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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What kind of alcohol does Ballard buy from the bar?
2. What is the name of the avenue that Ballard and Vaughan drive along with the two airport prostitutes?
(a) Southhern Avenue.
(b) Northern Avenue.
(c) Western Avenue.
(d) Eastern Avenue.
3. What do the subjects who completed Vaughan's questionnaire all have in common?
(a) They witnessed a car crash.
(b) They have not been in car crash.
(c) They lost someone in a car crash.
(d) They have been in a car crash.
4. Who are the five film actresses Seagrave devised an "abattoir of sexual mutiliation" for Vaughan's questionnaire?
(a) Garbo, Jayne Mansfield, Elizabeth Taylor, Bardot, and Raquel Welch.
(b) Bette Davis, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Bardot, and Raquel Welch.
(c) Bette Davis, Jayne Mansfield, Elizabeth Taylor, Bardot, and Raquel Welch.
(d) Garbo, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Bardot, and Raquel Welch.
5. Whose body does Ballard visualize injured in a series of accidents at various stages of her life?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His wife.
(c) His sister.
(d) His mother.
6. According to Vaughan, who has never been in a major crash so "everything lies in the future for her?"
(a) Vera Seagrave
(b) Elizabeth Taylor.
7. In Ballard's last days with Vaughan, they no longer drive the motorway searching for accidents, but do what instead?
(a) Sleep in a motel behind the airport.
(b) Drink in a bar near Vaughan's apartment.
(c) Sit in a parking lot behind Ballard' apartment.
(d) Walk in a park near the airport.
8. Why does Ballard adjust the rear view mirror as he drives with Vaughan and the two airport prostitutes?
(a) To see if Seagrave is following them.
(b) To see if Catherine is following them.
(c) To watch Vaughan and the girl have sex.
(d) To watch the two girls have sex.
9. At the Road Research Laboratory, when does Ballard feel his sense of disembodiment and unreality increase?
(a) When Vaughan appears.
(b) When the visitors arrive.
(c) When the film plays.
(d) When the cars crash.
10. Why do the police signal to Vaughan when Ballard and Vaughan leave Ballard's studio?
(a) Because they want to question him regarding an outstanding warrant.
(b) Because they want to question him regarding his stalking Elizabeth Taylor.
(c) Because they want to question him regarding a pedestrian he ran over.
(d) Because they want to question him regarding a stolen vehicle.
11. What does Vaughan pick up that has been left by the police at an accident sight?
12. Where are Ballard, Catherine, and Vaughan when Catherine and Vaughan have sex in the backseat?
(a) A carwash.
(b) A park.
(c) An airport.
(d) A studio.
13. What fiberglass replica does Seagrave have in his show-room?
(a) A 1950's Austin.
(b) A 1930's Brooklands.
(c) A 1940's Hisso.
(d) A 1960's Jaguar.
14. According to Vaughan, why is it important for him to have Elizabeth Taylor fill out his questionnaire?
(a) Because she has never been in a car crash.
(b) Because none of the subjects named her in their fantasies.
(c) Because she is in all of the subjects fantasies.
(d) Because she has been in a car crash.
15. According to Ballard, Vaughan's fixation on the sex-death fantasy he created became more frustrated in his last days with him for what reason?
(a) Because he wanted something else to occur.
(b) Because he no longer wanted it to occur.
(c) Because it did occur.
(d) Because it didn't occur.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Vaughan ask Ballard to do when they got to Earls Court?
2. At the Road Research Laboratory, who does Helen stare at "almost as if they were patients whom she hoped to treat"?
3. Whose death does Ballard begin to think about in a "more calculated way" than the one Vaughan designed for a famous film actress?
4. What topic does Ballard realize he never discussed with Helen?
5. According to Ballard, who "resembled rows of the dead looking down at us from the galleries of a columbarium"?
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