2. For purposes of determining whether a request for continued examination is in
accordance with proper USPTO rules and procedure, in which of the following situations
will prosecution be considered closed?
(A) The last Office action is a final rejection.
(B) The last Office action is an Office action under Ex Parte Quayle.
(C) A notice of allowance has issued following a reply to a first Office action.
(D) The application is under appeal.
(E) All of the above.
All of the answers relate to the evidence of the close of prosecution and, hence, E
is the answer since it includes all of them.