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

2. What emotion best describes Dr. Poole's state of mind after the mating rituals?
(a) Pride.
(b) Guilt.
(c) Joy.
(d) Scientific curiosity.

3. What does the Arch Vicar call the calamity of World War that destroyed most of the world?
(a) The Dimestore Disaster.
(b) The Thing.
(c) The Nuke.
(d) The Event.

4. What is NOT given to Dr. Poole when he is assigned a job?
(a) Loola for his assistant.
(b) A plot of land.
(c) Several laborers.
(d) A laboratory.

5. Loola notes that Dr. Poole is different from the primitive men in what way?
(a) He likes to talk to her.
(b) He finds no value in books.
(c) He expresses contempt for deformed babies.
(d) He is a man of action rather than words.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who assigns jobs in the primitive community?

2. What book does Dr. Poole read from while courting Loola?

3. In his conversation with Dr. Poole, the Arch Vicar shows himself to be an expert in which field?

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

5. According to the Arch Vicar, how do Men destroy themselves?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the moment in which Dr. Poole and Loola discover romantic feelings for one another, rather than lust.

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

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

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

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

6. According to the Arch Vicar, did Belial need the atomic bomb to assure the destruction of mankind?

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

8. What discussion do the Chief, Arch Vicar, and Dr. Poole have concerning food production?

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

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

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