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

2. What is Pippin's relation to Frodo, according to the story?

3. Tom tells the Hobbits he is the oldest one there and that he can remember the first ______________.

4. Who taught Frodo the verse that he chants as he is trying to save his friends and himself?

5. __________ has been actively seeking the One Ring, according to Gandalf.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What is the magic trick Bilbo has decided to play on the people at the party he is planning?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Boromir is from the kingdom of Men, but at times he seems to show his weaknesses more than his strengths.

Part 1: Would you have chosen Boromir to be a part of your journey to Mordor? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why is Boromir interested in taking the ring for himself?

Part 3: What might have happened had Boromir have taken the ring for himself?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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