The Hobbit Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the King of the Wood Elves wiser than the men of Laketown?
(a) He believes in the old songs and tales that the Master of Laketown has forgotten about.
(b) He quickly realizes how the dwarves managed to escape from his dungeons.
(c) He knows a way to kill Smaug that the Lake-men do not.
(d) He realizes that the dwarves will have to steal from Smaug rather than attempt to kill him, which is what the Lake-men believe.

2. How does Gollum get from his island to the shore of the lake?
(a) He swims, as he is an excellent swimmer.
(b) He paddles a little boat.
(c) His ring helps him walk across the surface of the water.
(d) He rides on the back of blind fish.

3. What type of bird brings Bilbo and the dwarves the news of the dragon's death?
(a) A raven.
(b) A crow.
(c) A thrush.
(d) An eagle.

4. What does Bilbo most want to happen while the dwarves are preparing for a siege by the elves and Lakemen?
(a) He wants a peaceful resolution to the situation - and enough food
(b) He wants the armies to go away and leave them alone.
(c) He wants to steal away with his share of the treasure and leave the dwarves to fight the Lakemen over the rest.
(d) He wants Gandalf to turn up and take him back to his hobbit hole again.

5. What does the Master believe about Thorin and his company at first?
(a) That Thorin is the true King Under the Mountain.
(b) That Thorin will be killed by the dragon.
(c) That they are frauds.
(d) That Thorin will be a worthy ally and trade partner.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first landmark feature that Bilbo notices as the barrel he is riding takes him out of the forest?

2. What does Bilbo learn about his sword in Chapter 5?

3. How old is Roac the raven?

4. What does Bilbo find on the floor in Chapter 5?

5. Where did Gollum live before coming to the underground lake?

(see the answer key)

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