Daily Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers (01-03-2024)

Question 1: In which university did J.R.R. Tolkien work as a professor of Old English?

  • Oxford
  • Cambridge
  • Durham

Correct Answer: Oxford

Fact: J.R.R. Tolkien was appointed as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in 1925 and held this position until 1945 at the University of Oxford. During his time as a professor, he also produced important scholarly works, including a translation of 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' as well as writing 'The Hobbit' and starting work on 'The Lord of the Rings.'

Question 2: Which ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor met J.R.R. Tolkien in person?

  • Ian McKellen
  • Christopher Lee
  • Viggo Mortensen

Correct Answer: Christopher Lee

Fact: In the mid-1950s, Christopher Lee met J.R.R. Tolkien at a pub in Oxford. The two struck up a conversation, and Lee expressed his love for Tolkien's books. According to Lee, the meeting was brief, but it left a lasting impression on him. Lee would go on to play the role of the wizard Saruman in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of 'The Lord of the Rings.'

Question 3: What was the name of the Oxford literary society that included Tolkien and C.S. Lewis among its members?

  • The Scribes
  • The Inklings
  • The Wordsmiths

Correct Answer: The Inklings

Fact: The Inklings was a literary discussion group that met weekly from the early 1930s to the late 1940s. Writers, academics, and literary enthusiasts would gather to read and discuss their works in progress, shaping important works of literature of the 20th century.

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