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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 Loola's initial perspective on her night of sex with Dr. Poole?
(a) He was a terrible lover.
(b) He was more fun than her other partners.
(c) She loves him desperately.
(d) Given her cultural background, she is entirely indifferent.

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

3. What is the reason that sex has become seasonal for the primitive community?
(a) Gamma radiation has interfered with female hormones.
(b) It is culturally ingrained and has no physical causation.
(c) To control the population, sex is performed during certain moon phases.
(d) Men are given regular injections of testosterone.

4. What does the Arch Vicar blame for famine and war?
(a) A failure to understand history.
(b) Drug use.
(c) Greed.
(d) Overpopulation.

5. Why is Miss Ethel Hook administered a sedative by the crew of the Canterbury?
(a) She becomes furious at Dr. Cudworth for his failure to read their map correctly.
(b) She cannot fathom the notion of leaving Dr. Poole.
(c) She tries to engineer a mutiny after becoming fed up with the captain.
(d) Her wounds are fatal, and she is put out of her misery.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Dr. Poole react to Polly's child being killed?

2. According to the Arch Vicar, why do his people worship the Devil?

3. According to Dr. Poole, why can Belial never win the war for humanity's soul?

4. In what year did William Tallis die?

5. How does the Arch Vicar respond when Dr. Poole expresses horror at the sight of blood at the sacrifice of the babies?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Arch Vicar find out about Dr. Poole's escape? How does he react?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the final scene of the film involving William Tallis' gravestone.

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

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