I am arrested for driving without a license. The policeman leads me to the bank of a muddy river and hands me a thick sheaf of paper. “This is a test to determine your moral character,” he says. I leaf through it; it’s just page after page of multiple-choice Planet of the Apes trivia questions.
I am upset because I know next to nothing about the subject. “How are you supposed to determine my moral character just from Planet of the Apes trivia questions?” I cry.
“Well,” he explains, “there are a lot of them.”