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Question 1: In 2009, a partial draft of Language and Human Nature, which Tolkien had begun co-writing with ________ but had never completed, was discovered at the Bodleian Library.
C. S. LewisThe Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeMere ChristianityThe Great Divorce

Question 2:
What was J. R. R. Tolkien's birth name?
Ronald Montague Moss
Ronald Hans Anton Plasterk
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Ronald Balfour Corbett

Question 3: In February 2009, Publishers Weekly announced that ________ had acquired the American rights to Tolkien's unpublished work The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.
Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHilton WorldwideMerlin EntertainmentsBlackstone Group

Question 4:
What did J. R. R. Tolkien do for a living?
Legal academic and author
Author, Academic, Philologist, Poet
Lexicographer and philologist
Politician and Philologist

Question 5: Tolkien openly opposed ________ and the Nazi Party prior to the Second World War.
Adolf HitlerSchutzstaffelNazi GermanyNazism

Question 6:
Where was J. R. R. Tolkien born?
South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Orange, Texas
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

Question 7: In 1938, the German publishing house Rütten & Loening Verlag was preparing to release The Hobbit in ________, but to Tolkien's outrage he was asked beforehand whether he was of Aryan origin.
Axis powersNazismAdolf HitlerNazi Germany

Question 8:
Where did J. R. R. Tolkien die?
Cape Town, South Africa
Bournemouth, England
Centreville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Question 9:
Which of the following genres does J. R. R. Tolkien produce?
indie rock, indie pop, post-punk, detroit, power-pop, surf
Pop, Dance
Fantasy, high fantasy, translation, criticism

Question 10: ________, whom Tolkien first met at Oxford, was perhaps his closest friend and colleague, although their relationship cooled later in their lives.
The Great DivorceMere ChristianityC. S. LewisThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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