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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. What is the name of the tree Yavanna makes for the Elves in Tirion?

2. Who causes the sea to plague the Noldor after the Teleri lose a battle against Feanor?

3. Who dies much easier in the battle against Melkor in Chapter 12?

4. What is the name of the land known as the Lonely Island?

5. What are the two races of children of Iluvatar?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Isle of Balar created?

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

3. How are the Two Trees of Valinor created?

4. What is the nature of Manwe's decree for Earendil and his family?

5. How do Luthien and Beren steal a Silmaril from Morgoth?

6. How does Fingolfin die in the book?

7. How does Finduilas die in the book?

8. How is Fegalund's association with Men first described in the book?

9. How are the Two Trees of Valinor destroyed?

10. How are the Lonely Islands created?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the concept of kinship and friendship in the book. How important does having a sense of kinship with other races have in the culmination of peace and harmony on Ea?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the theme of creation portrayed in the book. What relation might the author wish for the reader to see between the creation story of Ea and the Biblical creation of earth?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the portrayal of beauty in the book. What reason might the author have for presenting beauty as a literal enchanter of Men in the book?

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