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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13, Letters of the 1960s.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When is Letter #246, about Gandalf and the Ring, written?
(a) September 1963.
(b) November 1965.
(c) November 1962.
(d) September 1964.

2. In Letter #227, how does Tolkien explain the name, Numenor?
(a) Logical, but subjectively translated between languages.
(b) Logical and not easily translated between languages.
(c) Illogical and not easily translated between languages.
(d) Illogical, but subjectively translated between languages.

3. Who is Tolkien replying to in Letter #246?
(a) Edith.
(b) Mrs. Eileen Elgar.
(c) Christopher.
(d) Rayner Unwin.

4. What assertion does Tolkien make about Farmer Giles of Ham?
(a) It is a children's book.
(b) It is his longest work to date.
(c) It is not a children's book.
(d) It is an unfinished work.

5. By what year does Tolkien insist that his books be published with his new publisher?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1952.
(c) 1953.
(d) 1950.

Short Answer Questions

1. Based on Tolkien's assessment in Letter #246, what drives Frodo to embark on the incredible journey?

2. Which literary technique does Tolkien not appreciate?

3. Who does Tolkien say are the only people interested in reading his literary works in Letter #115?

4. What book inspired a schoolboy to write to Tolkien, prompting his response in Letter #114?

5. Where does the conversation about accents take place that Tolkien discusses in his letter to Christopher?

(see the answer key)

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