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Tolkien's Middle-earth:

Lesson Plans for Secondary School Educators

Unit Eight: War and Peace in Middle-earth

Preliminary Quiz

1. What do the mountains Amon Dîn, Eilenach, Nardol, Erelas, Min-Rimmon, Calenhad, and the Halifirien have in common?

(Answer: The beacons of Gondor are lit upon them, page 731)

2. What sorts of beings did Aragorn summon to the Stone of Erech?

(Answer: the Dead, page 770)

3. Who chided Denethor for being concerned only for the welfare of Gondor, while he himself pitied even Sauron's slaves?

(Answer: Gandalf, page 795)

4. Name three important characters who go to the Houses of Healing after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

(Answer: Faramir, Éowyn, and Merry, page 842)

5. Which of Sauron's human servants was "more cruel than any orc"?

(Answer: the Mouth of Sauron, lieutenant of the Tower of Barad-dûr, page 870)

Unit Eight Content

Comments for Teachers
Preliminary Quiz
Key Terms
Discussion Topics
Suggested Activities

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