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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Mars the god of in Roman mythology?
(a) War.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Love.
(d) The underworld.

2. How do the villagers react when the first visitors to the cylinder spread the news?
(a) They think that the visitors must be crazy.
(b) They become angry at the visitors.
(c) They become very alarmed.
(d) They insist on calling the military for help.

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

4. Who is the first person to see the cylinder when it crashes?
(a) A construction worker.
(b) Ogilvy.
(c) Henderson.
(d) The narrator.

5. What does the narrator first call the cylinder?
(a) The Thing.
(b) It.
(c) The Rocket.
(d) The Monster.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a Deputation?

2. How often does the narrator say new cylinders are falling just before he meets the curate?

3. How many houses around the pit catch fire on Friday night?

4. What must first be present in order for life to begin according to the narrator?

5. What do the first visitors to the cylinder think is inside it at first?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what the Martians look like.

2. What is the state of the narrator's relationship with the curate when they stay in Halliford, and why?

3. How do those who first see the cylinder feel about it in general, and why do they feel this way?

4. Describe the narrator's experience when he goes back to his house after the invasion.

5. What does the narrator discover about the Martian machines as he watches from the ruined house?

6. What happened to the narrator directly after discovering the invasion is over?

7. What kills the Martians and why is this significant?

8. What does the narrator find when he leaves the ruined house? What does this indicate?

9. What does the narrator say is the lesson of his story in the Epilogue?

10. What is the significance of the artilleryman's story?

(see the answer keys)

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