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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 long does it take Tolkien to get his story about The Lord of the Rings published, according to Letter #159?
(a) Two years.
(b) One year.
(c) Several years.
(d) Three years.

2. How is the Machine described in Letter #131?
(a) Industrialized and disciplined.
(b) Neither disciplined nor industrialized.
(c) Disciplined, but not industrialized.
(d) Industrialized, but undisciplined.

3. In a letter to W.H. Auden, where does Tolkien reveal his work as a professor originates from?
(a) An accidental job interview.
(b) His value of the English language.
(c) The recommendation of a friend.
(d) His actual interests.

4. How does Tolkien design the book, Farmer Giles of Ham?
(a) To be read in one sitting.
(b) To be read aloud.
(c) Not to be read aloud.
(d) To be read as several separate stories.

5. In what year does Tolkien become disturbed by the length of time to publish The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Silmarillion?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1948.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1951.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Tolkien indicate he has been working with the imaginary realms in Letter #130?

2. Which of the following is the main focal point of The Silmarillion?

3. What point does Tolkien make about his book, The Silmarillion, in Letter #131?

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

5. What two factors contribute to the main part of Letter #66 to Christopher?

(see the answer key)

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