When the Tripods Came Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What chapter is Laurie studying in physics?

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

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

4. Who is Pa's sister?

5. How many of the shots fired from the fighter-bombers score hits?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author say the Tripods came to inhabit the Earth?

2. What is the reaction of police when people are reported missing and why?

3. What does Laurie say about the attention he and Andy receive because they witnessed the Tripod?

4. Briefly describe the Trippy show that Laurie sees for the first time.

5. What does the article from the Daily Mail suggest about the Trippy Show?

6. What is the argument Ian and Nathanael give to try to convince Laurie to accept a Cap?

7. Why does Ilse offer Laurie cookies and why does he refuse?

8. What does Ilse say is the situation in Switzerland?

9. What is the reaction of the boys when the military arrives?

10. What does Caroline say happened to Ian and Nathanael?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the Trippies? How are their attitudes changed from their personalities. List at least three people who become Trippies. What are their fates?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Laurie and his relationship to his father, stepmother, half-sister and grandmother. How do each of these relationships influence Laurie's actions and attitudes?

Essay Topic 3

The story explores the idea of an alien race using hypnosis to control humans. Is the idea scientifically sound? Support your answer.

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