J. R. R. Tolkien: Biography, Books & Poems


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J.R.R. Tolkien was technically a native of what country?

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1. As a student and later a professor, Tolkien spent the greater part of his academic career and later life in what city?

2. Which of these is a synthetic language created by Tolkien?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most famous novelists to ever live, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of his work. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the life and works of Tolkien.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools focus on the following:

  • Country of Tolkien's birth
  • City in which Tolkien spent much of his life
  • Synthetic language Tolkien created
  • Intended sequel to The Hobbit

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related humanities lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the creative process Tolkien defended through a poem

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled J. R. R. Tolkien: Biography, Books & Poems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the author's full name
  • Know the focus of the poem Mythopoeia
  • Recognize Christopher Tolkien's contributions to The Silmarillion
  • Relate the focus of The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star