#3. The Quest

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Published: 5.20.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 5:02
Accent: British
Source: The Hobbit

Thorin, Gandalf and the dwarves discuss their quest to the Lonely Mountain.


    

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  • a quest [n] - a long and difficult search for something
  • my dear fellow [exp] - my good friend
  • ranges [n] - mountain ranges [image]
  • woodlands [n] - forests [image]
  • wastelands [n] - ugly, unused land [image]
  • a peak [n] - a mountain [image]
  • a raven [n] - black birds [image]
  • the reign [n] - the period during which a you control some land or country (or mountain)
  • a beast [n] - a dangerous animal or monster
  • a calamity [n] - a disaster
  • our age [exp] - our era, our time
  • razors [n] - sharp thin pieces of metal
  • a claw [n] - the sharp feet of an animal [image]
  • airborne [adj] - able to fly
  • be fond of [exp] - like
  • precious metals [n] - gold, silver, platinum
  • I’m up for it. [exp] - I am ready!
  • his jacksy [n] - his butt
  • iron [n] - the metal used to make a dwarf's weapons
  • the brightest [n] - the smartest
  • in our company [exp] - in our group
  • in his time [exp] - in his life
  • weighing the risk [exp] - deciding how dangerous something is
  • sit back [exp] - wait, do nothing
  • claim [v] - take
  • vast wealth [exp] - a lot of wealth
  • seize this chance [exp] - take the opportunity
  • a gate [n] - a door [image]
  • sealed [adj] - permanently closed
  • for safekeeping [exp] - in a safe place
  • runes [n] - old letters or writing [image]
  • a great deal of stealth [exp] - skilled at moving quietly and unseen like a thief
  • no small amount of courage [exp] - a lot of courage
  • a burglar [n] - a thief [image]
  • He’s hardly burglar material. [exp] - He doesn't seem fit to be a burglar.
  • light on their feet [exp] - able to move quietly, quickly, nimbly
  • pass unseen [exp] - move without being seen
  • scent [n] - smell

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


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Bilbo Gandalf Thorin
  • The dwarves have recently arrived at Bilbo's home.
  • Thorin is the leader of the dwarves.
  • Thorin is the son of a dwarf king (Thrain)
  • A dragon took the dwarves' home from them many years ago.
  • The dwarves' home is called Erebor, and it is located in the Lonely Mountain.

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  1. What does Gandalf asks Bilbo for?
    More food
    More light
    More time
    More wine

  2. Where is the Lonely Mountain?
    To the east
    To the north
    Fairly close
    Far away

  3. What must they cross to reach the Lonely Mountain?
    Deserts
    Forests
    Mountains
    Oceans
    Rivers
    Swamps
    Wastelands

  4. What has recently has been seen flying back to the mountain?
    Dragons
    Ravens
    Griffons
    Eagles

  5. What does this mean?
    The dragon is dead.
    The dragon will soon begin hunting again.
    The reign of the dragon will soon end.

  6. What are dragons fond of?
    Dwarves
    Hobbits
    Precious metals
    Wine

  7. Why is Balin worried?
    Bilbo is too weak.
    Some of them are not very smart.
    Their army is too big.
    There are only a few of them.

  8. Why are Kili and Fili confident?
    Bilbo will join them.
    Gandalf is with them.
    They are all good fighters.
    They have killed dragons before.

  9. How many dragons has Gandalf (probably) killed before?
    none
    just one
    many

  10. What is the name of the dragon?
    Smaug
    Smoke
    Spike
    Steve

  11. When was the dragon last seen?
    weeks ago
    months ago
    60 years ago
    160 years ago

  12. Why does Balin think the task is impossible?
    Gandalf is too weak.
    The dragon is too powerful.
    The mountain is too far away.
    There is no way to enter the mountain.

  13. What does Gandalf give to Thorin?
    A key
    A magic ring
    A warning

  14. Why does Gandalf think it will still be difficult to enter the mountain?
    Bilbo is not a great burglar.
    Dwarf doors are invisible.
    Many monsters guard the mountain.
    The dragon knows they are coming.

  15. What is Gandalf's problem?
    Gandalf cannot read the map.
    Gandalf does not trust Thorin.
    Gandalf is afraid of the dragon.
    Gandalf is too big to enter the mountain.

  16. What does Gandalf want Bilbo to do on the quest?
    Be a burglar
    Find the door
    Kill the dragon
    Read the map

  17. Why does Gandalf think Bilbo will be useful?
    Dragons are fond of hobbits.
    Hobbits are good climbers.
    Hobbits are good fighters.
    Hobbits can move quickly and quietly.
    Hobbits can stay hidden quite well.
    The dragon is not familiar with hobbits.


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