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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Angela's pony?
(a) Prince
(b) Queen
(c) King
(d) Princess

2. Why does Laurie say that can't be the case?
(a) It's too far to the artillery range
(b) It's too far to the nearest road
(c) It's too far to the nearest mine
(d) It's too far to the nearest train tracks

3. What is in the briefcase Uncle Ian left behind?
(a) Caps
(b) Takes of the Trippy Shows
(c) Flyers about the Tripods
(d) Statues of Tripods

4. How many tentacles do the boys see after the arrival of the tank?
(a) Two
(b) One
(c) Eight
(d) Three

5. How many parts of the series were originally planned?
(a) Thirteen
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Six

6. What is the nickname Nathanael's parents use for him in informal situations?
(a) There isn't one
(b) Nate
(c) El
(d) Natty

7. What was Laurie's grandfather's occupation?
(a) He was a banker
(b) He was a farmer
(c) He was in the military
(d) He was a stockbroker

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

9. What is the government reaction when it's discovered that the Trippy Show is being broadcast from outer space?
(a) They ban television
(b) They produce an Anti-Trippy Show
(c) They warn people not to watch
(d) They try to jam the signal

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

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

12. What does Laurie see clinging to the legs of the Tripod?
(a) People
(b) Small Tripods
(c) Sensors
(d) Vines

13. What is Laurie doing when Uncle Ian arrives?
(a) Eating an apple
(b) Checking out the boat with his father
(c) Watching television
(d) Having lunch with Andy

14. What does Andy say the Tripod looks like?
(a) A torpedo
(b) A futuristic robot
(c) A mechanical clown
(d) A submarine

15. How many landings of the Tripods were there in the initial contact?
(a) Three
(b) Six
(c) One
(d) No one knows for sure

Short Answer Questions

1. Who goes with Laurie and Andy to get a look at a Tripod nearby?

2. How is the farmer dressed when he runs out of the house?

3. What does Wild Bill say he did to another copy of the Daily Mail that addressed Trippies?

4. What kind of car does Uncle Ian drive?

5. What does a student do with the issue of the Daily Mail that addressed Trippies?

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