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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 does Turin say he has been all this time to not have seen who Nienor was?

2. What does the name Niniel mean that Turambar gives to Nienor?

3. What happens when Beleg finds the outlaws that Turin is riding with?

4. What is Morwen told became of Turin?

5. How do people travel on Numenor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What becomes of Amroth and Nimrodel?

2. Why does Nienor go into the woods?

3. Explain the connection between the Elessar being a jewel that heals and the fact that it is made after the image of the sun and the green leaves.

4. Why did Turin turn to Sador for his learning?

5. What information is given with the list of the Kings of Numenor?

6. How did Turin react after the death of Sareos?

7. Why did Gollum not use the words Hobbit or Halfing to describe Bilbo Baggins?

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

9. Why does Eorl decide he must ride to the aid of Gondor?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Brandir had worked against Turin seemingly from the beginning.

Is Turin right to assume that Brandir is lying when he announces that Nienor is dead? Why did Turin kill Brandir if he thought Turin was lying about Nienor's death?

Essay Topic 2

Glaurung casts a spell over Nienor rather than simply kill her. She can no longer remember anything and has to be taught to do everything including speaking. This will prevent her and Turin from knowing that they are siblings.

1) Why did Glaurung choose to cast a spell rather than killing Nienor?

2) Should Turin have recognized Nienor as his sibling?

3) Was the spell Glaurung cast over Nienor worse than death? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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