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 does the narrator say could kill all of the Martians, as he tries to reassure his wife?
(a) A firing squad.
(b) A bomb.
(c) A tank.
(d) A shell.

2. Who is the first person to see the cylinder when it crashes?
(a) Ogilvy.
(b) The narrator.
(c) A construction worker.
(d) Henderson.

3. What can survive the heat ray?
(a) Nothing.
(b) People.
(c) Plants.
(d) Animals.

4. What is the name of the Astronomer Royal?
(a) Smith.
(b) Silas.
(c) Stent.
(d) Stevens.

5. What do the first visitors to the cylinder think is inside it at first?
(a) An animal.
(b) A strange creature.
(c) A Martian invader.
(d) A man.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color is the first Martian's skin?

2. About how many people surround the pit the morning after the cylinder lands?

3. How does the narrator say he feels on his way home from the heat ray incident?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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