The Hobbit Characters


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The main character of The Hobbit is _____.

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1. The Grey wizard in The Hobbit is _____.

2. Smaug is a _____ in The Hobbit.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you to identify the primary and secondary characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. To pass the quiz, you'll need to recognize the traits and roles of several characters from the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Identify the novel's main character
  • Name the Grey wizard
  • Know what kind of creature Smaug is
  • Determine where the main character meets Gollum
  • Understand who leads the group that sets out to reclaim the treasure

Skills Practiced

The quiz helps you exercise the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - take away important information from the related character lesson from The Hobbit
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the location where Gollum meets the protagonist
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about The Hobbit to name several characters from the book

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called The Hobbit Characters to learn more about the novel's main and supporting characters. The lesson helps students:

  • Analyze quotes from various characters
  • Describe the dwarves Bombur, Fili and Kili
  • Know which character transforms into a hero