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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. How does Bill believe the triffids came to be?
(a) He thinks they spontaneously generated.
(b) He thinks they were a freak of nature.
(c) He thinks they are aliens.
(d) He thinks they were biologically developed.

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

3. Why does Walter believe triffids strike the head?
(a) They are trying to knock people unconscious.
(b) They are trying to blind people.
(c) They are trying to crack the skull.
(d) They are trying to deafen people.

4. Where does Josella suggest they go in the morning?
(a) Lake District.
(b) Sussex Downs.
(c) Dartmoor.
(d) Exmoor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Josella and Bill go to Clerkenwell once they leave Josella's home?

2. What alerted Josella to the crisis?

3. What does Bill point out to Josella after the argument?

4. What do Bill and Josella see in the night that chooses for them where to go in the morning?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain how the seeds of the triffid came to spread across the world, according to the story by Bill of Umberto Palanguez.

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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