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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Tolkien think his writing about the joys of fatherhood will be interpreted by people who are not yet parents?



2. How do the Belgians describe Tolkien in Letter #165?



3. Which literary technique does Tolkien not appreciate?



4. Which one of the following is a topic of discussion in Letter #150 to Christopher?



5. Which two characters have a dynamic that Tolkien thinks has a great effect on the events in <i>The Lord of Rings</i>?



Essay Topics

Examine Tolkien's theory about human behavior and the effects of circumstances, free will, and character in making decisions. Be sure to provide examples from Tolkien's letters explaining why certain characters he has invented act the way that they do and make the choices they make.

Describe Tolkien's views on parenting in Letter #246. Include the reasons why he thinks people either fear or are reluctant to become parents and the many benefits of having children that he writes about.

Analyze Tolkien's relationship with his son, Christopher, based on his letters. Provide at least three separate examples of how he communicated with his son and the effect it had on his writing.

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