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

2. Sam feels the reasons for him joining Frodo are more important than seeing ___________ and having adventures.

3. Who is NOT one of the people that Frodo thought knew about the journey of the ring?

4. What kind of meal is being prepared for the Hobbits by Merry and Fatty?

5. What do Sam and Frodo do in order to try to get the tree to release Merry and Pippin?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why is Sam so insistent on joining Frodo on his journey, which is surprising to Frodo?

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

6. Describe what Sam, Merry, and Pippin look like in the Barrows-Wight cave?

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

8. What does Butterbur give to the Hobbits when they are at the Inn?

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

10. Who knew about Bilbo's magic trick before he did it in front of the guests at the party he throws?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

The Ring of Sauron poisons all men who seek it and it becomes the only thing that stands in the way of Good winning over Evil.

Part 1: What does the Ring of Sauron symbolize in this book?

Part 2: Why are people in this book so affected by this Ring?

Part 3: Do you think you would want to have this Ring in your possession? Why or why not?

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