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

2. What gift does Bard the Bowman give to the Elvenking?

3. What type of bird brings Bilbo and the dwarves the news of the dragon's death?

4. What is the other name for the Arkenstone?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What reconciles the forces of the men and elves, and the dwarves in Chapter 17?

3. What is the cause of most of the casualties resulting from Smaug's attack on Esgaroth (Laketown)?

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

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

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

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

9. What effect does the sight of the treasure have on the dwarves?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tolkien presents the elves, and in particular the Elvenking, as being Good People. Considering the character of the Elvenking, do you think Tolkien has succeeded in portraying the Wood Elves as good or likable characters? Why or why not?

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

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

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