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 is the name of the elvenking's butler?
2. What is Thorin considering doing when he learns that the other dwarves are also in prison with him?
3. Why do the goblins not find Bilbo after he is knocked unconscious?
4. How does Bilbo find food while skulking around in the Elvenking's palace?
5. What is the goblin name for Thorin's sword?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Bilbo able to take and hide the Arkenstone without the dwarves knowing?
2. Upon what does Bard the Bowman base his claim to a share of the dragon's treasure?
3. What good luck do the adventurers have while they are staying in Rivendell that is likely to prove vital to their quest?
4. 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?
5. What dreams or legends do the Lakemen have regarding the King Under the Mountain and Smaug?
6. What accident do the travelers experience in Chapter 6 that turns out to be in their favor?
7. Summarize in your own words how the trade between the Wood Elves and the men of Laketown operates.
8. What details are given in Chapter 11 as hints to an alert reader that the one chance of finding the keyhole is about to present itself?
9. What surprises Bilbo when he returns home to his hobbit-hole?
10. What has Beorn been doing when he is absent from the house?
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?
The relationships between major characters often changes within the plot of a novel. Describe how the relationship between Bilbo and the other dwarves, particularly Thorin, changes throughout this novel. What events cause these changes in their relationship?
Are any stereotypes or cliches used in The Hobbit? If so, what are they? If not, what are some things that make The Hobbit fresh and original?
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