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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What year does Tolkien write a long letter to Jane Neave that is included in "Later Years"?

2. Based on the information provided by Tolkien in Letter #261, which Ireland Province was C.S. Lewis from?

3. How long before Tolkien's death is the last letter of the book written?

4. When does Tolkien begin using a typewriter for his letters?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the difficult situation that Tolkien encounters while having The Lord of the Rings published by Collins, and the events that lead him to work with Unwin & Allen on the trilogy. Also, provide an analysis of the poem, "Errantry," and its significance in the publishing of The Lord of the Rings.

Essay Topic 2

Chronicle Tolkien's fascination with stories from his childhood to his career as an author. Include a description of how he used his skills and abilities to develop his appreciation of stories and languages.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the differences between literature that is designed to be read out loud and stories that are written to be read silently. Use Tolkien's work as a reference, including his intent with Farmer Giles of Ham and a look at the role of writing that is intended to be presented verbally in contemporary literature.

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