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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 the Arch Vicar, how do Men destroy themselves?
2. What job is assigned to Loola after her job review?
3. According to the Arch Vicar, what makes men into cowards, saints, and humans?
4. Which desert do Dr. Poole and Loola cross to escape the primitive community?
5. Who comforts Polly when her baby is being taken to be killed?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Arch Vicar defend his religion's practices with respect to Dr. Poole's own religion?
2. According to the Arch Vicar, did Belial need the atomic bomb to assure the destruction of mankind?
3. Describe what occurs immediately preceding Dr. Poole's faint at the Purification Ceremonies.
4. Describe the moment in which Dr. Poole and Loola discover romantic feelings for one another, rather than lust.
5. List the allusions/references found in this section of the text.
6. What became of the Canterbury and its crew, ultimately?
7. What effect has the Industrial Revolution had on humanity according to the Arch Vicar?
8. Describe the initial entrance of the Arch Vicar.
9. What is Dr. Poole's reasoning for why Belial can never win in his battle against mankind?
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
Explain the fictionalized world history put forth by Ape and Essence. How was the majority of mankind destroyed? Why was New Zealand spared? How does fear of war relate to the time period Huxley was writing in?
Essay Topic 2
Ape and Essence is structure with a narrative frame. Explain the nature of this narrative frame and what effect the "story-within-a-story" has on reader comprehension and interpretation of the events.
Essay Topic 3
Explain why Huxley may have chosen to start Ape and Essence on the date of Gandhi's assassination. Explain Gandhi's historical significance. What kind of insight might an understanding of Gandhi's teaching have on some of the themes and messages of the book?
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