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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. What does Bilbo find to eat as they walk through the woods in Chapter 6?
(a) Sorrel and wild strawberries.
(b) Blackberries and strawberries.
(c) Mushrooms and crab-apples.
(d) Hawthorn berries and blackberries.

2. Who is the first to see the lights from the elves' feast?
(a) Balin.
(b) Thorin.
(c) Bombur.
(d) Bilbo.

3. What is the answer to Bilbo's first riddle?
(a) A mountain.
(b) The wind.
(c) White horses.
(d) Teeth.

4. Which of the following devices do the goblins not make (or have made for them)?
(a) Pickaxes.
(b) Tongs.
(c) Instruments of torture.
(d) Trumpets.

5. What is the name of Gandalf's cousin?
(a) Saruman.
(b) Mithrandir.
(c) Elrond.
(d) Radagast.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gollum call the ring?

2. What light are the adventurers using to guide them inside the tunnels in Chapter 4?

3. Why are the dwarves glad to be captured by the elves (at first)?

4. How does Bilbo find food while skulking around in the Elvenking's palace?

5. What does Gloin say about Bilbo that enrages Bilbo so much that he overcomes his fears and joins the adventurers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain in your own words the history behind the the dwarves' quest for the dragon's treasure. Use details from the dwarves' song and Thorin's story in your answer.

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

3. What significant turning point in Bilbo's personal development occurs during the events of Chapter 8, and how does it change Bilbo?

4. What does Gandalf leave on Bilbo's door after Bilbo invites him to tea in Chapter 1?

5. What strategy does Bilbo use to try to win the riddle contest (not including his final "What have I got in my pocket?" question)?

6. How does Bilbo react when he sees Gollum between him and the way out and why?

7. What good luck do the adventurers have while they are staying in Rivendell that is likely to prove vital to their quest?

8. Retell the events of Chapter 6 in your own words from the point of view of the Lord of the Eagles.

9. Why does Bilbo decide to go with the dwarves and declare himself to be willing to join the adventure?

10. Describe Beorn in your own words.

(see the answer keys)

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