When the Tripods Came Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

John Christopher
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Preface and Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Laurie realize one of the tentacles is doing after the arrival of the tank?
(a) Investigating the birds
(b) Keeping time to the music
(c) Nodding agreement
(d) Humming

2. How tall does Laurie say the Tripod is?
(a) As tall as King Kong
(b) Fifty meters
(c) Eighty meters
(d) Thirty meters

3. What time does the first plane arrive on the scene?
(a) Soon after eight o'clock.
(b) Within minutes of the attack
(c) There are no planes
(d) Just before noon

4. What does Andy think might be the source of the sound they hear just after daylight the next morning?
(a) The farmer's pickup
(b) The Tripods
(c) Trains
(d) Farm machinery

5. What does the author say is a fundamental weakness of science fiction books?
(a) The inability to guess the future
(b) The lack of imagination of most writers
(c) The tendency to overestimate invaders
(d) The fact that all the good stories have already been told

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Laurie sleeping on?

2. What does Andy say could have been the source of the noise they heard?

3. How many rockets are fired from the approaching fighter-bombers?

4. What is the name of the planet the Master comes from, according to the author?

5. How many tentacles do the boys see after the arrival of the tank?

(see the answer key)

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