Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tolkien Trivia

I regret to say that this is the end.  Of the games.  Tomorrow, I'm kicking off the read-along.  Friday, I'm posting the answers to this, the Great Eye Game, and the crossword puzzle.  And Saturday, I'm drawing and announcing the giveaway winners.  So.  Now you know.

Today's game is trivial.  Very trivial.  So I hope you're a fan of trivial things!  Here are ten questions about things and people and places found in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

1.  The only brew for the brave and true comes from:
  • a.  The Prancing Pony
  • b.  The Green Dragon
  • c.  The Grey Havens
  • d.  The Mallorn Flower

2.  Who does Sam bean in the head with an apple as the Hobbits leave Bree?
  • a.  Fatty Bolger
  • b.  Tom Bombadil
  • c.  Bill Ferny
  • d.  Farmer Maggot

3.  The proprietor of the Prancing Pony is named Barliman...
  • a.  Butterbeer
  • b.  Butterbeard
  • c.  Butterbur
  • d.  Butterbird

4.  Where did Bilbo encounter Gollum?
  • a.  The Mines of Moria
  • b.  The Hall of the Mountain King
  • c.  The Gap of Rohan
  • d.  The Misty Mountains

5.  What is Theoden's son's name?
  • a.  Theodred
  • b.  Eodred
  • c.  Eothud
  • d.  Thengal

6.  Which of Thorin's company is buried in Moria?
  • a.  Dwalin
  • b.  Balin
  • c.  Fili
  • d.  Kili

7.  Which of these is not the name of a sword?
  • a.  Glamdring
  • b.  Orcrist
  • c.  Hasufel
  • d.  Narsil

8.  Aragorn uses athelas to heal wounds.  Sam calls it...
  • a.  Kingsfoil
  • b.  Kingswort
  • c.  Kingsroot
  • d.  Kingsward

9.  The Lonely Mountain is also called...
  • a.  Dimholt
  • b.  Kheled-zaram
  • c.  Erebor
  • d.  Mount Gundabad

10.  Which of these is not the name of a horse?
  • a.  Brego
  • b.  Arod
  • c.  Asfaloth
  • d.  Thorandor

Comment below with your guesses, and I'll post the answers on Friday!  If you haven't already done so, go link up with the rest of the partyers here and enter the giveaways here.  Happy Tolkien Week!


  1. 1. B 2. C 3. C 4. D 5. A 6. B 7. C 8. A 9. C 10. C? Some of these were really hard! I pride myself on knowing LotR trivia but you stumped me with some of these!

    1. 9 out of 10! Well done! And yeah, I tried to make a range of difficulty for these, so some would be really hard and some would be pretty easy. Glad to hear it challenged you!

  2. Yay quizzy day! I just posted a quiz of my own about Miss Saigon and now I get to do your LOTR one! What a perfect day. (You might be able to tell I REALLY like quizzes...) Okay okay, I'll get to the point. Here's my answers:
    1.b 2.c 3.c 4.d 5.a 6.b 7.c 8.a 9.c 10.d

    1. I've never seen Miss Saigon -- isn't that terrible? One of these days.

      Anyway, your score is 10! Well done! You know your LOTR really well.

  3. 1. B 2. C 3. C 4. D 5. A 6. B 7. C 8. A 9. C 10. D
    These were really hard! I'm still not sure about most of them...great game! :)

    1. Another 10! If some of those were guesses, they were very good ones. I'm going to have to make this harder next year, I can see that.

  4. The Prancing Pony
    Bill Ferny
    Hasufel (a horse!)

    1. 6 out of 10! Nice job. Thanks for playing, TEC4!

  5. 1. b
    2. c
    3. c
    4. d
    5. a
    6. b
    7. c
    8. a
    9. c
    10. d

    That first one stumped me! I may have gotten more than one wrong though if I made a silly letter mistake ;)

  6. I'm a big fan of trivia! Here we go...
    1 - b
    2 - c
    3 - c
    4 - d
    5 - a
    6 - b, for Balin!
    7 - c. He's a horse. ^_^
    8 - a
    9 - c
    10 - d, but I don't know what/who it actually is...

    1. Ten points to Gryffyndor! Good job.

  7. It would appear that I am late to party, good questions though.


    1. How can you be late when I just posted these this morning?

  8. 1 - a, The Prancing pony
    2 - a, Fatty Bolger
    3 - b, Butterbeard
    4 - d, Misty Mountains
    5 - a, Theoded
    6 - b, Balin
    7 - c, Hasufel
    8 - b, Kingswort
    9 - d, Mount Gundabad (completely lost on this one)
    10 - a, Brego (lost on this one too. lol.)

    Boy, those were tricky! xD

    1. Still confused about some of them

    2. You got 4 -- and they tricky indeed, hee.


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