#6. In Rivendell with Elrond

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Published: 6.08.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 4:03
Accent: British
Source: The Hobbit

The dwarves, with Bilbo and Gandalf, visit Rivendell to get guidance from Elrond.


    

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  • a goblin [n] - a dwarf-like, ugly, violent creature [image]
  • a cleaver [n] - a heavy knife used to cut (chop) meat [image]
  • a blade [n] - a sword or knife
  • forged [v] - made (of metal)
  • laddie [n] - boy
  • great deeds [n] - achievements, successful actions
  • a letter opener [n] - a small dull knife used to open letters [image]
  • come by (something) [phv] - find, acquire (something)
  • a hoard [n] - a large collection of treasure or gold
  • a legacy [n] - one's possessions given by family
  • stubbornness [n] - not change one's opinion about something
  • a downfall [n] - a sudden decline in strength or importance
  • an artifact [n] - an important item made long ago
  • runes [n] - old letters or writing [image]
  • mid-summer’s eve [n] - the longest day of the year in the middle of summer
  • a crescent moon [n] - when only a small piece of the moon is visible [image]
  • fate [n] - someone's unavoidable future
  • a thrush [n] - a type of bird [image]
  • a keyhole [n] - the hole in which you put a key [image]
  • ill news [n] - bad news, bad luck
  • deem [v] - think, consider

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


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Bilbo Gandalf Thorin Elrond
  • Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarves have arrived in Rivendell.
  • Rivendell is an elf city and the home of Elrond.
  • Elrond is the Lord of the elf city of Rivendell. He is an expert in many languages and types of writing.
  • Thorin has a map to Erebor with writing that only Elrond can read.
  • Erebor was the home of the dwarves until the Smaug the dragon took it from them. It is in the Lonely Mountain.

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  1. What meal will they eat together?
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

  2. What does Elrond say about the sword Orcrist?
    It is very small.
    It is a goblin killer.
    It is a famous sword.
    It was made by elves.
    It was made 200 years ago.
    It was the sword of a king.
    It was used in a famous battle.

  3. What does Elrond say about the sword Glamdring?
    It is very small.
    It is a goblin killer.
    It is a famous sword.
    It was made by elves.
    It was made 200 years ago.
    It was the sword of a king.
    It was used in a famous battle.

  4. What does Balin say about Bilbo's sword?
    It is very small.
    It is a goblin killer.
    It is a famous sword.
    It was made by elves.
    It was made 200 years ago.
    It was the sword of a king.
    It was used in a famous battle.

  5. Why does Gandalf insist that Thorin show the map to Elrond?
    Elrond can be trusted.
    Elrond knows how to enter the mountain.
    Only Elrond can read the map.
    Only Elrond knows where Erebor is located.

  6. Why does Gandalf say they are examining the map.
    Academic interest
    To learn how to read dwarvish
    To learn how to enter the mountain

  7. What type of writing is on the map?
    Durin's letters
    Elvish writing
    Moon runes

  8. What is special about this type of writing?
    It is almost always invisible.
    It can only be read by dwarves.
    It can only be read in special moonlight.
    It gives magic powers to whoever reads it.
    It can only be read by a family member of the writer.

  9. When was the map made?
    200 years ago
    When the dragon was born
    Before the dwarves built Erebor

  10. What is Durin's Day?
    The Dwarves' New Year
    The first day of summer
    The day that the dragon came to the mountain

  11. How can the door to the mountain be opened?
    One must be holding the map.
    One must read the runes on the map.
    One must be standing at exactly the right spot.
    One must be at the door at exactly the right time.

  12. What does Elrond say about entering the mountain?
    It is unwise.
    It is dangerous.
    It is impossible.
    It is the dwarves' destiny.


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