The War of the Worlds Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator's brother study in college?

2. The curate drinks the last bottle of what beverage?

3. How many Martians initially attack nearby the night after the narrator's brother is introduced?

4. What does the soldier want to do in order to ensure his survival?

5. What color is the weed that seems to be everywhere around the ruined house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How and why do people use a crisis for personal gain in War of the Worlds?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the author's use of mythological and Biblical allusions in this novel, and explain what purpose they serve.

Essay Topic 3

Based on the character of the curate, what do you think H.G. Wells is trying to say about religion in this novel?

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