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The Sword of Shannara: Quiz


Question 1: The character is a "suitably subtle ________ meshed with faerie", according to Cathi Dunn MacRae.
King Arthur in various mediaMerlinCamelotKing Arthur

Question 2: Inspired by ________'s The Lord of the Rings and historical adventure fiction, Brooks began writing The Sword of Shannara in 1967.
J. R. R. Tolkien's influencesThe HobbitBeowulf: The Monsters and the CriticsJ. R. R. Tolkien

Question 3: 250 years later, Brona began the ________ when he convinced all Men to attack the other races.
ShannaraDruids (Shannara)The Sword of ShannaraShannara creatures

Question 4: [44] ________, the second book of the Original Shannara Trilogy and the sequel to The Sword of Shannara, is planned to be filmed first, followed by The Sword of Shannara.
Demons (Shannara)The Wishsong of ShannaraDruids (Shannara)The Elfstones of Shannara

Question 5: In an educational article on writing, the author ________ cited The Sword of Shannara as a cautionary example of overly-derivative writing, finding the work "artistically displeasing" for this reason.
Ender's GameOrson Scott CardSpeaker for the DeadHidden Empire

Question 6: However, a rogue Druid named Brona and a few followers left, taking the ________ with them; this magical tome had subverted their minds and had brought them under its control.
Druids (Shannara)Walker BohShannara creaturesList of Shannara artifacts

Question 7: In 1978, the influential fantasy editor ________ denounced The Sword of Shannara as "the single most cold-blooded, complete rip-off of another book that I have ever read".
H. P. LovecraftRamsey CampbellLin CarterS. T. Joshi

Question 8: Keptert in the ________ believed that, while the book was similar enough to Tolkien that it would draw the many fans of that book to Sword, it was only so on a most basic level, and a valid comparison could not be made between the two.
The AgeThe Sydney Morning HeraldFairfax MediaIllawarra Mercury

Question 9: After being accepted for publication by ________, it was used to launch the company's new subsidiary, Del Rey Books.
Random HouseDell PublishingPantheon BooksBallantine Books

Question 10: [7] Del Rey chose it because he felt that it was "the first long ________ adventure which had any chance of meeting the demands of Tolkien readers for similar pleasures."[8]
Contemporary fantasyMagician (fantasy)High fantasyFantasy tropes and conventions


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