Chapter Four

Chapter Four

Over Hill and Under Hill

Vocabulary (to interpret)
  1. haymaking
  2. thunder-battle
Questions
  1. What do you think this chapter is going to be about?
  2. How does Bilbo feel at the beginning of the chapter?
  3. Do you think anyone is excited to be on an adventure?
  4. What does this tell us about real adventures?
  5. Once in the mountains, during the storm, who was out and playing?
  6. What did Bilbo do in response to the crack in the wall?
  7. Why do you think Bilbo wishes for his hobbit-hole?
  8. Describe the Goblin Cavern.
  9. How does Tolkien describe goblins*?
  10. How does Tolkien describe what goblins make*?
  11. Why do you think Tolkien chose to describe goblins and what they make in the way he did?
  12. What is the goblin’s name for Thorin’s sword?
  13. What is the goblin’s name for Gandalf’s sword?
  14. How do you think Gandalf got into the goblin cave?
  15. What happened to Bilbo at the end of the chapter?
  16. What has changed about your thoughts in regard to the book and how the story is going?

* — 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.