Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth 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. What realm do Galadriel and Celeborn establish?

2. What do the people of Brandir do with the dragon's body?

3. What does Mim offer to share with the outlaws so that he might live?

4. What happens when Turin is taken to Finduilas' grave?

5. What do the people of Brandir village find when they go to retrieve the body of Turin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What becomes of Amroth and Nimrodel?

2. Which of the two endings seems most fitting to the Elessar story?

3. Describe the Wainriders that pose a threat to Gondor.

4. Why did Sauron let Gollum go after torturing him?

5. Why does Cirion decide to move Elendil's grave?

6. Describe Halifirien.

7. What is said about the final king of Numenor?

8. Why has Grima been placed as the adviser to King Theoden?

9. Why did Morwen decline Thingol's offer to come live with him in his kingdom?

10. What did Aldarion do that Erendis could not forgive him for?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Drugs are great craftsmen. Did the orcs that set the statue on fire know about the connection between this race and the things that they carved? Speculate on why there is the connection between the Drugs and their creations. What does this add to the story?

Essay Topic 2

On the island of Numenor the people treat their horses as if they are nobility. What does it say about the inhabitants of the island that they were able at one point in time to call their horses with a simple thought? What does their treatment of their animals reveal about their nature? Do they do anything that goes against this image?

Essay Topic 3

Turin's parents are so upset by the death of their daughter Urwen that they grieve for a long period of time leaving Turin to be reared by Sador.

1) Did Turin's parents put their own grief ahead of his needs as a child?

2) Should they have included him in their grief?

3) Would Turin's fate have been any different if they had managed to hold him close rather than distance themselves from him? Explain.

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