The Hobbit Novel Trivia!

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“The Hobbit” by Tolkien is a kid’s fantasy story that has been charming readers of all ages since 1937. According to this quiz, you need to know whether Bilbo regrets his decision to join the dwarves on their adventure, whether Gandalf casts a spell on the trolls that turns them into stone, do elves and dwarves trust each other, and do the dwarves learn to respect Bilbo. This quiz will show you why The Hobbit is a true classic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Bilbo places a secret sign on his door indicating he is a burglar seeking employment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Bilbo does not place a secret sign on his door indicating he is a burglar seeking employment. This statement contradicts the events in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit," where Bilbo is initially reluctant to join the dwarves on their quest and only becomes involved after Gandalf convinces him. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 2. 

    Bilbo never regrets his decision to join the dwarves in their adventure.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts the events in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." Throughout the book, Bilbo Baggins frequently expresses regret and doubt about his decision to join the dwarves on their adventure. He often longs for the comfort of his hobbit hole and questions his ability to face the dangers they encounter. This is evident in various instances, such as when Bilbo gets lost in the dark tunnels of the Misty Mountains or when he faces the dragon Smaug. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 3. 

    Gandalf casts a spell on the trolls that turn them to stone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Gandalf does not cast a spell on the trolls that turns them to stone. In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," it is actually the first light of dawn that turns the trolls to stone. Gandalf uses his wit and tricks to delay the trolls until the sun rises, causing them to petrify. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 4. 

          Elves and dwarves do not trust each other.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Elves and dwarves do not trust each other" implies that there is a lack of trust between elves and dwarves. This suggests that there is a history or cultural difference between the two groups that has led to this lack of trust. It is possible that there have been conflicts or misunderstandings in the past that have eroded the trust between elves and dwarves.

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  • 5. 

    Thorin and the company remain on the path in Mirkwood until they are pursued by giant spiders.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Thorin and the company do not remain on the path in Mirkwood. They are actually led off the path by the wood-elves, and it is during this time that they are pursued by giant spiders.

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  • 6. 

    Eventually, the dwarves learn to respect Bilbo and look to him for leadership.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the dwarves initially did not respect Bilbo, but over time, they come to respect him and even look to him for leadership. This implies that Bilbo's actions and decisions during their journey together have earned him the respect and trust of the dwarves.

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  • 7. 

    Bilbo discovers the one vulnerable spot on Smaug’s body.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bilbo discovers the one vulnerable spot on Smaug's body. This implies that there is indeed a weak point on Smaug's body that Bilbo is able to identify.

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  • 8. 

    Thorin Oakenshield dies, convinced that Bilbo betrayed him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Thorin Oakenshield does not die convinced that Bilbo betrayed him. In fact, Thorin reconciles with Bilbo before his death and acknowledges his loyalty and bravery. This happens after the Battle of the Five Armies, where Thorin realizes the importance of Bilbo's actions and sacrifices. Therefore, Thorin dies with a changed perspective on Bilbo and their friendship.

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  • 9. 

    Gandalf is captured by goblins and brought before the Great Goblin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Gandalf is not captured by goblins and brought before the Great Goblin. In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit," it is actually Bilbo Baggins who is captured by goblins and brought before the Great Goblin. Gandalf plays a crucial role in rescuing Bilbo and the dwarves from the goblins' captivity.

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  • 10. 

    Thorin and the company find treasure and elvish weapons in the trolls’ cave.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the story of Thorin and the company, they do indeed find treasure and elvish weapons in the trolls' cave. This discovery is an important event in the plot as it sets the stage for the dwarves' quest for the Lonely Mountain and their eventual conflict with the dragon Smaug. The treasure and weapons serve as valuable resources and motivations for the characters throughout the story.

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  • 11. 

    Bilbo has apparently inherited an adventurous streak in his nature from

    • A.

      Old Took

    • B.

      Old Bullroarer

    • C.

      Bungo Baggins

    • D.

      The elvish side of his ancestry

    Correct Answer
    A. Old Took
    Explanation
    Bilbo has apparently inherited an adventurous streak in his nature from Old Took. This suggests that Old Took, whoever he may be, was known for his adventurous spirit and this trait has been passed down to Bilbo. It is likely that Old Took was a well-known figure in Bilbo's family, possibly a relative or ancestor, who was renowned for his daring and love for adventure.

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  • 12. 

    Thorin Oakenshield is the grandson of

    • A.

      Old Took

    • B.

      The last King under the Mountain

    • C.

      The rightful ruler of Lake-town

    • D.

      The Lord of the Misty Mountains

    Correct Answer
    B. The last King under the Mountain
    Explanation
    Thorin Oakenshield is the grandson of the last King under the Mountain. This means that his grandfather was the ruler of the dwarves who lived in the Lonely Mountain. As the grandson of the last King, Thorin has a claim to the throne and seeks to reclaim it from the dragon Smaug.

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  • 13. 

    Bilbo joins Thorin and company as their

    • A.

      Guide

    • B.

      Leader

    • C.

      Burglar

    • D.

      Mascot

    Correct Answer
    C. Burglar
    Explanation
    Bilbo joins Thorin and company as their burglar. This means that he is responsible for sneaking into places, stealing items, and providing the group with his expertise in stealth and thievery. Bilbo's skills as a burglar prove to be essential throughout their journey, as he is able to navigate dangerous situations and retrieve important items.

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  • 14. 

    Finding the ring that renders the wearer invisible

    • A.

      Is the only fantastic event in The Hobbit

    • B.

      Proves to Bilbo that the adventure cannot end in failure

    • C.

      Does not seem at all remarkable to Thorin and company

    • D.

      Is the turning point in Bilbo’s career

    Correct Answer
    D. Is the turning point in Bilbo’s career
    Explanation
    The fact that finding the ring that renders the wearer invisible is the turning point in Bilbo's career can be explained by the significant impact it has on his character development and the course of the story. Prior to finding the ring, Bilbo is portrayed as a timid and reluctant participant in the adventure. However, once he discovers the ring and realizes its power, he gains confidence and becomes more courageous. The ring enables him to perform daring feats and outsmart his enemies, ultimately proving himself to be a valuable member of the group. This pivotal moment marks a shift in Bilbo's character and sets him on a path of growth and self-discovery.

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  • 15. 

    According to Gandalf, Bilbo

    • A.

      Is a hero

    • B.

      Is the wisest of them all

    • C.

      Has more about him than anyone expects

    • D.

      Has fulfilled the prophecy made a hundred years earlier

    Correct Answer
    C. Has more about him than anyone expects
    Explanation
    Gandalf believes that Bilbo has more about him than anyone expects. This suggests that Bilbo possesses hidden qualities or abilities that are not immediately apparent to others. Gandalf's statement implies that Bilbo has untapped potential and that he is capable of surprising people with his actions and decisions. This characterization adds depth to Bilbo's character and sets him apart as a unique and unexpected hero in the story.

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  • 16. 

    Bilbo names his elvish dagger.

    • A.

      Sting

    • B.

      Orcrist

    • C.

      Glamdring

    • D.

      Arkenstone

    Correct Answer
    A. Sting
    Explanation
    Bilbo names his elvish dagger Sting.

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  • 17. 

    Bilbo fights his greatest battle.

    • A.

      Against the goblins

    • B.

      With Gollum

    • C.

      Alone in the tunnel that leads to Smaug’s lair

    • D.

      On a hill overlooking the terrible carnage of the Battle of Five Armies

    Correct Answer
    C. Alone in the tunnel that leads to Smaug’s lair
    Explanation
    Bilbo fights his greatest battle alone in the tunnel that leads to Smaug's lair. This suggests that Bilbo faces his most challenging and significant conflict without any assistance or support from others. The fact that it takes place in the tunnel leading to Smaug's lair implies that this battle is crucial in the overall plot, as it sets the stage for the confrontation with the dragon and the resolution of the story. Therefore, this answer accurately captures the key elements of the given statement.

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  • 18. 

    Bard believes that the people of Lake-town are entitled to a share of the treasure because

    • A.

      They helped Thorin and company

    • B.

      Their town has been devastated by Smaug

    • C.

      The prophecy promises them a share

    • D.

      They are descendants of the men of Dale

    Correct Answer
    B. Their town has been devastated by Smaug
    Explanation
    Bard believes that the people of Lake-town are entitled to a share of the treasure because their town has been devastated by Smaug. This suggests that Bard believes in a sense of justice and fairness, as the people of Lake-town have suffered greatly due to the dragon's destruction. Bard likely sees the treasure as a form of compensation for their losses and as a means to help rebuild their lives and community.

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  • 19. 

    In an effort to prevent bloodshed, Bilbo

    • A.

      Gives the Arkenstone to Bard and the Elvenking

    • B.

      Convinces Thorin to surrender a share of the treasure to the men and elves

    • C.

      Leads the men and elves into the Lonely Mountain through a secret entrance

    • D.

      Persuades the dwarves to join forces with the men and elves against the goblin hordes

    Correct Answer
    A. Gives the Arkenstone to Bard and the Elvenking
    Explanation
    Bilbo gives the Arkenstone to Bard and the Elvenking as an effort to prevent bloodshed. By doing so, he hopes to create a peaceful resolution to the conflict between the dwarves, men, and elves. The Arkenstone holds great value to Thorin and giving it to Bard and the Elvenking shows his willingness to negotiate and find a compromise. This act of goodwill helps to build trust and opens the possibility for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

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  • 20. 

    Most of the evil revealed in The Hobbit grows out of the lust for

    • A.

      Power

    • B.

      Treasure

    • C.

      Land

    • D.

      Glory

    Correct Answer
    B. Treasure
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "treasure". In The Hobbit, many characters, such as Smaug the dragon and the dwarves, are driven by their desire for wealth and riches. This lust for treasure leads to greed, betrayal, and ultimately, the unleashing of evil forces. The quest for treasure becomes a central theme in the story and serves as a catalyst for the conflicts and challenges faced by the characters.

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