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

2. How does Bill make the solution to his hunger even more acceptable?
(a) He offers to help the person who makes his food.
(b) He offers part of the dead animal to others.
(c) He pays for his food.
(d) He offers his garden food to others.

3. How does Bill solve the hunger issue to his standards?
(a) He pays someone to make him a sandwich.
(b) He enters a shop that has already been broken into.
(c) He finds an animal and kills it for food.
(d) He eats food from his own garden.

4. Who is Elspeth Cary?
(a) A doctor.
(b) A lawyer.
(c) A nurse.
(d) A reporter.

5. What is the result of Bill's attempts with the sighted leader of the drunks?
(a) He is hit.
(b) He is killed.
(c) He is laughed at.
(d) He is taken captive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator note occurred on May 7th?

2. What is the young woman's name?

3. Why does Bill have trouble solving his hunger problem at first?

4. What feeling does Bill have at the end of Chapter Three?

5. What does Beadley encourage the group they can do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the potential uses of satellites, according to Bill?

2. Do you agree with Bill's statement at the end of Chapter Six that man is lost without his ability to see? Why or why not?

3. What is revealed about the triffids in Chapter Four, and how is this revealed in the book?

4. Explain why Bill decides to go to London at the beginning of Chapter Three?

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

6. Describe the argument between the sighted leader of the blind at the gates of University Tower and the sighted leaders of the sighted colony at the university.

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

8. Describe the walking style of a triffid.

9. Explain what the landlord at the end of chapter 1 plans on doing, and how.

10. Explain the difference between Josella's view of triffids and Bill's. Why are they do drastically different?

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