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The H-o-b-b-i-t: Chapters 7-9: Comprehension Questions
a rock that Beorn walked on; it is the only one near his home; he is familiar with it
Where and what is the Carrock?
Beorn can change into a bear
Why does Gandalf call Beorn a skin-changer?
Beorn thinks kindly of the dwarves because they killed the Great Goblin; his enemies are the goblins
Why does Beorn think kindly of the dwarves? Who are Beorn's enemies?
ponies for Bilbo and the dwarves; horse for Gandalf; nuts; flour; sealed jars of dried fruits; pots of honey; twice-baked cakes
What does Beorn provide for the travelers' continued journey?
Beorn: it is dark, dangerous, and difficult; hard to find food/water; there is only one stream; its water is deadly
Gandalf: stick to the path; keep their spirits up; hope for the best
What is Beorn's advice about Mirkwood? What is Gandalf's advice?
no; Bilbo and the dwarves were almost captured by the spiders; they were similar to flies being caught by spiders
Are the flies referred to in the chapter title literal flies? Explain.
he stumbled when a deer jumped over him; he fell into the water; he pushed the boat away from the bank; he almost drowned; he slept for many days; had a dream about food
What happens to Bombur?
when they come across the river that Beorn warned them not to drink from; when Bilbo is separated and alone; it is after he killed the spider; they cannot find each other;
When are the dwarves glad about Beorn's warning to them? When do they later lament the fact that the did not remember his advice? (HELP ME!!!! i got this wrong)
the lights and the thought of food
What finally lures the dwarves off the path?
Thorin was captured by the Elvenking; he was thrown in the dungeons
How does Thorin disappear?
there is no escape from the magic doors in there cave-thing
The dwarves are captured by the Wood-elves. Why do the elves have no need of tying up their prisoners? (help here please)
wandering in the Wood-elves' kingdom without leave
What are the crimes the dwarves are accused of committing?
he can sneak around the guards and locate the dwarves' cells; he delivered Thorin's message to the other dwarves
What good results from Bilbo's invisible presence in the Wood-elves' cellar?
he puts the ring on and gets the keys after the guard and the butler both fall asleep
How does Bilbo get possession of the guard's keys?
Bilbo has not thought of how he himself could escape
What is the weak spot in Bilbo's plan?