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Question 1: The Cirth ("Runes") are the letters of an artificial script which was invented by ________ for the constructed languages he devised and used in his works.
J. R. R. Tolkien's influencesThe HobbitBeowulf: The Monsters and the CriticsJ. R. R. Tolkien

Question 2: Since the Cirth is an alphabet, one rune generally stands for one sound (________) and sounds that would be written with a digraph in English (such as "sh" and "th") are written with one rune.
PhonologyEnglish orthographyInternational Phonetic AlphabetPhoneme

Question 3: In the fictional history of Middle-earth, the original Certhas Daeron was created by the elf ________, the minstrel of king Thingol of Doriath and was later expanded into what was known as the Angerthas Daeron.
Elf (Middle-earth)List of Middle-earth objectsList of Middle-earth ElvesList of Middle-earth wars and battles

Question 4: The runic alphabet used by the Dwarves of Middle-earth was adapted by ________ from real-life runes.
The HobbitJ. R. R. TolkienBeowulf: The Monsters and the CriticsJ. R. R. Tolkien's influences

Question 5: In The Hobbit, the ________ was used in the publication with few changes; in The Lord of the Rings a new system of runes, the Cirth, was devised.
Runic alphabetYngviElder FutharkAnglo-Saxon runes

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