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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 is the young woman's name?
(a) Josella Smith.
(b) Josella Playton.
(c) Josella Jones.
(d) Josella Russell.

2. How does the blind man have the woman held captive?
(a) She is tied to a wall, with her hands also tied.
(b) She is tied to a wall, with her feet bound.
(c) She is tied to him, with her feet bound.
(d) She is tied to him, with her hands also tied.

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

4. What did Bill's father want him to do for a living?
(a) He wanted him to become a doctor.
(b) He wanted him to become an accountant.
(c) He wanted him to become a lawyer.
(d) He wanted him to become a banker.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the elderly man Bill sees in the beginning of Chapter Four carry?

2. What did Bill's father do for a living?

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

4. Where do Bill and Josella go at the end of Chapter Four?

5. What does Bill hear as he eats in the garden?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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.

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

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

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

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