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. What happens to a few people when the crowd is escaping from the heat ray?
(a) They are captured by Martians.
(b) They are shot.
(c) They are arrested.
(d) They are crushed.

2. How far does the narrator have to drive his wife in the cart?
(a) Ten miles.
(b) Twelve blocks.
(c) Twelve miles.
(d) Seven miles.

3. How many houses around the pit catch fire on Friday night?
(a) One.
(b) Eight.
(c) Six.
(d) Twenty.

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

5. What are the gas jets in the sky originally assumed to be?
(a) Meteorites.
(b) Rockets.
(c) People.
(d) Missiles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Astronomer Royal?

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

3. Who is Henderson?

4. Who is Ogilvy?

5. Who is Marshall?

(see the answer key)

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