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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 skills or interests does the Master have that have made him the ruler of Laketown?
2. Who killed Bolg, the goblin cheiftan?
3. Why is Bard astonished when the thrush lands on his shoulder?
4. Who makes the cram that the dwarves and Bilbo eat while camping at Ravenhill?
5. Which dwarf is not present on the Doorstep when the door is finally opened?
Short Essay Questions
1. What effect does the sight of the treasure have on the dwarves?
2. Upon what does Bard the Bowman base his claim to a share of the dragon's treasure?
3. What reconciles the forces of the men and elves, and the dwarves in Chapter 17?
4. How is the treasure divided after the battle is won in Chapter 17?
5. Why does Bilbo give the Arkenstone to Bard the Bowman?
6. What are the five armies involved in the Battle of the Five Armies?
7. Why does only the Black Arrow shot by Bard manage to kill Smaug while all other arrows are harmless?
8. What dreams or legends do the Lakemen have regarding the King Under the Mountain and Smaug?
9. What advice does Roac the raven give to Thorin in this Chapters 15 & 16?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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"
3. The attributes that make a hero
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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