The War of the Worlds Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 15, What Had Happened in Surrey.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the people gathering around the cylinder initially react to it?
(a) It scares them.
(b) They are indifferent to it.
(c) They are disappointed.
(d) They are angry.

2. How many policemen are sent to the common after the heat ray?
(a) Seven.
(b) Three.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Five.

3. Who owns the property on which the first cylinder crashes?
(a) Lord Hilton.
(b) Lord Harrington.
(c) Lord Vasser.
(d) Lord William.

4. A soldier tells the narrator that when a man waved a flag on a long pole at the Martians, the Martians responded by:
(a) Attacking him.
(b) Pulling him into the pit.
(c) Shooting at him.
(d) Ignoring him.

5. About what time does the Martian attack of Surrey start?
(a) 11:00 AM.
(b) Midnight.
(c) 3:00 PM.
(d) 8:00 PM.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the London newspaper's headline the day after the first cylinder crashes?

2. What happens to a few people when the crowd is escaping from the heat ray?

3. What is a "sapper?"

4. Why do the humans not know what the heat ray is?

5. What is the name of the professional organization for astronomers?

(see the answer key)

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