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

2. What is Frodo's greatest hope, according to the White wizard?

3. How does Treebeard describe Saruman when he takes Merry and Pippin to his home?

4. What does Aragorn hear while at the seat of Amon Lhaw that sends him running in the other direction?

5. What does Aragorn choose to do when he sees that Frodo and Sam have taken one of the boats?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Why does Denethor send his son into an almost suicidal battle at Osgiliath?

4. What is the crown of the beheaded king's statue made of?

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

6. What is the name of the entrance to Mordor that Gollum leads Sam and Frodo to?

7. What are Hurons, according to Treebeard?

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

9. Why is Frodo so afraid of Farmer Maggot when they approach his house in order to find a hiding place from the Black Riders?

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

Essay 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

What are Sam's final words, and what do they imply? How do these words sum up the entire theme of the book?

Essay Topic 3

Jealousy is a pretty strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react?

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