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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does the narrator of "Tallis" believe that Gandhi was assassinated?
(a) Gandhi believed only in people, and not in art or politics.
(b) Gandhi was a political animal, and he paid the price.
(c) He soundly rejected the real people in favor of nationalization.
(d) Gandhi's followers realized how self-centered he was.
2. What event resulted in the destruction of a majority of mankind in the screenplay?
(a) Overpopulation of a poisonous frog.
(b) A deadly plague.
(c) Robots who turned on their masters.
(d) World War Three.
3. Who kidnaps Dr. Poole?
(a) Three men.
(b) The Chief.
(c) Miss Ethel Hook.
(d) Three baboons.
4. Where do the narrator and Bob Briggs meet at the outset of the novel?
(a) The Hollywood Cemetery.
(b) The Studio Commissary.
(c) Murcia, California.
(d) The Cottonwood Ranch.
5. What is the name of Bob Briggs' wife?
(d) Miss Ethel Hook.
6. How does Dr. Poole become separated from his team?
(a) He stops to observe an unusual species of plant.
(b) He decides to confront the aggressive baboons in a nearby village.
(c) He stops to propose marriage to Miss Ethel Hook.
(d) He becomes injured, and the others will not slow for him.
7. 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 writing "NO" on their clothing.
(d) By tattooing them on the shoulders.
8. By the time Cottonwood Ranch is visited, how long had William Tallis been dead?
(a) Two days.
(b) Four years.
(c) Six weeks.
(d) Eighteen months.
9. What became of William Tallis' second wife?
(a) She died from cancer.
(b) She ran off with another man.
(c) She committed suicide after Mr. Tallis died.
(d) She was persecuted for being Jewish and was killed.
10. The Chief figure declares that he is operating under what type of government?
(a) A Democracy.
(b) An Autocratic.
(c) A Dictatorship.
(d) A Republic.
11. In the beginning of the screenplay, the narrator warns that "all too often" Art takes Nature and __________.
(a) Crafts only the wicked.
(b) Manufactures only the ludicrous.
(c) Denies all but the lowest organisms.
(d) Produces only the sublime.
12. The primitives' religious leader presses a young woman about what matter, eventually beating her?
(a) The Power of Belial.
(b) The Suffering of Mankind.
(c) The Nature of Woman.
(d) The Beauty of Nature.
13. Where is Cottonwood Ranch located?
(a) Murcia, California.
(b) Outside of Chicago, Illinois.
(c) New Zealand.
(d) Hollywood, California.
14. What group of artists does Bob Briggs compare himself to in "Tallis"?
(a) The Baroque Composers.
(b) The Surrealist Writers.
(c) The Impressionist Painters.
(d) The Romantic Poets.
15. What is Loola's nickname for Dr. Poole?
(a) Pooh Bear.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dr. Poole tell Chief about why New Zealand was spared in the World War?
2. What is the occupation of Bob Briggs?
3. What is the foundation of modern life to the narrator?
4. Why was New Zealand spared from the destruction that ravaged the rest of the planet?
5. Why are the primitives unable to make clothes?
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