Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth 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 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

The black blade that Turin uses will be the one that kills him. What is the significance of the blade being black? Why does the blade speak to Turin before he falls on it mentioning the two that Turin unjustly killed?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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