The Hobbit Questions & Answers

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The Hobbit Questions & Answers

Question 1: Describe a hobbit and a hobbit’s house.

Answer: Hobbits are (or were) a little people, about half our height, have no beards, there is very little or no magic about them. They have fat stomachs, they dress in bright colours, don’t wear shoes as their feet have natural leathery soles and hairy tops, good natured faces, long brown fingers, they are plain & quiet folk.

Bilbo Baggins – a hobbit in this story was a rich and very well-to-do hobbit who had a very comfortable house also known as a hobbit hole. It had a perfectly round door painted in green with a shiny yellow brass knob in the middle. The door opened to a round tube-shaped hall which had panelled walls, tiled and carpeted floors, polished chairs and lots of pegs to hang hats and coats. The tunnel of the hobbit went on with lots of round doors opening to bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, pantries, wardrobes, kitchens, dining rooms. The best rooms had windows looking over to the garden and meadows beyond, sloping down to the river.

Question 2: Why are the Bagginses considered ‘respectable’?

Answer: The Bagginses were considered ‘respectable’ as most of them were rich and also, they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected.

Question 3: ‘… something a bit queer in his makeup…..’ What is the queer element in Bilbo?

Answer: The queer element referred here is an unusual quality of being adventurous which is not a usual characteristic of Baggins, however is there in the Tooks clan, which was noticed in Bilbo from his mother’s side.

Question 4: Why does Bilbo try to avoid Gandalf?

Answer: Gandalf was looking for someone to be a part of an adventure which he was planning. Bilbo was trying to avoid Gandalf as he was a Baggins, who are plain quiet folk and have no interest in adventures.

Question 5: Bilbo did not invite the dwarves to tea, but they started arriving one after the other. Why do you think this happened?

Answer: Gandalf had visited Bilbo a day before and discussed about and adventure he was planning to which Bilbo showed no interest and avoided him. However, Bilbo did invited Gandalf to tea for next day out of courtesy. Taking this as an opportunity, Gandalf might have sent dwarves to Bilbo’s place so that they can together persuade Bilbo to company them on the adventure Gandalf had planned.

Question 6: Answer these questions with reference to the context.

Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?

(a) Who said this and to whom?

Answer: Gandalf said this to Bilbo.

(b) What do you think is the speaker’s mood?

Answer: The speaker is trying to poke Bilbo on his greeting of ‘Good Morning’.

(c) How did the two people discuss the term ‘Good Morning’?

Answer: Bilbo greeted the old man (Gandalf) with ‘Good Morning’ and he actually meant it, as the morning was bright with the shining of sun which also made the grass look fresh and green. However, the speaker (Gandalf) tried to poke Bilbo and wanted to understand, why Bilbo greeted him ‘Good Morning’, if it is just a greeting, or the morning is good whether the speaker feels it or not, if its good morning because Bilbo feels it is good or if it is a morning to be good.

Question 7: Answer these questions with reference to the context.

Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody sees in them.

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: Bilbo Baggins is the speaker.

(b) What is nasty and uncomfortable?

Answer: The adventures which Gandalf is talking about are nasty and uncomfortable.

(c) Why does the speaker find them nasty?

Answer: The speaker is a Baggins, who are plain quiet folk and have no interest in adventures, which makes him feel that adventures are nasty.

Question 8: Answer these questions with reference to the context.

I see they have begun to arrive already.

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: Balin, the second dwarf to arrive at Bilbo’s place is the speaker.

(b) Who does ‘they’ refer to?

Answer: ‘They’ refer to the dwarves.

So, these were The Hobbit Questions & Answers.