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 plants seeds to bring order to Ea?

2. What do the Noldor name Melkor as the dark enemy of the world?

3. What is the title of Chapter 11?

4. Where do Melkor and Ungoliant sneak into where they find a feast?

5. What attribute do Elves possess that Men do not?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Maia and Elwe's relationship described?

2. How are the Orcs created?

3. How does Melkor come to be imprisoned in Mandos?

4. How are the differences between Men and Elves first described?

5. How is Tulkas' search for Melkor described in the book?

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

7. How are the Lonely Islands created?

8. How is Melkor treated after he is released from his three age long imprisonment?

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

10. How is Iluvatar's creation of Ea described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the concept of war in the book. What evidence is present to suggest the necessity of war?

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

Compare and contrast Melkor and Manwe in the book. What traits are present to make these two characters, who started out so similar, to become so different?

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