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. Why do the humans not know what the heat ray is?
(a) It is invisible.
(b) It is made of unknown materials.
(c) It does not exist.
(d) It is hidden.

2. What does the narrator first call the cylinder?
(a) The Monster.
(b) The Thing.
(c) It.
(d) The Rocket.

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

4. How do the people gathering around the cylinder initially react to it?
(a) They are indifferent to it.
(b) It scares them.
(c) They are angry.
(d) They are disappointed.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What are the men trying to do to the cylinder the day after it crashes?

3. What disability does Henderson have?

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

5. How far is Mars from Earth?

(see the answer key)

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