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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. Which dwarf is not present on the Doorstep when the door is finally opened?
2. What type of birds inhabit the area of the mountain and valleys closest to the Front Gate?
3. What does Bilbo manage to steal from Smaug in Chapter 12?
4. Who sit beside Thorin at the high table after Thorin proclaims himself as the descendant of Thror, King Under the Mountain?
5. Who is supposed to be on watch when Bilbo steals out of the stronghold to the elves and Lakemen?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Thorin refuse to share the treasure with Bard and his allies and treat them with hostility?
2. How is Bilbo able to take and hide the Arkenstone without the dwarves knowing?
3. Why does only the Black Arrow shot by Bard manage to kill Smaug while all other arrows are harmless?
4. What are the five armies involved in the Battle of the Five Armies?
5. What advice does Roac the raven give to Thorin in this Chapters 15 & 16?
6. What is the cause of most of the casualties resulting from Smaug's attack on Esgaroth (Laketown)?
7. How do Bilbo and the dwarves know that they have successfully found the secret entrance into the mountain?
8. Describe what the Master of Laketown is like in your own words.
9. Why does Smaug laugh when Bilbo tells him that revenge is one of the motives of their quest?
10. Why does Bombur remain in the lower camp with the ponies and supplies in Chapter 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe how the character of Bilbo changes from the start of the novel to the end. How does he stay the same?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The contrast between light and darkness is often used as a symbol of the contrast between good and evil. Does The Hobbit use this symbolism so that light always represents or symbolizes good while darkness always represents or is associated with evil? Give examples to illustrate your answer.
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