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J.R.R. Tolkien Quiz

How much do you know about the man who created Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

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How much do you know about the man who created Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

1. Tolkien's first published book was:

  • The Hobbit
  • A Middle English Vocabulary
  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

2. One of Tolkien's closest friends, a man whose mannerisms are gently echoed by Fangorn the ent, was:

  • James Joyce
  • C. S. Lewis
  • W. H. Auden

3. Tolkien wrote the opening sentence of The Hobbit while:

  • Grading papers
  • Watching rabbits
  • Sitting in the trenches during WW1

4. Tolkien fought in the trenches during World War I. He lost his two closest friends in which famous battle:

  • Verdun
  • Somme
  • Marne

5. Tolkien taught at all but one of these universities. At which of the following universities was he not a teacher?

  • Leeds
  • Oxford
  • Cambridge

6. Tolkien identified his relationship with his wife, Edith, with which pair of Middle-earth lovers?

  • Arwen and Aragorn
  • Beren and Luthien
  • Eowyn and Faramir

7. Tolkien worked on The Lord of the Rings for:

  • 17 years
  • 10 years
  • 2 1/2 years

8. In addition to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, Tolkien wrote many other stories. Which of the following takes place in Middle-earth:

  • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  • Smith of Wootton Major
  • Farmer Giles of Ham

9. The Hobbit received which prize in 1938?

  • The Caldecott Medal
  • New York Herald Tribune prize for children's literature
  • The Newbery Medal for children's literature

10. Tolkien's first love was philology. He developed numerous languages and dialects for the peoples of Middle-earth. The most developed of these languages is:

  • Westron, the common speech
  • Black Speech, the language of Mordor's foul creatures
  • Sindarin, the language of the grey, or noble, elves

11. Who did Tolkien refer to as the "fauna of Mordor"?

  • His fans
  • Academic review boards
  • Politicians

12. Tolkien was a notorious luddite who never owned a:

  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • All of the above

1. Tolkien's first published book was:
A Middle English Vocabulary

2. One of Tolkien's closest friends, a man whose mannerisms are gently echoed by Fangorn the ent, was:
C. S. Lewis

3. Tolkien wrote the opening sentence of The Hobbit while:
Grading papers

4. Tolkien fought in the trenches during World War I. He lost his two closest friends in which famous battle:
Somme

5. Tolkien taught at all but one of these universities. At which of the following universities was he not a teacher?
Cambridge

6. Tolkien identified his relationship with his wife, Edith, with which pair of Middle-earth lovers?
Beren and Luthien

7. Tolkien worked on The Lord of the Rings for:
17 years

8. In addition to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, Tolkien wrote many other stories. Which of the following takes place in Middle-earth:
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

9. The Hobbit received which prize in 1938?
New York Herald Tribune prize for children's literature

10. Tolkien's first love was philology. He developed numerous languages and dialects for the peoples of Middle-earth. The most developed of these languages is:
Sindarin, the language of the grey, or noble, elves

11. Who did Tolkien refer to as the "fauna of Mordor"?
His fans

12. Tolkien was a notorious luddite who never owned a:
All of the above

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