The War of the Worlds Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 4, The Cylinder Opens.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who asks the narrator to go to the landowner's estate with him?
(a) Ogilvy.
(b) A soldier.
(c) A construction worker.
(d) Henderson.

2. Where does the narrator meet the man who owns the land where the cylinder crashes?
(a) In a restaurant.
(b) On the common.
(c) The train station.
(d) His house.

3. Who is Henderson?
(a) An astronomer.
(b) A journalist.
(c) A blacksmith.
(d) A doctor.

4. Who is Ogilvy?
(a) An astronomer.
(b) A philosopher.
(c) A reporter.
(d) A laborer.

5. How does the narrator react when he reads an article about the cylinder at the end of Chapter 2?
(a) He heads back to the crash site.
(b) He decides to hide.
(c) He panics.
(d) He makes plans to leave town.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator first call the cylinder?

2. How far is Mars from the sun according to the narrator?

3. The narrator describes the Martians as being about the size of what animal?

4. How far is Mars from Earth?

5. What color are the gas jets?

(see the answer key)

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