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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 Polly's perspective on her deformed baby?
(a) Polly loves the child, but is willing to sacrifice it for the greater good.
(b) Polly loves the child and does not want to see him killed.
(c) Polly hates the child, and feels it has earned its fate.
(d) Polly is indifferent to the child, and is not present for its sacrifice.

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

3. What does the congregation chant as the babies are sacrificed?
(a) Glory to Belial.
(b) Glory Be to God and All Above.
(c) All Hail Wickedness.
(d) Hallelujah We Are Saved.

4. What injures Dr. Cudworth when he goes to look for Dr. Poole?
(a) Gamma radiation.
(b) Malnutrition.
(c) An arrow shot by a primitive.
(d) A poisonous snake.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For about how long does Dr. Poole work on the assignment given to him by the primitive community?

2. What injures Miss Ethel Hook when she goes to look for Dr. Poole?

3. Whose tombstone do Dr. Poole and Loola discover in the desert?

4. The Hots community has what relationship to the government of the primitives?

5. On what structure are the babies sacrificed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Provide the following characters' views on sex: the Arch Vicar, the Chief, and Dr. Poole.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is peculiar about the babies being prepared for the Purification Ceremonies?

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