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to complete this webquest on tolkien and the hobbit you will need to follow the below instructions
To complete this webquest on Tolkien and The Hobbit you will need to follow the below instructions.
  • Read the slides and then click on the action button or link.
  • Once on the link read the article to answer the questions.
  • DO NOT go to any other website to research the question!!
  • All answers must be answered completely.
task 1 childhood
Task #1Childhood
  • The name Tolkien is of what origin?
  • Tolkien was born in 1892. What country was he born in?
  • After Tolkien’s mother died, who did he and his brother go live with?
  • By this time Tolkien was showing remarkable linguistic gifts. What two languages had he mastered?
  • When he was at Exeter College what did Tolkien what languages did he immerse himself in?
the beginnings
The Beginnings
  • At Leeds he collaborated with E.V. Gordon on what famous poem?
  • Explain the reason for writing his “Lost Tales”?
  • He was the founder of a group of Oxford friends. What was the name of the group?
  • Summarize how “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” began Tolkien’s quest for all things elfish.
the hobbit
The Hobbit
  • Who gave The Hobbit an approving report?
  • What year was it published?
  • Tolkien had hinted to his Legendarium in The Hobbit. What was the name of the full account? What was it called for short?
  • Who was the story about?
  • Was the sequel to The Hobbit a success or failure?
  • How many years did it take to write the sequel to The Hobbit?
  • What was the name of the sequel?
retirement of tolkien
Retirement of Tolkien
  • After 1925, name three other published works by Tolkien.
  • Where is Tolkien buried?
  • He is buried next to his wife, Edith. What do their headstones read?
  • Explain the significance of them?