The Hobbit Chapter 1 Comprehension Questions

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The Hobbit Study Guide from Mr. Payne, Chapter 1, Page 13

List 10 characteristics of hobbits.

no beards, fat, wear bright colors, no shoes, hairy feet, deep laughs, long brown fingers, good-natured faces, eat a lot, move quickly and quietly.

What was unusual about the Tooks?

They were adventurous hobbits.

Why did Gandalf visit Bilbo Baggins?

To take him on an adventure.

Whowas Bilbo expecting for tea?

Gandalf.

What about his guests irked Bilbo?

He felt as though they were there for a reason he did not know, and preferred to know why his guests were coming, when they did come by.

What effect did the dwarves' singing have on Bilbo?

It brought out the Took side of him.

State Gloin's opinion of Bilbo Baggins.

"He looks more like a grocer than a burglar." Meaning that he thinks the Gandalf picked the wrong person to lead out the adventure.

Gandalf showed the dwarves something that belonged to Thorin's grandfather. What was it?

It was a map.

Identify Dale.

The dwarf town that Thorin's grandfather founded and built.

Identify Smaug.

A dragon by the Lonely Mountain.

What story did Thorin tell Bilbo?

He told him the story of Dale, the loot, and the dragon.

How did Gandalf get the map and key?

He got it from Thorin's father.

Identify Azog the Goblin.

The one who killed Thorin's grandfather.

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