Imagery in The Hobbit


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Imagery is a literary device. Choose the best definition for imagery in this context.

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1. Why is imagery a powerful literary device?

2. Which is an example of active imagery?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of Tolkien's great skills is his use of imagery, and The Hobbit is filled with examples of this. On this worksheet/quiz combination, you will be tested on this literary device and what makes it so powerful.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz measure your knowledge of:

  • Why imagery is so effective
  • What definition of imagery is the right one
  • Which of several examples demonstrates active imagery

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of The Hobbit to explain the alteration that occurs as Tolkien describes the mountains as the story progresses
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about how to define imagery
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding true and false statements about imagery

Additional Learning

The lesson titled, Imagery in The Hobbit examines this topic in greater depth, so feel free to study it if you'd like to learn more. The lesson will help you learn how to:

  • Name some of the things Bilbo sees as he journeys with the dwarves
  • Describe the Lonely Mountain
  • Discuss how the dwarves felt when they came ashore on the western bank of the River Running