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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What kind of primate represents the greatest among man, according to the narrator?
(a) The lemur.
(b) The baboon.
(c) The chimpanzee.
(d) The gorilla.
2. 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) Their political differences would have proved too much for even a casual acquaintance.
(c) They would have gotten along splendidly.
(d) They would have been indifferent to one another.
3. Which of the following is true about the scientists' rediscovery of the world?
(a) The world is still highly radioactive, and the scientists must wear suits.
(b) They use sonar technology to find land.
(c) Oil derricks can still be seen in the water outside of shore.
(d) They crash-land because of a dense fog.
4. William Tallis died from ___________.
(a) A heart attack.
(b) A botched surgery.
(c) A hit-and-run car accident.
(d) Cancer of the throat.
5. What is the name of Loola's friend who recently gave birth to a deformed baby?
6. Who is living on Tallis' Cottonwood Ranch when it is visited by the filmmaker(s)?
(a) The Tallis family.
(b) The Lublin family.
(c) The Briggs family.
(d) The Coulton family.
7. Why are the primitives unable to make clothes?
(a) There is no machinery left to make clothes.
(b) Only the Chief is allowed to wear clothes.
(c) Cotton has changed since the radioactivity of the World War.
(d) They are religiously opposed to clothing.
8. In the beginning of the screenplay, the narrator warns that "all too often" Art takes Nature and __________.
(a) Manufactures only the ludicrous.
(b) Denies all but the lowest organisms.
(c) Crafts only the wicked.
(d) Produces only the sublime.
9. Near which major city do the scientists finally land?
(a) Los Angeles.
(c) San Francisco.
10. According to the narrator, what was Gandhi's "great secret"?
(a) He was a serial adulterer.
(b) The fact that he secretly yearned for power and glory.
(c) The fact that he did not want anything for himself.
(d) He was a great admirer of art and artists.
11. Who was NOT among the team of scientists from New Zealand?
(a) Miss Ethel Hook.
(b) Dr. Cudworth.
(c) Dr. Canterbury.
(d) Professor Grampian.
12. On what date do the explorer-scientists set out from New Zealand?
(a) May 1, 2345.
(b) January 1, 2004.
(c) February 20, 2108.
(d) May 21, 1981.
13. Why was a gravedigger subjected to a punishment of twenty-five lashes?
(a) He tried to run away.
(b) He tried to steal a corpse's ring for himself.
(c) He argued with the leader about the best way to dig up graves.
(d) He stepped on a grave.
14. The primitives' religious leader presses a young woman about what matter, eventually beating her?
(a) The Nature of Woman.
(b) The Power of Belial.
(c) The Beauty of Nature.
(d) The Suffering of Mankind.
15. How do the primitives explain the men's propensity to hit women?
(a) Women need to be toughened up to survive in the wilderness.
(b) Women are possessed by Belial.
(c) Women deserve beatings for their inherent wickedness.
(d) Men are possessed by Belial.
Short Answer Questions
1. What became of William Tallis' second wife?
2. What ritual is held among the primitives as a protection against deformed babies?
3. How do the primitives mark women who have not produced a healthy baby during the season?
4. How are the books incinerated in the Chief's book-burning ceremony?
5. How much does Bob owe the government in back taxes?
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