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Tolkien's Middle-earth:

Lesson Plans for Secondary School Educators

Unit Three: There and Back Again

Preliminary Quiz

1. In what sort of dwelling did the Wood-elves of Mirkwood live?

(Answer: a great underground hall)

2. How did Bilbo survive while his companions were imprisoned?

(Answer: He stole food from the elves.)

3. What was the name of the great jewel coveted by Thorin Oakenshield?

(Answer: the Arkenstone)

4. What was "the bravest thing" Bilbo ever did?

(Answer: continuing through the tunnel to Smaug's lair)

5. Why is it wise to bring Cram on a journey?

(Answer: You can eat it.)

6. Who slew Smaug, and how?

(Answer: Bard, with an arrow)

7. What common threat caused the Elves and Dwarves to join forces?

(Answer: an attack by goblins)

Unit Three Content

Comments for Teachers
Preliminary Quiz
Key Terms
Discussion Topics
Suggested Activities

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