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The Tolkien Quiz

May 13, 2019   Our latest quiz continues our current series on J.R.R. Tolkien by looking at the author himself: the man who invented Middle Earth, its history, and perhaps above all its languages. Tolkien was a respected scholar and teacher of languages who found both professional interest and literary inspiration in stirring medieval narratives like Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. That inspiration eventually merged with his love of the English countryside to produce the hobbits of the Shire, and the whole wide landscape of Middle Earth and its peoples. Give our new Tolkien Quiz a try and learn a little more about the man behind his ever-popular stories.

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Your Daily Question...

Skin of his teeth

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, for what reason did Bilbo’s escape from the goblins beneath the mountain nearly fail at the last moment?

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Getting ready

Before the dwarves will even discuss preparations for the adventure they are about to embark on with Bilbo and Gandalf, what do they insist on doing first?

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Origin of cannabis

According to scientists, where did plants of the cannabis type first appear?

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The first official international cricket match was held in 1844. Which were the participating countries?

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