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

2. Who is coming with Biblo as he heads out on his journey?

3. What news alarms the Elves so much that they decide to stay with Frodo and the others?

4. Who will stay at Frodo's house to make sure no one knows where they are or that the house falls into disrepair?

5. What is the last name that Frodo gives for himself when asked by the innkeeper?

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

3. What is the rumor of the Elves that the Hobbits are just starting to hear about in their own town?

4. What does Gandalf reveal about his period of being absent from the journey?

5. Why does Frodo not want to cut through Farmer Maggot's land as they are traveling to Crickhollow?

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

7. What does Aragorn reveal to the Elves about the demise of Gandalf?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the end, Frodo decides to head off on his own, though the rest of the fellowship decides to follow anyway.

Part 1: Why is it important that Frodo go off on his journey alone?

Part 2: Is it a good idea to bring along Sam? Why or why not?

Part 3: What advantages might Frodo have in going off by himself on this journey?

Essay Topic 2

The many groups of characters in this story seem to give the reader different facets of humankind in general.

Part 1: Why are the Elves seen as being the fairest of all creatures? What or who might they symbolize in the modern world?

Part 2: Why are the Elves and Dwarves at odds with each other? What other cultures might they represent?

Part 3: Why do you think Tolkien portrayed the race of men as being weak?

Essay Topic 3

The note from Gandalf reminds Frodo to choose people he trusts as he sets out on his journey.

Part 1: Why is it important to trust the people you are with when heading out on a dangerous journey?

Part 2: Doesn't bringing along those whom you trust put them in harm's way? Why do you think Frodo's friends don't think of that and refuse to come with him?

Part 3: How do you think trust will help the Fellowship as they set out on their journey?

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