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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. Which novel was being made into a paperback, prompting the debate over spelling in Letter #236?
(a) Farmer Giles of Ham.
(b) The Hobbit.
(c) The Lord of the Rings.
(d) The Silmarillion.

2. As mentioned in a letter to Unwin, how had Tolkien previously responded to the warning about his friendship with C.S. Lewis?
(a) He did not take the warning seriously.
(b) He misinterpreted the warning.
(c) He stopped talking with C.S. Lewis.
(d) He began talking with C.S. Lewis' other friends.

3. According to his letters, how does Tolkien consider his experience with the publisher about the cover designs?
(a) Stressful.
(b) Unexpected.
(c) Unnecessary.
(d) Helpful.

4. What type of good news does Tolkien preview in Letter #185?
(a) Personal.
(b) Financial.
(c) Neither financial nor personal.
(d) Financial and personal.

5. To whom is Letter #159 addressed?
(a) Dora Marshall.
(b) Edith.
(c) Christopher.
(d) Rayner Unwin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Tolkien's lecture that is included in an academic journal?

2. What year does Tolkien write to his publisher with his thoughts on the original cover designs?

3. As mentioned in Letter #66, why does Tolkien think that he will have to move some of the sections of his book?

4. How long does it take Tolkien to get his story about The Lord of the Rings published, according to Letter #159?

5. What words does Tolkien use to replace "Elves"?

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