The Lord of the Rings Test | Mid-Book 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 was imprisoned with Saruman after Isengard was detroyed?

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

3. What does Frodo see crawling to his friends when he awakes in the burrow?

4. What name is Frodo using to conceal his identity when they enter Bree?

5. What is so different about the Old forest?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Sam and Frodo do when they finally get to a path that heads straight towards Mount Doom instead of paths that cross through Orc army camps?

2. How does Sam get past the Silent Watchers in Cirith Ungol?

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

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

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

6. What is Faramir's name for the Ring of Power?

7. What does Gimli think of the trees in the forest that the companionship travel through to get to Isengard after the battle at Helm's Deep?

8. How does Sam learn that Frodo was not killed by Shelob?

9. What does Aragorn do to let Sauron know that the true heir of the Gondor throne has returned?

10. Why does Pippin volunteer to serve Denethor when he is brought to the Stewards Hall at Minas Tirith?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sauran uses many different lies and tools to complete his horrible goals. What are some of these, and how did they poison the characters who fell prey to them?

Essay Topic 2

Eowyn has her own theory for how women should be allowed to act. What is this theory, and how does her life exemplify this? How is the course of the plot re-directed due to Eowyn's actions?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Frodo choose to leave Middle Earth, and what effects will his absence have on the characters left behind?

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