The Hobbit Test | Final 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. In Chapter 16, who does Bilbo deal with and offer his share of the treasure to, along with the Arkenstone?

2. Who attacks first and starts the war over the dragon gold?

3. Who does Bilbo meet unexpectedly in the camp of the elves and Lakemen?

4. Why is the King of the Wood Elves wiser than the men of Laketown?

5. How does Bilbo manage to recognize Thorin after freeing him from the barrel?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Bilbo and the dwarves know that they have successfully found the secret entrance into the mountain?

2. Why does Thorin refuse to share the treasure with Bard and his allies and treat them with hostility?

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

4. What can be deduced about the dragon from the steam and smoke coming out from the Front Gate?

5. What dreams or legends do the Lakemen have regarding the King Under the Mountain and Smaug?

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

7. Why does Bilbo give the Arkenstone to Bard the Bowman?

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

9. Why does only the Black Arrow shot by Bard manage to kill Smaug while all other arrows are harmless?

10. How is Bilbo able to take and hide the Arkenstone without the dwarves knowing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Song and poems are often significant in The Hobbit. Choose two of the songs or poems that you believe to be particularly important and explain their significance in detail. Ways that a song or poem can be significant may include foreshadowing, revealing character, developing a theme or explaining background.

Essay Topic 3

Fantasy stories and quests often tell of the struggle between good and evil. How are good and evil characterized in The Hobbit?

Part 1: Identify the characters that are defined as being good. What are the attitudes, beliefs and actions of characters that are considered to be good?

Part 2: Identify the characters that represent evil. What are the attitudes, beliefs and actions of these characters?

Part 3: Is the divide between good and evil clear-cut, or are there some characters that are mixed (e.g. a good character shows some characteristics that are bad)? Give details.

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