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 12, who volunteers to come some of the way down the tunnel with Bilbo?

2. Apart from the dragon, what other animals live inside the Lonely Mountain?

3. What advice does Roac give to Thorin about the Lakemen?

4. How high is the doorway that leads into the secret tunnel in Chapter 11?

5. In Chapter 16, who does Bilbo deal with and offer his share of the treasure to, along with the Arkenstone?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Describe what the Master of Laketown is like in your own words.

4. Upon what does Bard the Bowman base his claim to a share of the dragon's treasure?

5. How does Bilbo's attitude differ from that of the dwarves in Chapter 9?

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

7. Why does Smaug laugh when Bilbo tells him that revenge is one of the motives of their quest?

8. Explain the meaning of the ambiguous or riddling answers Bilbo gives to Smaug to avoid revealing his name to the dragon (and thus giving the dragon power over him)?

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

10. How is the treasure divided after the battle is won in Chapter 17?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Bilbo's character is described as having a "Baggins" side and a "Tookish" side, both of which struggles for dominance inside him.

Part 1: Describe Bilbo's "Baggins" part of his nature.

Part 2: Describe the "Tookish" side of Bilbo's nature.

Part 3: Choose an incident (apart from the start of the book) where the two sides of his nature seem to be in conflict. Which side wins?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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