The War of the Worlds Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 10, In the Storm.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Over what town is the gas jet first spotted?
(a) Woking.
(b) Wincester.
(c) London.
(d) Leatherhead.

2. What happens to the narrator as he runs home after the heat ray?
(a) He runs into his wife.
(b) He passes out.
(c) He gets into a fight.
(d) He steals a horse.

3. About how many people does the heat ray kill?
(a) Twelve.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Forty.
(d) Fifty.

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

5. Who does not die in the heat ray?
(a) A Martian.
(b) Henderson.
(c) Ogilvy.
(d) Stent.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much light does Mars receive from the Sun, compared to the light Earth receives?

2. How large in diameter is the first cylinder?

3. What comes out of the pit after the Deputation signals the Martians?

4. What must first be present in order for life to begin according to the narrator?

5. What is a "sapper?"

(see the answer key)

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