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 #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 • 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 • 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 • 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?