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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. How did Josella avoid being blinded?
(a) She was asleep.
(b) She was at work.
(c) She was at a party.
(d) She was in the hospital.

2. Where did the main character, William Masen, grow up?
(a) A southern suburb of Dublin.
(b) A southern suburb of London.
(c) A northern suburb of Venice.
(d) A northern suburb of Chicago.

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

4. What does the main character admit the triffids did for him?
(a) Made him happy.
(b) Saved his life.
(c) Made him wealthy.
(d) Made him popular.

5. Where does the narrator go first when he leaves the hospital?
(a) A Laundromat.
(b) A pub.
(c) A police station.
(d) A grocery store.

Short Answer Questions

1. What example does Vorless use to show his point about belief?

2. What does the Colonel suggest the colony does immediately?

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

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

5. What does Bill recall Walter saying about the triffids and blind men?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

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

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

7. Why does Bill not kill the man holding Josella captive?

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

9. What is happening to society at the beginning of Chapter Four, and why?

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

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