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BBC Mastermind questions
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No cheating (looking up on Wikipedia, etc) here are the questions

1 - In which city was Tolkien born on 3rd January 1892?

2 - While at King Edward's school Tolkien formed the semi secret society called the TCBS. What does TCBS stand for?

3 - In which village, often cited as one of the inspirations for the shire did he live for 4 years from 1896?

4 - What was the name of the Allen & Unwin employee who encouraged Tolkien to finish the manuscript of "The Hobbit" and submit it for publication?

5 - Which short story published in 1949 tells of a characters encounters with a giant and the dragon Chrysophylax?

6 - In the "Return of the King" which battle takes place between Hobbits and Sharkey's thugs in the Shire?

7 - Tolkien and his friend C.S, Lewis and Charles Williams were members of an informal literary group that met regularly in a public house in Oxford. What was the group called?

8 - "The Road Goes Ever On" is a song cycle featuring Tolkien's words set to music by which composer and entertainer?

9 - What is the name of the Golden Hall of the King of Rohan built by Brego at the heart of the city of Edoras?

10 - What disease transmitted by body lice did Tolkien catch while he was serving on the Western Front in 1916 resulting in his return to England on sick leave?

11 - Which birthday does Bilbo Baggins celebrate at the beginning of "The Lord of the Rings"?

12 - Which Smith of Eregion forged the three rings of the Elves?

13 - Which chapter of "The Hobbit" did Tolkien largely rewrite between 1937 and 1951 making Gollum's character fit better with the betrayal of him in "The Lord of the Rings"?

14 - Tolkien often referred to himself and his wife by the names of which two middle-earth characters, the names also appeared on their gravestones?

15 - What name was given to the three brilliant jewels made by Fëanor which contained the light of the two tree which were stolen by the Valor, Melkor?

16 - Which editor of "The Oxford English Dictionary" did Tolkien succeed as Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford in 1925?

(Started so he finished)

She got 14 answers correct on the program.

Posted on: 2010/2/12 13:48


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I have been watching a UK BBC TV programme comedy called "Bellamy's People" in which one of the characters is shown in front of a huge bookcase with probably 2-300 books on it.

More than Deagol's bookcases on http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/collect ... llectors/tolkienbooks.htm

This is the 4th Episode and this character has probably been on screen for about 6 minutes in the other three episodes, but something looked familiar, I was sure I had seen one of the books before.

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Posted on: 2010/2/12 11:38


Nice 1st US LOTR set at Tolkien Bookshelf
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Another nice listing from David:

I just wanted to let you know I just listed a 1st US Edition Lord of the Rings, all 1st impressions in dustjackets. A pretty nice set, TT's & RotK are exceptional. The url is http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/si/000735.html I don't think all the photo's show on the direct link


The images will all show up if you go to this link instead:

http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/?page ... ge&wt=1.00&product_id=169

"The set is housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set."

Price = 7600.00 USD

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Posted on: 2010/2/12 10:02
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Re: Alexander Autographs
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David sent me this to add to the current conversation:


I had no idea that someone was trying to sell it at an auction. Not that it will do much good at this point, but I will print 'facsimile' on the back. I just didn't think anyone would try to pass them off as real, and I should have known better in this day and age. I assumed that being printed on an inkjet would be about the easiest thing to spot, and just thought most people would enjoy a little sample of his writing. Just for the forums info, the original note was only initialed, and I photoshopped in his full signature from another note that came with it. Both now reside at the project earth site in Hawaii, and were tipped into a set of a Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I will attach a photo, if you like you might post on the forum just for everyone's info. My apologies to all.

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Posted on: 2010/2/12 9:58
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Re: Alexander Autographs
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garm wrote:
I have one of those signed sheets, too. it's very nice - though in hindsight it might have been better if the seller had printed 'facsimile siganture' on the back. On the other hand; it could be said that it's obviously a copy, because of the 'feel' of the card.


Just got another one on these signed sheets with my purchase from David Miller and it does now state Facsimile on the back.

Posted on: 2010/2/12 3:57



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