The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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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. How does Tolkien think children will respond to Farmer Giles of Ham?
(a) They might like it.
(b) They will not understand it.
(c) They will not like it.
(d) He encourages them not to read it.

2. Whom does Tolkien originally ask to draw maps for the imaginary world of The Lord of the Rings?
(a) A professional illustrator.
(b) Christopher.
(c) A friend.
(d) Edith.

3. Based on Tolkien's assessment in Letter #159, who is the most surprised about the results of the published books?
(a) Either himself or the publisher.
(b) Neither himself nor the publisher.
(c) The publisher.
(d) Himself.

4. Which one of Tolkien's books explains the history of Elvenkind?
(a) The Silmarillion.
(b) The Hobbit.
(c) The Legend of Sigurd and GudrĂșn.
(d) The Lord of the Rings.

5. How long does Tolkien indicate he has been working with the imaginary realms in Letter #130?
(a) Months.
(b) Decades.
(c) Weeks.
(d) Years.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what month does Tolkien write to Christopher about the writing process for The Hobbit?

2. Which one of the following best describes Tolkien's recount of the history surrounding his poem in "Publisher Drama"?

3. As Tolkien explains in Letter #246, what is the main difference between Gandalf and Sauron?

4. What is the result of a friendship between the Elves and the Dwarves, as Tolkien explains in Letter #131?

5. What two months are Letters #146, 147, and 148 written in?

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