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J. R. R. Tolkien

written by: Lucia
 
So, you've seen the movie "Lord of the Rings," but what do you actually know about the author who wrote the trilogy? Take this Tolkien trivia quiz to test your knowledge!

Question 1:


What is the full name of the famous British writer J. R. R. Tolkien, author of the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings"?
Joseph Ronald Robert Tolkien
John Ronald Rufus Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
John Robert Ronald Tolkien

Question 2:


Writer J. R. R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in which country?
Germany
USA
South Africa
England

Question 3:


Which of the following literary works was not written by J. R. R. Tolkien?
The Hobbit
The Chronicles of Narnia
Roverandom
The Silmarillion

Question 4:


J. R. R. Tolkien invented several artificial languages for the characters of his books. What was the name of the Elvish language, based on Greek, Finnish and Latin?
Gondolin
Esperanto
Quenya
Inkling

Question 5:


Which fantasy book by J. R. R. Tolkien, often regarded as a children's story, was not published posthumously?
The Hobbit
The Silmarillion
Unfinished Tales
The History of Middle-earth

Question 6:


J. R. R. Tolkien was religious and insisted that his wife convert to his faith. What was the religion he was devoted to?
Judaism
Islam
Catholicism
Anglicanism

Question 7:


This word was invented by Tolkien and was subsequently used as an informal name of an extinct human species, discovered in 2004.
hobbit
elf
ogre
goblin

Question 8:


The name of this fictional character was engraved on the gravestone of J. R. R. Tolkien in Oxford.
Robin Hood
Beren
Peter Pan
Shagrath

Question 9:


Writer J. R. R. Tolkien served in the British army during which war?
Spanish Civil War
Gulf War
World War I
World War II

Question 10:


In 2003, BBC viewers voted in a survey called "The Big Read" to choose the "Nation's Best-loved Book". What number did Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" reach on the list?
Number 11
Number 4
Number 1
Number 27

 


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