Ape and Essence Test | Final Test - Hard

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

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

3. What does the congregation chant as the babies are sacrificed?

4. How many books has the Arch Vicar managed to save from destruction?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What effect has the Industrial Revolution had on humanity according to the Arch Vicar?

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

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

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

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

7. Does the Arch Vicar wish for Dr. Poole to join the church? Why or why not?

8. Describe what occurs immediately preceding Dr. Poole's faint at the Purification Ceremonies.

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

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

Essay Topics

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

Explain the relationship between Dr. Poole and Loola. Why are they compatible souls? What aspects of humanity do they share? Why is Loola different from the other primitives? What does Loola have that Miss Ethel Hook does not?

Essay Topic 3

The poetry of Percy Shelley is a crucial element in the novel. Examine the passages of Shelley's poetry engraved on William Tallis' gravestone. What does this poetry mean? Why was it chosen for the tombstone? What overall message should the reader take away from this poetry?

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