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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to the narrator, truth without charity is not God but ___________.
(a) An idol.
(b) The Goddess.
(c) The Devil.
(d) Man.

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

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

5. Which great fear does Loola confide to Dr. Poole when they first meet?
(a) Chief will kill her.
(b) She will bear a deformed baby.
(c) She is slowly dying from radiation.
(d) They will run out of food.

6. What does the Chief believe about the current level of discipline in the primitive community?
(a) He believes people should be more free to pursue their own interests.
(b) He does not believe in the harsh discipline exacted by the religious leaders.
(c) He believes the community lacks proper discipline.
(d) As he delivers discipline himself, he is quite pleased with the level of discipline.

7. Why are the primitives unable to make clothes?
(a) Cotton has changed since the radioactivity of the World War.
(b) Only the Chief is allowed to wear clothes.
(c) They are religiously opposed to clothing.
(d) There is no machinery left to make clothes.

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

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

10. The lobby of the Cocktail Bar is filled with which group of people?
(a) Women and their deformed babies.
(b) Religious leaders and the chorus of youths.
(c) Gravediggers and criminals.
(d) Men and their healthy babies.

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

12. What is the name of Loola's friend who recently gave birth to a deformed baby?
(a) Polly.
(b) Emily.
(c) Ethel.
(d) Flossie.

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

14. How do the primitives explain the men's propensity to hit women?
(a) Men are possessed by Belial.
(b) Women are possessed by Belial.
(c) Women deserve beatings for their inherent wickedness.
(d) Women need to be toughened up to survive in the wilderness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which scientist is leashed by a female baboon at the beginning of the screenplay?

2. Why was Dr. Poole buried up to his waist by the gravediggers?

3. For how long have the primitives been raiding gravesites?

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

5. The narrator makes an analogy between Gandhi's nonviolence and what feature of Bob Brigg's life?

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