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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 do the Canterbury scientists ultimately decide to do about Dr. Poole?
(a) Kill him.
(b) Air bomb the entire area.
(c) Stage a military rescue.
(d) Leave him.

2. According to Dr. Poole, what happens when "evil is carried to the limit"?
(a) It destroys mankind.
(b) It is always counteracted by great good.
(c) It destroys itself.
(d) It becomes good.

3. When Dr. Poole and Loola stop for a night after their escape, they are thirty miles outside of what town?
(a) San Diego.
(b) Phoenix.
(c) Las Vegas.
(d) Lancaster.

4. What is the result of Dr. Poole and Loola's discussion in a car garage toward the end of the novel?
(a) They agree to run away together.
(b) They agree to stay in the primitive community, but try to change its laws and customs.
(c) They agree they must stay, but they make plans to shepherd their child to the Hots community.
(d) They agree Dr. Poole must flee north, but Loola must stay.

5. The Arch Vicar's church structure is named after which saint?
(a) St. Jerome.
(b) St. Michael.
(c) St. Azazel.
(d) St. Peter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the congregation chant as the babies are sacrificed?

2. What is Loola's initial perspective on her night of sex with Dr. Poole?

3. Who is at the very top of the religious hierarchy in the primitive community?

4. As Dr. Poole and Loola have sex, what is the Arch Vicar doing?

5. What is Loola threatened with when she objects to her assigned job?

Short Essay Questions

1. What scientific reason does the script narrator give for the restrictive mating season of the primitives?

2. Describe the circumstances of Dr. Poole's rape.

3. Why does Loola feel that Dr. Poole is different from other men she has known?

4. What restrictions are placed on mating in the primitive community? What happens to those who dare to disobey?

5. What is the Arch Vicar's stance on the reality of demonic possession?

6. What happens to young boys who show early signs of sexual aggression in the primitive community?

7. How does the poetry of Percy Shelley contribute to the development of romance between Dr. Poole and Loola?

8. 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?

9. What is Dr. Poole's reasoning for why Belial can never win in his battle against mankind?

10. Describe the scene, including the chanting, taking place in the Los Angeles Coliseum at the height of the Purification Ceremonies.

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