Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen

Fire and Water

Vocabulary (to interpret)
  1. the black East
  2. arrow storm’
  3. Bowman
  4. Moneybags
Questions
  1. Who or what is this chapter about?
  2. Do you think Smaug’s fate will be revealed?
  3. What do the men of Laketown think when they see fire on the mountain?
  4. Who is the King Under the Mountain, according to the naysayer?
  5. What do the men think is happening when the river and the valley turn golden?
  6. What’s really happening?
  7. What was keeping Smaug from destroying the town?
  8. What would’ve happened had Smaug dived into the water?
  9. If you were Smaug, what would you do?
  10. What was The Master going to do?
  11. What kind of a person is The Master?
  12. Why is Bard important?
  13. What’s his lineage?
  14. What was the name of Bard’s arrow and how old do you think it was?
  15. Who most likely made the arrow?
  16. Do you think Bard is going to get the arrow back?
  17. How did Bard know where to shoot the arrow?
  18. Would you be surprised if a little bird landed on your shoulder and started chirping and you were perfectly capable of understanding the birds language?
  19. What do the townsfolk think of The Master*?
  20. After Brad reappears, what change do the people make?
  21. What does Bard want>
  22. Do the people agree or disagree with Bard?
  23. How did The Master sway the people?
  24. What changed with Bard?
  25. Is Bard in any way like the dwarves?
  26. What brings the elves and the goblins and everyone who hears about Smaug to the Lonely Mountain?
  27. What do you think is about to happen? How has Tolkien set this up from the beginning?

* — 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.