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The Hobbit Quizzes

by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit Quiz 1

1. Who is Bilbo Baggins' mother?

  • Elrond
  • Belladonna Took
  • Bella Dear
  • Princess of the Hobbits

2. What is the color of Bilbo Baggins' painted door?

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Brown
  • Red

3. What visual scene dominates Bilbo's memory of Gandalf?

  • A magic trick involving invisibility
  • A meeting between Gandalf and Bilbo's mother
  • A pyrotechnic display
  • A forest fire

4. As of Chapter Two, what are Gandalf's and Bilbo's "professions," respectively?

  • Wizard, Burglar
  • Wizard, Thief
  • Magician, Porter
  • Thief, Hero

5. Which of the following characters is not a Goblin?

  • Tom
  • Bert
  • William
  • All of the above

6. In Chapter Four, who locates the cave for the group's lodging?

  • Gandalf
  • Fili
  • Kili
  • Fili and Kili

7. Who is the owner of the horse that Gandalf has lost to the Goblins?

  • Elrond
  • Gandalf
  • Tom Bombadil
  • Bilbo Baggins

8. Which of the following series correctly matches a sword with its owner and one of the sword's other names?

  • Goblin-Cleaver, Thorin, Foe-Hammer
  • Orcrist, Gandalf, Biter
  • Beater, Gandalf, Orcrist
  • Orcrist, Thorin, Goblin-Cleaver

9. Who wields the sword called "Foe-hammer?"

  • Thorin
  • Gandalf
  • Bilbo
  • Great Goblin

10. According to song, where do Goblins "laugh" and "quaff?"

  • "Goblintown"
  • "Where the night is half"
  • "The Desolation of Smaug"
  • "At the Golden Calf"

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