Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is coming with Biblo as he heads out on his journey?
2. Who has been heading West in large groups, leaving Middle Earth for some reason?
3. What did the Elves leave behind for the Hobbits when they woke up?
4. What is Bilbo trying to finish when he goes on this last journey away from Hobbiton?
5. What does Frodo compliment when talking to Tom Bombadil's wife?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Sam is walking around to look for the ponies, he hears a splash. What happened?
2. What is so special about Frodo turning 33 on the day of Bilbo's large party and suprise?
3. What did Farmer Maggot tell the dark man, cloaked and hooded, when he asked about Baggins?
4. What does Frodo dream about during his first night's sleep at Crickhollow?
5. Why don't the travelers in the Fellowship worry when they get through the door away from the Orcs?
6. What happens when Tom takes the ring in his hand after Frodo hands it to him?
7. What does Frodo do in order to save his friends from their terrible fate?
8. What happened to the Ringwraiths when their horses were drowned in the flood?
9. What does Butterbur give to the Hobbits when they are at the Inn?
10. Where do the travelers decide to stay before they make the decision to go to Gondor or to Moria?
Essay Topic 1
Tolkien is known to have been a devoted Christian and his ideas and beliefs are found in his writing.
Part 1: Why do you think the battle between good and evil is so important to Tolkien?
Part 2: Why would Tolkien have written this story and used Christianity as a theme?
Part 3: In what ways do you think Tolkien is supporting Christianity with this story? Cite some examples.
Essay Topic 2
The theme of the journey begins with the travels of Bilbo seeking to try new things and new adventures.
Part 1: Why are journeys so important?
Part 2: Why do you think Bilbo is such a wanderer?
Part 3: Why does Frodo also feel called to travel as Bilbo did?
Essay Topic 3
The sword of Elendil was broken and shattered as it cut the ring from Sauron, but those broken pieces symbolize more than just a broken piece of metal.
Part 1: Why do you think the sword of Elendil broke when it struck Sauron?
Part 2: What is the symbolism of the sword breaking into pieces? How are these broken pieces affecting the world?
Part 3: What does putting the pieces back together say about the hope of men?
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