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. What is the full name of the grim-faced man who habitually predicts disasters like floods and poisoned fish?

2. Who sit beside Thorin at the high table after Thorin proclaims himself as the descendant of Thror, King Under the Mountain?

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

4. How does the Elvenking react to the sight of the Arkenstone?

5. In Chapter 12, who volunteers to come some of the way down the tunnel with Bilbo?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. Why does Bombur remain in the lower camp with the ponies and supplies in Chapter 11?

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

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

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

10. Why does the dwarves' imprisonment turn out to be a lucky accident?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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"

2. Courage

3. The attributes that make a hero

Essay Topic 3

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.

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