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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which manuscript was set aside when the material was sent out for publication?

2. Whom did Albion lose after he got his professorship?

3. Who made the World into a globe?

4. What languages were not considered classical?

5. What did Tolkien choose to write about in a trilogy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened when Fingolfin led his people to Middle-Earth?

2. What manuscripts does Part Two contain?

3. How was Albion's wish to time travel granted?

4. How was Audion, Albion's son, described in Chapter 4 of Part 1?

5. How did two plot devices affect the writings of Lewis and Tolkien?

6. How was the world of Valinor built?

7. How did the Annals begin, and who were the offspring that arose?

8. How did the conflict of loyalty affect Herendil and Elendil?

9. How did the Valar count time?

10. What was the Downfall of Numenor about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Iluvatar. What is his role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating Iluvatar's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Tolkein uses some important instances of foreshadowing in The Lost Road and Other Writings. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples, making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

Describe some of the settings for The Lost Road and Other Writings. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did the author choose to use these places in The Lost Road and Other Writings?

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