The War of the Worlds Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Chapter 9, Wreckage.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the soldier do who pairs up with the narrator?
(a) He is a pilot.
(b) He is an artilleryman.
(c) He is a sailor.
(d) He is a general.

2. How does the author risk his safety on his tenth day in the ruined house?
(a) He trys to signal for help.
(b) He ventures outside to investigate the Martians.
(c) He tries to find the curate's body.
(d) He pumps water.

3. What is the London newspaper's headline the day after the first cylinder crashes?
(a) Evacuate Immediately.
(b) Message Received From Mars.
(c) Invaders from Mars Discovered!
(d) Government Says Not to be Alarmed.

4. Who is Marshall?
(a) A farmer.
(b) A tobacconist.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A fisherman.

5. Who takes the narrator in after he walks toward the Martian?
(a) A convent.
(b) A shopkeeper.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A family.

Short Answer Questions

1. About how many people does the heat ray kill?

2. What is the man selling near the pit shortly after the cylinder crashes?

3. What happens to a few people when the crowd is escaping from the heat ray?

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

5. What does the word "canard" mean?

(see the answer key)

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