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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 Bill recall Walter saying about the triffids and blind men?
(a) That the blind are not superior any longer.
(b) That the blind are superior to a triffid.
(c) That the blind are simple food for triffids.
(d) That the blind are like the triffids.

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

3. What falls from Umberto's plane?
(a) Triffid plants.
(b) Triffid seeds.
(c) Pink triffid oil.
(d) Triffid instructions.

4. What does Vorless, the sociologist, say about belief?
(a) Belief can be both right and wrong.
(b) Belief is always right.
(c) Belief is either right, or wrong.
(d) Belief can not be right or wrong, but only right for a specific population.

5. What does Bill hear as he eats in the garden?
(a) The sounds of traffic.
(b) The sounds of children playing.
(c) A woman playing piano and singing.
(d) A man playing piano and singing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Bill and Josella see at the gates of the University Tower?

2. What does Beadley think of Bill in relation to triffids?

3. What is the young woman's name?

4. Why does Vorless proclaim the community can support blind women?

5. What does Umberto Christofoto Palanguez bring to the Arctic & European Fish Oil Company?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Do you think the narrator is right to leave the blind group in the lobby of the hospital, knowing they cannot see to get out?

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

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

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

6. What clues does the narrator have that there is something wrong when he wakes in the hospital?

7. 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?

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

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

10. Explain the irony of the blind man Bill finds in Chapter Three, who was blind before the comet.

(see the answer keys)

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