The Hobbit Reading Guide

The Hobbit Reading Guide
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This reading guide is designed to encourage active reading and facilitate plot comprehension and recall of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Each section is divided by chapter. The following are included in the reader's guide:

1. A list of challenging vocabulary terms.
2. Questions pertaining to the novel's plot.
3. Quotations -- students must identify the speaker and the context of the quote.

In addition, you receive two PDF files. The first offers answers to questions from chapters 1 through 11. The second offers answers to questions from chapters 15 through 18.

This item, which features hundreds of questions, covers the following and more:

♦ Description of a hobbit
♦ Gandalf's first meeting with Bilbo
♦ Thorin's ancestral history
♦ Bilbo's reluctance to participate in the journey
♦ Bilbo's compensation
♦ Bilbo's role
♦ The troll incident
♦ Bilbo's failed attempt to bargain his way out of trouble
♦ Gandalf as the mentor
♦ The adventurers' general disdain toward Bilbo's presence
♦ Elrond's assistance
♦ The Last Homely House
♦ Moon letters
♦ Bilbo's dream becoming a reality
♦ Background on the goblins
♦ The Orcrist and its history
♦ Bilbo's significant discovery
♦ Gollum's characterization and peculiar habits
♦ The riddle contest
♦ The escape from Gollum and the cave
♦ The incident with the wargs
♦ The Eages' aid
♦ Beorn's background
♦ Beorn's role as a protector of nature
♦ Beorn's warning for the adventurers
♦ The dangers of Mirkwood
♦ The effects of the enchanted stream
♦ Bombur's foreshadowing dream
♦ The conflict involving spiders
♦ Bilbo's strategic thinking and heroic victory
♦ Sting
♦ The change in the adventurers' perception of Bilbo
♦ The characterization of the wood elves
♦ Thorin's imprisonment and stubbornness
♦ Bilbo's growing frustrations with the other adventurers
♦ Lake Town, its inhabitants, and their reaction to the adventurers
♦ Bilbo's plan to rescue the dwarves -- and its weakness
♦ Lonely Mountain
♦ Bilbo's growing seriousness toward his role
♦ The secret door of the mountain
♦ The significance of the thrush
♦ Smaug's interactions with Bilbo
♦ Special trait of dragons
♦ Smaug's reaction to the people of Lake Town
♦ The Arkenstone
♦ The exit from the mountain
♦ Bard's talents and significance
♦ How the Master of Lake Town infuriated his own people
♦ Smaug's death
♦ The relationship between Thror's people and ravens
♦ Roac's recommendation to the adventurers
♦ The return to the mountain
♦ Bard's attempt to rationalize with Thorin
♦ Thorin's disinterest in sharing his wealth with outsiders
♦ A looming war
♦ Bilbo's secret bargaining with Bard and the Elvenking
♦ Gandalf's pride in Bilbo
♦ Bilbo's justification for the bargain
♦ Thorin's angry response
♦ Dain's involvement
♦ Battle of Five Armies
♦ Unity among factions
♦ Thorin's dynamic character/sudden realization
♦ The Eagles' return
♦ Honoring the dead
♦ Various new roles for previously met characters
♦ Bilbo's return home
♦ Bilbo's shocking discovery
♦ Bilbo's new reputation and his reaction to it


Looking for Hobbit quizzes?
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapter 1
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapter 2
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapters 3-5
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapter 6
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapter 7
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapter 8
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapters 9-11
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapter 12
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapters 13-16
The Hobbit Quiz - Chapters 17-19
Total Pages
27 pages
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