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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which dwarf has to come to Beorn's house alone?
(a) Dwalin.
(b) Thorin.
(c) Dori.
(d) Bombur.

2. What does Bilbo think the eagles will do to him at first?
(a) He hopes that they will give him a meal.
(b) He thinks they plan to eat him.
(c) He thinks they will give him back to the goblins.
(d) He is afraid they will drop him over the edge of their eyrie.

3. What type of bird is named in the moon-letters on the map?
(a) A raven.
(b) A thrush.
(c) A sparrow.
(d) An eagle.

4. How does Bilbo find food while skulking around in the Elvenking's palace?
(a) He steals it from the stores or the table when nobody is looking.
(b) He slips out through the magic gates and goes hunting.
(c) He scrounges it off the rubbish heaps of the elves.
(d) He takes it out of the barrels sent to Esgaroth.

5. What is the name of the inn where the dwarves meet Bilbo in Chapter 2?
(a) The Golden Perch.
(b) The Bridge and Bottle.
(c) The Prancing Pony.
(d) The Green Dragon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Bombur fall into the enchanted river?

2. What does Bilbo take from the trolls' hoard of loot?

3. What special ability does Beorn have?

4. What question of Balin's enraged the Elvenking?

5. What weapons do the Wood Elves use when they take the dwarves prisoner?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe in your own words how the riddle contest between Bilbo and Gollum was played and what the winner of the contest would win.

2. What was Gandalf doing after he left Bilbo and the dwarves outside Mirkwood and before he re-joined them just before the Battle of the Five Armies?

3. Why does Bilbo arrive at the Green Dragon without a hat, walking stick or handkerchief, or anything else for the journey?

4. What is the dwarves' original plan or strategy?

5. What are some natural features that serve as defenses for Rivendell, both in the way of putting hazards in the path of potential attackers and for hiding/camouflaging Rivendell?

6. How do the Wood Elves differ from the goblins in regards to their treatment of prisoners?

7. What are the five armies involved in the Battle of the Five Armies?

8. What advice does Roac the raven give to Thorin in this Chapters 15 & 16?

9. What advice do Beorn and Gandalf give to Bilbo and the dwarves about the journey through Mirkwood?

10. Describe Elrond, the master or ruler of Rivendell in your own words.

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