Passive voice gap-filling exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Jrrt_1972_pipe.jpgJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien is famous for having developed such a literary genre as fantasy.
He imagined exciting adventure stories where people, elves, dwarves, orcs, goblins, wizards, and, of course, hobbits .
But not only fantastic beings by him.
Both philologist and professor at Oxford University, he knew many ancient and modern languages. So, a new world - Middle-earth, its geography, its history, and several languages in his works.
J.R.R. Tolkien on 3rd January 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State in South Africa.
After his father’s death the family returned to Birmingham, England. Ronald spent his childhood there and later, scenes from this area in his pictures and writings.
At school Ronald was interested in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English. At that time he began to develop his linguistic talent by creating his own languages with grammar and history. Not surprisingly Tolkien First in English Language and Literature at Exeter College.
Tolkien obtained a post on the New English Dictionary, and began to write the mythological and legendary cycle which he originally called “The Book of Lost Tales” but which eventually as “The Silmarillion”.
Later Tolkien as Reader in the English Language at the University of Leeds. Among the students he was famous for his strong and popular teaching.
Then Professor Tolkien to continue work at Oxford, as a Professor of Anglo-Saxon. He taught Anglo-Saxon and English right up until his retirement in 1959.
J.R.R. Tolkien to Edith Bratt and the Tolkien’s family consisted of four children (three sons and a daughter) and more than anything father liked to tell his children about mythical beings - elves, hobbits, etc. At first such stories simply as tales.
And so the first book, “the Hobbit” (published in 1937) as a fairy tale.
The book was a huge success and a sequel .
The popular trilogy “the Lord of the Rings” (1954-1955),. The trilogy includes three stories: "The fellowship of the ring", "The two towers" and "The return of the king".
J.R.R. Tolkien died on September 2nd 1973, aged 81.