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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Andy see outside the window that he points out to Laurie?
(a) People returning home
(b) Tripods
(c) Trippies running away
(d) Planes

2. Why is Ilse going to Switzerland?
(a) Her mother is ill
(b) To buy antiques
(c) Her father is ill
(d) She's afraid of the Tripods

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

4. What is the name of the planet the Master comes from, according to the author?
(a) Tripodia
(b) Xenon
(c) The planet isn't named
(d) Mars

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

6. Who is the panelist who is critical of the idea that the Tripods don't have infrared capabilities?
(a) A biologist
(b) A chemist
(c) An astronomer
(d) A science fiction writer

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

8. What is the explanation Andy offers when the boys see the first Tripod?
(a) That they've been invaded
(b) That someone is making a movie
(c) That it can't be real
(d) That it's probably a military experiment

9. What color is the light Andy sees soon after waking?
(a) Orange
(b) Red
(c) White
(d) Blue

10. What is the noise Laurie and Andy hear early the next morning?
(a) Silence
(b) Explosions
(c) A thumping
(d) A radio

11. How many of the shots fired from the fighter-bombers score hits?
(a) Four
(b) Six
(c) Too many to count
(d) Two

12. What does the author say is often the key to winning a battle?
(a) The ability to adapt to new weapons
(b) The strengths of the agressor
(c) The use of technology
(d) The exploitation of another's weakness

13. How does the Tripod destroy the house?
(a) By smashing it with a tentacle
(b) By burning it with a laser
(c) It doesn't destroy it
(d) By stepping on it

14. 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

15. Who does Martha call after Ian leaves?
(a) The police
(b) Pa
(c) Ilse
(d) Caroline

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Angela?

2. Where does Angela say she's going as she leaves the house?

3. What do the boys do when they encounter a police roadblock?

4. Why does Laurie say that can't be the case?

5. Who is Pa's sister?

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