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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. At what time is the news broadcast in the evening?
(a) Six o’clock.
(b) Eight o’clock.
(c) There is no evening broadcast.
(d) Ten o’clock.
2. During the one o’clock news bulletin, how are the birds described?
(a) As a nightmare.
(b) As a thick, black cloud.
(c) As bloodthirsty monsters.
(d) As a confused species.
3. What does Nat find most annoying about the radio news broadcaster?
(a) His accent.
(b) His stuttering speech.
(c) The terror he inflicts on listeners.
(d) The suaveness of his voice.
4. What is Mrs. Trigg’s reaction to Nat’s story about the previous night’s attack?
(a) She is skeptical.
(b) She is horrified.
(c) She is amused.
(d) She is confused.
5. What haunting sound does Nat hear when the birds start to attack on his way home from the bus stop?
(a) The birds’ screeching cry.
(b) The smash of automobiles crashing.
(c) The beating of wings.
(d) The screams of his neighbors.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many birds does Nat kill during the attack in the children’s bedroom?
2. Who does Mrs. Trigg suggest Nat should call to find out the reason behind the bird attacks?
3. Throughout the story, whom does Nat often order to “do what I tell you”?
4. What lighthearted offer does Mr. Trigg make to Nat for the next morning?
5. When Nat returns home from burying the bodies, what news does his wife deliver?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Nat think has caused the birds’ strange behavior?
2. What does Nat find irritating about the radio announcer’s voice, and why?
3. How does Mr. Trigg help the situation when Jill arrives at the bus stop?
4. How does Nat fight the birds away from his children during the first attack?
5. Why does Nat rush to the bus stop, early, to meet Jill from school?
6. How does Mrs. Hocken react when Nat starts boarding up the windows and doors?
7. What does Nat Hocken do for a living, and why does he enjoy it?
8. How does Nat protect himself from the bird attack as he runs home from Jill’s bus stop?
9. What is Nat’s mental state when he returns home from the bus stop?
10. What theory does Mrs. Trigg present as the origins of the strange birds?
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