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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 bangs on Frodo's door in order to wake him up before they head on their journey?

2. The group begins to realize that the __________ is being chosen for them, so they follow it.

3. How many men have fallen under Sauron's control, causing them to be Ringwraiths?

4. What did the Elves leave behind for the Hobbits when they woke up?

5. What is the name of Tom's wife, the woman who is sitting in a large chair when the Hobbits arrive?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Tom reply when Frodo asks him how he heard their cries for help?

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

5. Who comes with the Hobbits to see them off on their journey as they leave Crickhollow?

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

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

8. What is the magic trick Bilbo has decided to play on the people at the party he is planning?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At one point during the book, readers are reminded that all things pass and change. The world is always going to move into new eras.

Part 1: Why is the world always going to change?

Part 2: What makes this story's progress of time so much more important to the characters? Or is it not as important?

Part 3: How does change of an era change the people who are living in the era?

Essay Topic 2

In the end, Frodo decides to head off on his own, though the rest of the fellowship decides to follow anyway.

Part 1: Why is it important that Frodo go off on his journey alone?

Part 2: Is it a good idea to bring along Sam? Why or why not?

Part 3: What advantages might Frodo have in going off by himself on this journey?

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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