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 is coming with Biblo as he heads out on his journey?
2. Who has been heading West in large groups, leaving Middle Earth for some reason?
3. What did the Elves leave behind for the Hobbits when they woke up?
4. What is Bilbo trying to finish when he goes on this last journey away from Hobbiton?
5. What does Frodo compliment when talking to Tom Bombadil's wife?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Sam is walking around to look for the ponies, he hears a splash. What happened?
2. What is so special about Frodo turning 33 on the day of Bilbo's large party and suprise?
3. What did Farmer Maggot tell the dark man, cloaked and hooded, when he asked about Baggins?
4. What does Frodo dream about during his first night's sleep at Crickhollow?
5. Why don't the travelers in the Fellowship worry when they get through the door away from the Orcs?
6. What happens when Tom takes the ring in his hand after Frodo hands it to him?
7. What does Frodo do in order to save his friends from their terrible fate?
8. What happened to the Ringwraiths when their horses were drowned in the flood?
9. What does Butterbur give to the Hobbits when they are at the Inn?
10. Where do the travelers decide to stay before they make the decision to go to Gondor or to Moria?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout this book, the characters are either on a road or near one, constantly reminding the reader of the journey.
Part 1: Why are the characters not supposed to stay on the well-known roads?
Part 2: Why do you think the road is a recurring symbol in this story? What might Tolkien's motivation have been?
Part 3: How do you think the presence of the road affects the journey of the Fellowship? Or doesn't it?
Essay Topic 3
The sword of Elendil was broken and shattered as it cut the ring from Sauron, but those broken pieces symbolize more than just a broken piece of metal.
Part 1: Why do you think the sword of Elendil broke when it struck Sauron?
Part 2: What is the symbolism of the sword breaking into pieces? How are these broken pieces affecting the world?
Part 3: What does putting the pieces back together say about the hope of men?
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