Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Thirteen

Not at Home

Vocabulary (to interpret)
  1. living stone
Questions
  1. What do you think is going to happen in this chapter?
  2. Bilbo and the dwarves sit in the dark for a long time not daring the make a noise, what happens when they get bored?
  3. Bilbo wanted a light so he could look around, what did he have to do to get one?
  4. Thorin adds a role to Bilbo, in addition to burglar. What is that role?
  5. After Bilbo finds the Arkenstone, what does he decide about the jewel?
  6. Which one of the dwarves is most willing to help Bilbo when his torch goes out?
  7. What caused Bilbo’s torch to go out?
  8. As the dwarves look for Bilbo, the spy the gold and treasure, what happens to their hearts? Is this going to be a good thing or bad thing for Bilbo?
  9. Why were the harps still in tune?
  10. What do the elves call the silver-steel?
  11. In your own words, describe the Great Chamber of Thror??
  12. How far away is the look-out post at the South-West corner of the Mountain?
  13. By this point, Bilbo is complaining about his last meal. How many meals did he miss?
  14. Describe cram.
  15. What did the dwarves ignore before Smaug attacked?
  16. What might have been different had the dwarves not ignored their security in favor of luxury?
  17. What happened to Smaug?

* — 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.