The Silmarillion Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Morgoth offer a Silmaril but instead hangs him by his wrist from a rock?

2. Who does Eol hate and not trust?

3. Who tells Morgoth the location of Gondolin?

4. Who commands Morgoth's troops in Chapter 18?

5. What is the name of the king who refuses to permit the Noldor to live in his lands?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The fight between good and evil is one theme represented throughout the book.

Part 1.) What led to the culmination of evil on Ea through efforts by Melkor and Sauron?

Part 2.) What efforts did characters like Iluvatar, Melwe, and Ulmo take to ensure that good prevailed in Ea?

Part 3.) What might the author wish for the battle of good and evil to symbolize in regards to a human's journey?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of nature in the book. What significance does nature appear to have to the residents of Ea, and what is revealed about those who do not respect it?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the author's use of the circle of life theme in the book. What purpose might the author have for using this technique in regards to portraying a religious tone in the text?

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