The War of the Worlds Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Chapter 6, The Work of Fifteen Days.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the narrator decide to take his wife when his chimney is cracked?
(a) Leatherhead.
(b) Cambridge.
(c) Westminster.
(d) London.

2. Where do the Martian disks first emerge according to the soldier?
(a) Under London.
(b) A river.
(c) The ocean.
(d) The common.

3. What direction do the Martians head after they attack Surrey?
(a) North.
(b) West.
(c) South.
(d) East.

4. What happens to the house near Kew when the narrator and curate take refuge there?
(a) It is so old that boards start to fall off of the walls.
(b) The curate knocks out some of the windows.
(c) A cylinder falls next to it and destroys part of it.
(d) A Martian tripod destroys part of it.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How is the soldier separated from his unit?

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

4. What color is the weed that seems to be everywhere around the ruined house?

5. What color are the gas jets?

(see the answer key)

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