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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. The Elves do not know the exact reason Frodo is leaving ___________.

2. What does Frodo have a strong urge to do when the Dark Rider comes close?

3. Who were the protectors of the Hobbits for an evening?

4. Goldberry also tells Frodo that the travelers must keep to their ___________ as they are traveling.

5. What kind of meal is being prepared for the Hobbits by Merry and Fatty?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Frodo do with his home Bag End when he is making preparations to leave the land of Hobbits?

2. What kind of party is Bilbo Baggins planning at the beginning of the "Fellowship of the Ring"?

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

4. Who comes with the Hobbits to see them off on their journey as they leave Crickhollow?

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

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

7. What happens when Tom takes the ring in his hand after Frodo hands it to him?

8. When does Frodo tell Gandalf he will leave the Shire and his Hobbit life?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Power in this story is clearly something which corrupts, in a variety of ways as the story progresses.

Part 1: Why is power so alluring to the people in the story?

Part 2: Why are some people more attracted to holding power than others are?

Part 3: Is it possible to have a world without power struggles? Why or why not?

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