The Silmarillion Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who is the mother to the Spirit of Fire?

2. What does Manwe make sure will not be destroyed during the Firstborn's power that are Yavanna's favorite?

3. Who comes to the aid of the Valar after the first war begins?

4. Who puts stars in the sky to provide light to the Outer Lands?

5. What is the name of King Thingol and Melian's first child?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the Sindar first described in the book?

2. How are the Maiar first described in the book?

3. How is the Isle of Balar created?

4. How are Orome's followers first described?

5. How are the Silmarils created?

6. How do the Teleri act towards Feanor when he tries to leave for Middle-earth?

7. Describe what happens after Iluvator creates the Ainur to sing for him.

8. How are the eight High Ones of Arda first described?

9. How are the Orcs created?

10. How does Melkor react to the creation of the sun?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Elves and Men in the book. What reasons did Iluvatar have for creating so many differences between the two races of Ea?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the concept of honor in the book. What characters represented honor in the book, and what traits did they possess to give them this title?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the nature of the Silmarils in the book. What might the author wish for the Silmarils to symbolize regarding faith in the book?

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