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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. On what structure are the babies sacrificed?
2. According to the Arch Vicar, how do Men destroy themselves?
3. What job is given to Dr. Poole in the primitive community?
4. Why is Chief displeased with Dr. Poole and his opinion of food production?
5. What relationship does the Arch Vicar urge for Dr. Poole with respect to the church?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the final scene of the film involving William Tallis' gravestone.
2. Describe the scene, including the chanting, taking place in the Los Angeles Coliseum at the height of the Purification Ceremonies.
3. What became of the Canterbury and its crew, ultimately?
4. 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?
5. Provide the following characters' views on sex: the Arch Vicar, the Chief, and Dr. Poole.
6. Describe the events in which Dr. Poole and Loola are assigned new jobs in the primitive community.
7. What is Dr. Poole's reasoning for why Belial can never win in his battle against mankind?
8. What is the Arch Vicar's stance on the reality of demonic possession?
9. What is the Arch Vicar's theory of history? What does this have to do with the "Order of Things"?
10. Why does Loola feel that Dr. Poole is different from other men she has known?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many of the philosophical passages in Ape and Essence are devoted to the nature of evil. According to Dr. Poole, what is the nature of evil? What is the nature of evil to the Arch Vicar? In each man's view, what is man's relationship to Belial/evil? Can man improve his station or somehow overcome evil eventually?
Essay Topic 2
Ape and Essence presents a dystopic view of the future. What is a dystopia? What are the features of such a place? What specific aspects of Ape and Essence are dystopic? Why might an author depict such a dystopia?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the steps involved in the Purification Ceremonies of Belial's Day. What is the goal of the Purification Ceremonies? What is the religious belief system behind the ceremonies?
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