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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when Tom puts on the Ring?
(a) He screams out in pain because it burns him.
(b) Nothing.
(c) He runs away with it laughing.
(d) He vanishes.

2. What do the Black Riders look like when Frodo is wearing the Ring?
(a) Rotten, shriveling corpses.
(b) Full of worms and spiders.
(c) Tall, ghostly, shimmering kings.
(d) Black and inky.

3. What does Gandalf do when he is rebuked by Theodyn as they enter his hall?
(a) He smites Wormtongue.
(b) He heals the king.
(c) He rebukes him right back.
(d) He bows down in respect.

4. What sends 3 of the 5 Black Riders away as Frodo and Glorfindel are rushing to Rivendell?
(a) The river.
(b) An elven spell.
(c) A dragon.
(d) Aragorn.

5. What does Barliman give Frodo that he was supposed to have received months earlier?
(a) A letter from Gandalf.
(b) Instructions from Bilbo.
(c) Some weapons from the elves.
(d) A pint of mead from Moria.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who won the Orc-killing game during the battle against Rohan?

2. What attacks the fellowship the night before they plan to head to Moria?

3. What does Gandalf use to break Saruman's staff?

4. Where do Merry and Pippin run when they are freed of their ropes as the Rohirram begin attacking the Orcs?

5. What are the last words written in the history book that Gandalf finds in the tomb of Balin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Council decide to undertake an almost suicidal attack on the Black Gates of Mordor after the battle at Minas Tirith?

2. Why does the companionship turn back from their initial plan to cross the mountains?

3. What are the Nazgul spreading among Gandalf's army as they stand at the Black Gates?

4. How old are the Ents, according to TreeBeard?

5. What dos Denethor do out of grief for his dead sons?

6. Why does Pippin throw a stone down the well in Moria while they are trying to decide which way to go?

7. What does Aragorn finally get to do when Elrond gives him the scepter of Gondor?

8. As Gandalf and the hobbits approach the Shire, who does Gandalf decide to spend some time with?

9. What do the hobbits call the men that live in Bree?

10. Why is Sauron preparing a major attack on Minas Tirith?

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