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. Why do the humans not know what the heat ray is?
(a) It is hidden.
(b) It is invisible.
(c) It does not exist.
(d) It is made of unknown materials.

2. What saves some people from the first heat ray?
(a) A tree trunk.
(b) A mound of sand.
(c) A metal shield.
(d) A group of soldiers.

3. In the days immediately following the first heat ray, the only people that know about it live in what town?
(a) London.
(b) Chobham.
(c) Woking.
(d) Ottershaw.

4. Henderson sends news of the cylinder to his colleagues in what city?
(a) Bristol.
(b) London.
(c) Lincoln.
(d) Oxford.

5. What color are the gas jets?
(a) White.
(b) Red.
(c) Yellow.
(d) Green.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the narrator's local newspaper?

2. What do the people near the cylinder hear coming from inside of it at the end of the first day after the cylinder crashes?

3. How large in diameter is the first cylinder?

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

5. How many policemen are sent to the common after the heat ray?

(see the answer key)

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