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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 is Pippin's relation to Frodo, according to the story?

2. What is Frodo imprisoned in when he finally wakes up from being passed out?

3. __________ has been actively seeking the One Ring, according to Gandalf.

4. In which direction does Goldberry tell the Hobbits to travel as they are leaving on their journey?

5. Who taught Frodo the verse that he chants as he is trying to save his friends and himself?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How do the Hobbits plan to go to Crickhollow in order to reach Frodo's new home?

7. What happens to Merry and Pippin when they lay down in the forest of trees?

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

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

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

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

Boromir is from the kingdom of Men, but at times he seems to show his weaknesses more than his strengths.

Part 1: Would you have chosen Boromir to be a part of your journey to Mordor? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why is Boromir interested in taking the ring for himself?

Part 3: What might have happened had Boromir have taken the ring for himself?

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