The Fellowship of the Ring Test | 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. Frodo tries to talk Sam out of coming with him, saying that the journey is ____________.

2. Who says that he can see ahead and understands the danger but that he knows he can not turn back from the task?

3. What is the dangerous place the Hobbits see that tells them that they have nearly reached the edge of the Old Forest?

4. Who told Frodo he should always bring his trusted friends with him on his journey?

5. Who goes off to cool his feet in the river, nearly drowning when he is pulled in by a root?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the other Hobbits know about the ring that Frodo carries with him?

2. Who celebrates Frodo's 50th birthday with him with a small celebration before he goes off?

3. What is so special about Frodo turning 33 on the day of Bilbo's large party and suprise?

4. What did Farmer Maggot tell the dark man, cloaked and hooded, when he asked about Baggins?

5. Who is in Frodo's house when they arrive during the night?

6. What does Frodo reply to the man at the gate of Bree when he asks about Frodo's business?

7. Why do the other Hobbits think Frodo is strange and as odd after Bilbo leaves the Shire?

8. When Sam is walking around to look for the ponies, he hears a splash. What happened?

9. What does Frodo do in order to distract himself from putting on the Ring in the tavern?

10. Why is Sam so insistent on joining Frodo on his journey, which is surprising to Frodo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At one point during the book, readers are reminded that all things pass and change. The world is always going to move into new eras.

Part 1: Why is the world always going to change?

Part 2: What makes this story's progress of time so much more important to the characters? Or is it not as important?

Part 3: How does change of an era change the people who are living in the era?

Essay Topic 2

The quest between good and evil is the running theme of FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.

Part 1: Do you think good and evil are clearly defined in this book? Why or why not?

Part 2: What are some of the examples of people who are clearly good? What makes them good? Why are they good?

Part 3: Which characters are clearly evil? What makes them evil? Why are they evil?

Essay Topic 3

When Frodo offers the ring to Galadriel, she is tempted to take it, but resists.

Part 1: Why do you think Frodo offered the ring to Galadriel?

Part 2: Why would Galadriel have wanted to take the ring for herself?

Part 3: Why does Galadriel finally resist the ring? What might have happened had she not resisted?

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