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. What is the Thunder Child?
(a) A tank.
(b) A horse.
(c) A warship.
(d) A large gun.

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

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

4. Why is the narrator's brother not very concerned about the narrator at first?
(a) He gets a letter from the narrator.
(b) His wife tells him not to worry.
(c) He does not believe that the Martians exist.
(d) The Martians have not been reported as a threat.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do the soldier and the narrator bring with them when they decide to leave Woking?

3. Why does the narrator's brother fail to travel to the narrator's home?

4. Why does the narrator hit the curate over the head?

5. Who does not die in the heat ray?

(see the answer key)

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