Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 had Saruman been mistaken for while he was secretly visiting the Shire?

2. Who does Gandalf think could help kill Smaug?

3. How does Isildur die?

4. What does Isildur do when he returns home from the great war?

5. Who is it that rides Shadowfax and takes messages from the king to Grimbold and Elfhelm

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Saruman has a jealousy of Gandalf that eventually grows into a deep hate. Explain why Saruman continues to mimic Gandalf's actions although Saruman dislikes him so much. Why does Saruman suspect Gandalf of traitorous actions?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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