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 happens to the knife that stabbed Frodo when Aragorn picks it up?

2. Who willingly rides in Legolas's boat as the companions travel away from Lothlorien?

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

4. What does Sam see in Galadriel's mirror that makes him beg to return to the Shire?

5. What does Galadriel do when she meets Gimli that makes him so happy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the first thing Merry asks for when he awakens in the House of Healing after the battle at Minas Tirith?

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

3. What is Merry and Pippin's reaction to the news that Frodo and Sam are leaving the Shire?

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

5. What does Legolas use to kill the flying beast that is ridden by a Nazgul while the companionship journeys away from Lothlorien?

6. What does the companionship do once they reach the light of day outside the mines of Moria?

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

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 does Gandalf do with the Ring after Frodo shows Gandalf that he has kept it safe?

10. What is Shelob?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

There are a number of unlikely friendships forged in this book. Please explain some of these friendships, and describe how the relationship was forged, as well as how the relationship affected the outcome of the book.

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