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The Hobbit Literary Devices Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In The Hobbit why is this sentence an example of personification? ''Bilbo's heart jumped into his mouth.''

Question 2 2. In The Hobbit, Bilbo persuades Smaug the dragon to show him his underbelly. What does this tell the reader about Smaug?

Question 3 3. What happens when Bard kills the dragon that is an example of situational irony in The Hobbit?

Question 4 4. How does the ironic death of Smaug drive the plot in The Hobbit?

Question 5 5. Which type of irony is used by Bilbo when he persuades Smaug to show him his vulnerable point by praising it in The Hobbit?

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Question 6 6.

'Escaping goblins to be caught by wolves!' he said, and it became a proverb, though we now say 'out of the frying-pan into

the fire' in the same sort of uncomfortable situations.

In this passage from The Hobbit, the narrator explains an expression that is used that is not intended to be literally translated. What type of figurative language is this?

Question 7 7. In The Hobbit, dark and light are used to set the mood. Which type of figurative language best describes Tolkien's use of light and dark?

Question 8 8. In this lesson on The Hobbit which of the following sentences is an example of personification?

Question 9 9. In this passage from The Hobbit, '... blue sky and never a cloud, and the sun dancing on the water,' the sun is attributed with the human ability to dance. Which type of figurative language is used?

Question 10 10. In The Hobbit what effect does the sentence ''The next morning was a midsummer's morning as fair and fresh as could be dreamed: blue sky and never a cloud, and the sun dancing on the water'' have on the reader

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Question 11 11. Which type of irony is used when the dwarves attempt to open to door by force rather than thinking it through in The Hobbit?

Question 12 12. In the passage, ' Hobbits are not quite like ordinary people...' from The Hobbit, Hobbits are compared to people using the word 'like' to associate them. What type of figurative language is this?

Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences from this lesson on The Hobbit is an example of personification?

Question 14 14. 'Swish, smack! Whip crack! Batter and beat! Yammer and bleat!' from the goblin's song in The Hobbit contains words that emulate sounds. Which type of figurative language is this?

Question 15 15. What is personification?

The Hobbit Literary Devices Chapter Exam Instructions

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