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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 try to do to the sighted leader of the drunks?
(a) Report him.
(b) Hit him.
(c) Kill him.
(d) Join him.

2. Why did Josella move home following her success?
(a) She was being followed.
(b) She missed her family.
(c) People she didn't like began harassing her.
(d) She needed the money.

3. Who is Elspeth Cary?
(a) A doctor.
(b) A lawyer.
(c) A nurse.
(d) A reporter.

4. Where do Josella and Bill stay on the first evening?
(a) An extravagant apartment.
(b) Josella's home.
(c) A hovel.
(d) A hotel room.

5. Why does Josella wear such extravagant clothing the first evening Bill and she are together?
(a) She is saying goodbye to frivolity.
(b) She always dresses in such a manner.
(c) She is trying to reclaim her beauty.
(d) She is trying to entice Bill.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What brings Bill into the alley where he finds a blind man and his captive?

3. How does Bill solve the hunger issue to his standards?

4. What does Beadley note could have happened to the world?

5. Why does Bill have trouble solving his hunger problem at first?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what Bill believes caused the lights that blinded the world.

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

3. Explain Josella's fears about her wedding.

4. Explain how Coker meets with Bill again.

5. Describe how Joyce became poisoned and how she was saved.

6. Describe how Bill first discovers the plague, its symptoms, and its result.

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

8. Describe Bill's view of loneliness.

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

10. Describe how Bill finds London when he returns over time.

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