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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the first thing to appear in the "Ape and Essence" screenplay?
(a) The title.
(b) A gathering of baboons.
(c) The ship called the Canterbury.
(d) The name of the producer.

2. How are the books incinerated in the Chief's book-burning ceremony?
(a) The books are placed at regular intervals on the street and then lit individually.
(b) In a large bonfire.
(c) In the fireplace of an abandoned mansion.
(d) In a baker's oven.

3. What is the leashed scientist beaten with by the female baboon holding him?
(a) A riding switch.
(b) A spatula.
(c) The Bible.
(d) A candlestick.

4. The primitives' religious leader presses a young woman about what matter, eventually beating her?
(a) The Beauty of Nature.
(b) The Suffering of Mankind.
(c) The Power of Belial.
(d) The Nature of Woman.

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

6. What promise does Bob make to Rosie?
(a) Bob agrees to introduce her to a powerful music executive.
(b) Bob agrees to read her feature screenplay.
(c) Bob agrees to never visit Cottonwood Ranch again.
(d) Bob agrees to schedule a screen test for her.

7. According to the narrator, what was Gandhi's "great secret"?
(a) He was a great admirer of art and artists.
(b) The fact that he did not want anything for himself.
(c) The fact that he secretly yearned for power and glory.
(d) He was a serial adulterer.

8. What is the reader told about how the "Ape and Essence" script appears in the novel?
(a) The Ape and Essence appearing in the novel was created from a memory of the script itself.
(b) Ape and Essence was reprinted without change or comment.
(c) Ape and Essence was heavily edited to improve dialogue and story.
(d) The names in the script were changed for legal reasons.

9. What destination have the team of scientists from New Zealand chosen?
(a) California.
(b) Japan.
(c) Peru.
(d) Russia.

10. Why does Dr. Poole claim he cannot fix the Chief's train?
(a) Dr. Poole does not wish to help the Chief, whom he considers evil.
(b) Dr. Poole would only fix the train if the Chief released Loola.
(c) Dr. Poole does not possess the necessary engineering background.
(d) Dr. Poole pretends he does not know how to fix the train to provide leverage for future negotiations.

11. What group of artists does Bob Briggs compare himself to in "Tallis"?
(a) The Baroque Composers.
(b) The Romantic Poets.
(c) The Impressionist Painters.
(d) The Surrealist Writers.

12. What kind of primate represents the greatest among man, according to the narrator?
(a) The chimpanzee.
(b) The lemur.
(c) The gorilla.
(d) The baboon.

13. Why is Bob Briggs in financial trouble?
(a) He owes back taxes.
(b) He has accrued gambling debts.
(c) He has made a series of poor investments.
(d) His home was recently robbed.

14. At which location is Chief presented with a necklace made of bones?
(a) Lincoln Park.
(b) Pershing Square.
(c) The Observatory.
(d) The Cocktail Bar.

15. How do the primitives mark women who have not produced a healthy baby during the season?
(a) By making them wear distinct earrings.
(b) By shaving their heads.
(c) By tattooing them on the shoulders.
(d) By writing "NO" on their clothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Loola's nickname for Dr. Poole?

2. On which street corner does Chief order books to be incinerated?

3. What is the youngest gravedigger tempted by, which he must resist?

4. What does Dr. Poole tell Chief about why New Zealand was spared in the World War?

5. The lobby of the Cocktail Bar is filled with which group of people?

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