Third Set of Essay Questions on The Hobbit

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The students will read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. As they read the book, they will take notes so they will be prepared to answer the essay questions in this lesson. They will read chapters thirteen to nineteen. This is the third lesson on this book.


To read and understand The Hobbit
To write summaries over what they read
To choose essay questions and write an essay.

Materials Needed

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pens and whiteout
Notebook paper to answer the questions


Students will need a copy of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and a copy of the worksheet. They can use the worksheet to take notes while they read chapters thirteen to nineteen. After that, they can choose two of the essay questions and write their essays on notebook paper. When they have finished writing their essays, they will submit them to you for grading.

Essay Questions on The Hobbit

Directions: Choose two of the questions and write an essay for each question.

1. Write a summary of the book.

2. Has Bilbo's attitude changed by the end of the book? If he has, how?

3. Write a book review of The Hobbit. Mention a short summary and if you liked the book and why or if you didn't enjoy reading it and why? Would you recommend this book to others? Why or why not?

4. Write a comparison and contrast of good and evil.

5. What was the most intriguing part to you and why? Explain in detail.

6. Choose your favorite character and write a summary of why you liked this particular character.


You can grade them on how well they answered the essay questions. Besides checking for accuracy on their answers, you can check for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph structure.

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