Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bilbo try to steal from the trolls?
2. Which pair of dwarves are the youngest?
3. Who carries Bilbo at first as they try to escape from the mines after Gandalf kills the Great Goblin?
4. Which dwarf has to come to Beorn's house alone?
5. What is the weak point in Bilbo's plan of escape from the elves?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Bilbo decide to pick William the troll's pocket?
2. How does Bilbo's attitude differ from that of the dwarves in Chapter 9?
3. Describe Beorn in your own words.
4. Why does Bilbo arrive at the Green Dragon without a hat, walking stick or handkerchief, or anything else for the journey?
5. What do the adventurers take from the trolls' treasure hoard?
6. Describe Elrond, the master or ruler of Rivendell in your own words.
7. Why does Bilbo believe that there is no end to the forest after he climbs up the tall oak to have a look around?
8. Why do the goblins take the adventurers prisoner, and what fate do the goblins intend for them?
9. What are the five armies involved in the Battle of the Five Armies?
10. Why do the adventurers take shelter in the cave in Chapter 4?
When an author has a large number of characters involved in most of the action of the plot and usually appearing as a group, giving individuals within that group can be difficult. How has Tolkien managed to make the dwarves into distinct characters? Are any of the dwarves "undistinguished" and lacking in individuality?
Tolkien presents the elves, and in particular the Elvenking, as being Good People. Considering the character of the Elvenking, do you think Tolkien has succeeded in portraying the Wood Elves as good or likable characters? Why or why not?
In the action of The Hobbit, Bilbo changes from being a soft and timid hobbit to being a character of wisdom and courage. Several key events and incidents go towards changing and developing him. Identify at least three of these "turning points" and explore each one. For each "turning point," explain what the turning point was and how it changed Bilbo in some way, or how it marked a milestone in Bilbo's development.
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