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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds


by H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds: Quotes (What was Said) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The War of the Worlds? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. "To me it is quite credible that the Martians may be descended from beings not unlike ______"

Men, but definitely not women. They are from Venus.
Q. "Never before in the history of warfare had destruction been so ________"

Poorly done
Cleverly done
Q. What "excited" the narrator?

Armament and preparation
Defeat of the British
Defeat of the Martians
Finding water
Q. Who said, "Those who stop obey orders. […] We can't have any weak or silly. Life is real again…"?

Narrator's brother
Q. What kept the narrator a "sane man"?

Curate's steadiness
Curate's insanity
Curate's family
Curate's humor