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. What is Tom symbolic of?

2. What causes Galadriel to refuse the Ring when Frodo offers to give it to her?

3. What is so different about the Old forest?

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

5. Why does Frodo have to save Sam before he can head out alone?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who does Sam marry when he returns to the Shire?

3. Why is Sam so determined to travel with Frodo as Frodo tries to leave alone?

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

5. Who kills Lotho at Bag End?

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

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

8. What strange event took place during the first night of battle at Helm's Deep that seems to make the Orc army so fearful?

9. What are Hurons, according to Treebeard?

10. What does the the Elven rope do to Gollum when Sam ties Gollum up with it?

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

Who is involved in the scene on Mount Doom, and what do they each have to gain by doing this? How does this scene affect the other characters?

Essay Topic 3

This book is set in many different locations. Compare and contrast these locations. How did these different places affect the outcome of the book?

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