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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What kind of primate represents the "least among man," according to the narrator?
(a) The chimpanzee.
(b) The cheeky monkey.
(c) The baboon.
(d) The gorilla.

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

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

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

7. What does Dr. Schneeglock blame for Dr. Poole's lack of a fulfillment of his promise?
(a) Dr. Poole is a gambler with significant debts.
(b) Dr. Poole still lives with his mother.
(c) Dr. Poole is promiscuous and cannot stay with one woman.
(d) Dr. Poole's mother died when he was only a baby.

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

9. Who is living on Tallis' Cottonwood Ranch when it is visited by the filmmaker(s)?
(a) The Lublin family.
(b) The Briggs family.
(c) The Tallis family.
(d) The Coulton family.

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

11. Why did William Tallis write "Ape and Essence"?
(a) He wanted to warn people about the fluoride put in the nation's water supply.
(b) He wrote the script on a bet with a friend.
(c) He wanted to earn money to send to his granddaughter.
(d) He wanted to became a world-famous film director.

12. In the beginning of the screenplay, baboons have gathered in what place?
(a) A supermarket.
(b) A cemetery.
(c) A library.
(d) A palace.

13. 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.

14. The Chief figure declares that he is operating under what type of government?
(a) A Democracy.
(b) A Dictatorship.
(c) An Autocratic.
(d) A Republic.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Loola feel about the beating of the young woman at the hands of the primitives' religious leader?

2. Which is NOT part of the ceremony held to safeguard against having deformed babies?

3. Which book does Dr. Poole save from the book burning ordered by the Chief?

4. How does the narrator characterize the scientists from New Zealand?

5. The primitives' religious leader presses a young woman about what matter, eventually beating her?

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