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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. When the Hobbits and Strider awake, they find the beds have been _______________, though they did not sleep in them.

2. Who questions the Hobbits about the purpose of their trip into the town?

3. How old is Frodo going to be on his birthday which he shares with Bilbo?

4. Who is the friend of Fatty Bolger who helps to prepare Frodo's new home for him before he arrives?

5. What do the Hobbits hear that causes them to be less jovial as they walk?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is in the Barrows-Wight cave in which Frodo realizes he is imprisoned?

2. What does Pippin reveal to Frodo that actually makes Frodo a bit upset to learn?

3. Describe the wife of Tom Bombadil, Goldberry. What does she look like and by what is she surrounded?

4. What happens when Pippin yells at the trees to let them through on their journey?

5. What does Fatty Bolger do when the Black Riders come into Crickhollow?

6. What does Goldberry say to the Hobbits as they are leaving Tom's house?

7. What does Tom reply when Frodo asks him how he heard their cries for help?

8. What does Butterbur give to the Hobbits when they are at the Inn?

9. What has Gandalf found out about the ring Bilbo had, and which Gandalf had persuaded Bilbo to leave with Frodo?

10. What is Gildor's reaction to the fact that Gandalf has not arrived as promised yet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Frodo seems the most unlikely carrier for the Ring, though he willingly takes up the task.

Part 1: Why do you think Frodo is willing to take the ring to Mount Doom?

Part 2: Which other character might have made a good ringbearer? Why?

Part 3: What makes Frodo the right person to take the ring to Mount Doom?

Essay Topic 2

The many identities of Aragorn makes the reader wonder who he really is at various points of the story.

Part 1: Why do think Aragorn takes on so many identities?

Part 2: What does Aragorn's ever-changing identity say about him and about his place in the world?

Part 3: Would it be better for Aragorn to only have one identity? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

One could say that the FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is the beginning of a mythical story for the characters who are involved, a story which might be told to their children as time passes.

Part 1: How do you define the idea of myth and how does this different from a story?

Part 2: What makes this story mythical in nature?

Part 3: How are the characters in this story mythical? Which qualities make them so?

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