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Question 1: In The Silmarillion, Tolkien conceived Orcs to be Elves, enslaved by ________, broken and twisted into his evil soldiers.
SauronBalrogMorgothMelian

Question 2: As far as what otherwise might have influenced Tolkien, the ________ lists a 1656 use (see below) of an English word ‘orke’ in a way reminiscent of giants, ogres and the like.
DictionaryUnited KingdomOxford English DictionaryJames Murray (lexicographer)

Question 3: In Fate the video game, Orcs are portrayed as tall creatures of might, similar in concept to ________ and Ogres.
Mande BarungYetiDestination TruthBigfoot

Question 4: Orcs are used as soldiers by both the greater and lesser villains of The Lord of the RingsSauron and ________.
Dol GuldurGandalfSarumanAragorn

Question 5: A related word *urkō produces ________ orch, plural yrch.
EsperantoQuenyaElvish languages (Middle-earth)Sindarin

Question 6: They often ride ________, wolves and wargs.
ElkDeerWild boarCattle

Question 7: In Earthdawn they have their place among the other name-giving races: humans, dwarfs, elves, obsidimen, t'skrang, ________, and windlings.
Norse paganismElfOdinTroll

Question 8: In the Might and Magic franchise, in the ________ universe, orcs are variously portrayed as orange, green, or brown.
KreeganKing's Bounty: Armored PrincessKing's BountyKing's Bounty: The Legend

Question 9: "I originally took the word from Old English orc (________ 112 orc-neas and the gloss orc = þyrs ('ogre'), heldeofol ('hell-devil')).
WidsithBeowulfFinnesburg FragmentBeowulf (hero)

Question 10: ________'s Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 games feature Orcs as well (spelled Orks in Warhammer 40,000).
White Dwarf (magazine)Space CrusadeGames WorkshopAlan and Michael Perry
















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