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. Who is Henderson?
(a) An astronomer.
(b) A doctor.
(c) A journalist.
(d) A blacksmith.

2. What does the narrator tell his wife about the Martians in order to reassure her?
(a) The Martians are very weak.
(b) The Martians move very slowly.
(c) The Martians do not seem very dangerous.
(d) The Martians are very small.

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

4. What happens to the narrator's horse when he goes back to Woking?
(a) Someone steals it.
(b) It runs away.
(c) It throws him off.
(d) It falls and breaks its neck.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is Ogilvy?

3. How does the narrator react when the first Martian falls out of the cylinder?

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

5. Why is the narrator eager to get back to Woking after taking his wife to the inn?

(see the answer key)

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