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

2. How many houses around the pit catch fire on Friday night?
(a) Eight.
(b) Six.
(c) One.
(d) Twenty.

3. About how many people surround the pit the morning after the cylinder lands?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Five.
(c) One hundred.
(d) Thirty.

4. About how many people does the heat ray kill?
(a) Twelve.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Forty.
(d) Fifty.

5. What are the little boys doing to the cylinder the morning after it crashes?
(a) Trying to open it.
(b) Daring each other to touch it.
(c) Throwing rocks at it.
(d) Yelling at it.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What saves some people from the first heat ray?

4. What do the first visitors to the cylinder think is inside it at first?

5. What are the men trying to do to the cylinder the day after it crashes?

(see the answer key)

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