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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 the triffid do at the end of Chapter Four?
(a) It dies.
(b) It kills Josella.
(c) It attacks the car.
(d) It begins to 'talk'.

2. What was considered the main problem in the world prior to the triffids?
(a) Lack of water.
(b) Lack of oxygen.
(c) Lack of sunlight.
(d) Lack of food.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Bill and Josella agree the light in the night came from?

2. What was the result of this event?

3. What does the sighted leader of blind drunks take from the streets and give to one of the men?

4. What happened to Bill as a child that caused curiosity about triffids?

5. What is the man at the end of Chapter 1 going to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain Vorless' opinion on the new role of men and women in society.

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

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

5. Describe the circumstances that resulted in Bill's hospitalization.

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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