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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. The desert tombstone has poetry from which poet inscribed on it?
(a) Ben Jonson.
(b) Walt Whitman.
(c) Percy Bysshe Shelley.
(d) W. B. Yeats.
2. According to the Arch Vicar, what does Man call Progress?
(a) The appeasement of Belial.
(b) The wickedness of graverobbing.
(c) The enlightenment of the soul.
(d) The destruction of the earth.
3. What does Flossie think about Loola's relationship with Dr. Poole?
(a) Flossie feels Loola and Dr. Poole should elope.
(b) Flossie encourages the relationship, as it may produce a healthy infant.
(c) Loola should stay away from Dr. Poole because he is possibly contagious with Belial's spirit.
(d) Loola should stay away from Dr. Poole, given his romantic lust.
4. How many laborers are assigned to Dr. Poole in his job?
(d) Two hundred.
5. What book does Dr. Poole read from while courting Loola?
(a) William Tallis' Ape and Essence.
(b) A book of Shelley's poetry.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Shakespeare's love sonnets.
Short Answer Questions
1. The Arch Vicar's church structure is named after which saint?
2. Which of the following does the Arch Vicar NOT blame for world wars?
3. What injures Dr. Cudworth when he goes to look for Dr. Poole?
4. What is the name for those who do not obey the strict mating rituals of the Arch Vicar's religion?
5. Whose tombstone do Dr. Poole and Loola discover in the desert?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the moment in which Dr. Poole and Loola discover romantic feelings for one another, rather than lust.
2. According to the Arch Vicar, did Belial need the atomic bomb to assure the destruction of mankind?
3. What happens to young boys who show early signs of sexual aggression in the primitive community?
4. Describe the final scene of the film involving William Tallis' gravestone.
5. Describe the initial entrance of the Arch Vicar.
6. What commentary does the script narrator offer about joy (as described in a poem by Shelley) and the possibility of joy in the ape-mind?
7. Describe what occurs immediately preceding Dr. Poole's faint at the Purification Ceremonies.
8. What scientific reason does the script narrator give for the restrictive mating season of the primitives?
9. What became of the Canterbury and its crew, ultimately?
10. How does the Arch Vicar find out about Dr. Poole's escape? How does he react?
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