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. What color is the first Martian's skin?
(a) Orange.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Pink.
(d) Gray.

2. The narrator describes the Martians as being about the size of what animal?
(a) A dog.
(b) A bear.
(c) A lion.
(d) A cat.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the narrator react when the first Martian falls out of the cylinder?

3. Why do the humans not know what the heat ray is?

4. What does the narrator tell his wife about the Martians in order to reassure her?

5. What color are the gas jets?

(see the answer key)

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