Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Fifteen

The Gathering of the Clouds

Vocabulary (to interpret)
  1. tongue
  2. laid dry
Questions
  1. What do you think the chapter is going to be about?
  2. What does Thorin mean when he says, “there are many carrion birds as if battle were afoot!”
  3. What had the ravens been (before Smaug)?
  4. Who used to live above the guard post?
  5. What was the name of the hill they were on?
  6. What happened when the thrush head talk of the ravens?
  7. What tongue did the raven use?
  8. How old was the raven*?
  9. What was Roacs counsel?
  10. Did Thorin take it?
  11. What did Roac think of Thorin’s plan?
  12. How did the dwarves fortify the mountain?
  13. As Thorin grew happy, what happened to Bilbo?
  14. What were Bard’s demands of the dwarves?
  15. Do you think they were reasonable?
  16. Do you think Thorin was right or wise in how he responded to Bard?

* — 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.