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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 afraid.
(b) He thinks he is unsound.
(c) He thinks he is an expert.
(d) He thinks he is uneducated.

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

3. Why does Bill not help people in the beginning of Chapter Four?
(a) He is cruel.
(b) He is unable to see.
(c) He sees they are slowly losing control.
(d) He sees they do not need assistance.

4. Why does Bill have trouble solving his hunger problem at first?
(a) He does not have money.
(b) He does not want to break the law.
(c) He cannot find food.
(d) He cannot find a shop.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What caused Josella to have to leave her vehicle as she went to find the doctor?

2. Where does Bill take the young woman?

3. Where do Josella and Bill stay on the first evening?

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

5. What does the main character admit the triffids did for him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Give a brief explanation of the various speculations pertaining to the coming of the triffids.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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.

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

(see the answer keys)

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