The War of the Worlds Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 7, How I Reached Home.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the villagers react to the narrator's story when he runs into the village after the heat ray?
(a) They push him.
(b) They pry him for details.
(c) They ignore him.
(d) They laugh at him.

2. How does the narrator say he feels on his way home from the heat ray incident?
(a) Angry.
(b) Ordinary.
(c) Uneasy.
(d) Scared.

3. What is a Deputation?
(a) A group of journalists.
(b) A group of delegates.
(c) A group of police officers.
(d) A group of soldiers.

4. What are the gas jets in the sky originally assumed to be?
(a) Missiles.
(b) Meteorites.
(c) People.
(d) Rockets.

5. What is the man selling near the pit shortly after the cylinder crashes?
(a) Lemonade.
(b) Drawings.
(c) Souvenirs.
(d) Sweets.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the villagers react when the first visitors to the cylinder spread the news?

2. Who is the first person to see the cylinder when it crashes?

3. What is the name of the Astronomer Royal?

4. How far is Mars from Earth?

5. What are the little boys doing to the cylinder the morning after it crashes?

(see the answer key)

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