The War of the Worlds Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Chapter 1, Under Food.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What direction do the Martians head after they attack Surrey?
(a) South.
(b) West.
(c) North.
(d) East.

3. How long do the curate and the narrator stay in the first house?
(a) Two days.
(b) Seven hours.
(c) One day.
(d) One week.

4. How long has it been since the soldier has eaten when he first teams up with the narrator?
(a) Two days.
(b) Ten hours.
(c) One week.
(d) One day.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator describes the Martians as being about the size of what animal?

2. What does the soldier do who pairs up with the narrator?

3. What does the word "canard" mean?

4. How many gas jets are spotted within the first twenty-four hours of the story?

5. About how many soldiers does the military send in response to the first cylinder crash?

(see the answer key)

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