Discussion questions – Hobbit Chapter 5: What riddle stumps Gollum

  1. What riddle stumps Gollum?
  2. Was Gollum prepared to keep his part of the bargain?
  3. How did Bilbo find that the ring made him invisible? Why is finding the ring seen as Bilbo’s “turning point in his career”?
  4. Why did Bilbo follow Gollum?
  5. What did Bilbo lose as he slipped through the back door?
  6. What was Bilbo’s response to Gollum’s outrage and pain? What does that suggest about Bilbo?
Asked on 22.06.2017 in English Literature.
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