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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. What relationship does the Arch Vicar urge for Dr. Poole with respect to the church?
2. What is the most obvious difference between Arch Vicar's community and the Hots?
3. Why is Chief displeased with Dr. Poole and his opinion of food production?
4. As Dr. Poole and Loola have sex, what is the Arch Vicar doing?
5. What is Polly's perspective on her deformed baby?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Arch Vicar defend his religion's practices with respect to Dr. Poole's own religion?
2. Describe the circumstances of Dr. Poole's rape.
3. Describe the final scene of the film involving William Tallis' gravestone.
4. What is peculiar about the babies being prepared for the Purification Ceremonies?
5. Provide the following characters' views on sex: the Arch Vicar, the Chief, and Dr. Poole.
6. Why does Loola feel that Dr. Poole is different from other men she has known?
7. How does the Arch Vicar find out about Dr. Poole's escape? How does he react?
8. Does the Arch Vicar wish for Dr. Poole to join the church? Why or why not?
9. How is Loola finally swayed to run away with Dr. Poole?
10. Describe the scene, including the chanting, taking place in the Los Angeles Coliseum at the height of the Purification Ceremonies.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Allusions are a frequent presence in Ape and Essence. Choose four literary allusions and explain their significance and meaning.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the Hots Community. What are their beliefs? How were they formed? What is their culture like? Why does Dr. Poole wish to flee to this community?
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