The War of the Worlds Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 8, Friday Night.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What do the first visitors to the cylinder think is inside it at first?
(a) A man.
(b) A strange creature.
(c) A Martian invader.
(d) An animal.

4. What do people hear coming from the pit a few nights after the cylinder crashes?
(a) Hammering.
(b) Beeping.
(c) Crying.
(d) Drilling.

5. What comes out of the pit after the Deputation signals the Martians?
(a) A Martian.
(b) Green smoke.
(c) Fire.
(d) A missle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can survive the heat ray?

2. Who does not die in the heat ray?

3. How do most people react to the invasion on the first Friday after the cylinder lands?

4. Over what town is the gas jet first spotted?

5. What is the man selling near the pit shortly after the cylinder crashes?

(see the answer key)

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