Thursday, May 17, 2007

Lord of the Rings Trivia Questions

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Trivia Questions on the Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth

These questions can be used with a Trivial Pursuit (TM) board game or the Trivial Pursuit (TM) Lord of the Rings edition. This work is in progress. Please submit additional questions in the comments. Have fun!

Last Updated: February 3, 2004

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How did the ent Bregolad (Quickbeam) get his name?
By Answering another ent's question before they finished asking it.

What is Merry's full name?
Meriadoc Brandybuck

Who is the keeper of the prancing pony?
Barliman Butterbur

What elf came to the aid of Strider and the hobbits on their journey from Weathertop to Rivendell?

What do the elves call Gandalf?

Who is Sam's father?
Hamfast Gamgee

What does Eowyn mean?
horse joy

Who is Tom Bombadil's wife?

Where does Old Man Willow live?
The Old Forest

What alphabet (runes) is used by the language of Mordor?
the Elven alphabet

Give three alternate names for Aragorn?
Strider, Elessar, Elfstone, Wingfoot, Isildur's Heir, Thorongil, Estel, Telcontar, the Dunedan, Longshanks, the Renewer

Who are the two sons of Denethor and which is the elder?
Boromir and Faramir, Boromir is elder

Give three alternate names for Gandalf?
Incanus, Olorin, Tharkun, Lathspell, Grey Pilgrim, Grey Wanderer, Stormcrow, Greyhame, Mithrandir, Grey Fool, the White Rider

What were the two names Sam gave to Gollum?
Stinker and Slinker

Who are Butterbur's two workers?
Nob and Bob

What horse did Frodo ride to the Ford of Bruinen?

Who were Aragorn's parents?
Arathorn and Gilraen the Fair

Who was Shelob's mother?

Who is the Lord of Lothlorien?
Celeborn the Wise

Who is Denethor's father?

Who keeps the Grey Havens?
Cirdan the Shipwright

Who is Legolas' father?

The Lord of the Nazgul dwells in which city?
Minas Morgul

What's another title for the Lord of the Nazgul?
the Witch King of Angmar

What is Treebeard's name for Lothlorien?

Who was the first elf that Sam and Frodo met on their journey?
Gildor Inglorien

Whose foal was Snowmane?

Who were the twin sons of Elrond?
Elladan and Elrohir

Who are the three named orcs in Cirith Ungol?
Shagrat, Gorbag and Snaga

Who was Sharkey?

What was Aragorn's sword, Anduril's, name before it was reforged?

What is Imladris better known as?

The War of the Rings

Who did Smeagol kill in order to gain possession of the Ring?
his cousin Deagol

How many trolls did Strider and the hobbits see on their way to Rivendell?

What is Gollum's last word?

What were the two stairs of Cirith Ungol and which was more difficult?
the straight stair and the winding stair, straight was more difficult

Who made the prophecy that the Witch King of Angmar would not fall by the hand of man?

What were the two alternative names for the New Row built after Sharkey's death?
Better Smials and Battle Gardens (It was a purely Bywater joke to refer to it as Sharkey's End)

Who said "Not lightly do the leaves of Lorien fall"?

From whom does Frodo learn that Boromir has died?

What gift did Galadriel give to Gimli?
Three strands of her hair

What did the Ents lose?
The ent-wives

On what day of the year was the Ring destroyed?
March 25

Who did the Uruk-hai take prisoner after killing Boromir?
Merry and Pippin

What did Denethor have on his lap when Gandalf and Pippin came to him?
the horn of Boromir

What Tower did Sam rescue Frodo from?
The Tower of Cirith Ungol

Why did Sam reach Frodo in the Tower of Cirith Ungol without resistance?
Because most of the Orcs had killed each other

What was Galadriel's ring Nenya made of?

According to Gandalf, how did Boromir escape the peril of his desire for the ring?
By his noble death in defending Merry and Pippin

Who greeted Gandalf, Theoden et al. after they arrived at Isengard from Helm's Deep?
Merry and Pippin

Who wore the three elven rings during the War of the Rings?
Elrond, Galadriel and Gandalf

How was Aragorn first recognized as the rightful king by the people of Minas Tirith?
Because of his ability to heal

What boy befriended Pippin in Minas Tirith?
Bergil son of Beregond

Who won the contest at Helm's Deep of the number of enemy killed (between Legolas and Gimli)?

How did Gandalf escape from Orthanc?
He was rescued by Gwahir the eagle

Who first warns Gandalf that the black riders are on the move?
Radagast the Brown

Who did Merry and Pippin entangle themselves with in the Old Forest?
Old Man Willow

Songs and Poems of Middle Earth

What did Bilbo do the Lay of Gilgalad? He translated it. What is inscribed on the One Ring (roughly translated into the common tongue)?
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

What is the next line after "of him the harpers sadly sing..." in the Fall of Gilgalad?
"the last whose realm was fair and free"

Name eight living creatures that Treebeard recites in his poem?
elves, dwarves, man, ents, beavers, bucks, bears, boars, hounds, hares, eagles, oxen, harts, hawks, swans and serpents

Middle Earth History

Who is older, Elrond or Treebeard?

What was Aragorn known as while living in Rivendell as a child?

Who built the tower of Minas Morgul?
the Numenoreans

Who cut the Ring from Sauron's hand?

How many palantiri were there?

The Uruk-hai are bred from what two species?
Orcs and Men

How many wizards are there?
5 (Radagast, Saruman, Gandalf and two unnamed)

How long did Bilbo possess the ring?
60 years

The Hobbit

How did Bilbo and the dwarves escape from the Trolls?
The Trolls argued until daylight at which time they turned to stone.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Where was J.R.R. Tolkien born?
South Africa

What character, according to J.R.R. Tolkien, didn't belong in C.S. Lewis' the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?
Father Christmas