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. Whose departure do the Valar mourn at the beginning of Chapter 11?

2. Where does Feanor tell the Noldor to return to after leaving the Valar?

3. Who is the lord of the substances of which Arda is made?

4. Who is the mother to the Spirit of Fire?

5. How many years is Feanor banished from the Valinor after a council is called against him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the Silmarils created?

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

3. How does Melkor steal the Silmarils?

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

5. How are the Valar's actions described when they aid Arda in its first war?

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

7. How is Aule's creation of the Dwarves described?

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

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

10. What happens when Men and Elves become estranged in Chapter 12?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of vengeance shown in the book. What might the author be saying about human nature based on the presence of vengeance?

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 concept of jealousy in the book. What characters exhibited jealous behavior in the book, and what repercussions did they face because of it?

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