Chapter Eleven

Chapter Eleven

On the Doorstep

Vocabulary (to interpret)
  1. stores
  2. Desolation of the Dragon
  3. queer feeling
  1. Based on what you now know and what you can infer from the title of the chapter, what is going to happen next?
  2. How long did it take Bilbo and the dwarves to catch up with the horses, ponies, and stores?
  3. Were the men (humans) willing to guard the stores or stay the night with Bilbo and the dwarves?
  4. In your opinion, why do you think the area around the mountain is uninhabited and desolate?
  5. When Bilbo and the dwarves observe the gate to the mountain, what do they see?
  6. What did Bilbo and the dwarves (most likely only the dwarves) do after they found the door?
  7. What condition was set earlier in the book on how to open the door?
  8. What are Bombur’s reasons for not going up to the door*?
  9. How did Bilbo find the keyhole?
  10. What do you think of this resolution to the latest obstacle?

* — Direct quotes used as your answer.

— Before reading on you need to a) think about the question, and b) do your best to answer it in the context of what you are reading.

— You don’t need to be precise, just close. It’s easy to forget.