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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 Robert Ronald Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
John Ronald Rufus Tolkien

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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?
Inkling
Quenya
Gondolin
Esperanto

Question 5:


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

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?
Anglicanism
Islam
Catholicism
Judaism

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
ogre
goblin
elf

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


Writer J. R. R. Tolkien served in the British army during which war?
World War I
Spanish Civil War
Gulf War
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 27
Number 4
Number 1
Number 11

 


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