The Lord of the Rings: Themes & Analysis


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Who wrote The Lord of the Rings?

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1. Why is this work called an epic?

2. Which best describes high fantasy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Lord of the Rings explores many themes over the course of the story. This combination quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of these themes. The quiz will ask you questions about who wrote The Lord of the Rings and why it is considered an epic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • A characteristic of high fantasy
  • The characters who live in Middle-Earth
  • An example of industrialization
  • The object and/or character that represents ultimate power in the story

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Lord of the Rings
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why this work is considered an epic and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an aspect of the high fantasy genre
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who lived in Middle-Earth

Additional Learning

Learn more about the major themes of this story by reviewing the accompanying lesson, The Lord of the Rings: Themes & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify when the story was written and published
  • Review a brief plot of the series
  • Recognize the books in each volume
  • Analyze the theme of religion, industrialization, and power