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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Whose body does Ballard visualize injured in a series of accidents at various stages of her life?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His mother.
(c) His wife.
(d) His sister.
2. At the Road Research Laboratory, when does Ballard feel his sense of disembodiment and unreality increase?
(a) When Vaughan appears.
(b) When the cars crash.
(c) When the film plays.
(d) When the visitors arrive.
3. Ballard states that in the last weeks with Vaughan, the women Vaughan brought to the car each night began to resemble who more closely?
(c) Raquel Welch.
(d) Elizabeth Taylor.
4. 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 it did occur.
(b) Because he wanted something else to occur.
(c) Because he no longer wanted it to occur.
(d) Because it didn't occur.
5. Why does Ballard adjust the rear view mirror as he drives with Vaughan and the two airport prostitutes?
(a) To watch the two girls have sex.
(b) To watch Vaughan and the girl have sex.
(c) To see if Seagrave is following them.
(d) To see if Catherine is following them.
6. Ballard sees that next to the photos of various wounds from Vaughan's questionnaire, there are details of what?
(a) The person's date of birth and death.
(b) The drugs used to treat the injury.
(c) The portion of the car that caused the injury.
(d) The make and model of the car.
7. Whose death does Ballard begin to think about in a "more calculated way" than the one Vaughan designed for a famous film actress?
8. According to Ballard, each of Gabrielle's body was a "ripening anthology of ______possibilities."
9. What is the name of the famous writer that Vaughan has an agency picture of for his questionnaire?
(a) Kurt Vonnegut.
(b) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(c) Albert Camus.
(d) Ernest Hemingway.
10. Who does Vaughan want Ballard to introduce him to?
(a) Sean Connery.
(b) Elizabeth Taylor.
(c) Paul Newman.
(d) Julie Andrews.
11. When Renata meets Ballard in the parking lot of the studio, what does she ask him about the crushed Citroen Pallas saloon car?
(a) If Paul Newman will drive it.
(b) If Julie Andrews will drive it.
(c) If Sean Connery will drive it.
(d) If Elizabeth Taylor will drive it.
12. Ballard states that Vaughan was only interesting to Ballard in relation to what?
(a) His camera.
(b) His intellect.
(c) His car.
(d) His fame.
13. When Catherine asks Ballard where his car is after the police leave the studio parking lot, what does he tell her?
(a) That Seagrave stole it.
(b) That it is at home because he didn't want to face the traffic.
(c) That Vaughan stole it.
(d) That it is at the garage because he crashed it.
14. Where do Vaughan, Gabrielle, and Ballard visit at Earls Court?
(a) A motor show.
(b) A hospital.
(c) A research lab.
(d) A studio.
15. How old are the "sharp-faced airport whores" Vaughan is arguing with when Ballard comes out of the bar?
(a) "As old as Queen Mum."
(b) "Barely older than schoolchildren."
(c) "Barely older than School marms."
(d) "As old as Queen and country."
Short Answer Questions
1. On the Harlington clearway, besides the customized fiberglass sports car, and a chauffeur-driven government saloon, what other car is involved a crash?
2. Why does Helen insist that she and Ballard follow Vaughan and Seagrave to Seagrave's home?
3. What is the name of the avenue that Ballard and Vaughan drive along with the two airport prostitutes?
4. What kind of equipment does Vaughan have in his apartment?
5. What is the effect on Ballard of Vaughan following him in his car?
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