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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Helen insist that she and Ballard follow Vaughan and Seagrave to Seagrave's home?
(a) Because Ballard doesn't trust Vaughan's motives.
(b) Because she doesn't trust Ballard's motives.
(c) Because she doesn't trust Vaughan's motives.
(d) Because Ballard doesn't trust Helen's motives.

2. Where do Vaughan, Gabrielle, and Ballard visit at Earls Court?
(a) A research lab.
(b) A hospital.
(c) A studio.
(d) A motor show.

3. How many cars collide at the junction of the eastern descent ramp of the flyover?
(a) Nine cars collide.
(b) Seven cars collide.
(c) Five cars collide.
(d) Three cars collide.

4. What fantasies does Vaughan teach Ballard to visualize?
(a) Death and injuries Ballard always pitied.
(b) Death and injuries Ballard always despised.
(c) Death and injuries Ballard always feared.
(d) Death and injuries Ballard always desired.

5. Who wears a back brace, steel clamps and has gas bacillus scars on her kneecaps?
(a) Gabrielle.
(b) Helen.
(c) Vera.
(d) Catherine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the avenue that Ballard and Vaughan drive along with the two airport prostitutes?

2. Ballard states that in the last weeks with Vaughan, the women Vaughan brought to the car each night began to resemble who more closely?

3. According to Ballard, who "resembled rows of the dead looking down at us from the galleries of a columbarium"?

4. According to Ballard, who wears her hair in a "simulated Afro wig"?

5. How old are the "sharp-faced airport whores" Vaughan is arguing with when Ballard comes out of the bar?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ballard respond to Vaughan's request to give one of the questionnaires to Elizabeth Taylor and what does it show about his character?

2. What does Ballard fantasize about as he has sex with Gabrielle and what does it mean?

3. What do Ballard and Vaughan do after they pick up two prostitutes and why is it relevant to the larger story?

4. Why does J.G. Ballard portray Vaughan's self-stimulation in the vehicle where a dentist recently died?

5. What kinds of photos are in the album Vaughan shows Ballard at Seagrave's house and what does Ballard notice about them?

6. What kinds of pictures does Ballard find in the questionnaire and what do they signify?

7. Who are the spectators at the accident site involving the taxi and limo and what role does the scene have in the larger story?

8. Why doesn't Ballard intervene on Elizabeth Taylor's behalf when he knew what Vaughan was capable of attempting to hurt her?

9. Where do Catherine and Vaughan have sex and why is it significant?

10. How does Gabrielle respond to Ballard's staring at the scars on her legs and how does Ballard interpret her response?

(see the answer keys)

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