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

2. What is the name of the narrator's local newspaper?
(a) The Woking Journal.
(b) The Daily Chronicle.
(c) News of the Day.
(d) The Post-Dispatch.

3. What color are the gas jets?
(a) Red.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Green.
(d) White.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Henderson sends news of the cylinder to his colleagues in what city?

2. What is the name of the professional organization for astronomers?

3. What saves some people from the first heat ray?

4. What is Mars the god of in Roman mythology?

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

(see the answer key)

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