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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. What path will the Hobbits take in order to avoid the Black Riders?

2. Strider tells the Hobbits they will never make it to __________ on their own.

3. Tom's wife tells the Hobbits that she is the daughter of the _________.

4. Sam advises Frodo not to take any aid from Strider because he comes from the __________.

5. Merry and Pippin decide to lie down at the foot of a large ___________ tree when they become sleepy.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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