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8thGrade Reading Questions: The Hobbitby J.R.R. Tolkien(answer in complete sentences)Chapter 1 - “An Unexpected Party”1.Where do hobbits live? Describe their houses.2.Where were the best rooms located? Why?3.Why were the Bagginses considered respectable?4.Describe a hobbit. Give characteristics of this being.5.How old is Bilbo when the journey begins?6.What season is it? How is this significant?7.Why were the Tooks less respectable? How does this make Bilbo different from other hobbits?8.Who came to visit Bilbo one bright – sunny morning?9.Who was Bilbo’s mother?10. What did Gandalf do after Bilbo went inside the hole?11. Who arrived for tea instead of Gandalf?12. Who arrived after the dwarves?13. How did Bilbo feel about all this unexpected company?14. Who cleaned the dishes after tea?15. What effect did the music have on Bilbo? What is revealed about the dwarves in this song?16. What part was Bilbo to take in the adventure? What will his job be?17. Who made the map which Gandalf produced?18. What else did Gandalf give Thorin?19. Why didn’t Gandalf engage a hero to accompany the dwarves?20. What had happened to the mountain where Thorin’s grandfather ruled as king?21. Where and by whom was Thorin’s grandfather killed?22. What happened to Thrain, Thorin’s father?23. Was Bilbo decided about the adventure when he went to bed that night?1.What did Bilbo find in the morning?2.What were the terms of Bilbo’s contract with the dwarves?3.From where did the company plan to leave? At what time?4.Who disappeared from the journey as the going got worse?5.What happened which caused them to lose most of their food?6.What creatures were roasting mutton at a huge fire? Describe these creatures.7.Why were they complaining?8.Why was Bilbo detected by the trolls?9.What did Bilbo tell the trolls he was?10. What did Bilbo mean when he said, “I am a good cook myself, and cook better than I cook if you see what I mean?”11. What happened to the dwarves? How did Gandalf save the dwarves?12. What did Bilbo find on the ground where the trolls had their fight?13. What did they find in the cave?14. What did they do with the pots of coins?