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

2. The ring that Frodo has in his possession is the __________ ring, the one ring to rule them all.

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

4. How many men have fallen under Sauron's control, causing them to be Ringwraiths?

5. What does Bilbo slip on his finger in order to play a trick on the party guests?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Frodo dream about during his first night's sleep at Crickhollow?

2. What does Frodo regret as he comes upon his 50th birthday, the same age Bilbo was when Bilbo left for a great adventure?

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

4. What does Sam tell Frodo about trusting the stranger, Strider?

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

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

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

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

9. What does Frodo do in order to save his friends from their terrible fate?

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

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 2

At many points of the journey, the innocence of the Hobbits seems to almost get them into trouble.

Part 1: Why is innocence a good thing to have when you are in trouble?

Part 2: Why might being innocent hurt you when you are in a troublesome situation?

Part 3: Would you rather be innocent in the face of danger or not? Why?

Essay Topic 3

There are a number of points in which the characters sing or relate poems to each other, which makes the story sound very much out of place in today's world.

Part 1: Why do you think Tolkien decided to use so much poetry and song?

Part 2: What does the use of poetry and song by some characters say about their personalities?

Part 3: Would the story have been different had the poetry and song not been included? Why or why not?

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