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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 1: Tallis.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mrs. Coulton believe about how the narrator and William Tallis might have gotten along?
(a) They would not have liked one another.
(b) They would have been indifferent to one another.
(c) Their political differences would have proved too much for even a casual acquaintance.
(d) They would have gotten along splendidly.

2. Where do the narrator and Bob Briggs discover the screenplay at the heart of the novel?
(a) At Cottonwood Ranch.
(b) Outside the Studio Commissary.
(c) In Murcia, California.
(d) On the Canterbury ship.

3. Where do the narrator and Bob Briggs meet at the outset of the novel?
(a) The Cottonwood Ranch.
(b) Murcia, California.
(c) The Hollywood Cemetery.
(d) The Studio Commissary.

4. The narrator makes an analogy between Gandhi's nonviolence and what feature of Bob Brigg's life?
(a) His adultery.
(b) His writing.
(c) His drinking.
(d) His gambling.

5. William Tallis is from ____________.
(a) New Zealand.
(b) Murcia, California.
(c) London, England.
(d) Bakersfield, California.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who decides to drive to Cottonwood Ranch to find William Tallis?

2. The novel begins on what important day?

3. Why is Bob Briggs in financial trouble?

4. Why does the narrator of "Tallis" believe that Gandhi was assassinated?

5. Why did William Tallis write "Ape and Essence"?

(see the answer key)

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