The Silmarillion Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What are the Elves that follow Orome called?

2. Who is known as the Spirit of Fire in the book?

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

4. What is the name of the item the Valar take a bough from to create the sun?

5. Who calls council to determine how to protect the Elves from Melkor's shadows?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is the ring Sauron creates described?

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

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

6. What is the nature of Galadriel's advice to Melian and King Thingol?

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

8. How are the Two Trees of Valinor destroyed?

9. What happens when Ar-Pharazon takes over Numenor?

10. How does Fingon save Maedhros?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the portrayal of pride in the book. What is revealed about the repercussions of having pride based on Feanor's fate?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of loyalty is one shown in many of the book's characters and is a constant theme in those striving to do good.

Part 1.) How important is loyalty in the alliances formed during war?

Part 2.) How do characters like Yavanna and Ulmo show their loyalty to Iluvatar?

Part 3.) What impact does being loyal to Iluvatar have on the success of good?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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