When the Tripods Came Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 4 and 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is being displayed by the tank that approaches the Tripod?
(a) An important military leader
(b) A white flag
(c) Food
(d) The national flag

2. What does Ilse's parents do?
(a) Run a general store in Switzerland
(b) Run a guesthouse in Dartmoor
(c) Run a guesthouse in Switzerland
(d) Run an antique business in Switzerland

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

4. Who is Martha?
(a) Laurie's mother
(b) Laurie's sister
(c) Laurie's grandmother
(d) Laurie's stepmother

5. What are Pa and Martha drinking while listening to the television broadcasts?
(a) Lemonade
(b) Coffee
(c) Whiskey
(d) Soda

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the explanation Andy offers when the boys see the first Tripod?

2. Who does Martha call after Ian leaves?

3. How is Angela convinced to leave home at the time the Trippy Show is airing?

4. What is Laurie sleeping on?

5. What is the headline in the newspaper, the Daily Mail?

(see the answer key)

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