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Trivia Quiz - J.R.R. Tolkien: His Personal Life


Some questions about the personal life of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Quiz Number: 2002
Date Submitted: January 09, 2008
Quiz Categories: British Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: phonerec
Average Score: 63.8 percent
Times Taken: 68 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: J.R.R. Tolkien

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1. What do the initials J.R.R. stand for in J.R.R. Tolkien's name?
  A.   John Richard Riley
  B.   John Robert Reuel
  C.   John Ronald Reuel
  D.   John Ryan Riley

2. J.R.R. Tolkien was a close friend of whom?
  A.   C.S. Lewis
  B.   T.S. Elliot
  C.   William Faulkner
  D.   Jonathan Kellerman

3. J.R.R. Tolkien was a member of what literary discussion group?
  A.   The Writers Group
  B.   The Pens to Paper Guild
  C.   The Literary Guild
  D.   The Inklings

4. J.R.R. Tolkien taught at what university from 1925-1945?
  A.   Cambridge
  B.   Oxford
  C.   Yale
  D.   Harvard

5. As a child, J.R.R. Tolkien was bitten by what animal?
  A.   spider
  B.   snake
  C.   scorpion
  D.   rat

6. J.R.R. Tolkien's father died of what illness?
  A.   polio
  B.   scarlet fever
  C.   influenza
  D.   rheumatic Fever

7. J.R.R. Tolkien's mother died from what illness?
  A.   rheumatic fever
  B.   scarlet fever
  C.   diabetes
  D.   polio

8. How old was J.R.R. Tolkien when he got married?
  A.   21
  B.   16
  C.   25
  D.   32

9. How many children did the J.R.R. Tolkien have?
  A.   none
  B.   4
  C.   1
  D.   6

10. At what age did J.R.R. Tolkien die?
  A.   56
  B.   92
  C.   76
  D.   81


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