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J. R. R. Tolkien
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Chapter 1 Summary
Chapter 2 Summary
Chapter 3 Summary
Chapter 4 Summary
Chapter 5 Summary
Chapter 6 Summary
Chapter 7 Summary
Chapter 8 Summary
Chapter 9 Summary
Chapter 10 Summary
Chapter 11 Summary
Chapter 12 Summary
Chapter 13 Summary
Chapter 14 Summary
Chapter 15 Summary
Chapter 16 Summary
Chapter 17 Summary
Chapter 18 Summary
Chapter 19 Summary
Questions & Answers
Essays and Criticism
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The Hobbit Questions and Answers
How does Bilbo describe himself when Smaug asks who he is and where he comes from?
Gandalf read runes, "five feet high the door and three may walk abreast." What would happen at the secret entrance if that was all they saw on the map?
Who dies in The Hobbit?
What's an example of Bilbo showing compassion for the Elves in The Hobbit?
When talking to Smaug, what eipthets does Bilbo use to describe himself?
In Chapter 16, what is Bilbo's reasoning for giving Bard and the others the Arkenstone?
When does the turning point of the story occur in The Hobbit?
How does Bilbo show leadership and courage in The Hobbit?
In the first chapter of The Hobbit, when Gandalf is talking to Bilbo, has Bilbo asked to go on an adventure?
Why do the dwarves gather at Bilbo Baggins' house in The Hobbit?
What are the major internal and external conflicts of The Hobbit?
Describe the hobbit's house, briefly.
Why does Gandalf choose Bilbo for this quest? Whose decision is it for Bilbo to come along - Bilbo's, Gandalf's, or some mix of both? Explain.
What are 3 characteristics of a wizard?
In the novel The Hobbit, how does Bilbo change throughout chapters 1 through 8?
Gandalf says Bilbo is as fierce as a dragon in a pinch. Why does Gandalf say this?
What is the season and month in each chapter of The Hobbit? What is the importance of the time of the year?
In The Hobbit, why is it important that Gandalf is not presents when the expedition meets the trolls in chapter two?
What causes the door to appear in The Hobbit? Should the dwarves have predicted this event? Why didn't they?
Should Gollum be considered a "sympathetic" character in The Hobbit?
How is Bilbo a hero in The Hobbit?
In the first chapter of The Hobbit, what exactly is Thorin's plan?
How does Bilbo's character change over the course of The Hobbit?
In The Hobbit, what name does Bilbo give his sword and why?
What skills does Bilbo exhibit when dealing with Gollum?
Where do hobbits live in The Hobbit?
Why does Bilbo steal the cup in The Hobbit?
What comparisons and contrasts can you make between the dwarves' desire and greed and that of Smaug in The Hobbit? What do these similarities and differences say about the power of desire?
What character traits descibe Gandalf from the book The Hobbit?
In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, where did Gandalf go when he had to leave the journey?
What does Bilbo Baggins in Tolkien's The Hobbit look like?
How do you translate the runes on the map on the inside front cover of The Hobbit?
What old wrong do the dwarves wish to right? How is their quest defined?
How did the dwarves lose their treasure in The Hobbit?
In The Hobbit, what does Thorin promise Bard in exchange for the Arkenstone?
In The Hobbit, does Bilbo decide to go on the adventure because he doesn't like being described as cowardly or is it because of his Tookish instincts?
What are some quotes showing Bilbo Baggins's character development?
Describe the ways in which Bilbo gains self confidence throughout J. R. Tolkiein's The Hobbit. Please also add some quotes to support your answer
How does Bilbo get Smaug to reveal Smaug's weak spot?
What important feature on the same map does Elrond point out to Gandalf and Thorin?
What is a biblical perspective on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien?
What European nationalities are represented by the various races in The Hobbit?
In The Hobbit, what are Bilbo's abilities and skills?
What are the moral lessons that can be inferred within The Hobbit and how do they relate to normal human life?
What is a good thesis for J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit?
What are the differences between the Tookses and the Baggineses?
In The Hobbit, why did Bilbo and the dwarves stray away from the path in Chapter 8?
Similarities between The Hobbit and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - and how they both present Christianity. I need to know a few motifs, themes, and symbols. What I don't understand is how they both present Christianity. I know that Aslan represents Jesus, but how about The Hobbit?
In The Hobbit, what is a quote where Bilbo said that he wants to go on the adventure?
What are examples of the elements of fantasy in The Hobbit chapters 1–6?