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. The Riders decide to flee the area because they realize ___________ is not there.

2. Which Hobbit is a great friend of the Farmer whose crops they cut through on their journey?

3. An __________________ grabs Frodo's arm as he passes out as he calls for his friends.

4. What do the Hobbits hear that causes them to be less jovial as they walk?

5. Who is worried about Gandalf's lateness?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Gildor's reaction to the fact that Gandalf has not arrived as promised yet?

3. What happens when Tom takes the ring in his hand after Frodo hands it to him?

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

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

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

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

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

9. When Frodo asks Tom who he is, how does Tom describe himself to the Hobbits?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

When Frodo offers the ring to Galadriel, she is tempted to take it, but resists.

Part 1: Why do you think Frodo offered the ring to Galadriel?

Part 2: Why would Galadriel have wanted to take the ring for herself?

Part 3: Why does Galadriel finally resist the ring? What might have happened had she not resisted?

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