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 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

Sauron realizes that the Ringwraiths have a few weaknesses. What symboliim can be found in the fact that the Ringwraiths: Wander during the daylight? Fear water? Are stronger as a group? Speculate on why the leader doesn't have these tendencies as strongly as the others?

Essay Topic 2

Isildur gave the shards of his sword to his squire when they are attacked by a group of orcs. Isildur tells him to keep the sword safe at all cost. Why at this point does Isildur not give the one ring to the squire as well? Why was the sword so important to him?

Essay Topic 3

In the tale of Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife why could Erendis forgive Aldarion the first time he left for sea but not the second time?

Why did Erendis agree to send their daughter but refuse to come herself? Why did Aldarion not go and ask Erendis himself for her to come back if he had wanted her to come back like he said?

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