• Where did it all begin?

    The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, was written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and is the prelude to the master piece The Lord of the Rings...

  • Who is Bilbo Baggins?

    Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit and the hero of the story...

  • Who is Smaug?

    Smaug is the great dragon who lives in the Lonely Mountain. As with all dragons, Smaug is very intelligent, loves gold and is extremely powerful...

  • The Movie

    The Hobbit movie is being produced and directed by Peter Jackson and filmed in New Zealand...

Week 1

Homework for week 1:
  • Read chapters 1 & 2
  • Create a new folder in your Google Drive, within the folder with your class and name, titled "The Hobbit"
  • Create a new document in the new folder and call it "Chapter Questions Week 1"
  • Answer the following chapter questions in full sentences in the new document:
Chapter 1

1. What is Gandalf’s reputation?
2. How did the dwarves lose their treasure and kingdom?
3. What is an adventure?
4. What is it that awakens Bilbo’s “Tookish” side?
5. Even this early in the novel, we can see some of the characteristics of Bilbo. What are they?

Chapter 2

1. The trolls are evil, bestial, and disgusting. But do they seem mostly human or nonhuman?
2. How do the dwarves escape the trolls?
3. Is strength or intelligence more valuable so far in this novel? Why?