) Abbot.
(d) Inquisitor.

12. What language was the original work in?
(a) German.
(b) Italian.
(c) French.
(d) Latin.

13. Who lives at the apostolic seat?
(a) The monks.
(b) The Emperor.
(c) The Pope.
(d) All the bishops.

14. What does the abbot express pride in?
(a) The abbey’s piousness.
(b) The abbey's history.
(c) His own health.
(d) The abbey's riches.

15. Whom did William consider his master?
(a) Francis Bacon.
(b) The Emperor.
(c) The Pope.
(d) Roger Bacon.

Short Answer Questions

1. At that time this book was written, who was the Emperor?

2. Whom did Adso accompany on his travels?

3. Who is Abo?

4. Why does the Abbot withhold some information in ‘First Day’?

5. Who provides the key to entering the library in ‘Second Day’?

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