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

2. Strider reveals to Frodo that he heard ___________ tell his friends to call him by a different name.

3. In what town do Frodo, Merry, Sam, and Pippin arrive at the beginning of this chapter?

4. What does Frodo compliment when talking to Tom Bombadil's wife?

5. What is Bilbo trying to finish when he goes on this last journey away from Hobbiton?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Fatty Bolger do when the Black Riders come into Crickhollow?

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

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

10. Why does Strider take the Hobbits in another direction to Weathertop as they leave Bree to continue their journey?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Frodo seems the most unlikely carrier for the Ring, though he willingly takes up the task.

Part 1: Why do you think Frodo is willing to take the ring to Mount Doom?

Part 2: Which other character might have made a good ringbearer? Why?

Part 3: What makes Frodo the right person to take the ring to Mount Doom?

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