Name: ______________________________________________________Date _____________
SHORT ANSWER STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS - The Hobbit
1. What news did Roäc bring the besieged dwarves?
2. Why did Bilbo offer to take Bombur’s watch?
3. What did Bilbo give Bard? Why?
4. Who praised Bilbo for his meeting with Bard?
1. Why did Thorin throw Bilbo out of his camp?
2. Why wouldn’t Bard let Dain and the dwarves pass?
3. What announcement did Gandalf make?
4. What were the armies in The Battle of Five Armies?
5. What plan did Gandalf propose?
6. Why did the dwarves agree to fight with the men and elves against the goblins and wargs?
7. Who were the first to charge against the goblins?
8. When all seemed lost against the goblins, what appeared on the scene?
9. What happened to Bilbo during the battle?
1. When Bilbo awoke after being knocked out by the stone, what did he see?
2. Why did Thorin call for Bilbo?
3. What did Bilbo miss at the end of the battle while he was knocked out?
4. What parting gift did Bard bestow upon Thorin?
5. What parting gift did the Elvenking give Thorin?
6. Who led the dwarves after Thorin’s death?
7. What did Dain give Bard? Why?
8. What did Bard do with his riches?
9. What did Bilbo give the Elvenking? Why?
10. Who became a great chief, ruling lands between the mountains and the wood?
1. Where had Gandalf been while he was away from Thorin and Co.?
2. What did Gandalf and Bilbo dig up?
3. When Bilbo arrived home, what did he find?
4. What, besides spoons, did Bilbo lose?
5. Who came to visit Bilbo a few years after his return home?
6. What news did Balin bring?
7. What were Gandalf’s last words to Bilbo in this book?
Vocabulary - The Hobbit Chapters 16-19
Part I: Using Prior Knowledge and Contextual Clues
Below are the sentences in which the vocabulary words appear in the text. Read the sentence.
Use any clues you can find in the sentence combined with your prior knowledge, and write what you think the words in bold mean.
1. But I have an interest in the matter–one fourteenth share, to be precise, according to a letter,
which fortunately I believe I have kept.
2. Did you come to ask me idle questions? Still the elf-host has not departed as I bade! Till then
you come in vain to bargain with me.
3. The Eagles had long had suspicion of the goblins’ mustering: from their watchfulness the
movements in the mountains could not be altogether hid.
4. Yet a fourteenth share of all the silver and gold, wrought and unwrought, was given up to Bard
5. One autumn evening some years afterwards Bilbo was sitting in his study writing his memoirs–he thought of calling them “There and Back Again, a Hobbit’s Holiday”–when there was a ring at the door.
Determining the Meaning Match the vocabulary words to their dictionary definitions.
___ 1. precise A. lacking substance; hollow; fruitless
___ 2. vain B. gathering
___ 3. mustering C. narrative of experiences an author has lived through
___ 4. wrought D. shaped; worked
___ 5. memoirs E. exact