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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the author of the movie script at the heart of the novel's story?
(a) William Tallis
(b) Lou Lublin.
(c) Dr. Alfred Poole.
(d) Bob Briggs.

2. What is the foundation of modern life to the narrator?
(a) Joy.
(b) Fear.
(c) Jealousy.
(d) Rage.

3. How much does Bob owe the government in back taxes?
(a) $150,000.
(b) $45.00.
(c) $33,000.
(d) $3.67.

4. Why was Dr. Poole buried up to his waist by the gravediggers?
(a) He punched a gravedigger trying to escape.
(b) He refused to fix the Chief's train.
(c) He used a swear word in front of the Chief.
(d) He came on a boat, which the gravediggers consider evil.

5. What is the occupation of Bob Briggs?
(a) Screenwriter.
(b) Retired military officer.
(c) Botanist.
(d) Gravedigger.

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

7. Which scientist is leashed by a female baboon at the beginning of the screenplay?
(a) John "Mad Jack" Fuller.
(b) Albert Einstein.
(c) Michael Faraday.
(d) Isaac Newton.

8. What is the name for the primitives' religious leader?
(a) Vessel of the Unholy Spirit.
(b) The Satanic Science Practitioner.
(c) Right Hand of Belial.
(d) Book Eater.

9. By the time Cottonwood Ranch is visited, how long had William Tallis been dead?
(a) Two days.
(b) Six weeks.
(c) Four years.
(d) Eighteen months.

10. Why is Chief concerned that no women produced healthy babies this season?
(a) They will have no babies to sacrifice to the Devil.
(b) This represents a dearth of much-needed manpower.
(c) The radioactivity has likely reached lethal levels.
(d) This shows that Belial is displeased with them.

11. How is Chief able to keep a tight rein on Dr. Poole after meeting him?
(a) Dr. Poole is administered an intoxicating drug.
(b) Dr. Poole's kneecaps are broken.
(c) Dr. Poole is handcuffed.
(d) Dr. Poole is strapped to a table which is carried around.

12. What is the subject of the song the female baboon sings?
(a) Art.
(b) Love.
(c) War.
(d) Food.

13. What is Miss Ethel Hook's desire, with respect to Dr. Poole?
(a) She wishes Dr. Poole would teach her more about the flora and fauna they discover.
(b) She wishes Dr. Poole would drop dead.
(c) She wishes Dr. Poole would leave the team and go back to New Zealand, for his own safety.
(d) She wishes Dr. Poole would propose marriage to her.

14. What does Dr. Poole tell Chief about why New Zealand was spared in the World War?
(a) Its citizens created a magical forcefield.
(b) Dr. Poole lies and states that most of New Zealand was destroyed.
(c) Dr. Poole refuses to admit he is from New Zealand.
(d) The country was deemed to not be of strategic value.

15. William Tallis died from ___________.
(a) A botched surgery.
(b) A heart attack.
(c) Cancer of the throat.
(d) A hit-and-run car accident.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the primitives explain the men's propensity to hit women?

2. What surprises Chief about Dr. Poole's admission that he arrived on a boat?

3. The Chief figure declares that he is operating under what type of government?

4. Why are the primitives unable to make clothes?

5. On what date do the explorer-scientists set out from New Zealand?

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