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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the name of Dain's father?
2. How high is the doorway that leads into the secret tunnel in Chapter 11?
(a) Six feet high.
(b) Five feet high.
(c) We are not told.
(d) Three feet high.
3. Why do the people of Lake-town destroy the bridges as a defense against the onslaught of the dragon?
(a) They are attempting to fool the dragon into thinking they have left the town.
(b) The Master ordered them to do so in the hopes that his rival, Bard, would be killed.
(c) The bridges are the only part of the town that is vulnerable to dragon-fire.
(d) The dragon can then only attack them from the air (which makes him vulnerable to arrows) or have his fire quenched by the cold water of the lake.
4. What does the Master believe about Thorin and his company at first?
(a) That they are frauds.
(b) That Thorin will be killed by the dragon.
(c) That Thorin is the true King Under the Mountain.
(d) That Thorin will be a worthy ally and trade partner.
5. How old is Roac the raven?
(c) We are not told.
6. Who sit beside Thorin at the high table after Thorin proclaims himself as the descendant of Thror, King Under the Mountain?
(a) Dwalin and Balin.
(b) Bofur and Bombur.
(c) Bilbo and the Master.
(d) Fili and Kili.
7. Apart from the dragon, what other animals live inside the Lonely Mountain?
8. How long do the dwarves and Bilbo stay in Laketown?
(a) We are not told.
(b) Three weeks.
(c) Two days.
(d) A fortnight.
9. Who attacks first and starts the war over the dragon gold?
(a) The goblins and wargs.
(b) The elves.
(c) The dwarves.
(d) The Lakemen.
10. Why is Bard astonished when the thrush lands on his shoulder?
(a) He can understand its speech.
(b) The thrush is the emblem on his family coat of arms.
(c) He believes the thrush is a spy of the dragon's sent to distract his aim.
(d) He thought all the thrushes in the area had been killed by the dragon.
11. What do the dwarves suggest that Bilbo should do when they begin to despair of being able to open the secret door in Chapter 11?
(a) Go into the mountain through the Front Gate using his magic ring.
(b) Talk to the thrushes and see if they know the secret of opening the door.
(c) Go back to Laketown and ask for more supplies and weapons.
(d) Try to capture one of the thrushes, crows or ravens and use its feathers as a disguise to sneak into the mountain through the Front Gate.
12. Why does Bombur choose to stay below and guard the ponies in Chapter 11?
(a) He lost a bet and had to go on guard duty as a result.
(b) He is very fond of the ponies and doesn't want to leave them behind.
(c) He does not believe that Bilbo and the others have really found the secret door.
(d) He thinks he is too fat for the ropes and that he will get dizzy or trip on the path.
13. What type of bird brings Bilbo and the dwarves the news of the dragon's death?
(a) A thrush.
(b) A crow.
(c) An eagle.
(d) A raven.
14. What is the first landmark feature that Bilbo notices as the barrel he is riding takes him out of the forest?
(a) The Long Lake.
(b) A landslide.
(c) The Lonely Mountain.
(d) The Iron Hills to the northeast of the lake.
15. How does Bilbo know that the gem he stumbles across is the Arkenstone?
(a) He hears the ghost of a long-dead dwarf whisper its name to him as he picks it up.
(b) It is written in letters of gold across one of the facets of the stone.
(c) Bilbo recognizes it from Thorin's description.
(d) He does not know it is the Arkenstone at all and fails to recognize it.
Short Answer Questions
1. What type of birds inhabit the area of the mountain and valleys closest to the Front Gate?
2. What colors is Smaug?
3. How does the Elvenking react to the sight of the Arkenstone?
4. How can the dwarves and Bilbo reach the third camp outside the 'doorstep'?
5. What is the name of the hill close to where the dwarves and Bilbo make their first camp approaching the Lonely Mountain?
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