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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. How does the Arch Vicar respond when Dr. Poole expresses horror at the sight of blood at the sacrifice of the babies?
(a) Dr. Poole needs to be a man and toughen up.
(b) The blood represents the demons leaving the baby's body.
(c) The Arch Vicar hurries him away and agrees that it is a terrible sight.
(d) Dr. Poole's own religion is a history full of bloodshed.

2. What explanation does the Arch Vicar have for his community's restricted mating patterns?
(a) It is due to excessive gamma radiation.
(b) It is the Law of Belial.
(c) It is due to the powerful influence of the Hots community.
(d) It is necessary for survival.

3. Whose tombstone do Dr. Poole and Loola discover in the desert?
(a) Jefferson Thorpe.
(b) William Tallis.
(c) Belial.
(d) An unknown soldier.

4. What book does Dr. Poole read from while courting Loola?
(a) Shakespeare's love sonnets.
(b) The Bible.
(c) A book of Shelley's poetry.
(d) William Tallis' Ape and Essence.

5. Why is Chief displeased with Dr. Poole and his opinion of food production?
(a) Chief feels Dr. Poole is being overly optimistic.
(b) Chief wishes the process to go significantly faster.
(c) Dr. Poole is providing no plans to provide for most of Chief's favorite foods.
(d) Chief is convinced Dr. Poole wishes to poison the community.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Loola is assigned to her new job, who acts as a comforting friend and confidante?

2. What is the name for those who do not obey the strict mating rituals of the Arch Vicar's religion?

3. Which, according to the script's narrator, is not one of the "fruits of the ape-mind"?

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

5. At the end of the novel, where are Dr. Poole and Loola headed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Arch Vicar's explanation for why his people worship Belial, all the while acknowledging the being's evilness.

2. Describe the events in which Dr. Poole and Loola are assigned new jobs in the primitive community.

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

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

5. How does the Arch Vicar defend his religion's practices with respect to Dr. Poole's own religion?

6. What difference does the narrator make between conscience and customs?

7. What effect has the Industrial Revolution had on humanity according to the Arch Vicar?

8. What became of the Canterbury and its crew, ultimately?

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

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

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