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J.R.R. Tolkien Quiz

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The author J. R. R. Tolkien is best-known for penning what trilogy of fantasy stories revolving around characters trying to destroy a talisman of an evil being?
Oz
The Chronicles of Narnia
Star Wars
The Lord of the Rings

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The initials "J. R. R." in Tolkien's name stand for which of the following?
James Rhiner Rochester
Jeffery Roald Rie
John Ronald Reuel
Joseph Richley Roxa

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One of Tolkien's most famous fantasy creations was what race of small people who lived in burrows in the ground and generally lived peaceful pastoral lives?
Mugwumps
Pixies
Hobbits
Elves

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J. R. R. Tolkien was a native of what country?
Canada
France
The U.S.A.
The U.K.

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What is the name of the fictional land which Tolkien invented to use as the setting of his fantasy works?
Cosmos
The Hinterlands
Middle Earth
Arkhon

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Tolkien's first story about Middle Earth was called The Hobbit, and it was a children's fantasy story about a company setting out to reclaim a kingdom from an evil dragon. What is the alternate title for this story?
Mistborn
The First Lord
There and Back Again
The Dragon Smaug

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On behalf of the United Kingdom, J. R. R. Tolkien fought in what war that took place from 1914 - 1918?
World War Two
World War One
The Seven Years' War
The Crimean War

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During 1916, Tolkien participated in what infamous battle within northern France that was named for a nearby river?
The Battle of Nicoplis
The Battle of the Somme
The Battle or Reine-Duchamps
The Battle of Agincourt

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As an academic, J. R. R. Tolkien was a man who studied the histories of languages and the beginnings of their oral structure. What is the title for such a person who studies this subject?
A solologist
A tactologist
A philologist
An aneumerologist

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What is the name of the text written by Tolkien but published after his passing that detailed the mythology of his Middle Earth and the universe which it occupied?
The Fairy Tale
The Silmarillion
The Octohedron
The Cosmoscope

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What son of J. R. R. Tolkien published the Silmarillion as well as other books on the universe that his father originally created?
Ian Tolkien
Adam Tolkien
Christopher Tolkien
Ethan Tolkien

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Tolkien was a friend and collaborator of the author C. S. Lewis. Lewis is best-known for authoring what fantasy series about a magical realm ruled over by the lion Aslan?
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Wizard of Oz
The Dark Tower
The Tales of the Despereaux

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Tolkien was a member of what academic and literary circle which included members such as C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams?
The Inklings
The Lost Generation
The Markers
The Dadaists

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Which of the following terms did Tolkien create to encompass the broad world and cosmology he invented in his fantasy literature?
The legendarium
The Omnilib
The Ysitol
The Polleid

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The Lord of the Rings film adaptations by director Peter Jackson made cinematic history as these three movies won how many total Academy Awards?
6
9
12
17

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