Monday, September 23, 2019

Creatures of Middle-earth Quiz


Good morning!  Here's our first game for this year's Tolkien Blog Party, and it's all about... I was going to say non-human beings, but the elves and dwarves and hobbits aren't human either.  Um.  It's about non-speaking... no, that doesn't work either.  Whatever.  You know what I mean by "creatures," right?

How this game works: read the description of a Middle-earth creature and tell me what creature I'm describing.  As in kind of creature, like "horse," not a specific one like "Snowmane."

1.  Fiery demons who were once Maiar, but followed Melkor and were doomed with him.

2.  Gray as a mouse, big as a house, with arrow-proof skin and fearsome tusks.

3.  Tree-like, tall, unhasty beings with deep, dark eyes.

4.  Ancient, intelligent, somewhat serpentine being that likes to hoard things and can devastate whole towns when roused.

5.  Watchful, slow-moving trees prone to wrath and possessing the ability to hide themselves in shadow.

6.  Massive, wolf-like creatures sometimes used as steeds by orcs.

7.  Shape-shifting beings that guard treasure or haunt tombs and use fear and hypnotism to capture unwary travelers.

8.  Monstrous humanoid creatures with very little intelligence but possessed of great strength.

9.  Bred by both Sauron and Saruman, possibly by crossing orcs with men, these brutes have thick legs, bowed backs, and slanted eyes.

10.  Someone who would have died, but is kept somewhat alive by dark sorcery.

I'll post the answers and your scores on Saturday!  Meanwhile, I'm putting comments on moderation so you can't copy each others' answers.

13 comments:

  1. Some of these are guesses. You chose some really hard ones.
    1. Balrog
    2. Oliphant
    3. Ent
    4. Dragon
    5. Tree Herders
    6. Wargs
    7. Necromancer
    8. Trolls
    9. Uruk-hai
    10. Sauron

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  2. Oooh, this is inventive. I like it. :)

    1. Balrogs

    2. Oliphaunts

    3. Ents

    4. Dragons

    5. ??

    6. Wargs

    7. Barrow-wights?? (or just wights??)

    8. Cave trolls?

    9. Uruk-hai

    10. Ring-wraiths / wraiths

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  3. 1. Balrog
    2. Mumakil
    3. Ents
    4. Dragon
    5. Huorns
    6. Wargs
    7. Wights
    8. Trolls
    9. Uruk-hai
    10. Nazgul

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  4. 1. Balrogs?
    2. Oliphant
    3. Ents
    4. Smaug/dragons
    5. Huorns?
    6. Wargs
    7. Barrow Wights
    8. Trolls
    9. Uruk-hai
    10. Ring Wraiths

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  5. 1. Fiery demons who were once Maiar, but followed Melkor and were doomed with him. Balrogs

    2. Gray as a mouse, big as a house, with arrow-proof skin and fearsome tusks. Oliphaunt

    3. Tree-like, tall, unhasty beings with deep, dark eyes. Ents

    4. Ancient, intelligent, somewhat serpentine being that likes to hoard things and can devastate whole towns when roused. Dragon

    5. Watchful, slow-moving trees prone to wrath and possessing the ability to hide themselves in shadow. Huorns

    6. Massive, wolf-like creatures sometimes used as steeds by orcs. Wargs

    7. Shape-shifting beings that guard treasure or haunt tombs and use fear and hypnotism to capture unwary travelers. Barrow-Wight

    8. Monstrous humanoid creatures with very little intelligence but possessed of great strength. Troll

    9. Bred by both Sauron and Saruman, possibly by crossing orcs with men, these brutes have thick legs, bowed backs, and slanted eyes. Uruk-Hai

    10. Someone who would have died, but is kept somewhat alive by dark sorcery. Ringwraith

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  6. 1. Balrog
    2. Oliphant
    3. Ent
    4. Dragon
    5. ?
    6. Wargs
    7. Wights
    8. Trolls
    9. Uruk-hai
    10. Wraith

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  7. 1. Balrogs
    2. Oliphant
    3. Ents
    4. Dragons
    5. Can't remember what their called
    6. Wargs
    7. barrow wrights
    8. trolls
    9. Uruk hai
    10. Sauron

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  8. AWESOME.

    1. Balrogs
    2. Oliphaunts
    3. Ents
    4. Dragons
    5. Huorns.
    6. Wargs
    7. Barrow-wights
    8. Trolls
    9. Uruk-hai
    10. Wraith (or Nazgul-don't know how particular you're wanting. XP)

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  9. My memory fails me with answers from the books (I know to what you're referring but I don't remember the exact name!) so I'll just add the answers I remember, though it'll probably be pitiful. :P

    2. Olliphants!
    3. Ents
    4. Dragons
    6. Wargs
    8. .... cave trolls?
    9. Urukai! *shudders* (Also please don't judge my spelling :P)
    10... Sauron?

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  10. 1. balrogs?
    2. Oliphaunts!
    3. Ents <3
    4. Dragons I'm guessing!
    5. ... umm these could be ents too?
    6. Wargs
    7. OH! OH I KNOW THIS. Barrow-wights?
    8. I feel like it's trolls but I could be wrong.
    9. Uruk-Hai if I'm not mistaken
    10. Ringwraiths?

    AHHHH I feel like I did terrible but hopefully not! This is such a cool game Hamlette!

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  11. 1. Balrog

    2. Oliphaunt

    3. Ents

    4. Dragon

    5. ...Huorns?

    6. Wargs

    7. Barrow-wights

    8. Trolls

    9. Uruk-hai.

    10. wraith (potentially specifically referring to the Nazgul, ring-wraiths)

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  12. Oh! Such fun games! I wasn't able to do it last year, so I'm excited! But, it has been awhile since I've read or watched any Tolkien, so I'm a little rusty.
    2. Oliphant?
    3. Ent!! It took me such a long time to think of this one!
    4. Dragon.
    8. Giant?

    I love all of the descriptions for each one! Can't wait to see the answers!

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  13. Hmmmm, let me guess:

    1. Balrog
    2. Oliphaunt
    3. Ent
    4. Dragon
    5. Dang it. Can't remember.
    6. Warg.
    7. Barrow Wight
    8. Troll
    9. Can't remember.
    10. Wraith

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