1. Draw a map of the journey Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves take, using the descriptions in The Hobbit to depict geographical features of the landscape of Middle-earth.
2. Watch the movie The Lord of the Rings in any or all of its three parts. Write about the depiction of hobbits in the movie and how it compares to The Hobbit.
3. Create a timeline of the journey Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves take, noting the seasons and the months. Explain why Tolkien may have been so precise about time in this book.
4. Research the Icelandic sagas and/or the Old-English epic of Beowulf. Write about the ways in which The Hobbit is similar to these ancient works, which Tolkien was familiar with as a scholar.