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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. What does Beadley think of Bill in relation to triffids?
(a) He thinks he is an expert.
(b) He thinks he is unsound.
(c) He thinks he is afraid.
(d) He thinks he is uneducated.

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

3. What is his response to what he hears in the garden?
(a) He yells for silence.
(b) He screams.
(c) He cries.
(d) He sits quietly.

4. What book does Josella admit she wrote?
(a) Sex is Fun.
(b) Sex is Sexy.
(c) Sex is My Adventure.
(d) Sex is Sin.

5. Where does Bill go at the end of Chapter Three?
(a) Out into the world.
(b) To his parents' house.
(c) Into a hospital.
(d) Into a bar.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bill make the solution to his hunger even more acceptable?

2. Where does Josella suggest they go in the morning?

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

4. What day does the narrator compare Wednesday to, based on sound?

5. Who does Bill meet first in Chapter Three?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why the Colonel and the others want to leave London?

2. What surprises Josella about her actions when she was captive?

3. Describe the scene where the narrator first learns of the blindness that plagues mankind.

4. Explain Bill's response to the argument at the gate between the sighted and the blind.

5. Describe the events of the night of May 7th, in terms of what the narrator notes is said to have occurred, according to history books.

6. Describe why Bill finds it difficult at first to break the law, even for food.

7. Describe the walking style of a triffid.

8. What is revealed about the new use for sighted children and blind women in Chapter Three?

9. Describe the different aspects of society Bill and Josella say goodbye to in Chapter Five.

10. Explain how the seeds of the triffid came to spread across the world, according to the story by Bill of Umberto Palanguez.

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