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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Oil derricks can still be seen in the water outside of shore.
(c) They crash-land because of a dense fog.
(d) They use sonar technology to find land.

3. What is the name for the team of scientists at the heart of Ape and Essence?
(a) The California Knowledge Project.
(b) The Post-War Analysis Committee.
(c) The New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition.
(d) The Association for New Horizons.

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

5. Who orders Dr. Poole to be buried up to his waist by the gravediggers?
(a) Loola.
(b) Flossie.
(c) Chief.
(d) Miss Ethel Hook.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who kidnaps Dr. Poole?

2. Why is Chief concerned that no women produced healthy babies this season?

3. Why did William Tallis write "Ape and Essence"?

4. Which great fear does Loola confide to Dr. Poole when they first meet?

5. What became of William Tallis' second wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition, and what is its mission?

2. List the allusions/references found in this section of the text.

3. List the allusions/references found in this section of the text.

4. Why was Gandhi killed according to the narrator?

5. Describe the moment involving a religious rite practiced by the Satanic Science Practitioner.

6. Describe the opening of the movie "Ape and Essence."

7. Describe the scene in which baboons are gathered at a palace.

8. What is the importance of where Tallis preferred to be buried?

9. Why does the Chief order his gravediggers to bury Dr. Poole?

10. Set the scene for the opening of the novel. What is happening? When?

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