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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do Bill and Josella go at the end of Chapter Four?
(a) To China.
(b) Back to London.
(c) To the United States.
(d) To Ireland.

2. What does Bill claim is the reason there were few wars in the time immediately prior to the triffids?
(a) Everyone believed the same things, politically.
(b) Everyone lived happily together.
(c) No one believed their chances of winning were good.
(d) No one had contact with one another.

3. What is one theory of how the triffids appeared?
(a) They were planted by a radical group.
(b) They were spontaneously generated.
(c) They were planted by gardeners.
(d) They were magical.

4. How does the narrator learn that blindness has afflicted people?
(a) He watches a news cast on television.
(b) He hears it on the radio.
(c) He finds blind persons in a ward.
(d) A nurse explains it to him.

5. What does the man in Chapter Three steal for the young mother and her child?
(a) Cheese.
(b) Grapes.
(c) Oranges.
(d) Meat.

6. Why does Bill seem to be looking forward to the future?
(a) He can find a new wife.
(b) He can find a new profession.
(c) He is no longer employed.
(d) He is no longer a cog, but his own master.

7. How does the narrator follow the event?
(a) By radio.
(b) By internet postings.
(c) He watches it.
(d) By television.

8. What does Beadley encourage the group they can do?
(a) Rebuild the world.
(b) Capture the blind.
(c) Take care of the blind.
(d) Take over the triffids.

9. How does Bill believe the triffids came to be?
(a) He thinks they spontaneously generated.
(b) He thinks they were biologically developed.
(c) He thinks they were a freak of nature.
(d) He thinks they are aliens.

10. What example does Vorless use to show his point about belief?
(a) That people have been stealing supplies.
(b) That people have been fighting one another.
(c) That people have been raping women.
(d) That people have been killing others.

11. What did Bill's father want him to do for a living?
(a) He wanted him to become a doctor.
(b) He wanted him to become a banker.
(c) He wanted him to become a lawyer.
(d) He wanted him to become an accountant.

12. Why does Josella wear such extravagant clothing the first evening Bill and she are together?
(a) She is saying goodbye to frivolity.
(b) She is trying to entice Bill.
(c) She always dresses in such a manner.
(d) She is trying to reclaim her beauty.

13. What does Bill reveal about radio broadcasts?
(a) Those in other countries are still functioning.
(b) They are jumbled.
(c) They are normal.
(d) There are none.

14. Who is the young woman on the committee at the meeting?
(a) A scientist.
(b) A sociologist.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A nurse.

15. What does Umberto Christofoto Palanguez bring to the Arctic & European Fish Oil Company?
(a) Pink triffid oil.
(b) Triffid plants.
(c) Triffid instructions.
(d) Triffid seeds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the result of Bill's attempts with the sighted leader of the drunks?

2. Why do Josella and Bill go to Clerkenwell once they leave Josella's home?

3. What does Vorless, the sociologist, say about belief?

4. What brings Bill into the alley where he finds a blind man and his captive?

5. What does Walter Lucknor claim the plants are doing when they strike their three sticks against their base?

(see the answer keys)

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