Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test 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?
Essay Topic 1
The Hobbit contains a lot of "author talking," where the author addresses the listener or reader directly (often referring to "you and me"). Sometimes, this can be effective, but at other times it can be irritating.
Part 1: Find an example of effective "author talking" and explain why it is effective.
Part 2: Find an example of irritating or distracting "author talking" and explain why this technique should not have been used.
Essay Topic 2
In building his fantasy world, Tolkien has used fantastic or imaginary elements as well as familiar and real-world elements in order to make his world believable.
Part 1. List and describe some familiar and real-world elements that appear within The Hobbit.
Part 2. List and describe the fantastic or imaginary (magical) elements that appear within this book.
Part 3. Evaluate whether Tolkien has managed to integrate the fantastic with the everyday successfully or not.
Essay Topic 3
To what extent is one of the following themes significant, and what is said about each one in The Hobbit? Choose ONE of the following:
1. Home and "belonging"
3. The attributes that make a hero
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