Saturday, September 26, 2020

Answers to the Tolkien Middle-earth Relatives Quiz

Here are the answers to the Middle-earth Relatives Quiz, and your scores :-)  Even though this was one of the toughest quizzes I've ever made, so many of you did really well!

1. Eowyn is Eomer's sister.

2. Prince Imrahil is Boromir's uncle.  (Imrahil's sister Finduilas was Boromir and Faramir's mother.)

3. Legolas is Thranduil's son.

4. Frodo is Bilbo's cousin (and heir). (Frodo is Bilbo's first cousin once removed on Frodo's mother's side and his second cousin once removed on his father's side. Bilbo does refer to Frodo as his nephew, but in "A Long-Expected Party" it says Frodo is a younger cousin.  I accepted "cousin" and "heir" both for this, but not nephew.)

5. Celeborn is Galadriel's husband.

6. Gimli is Oin's nephew.

7. Prince Imrahil is Eomer's father-in-law. (Eomer's marriage to his daughter Lotheriel is mentioned in the Appendices.)

8. Bergil is Beregond's son.

9. Bard is Bain's father.

10. Galadriel is Arwen's grandmother. (Galadriel and Celeborn's daughter Celebrian was Elrond's wife and mother of Arwen, Elrohir, and Elladin.)


Mary Kate -- 10
Fawnabelle Baggins -- 9
Heidi -- 9
Briar Rose -- 8
George -- 8
Kendra -- 8
Bethi -- 7
Olivia -- 7
rachel -- 7
Sarah Steele -- 6
Marian H -- 5
Samantha -- 5
Gabby A -- 4
MovieCritic -- 3


  1. Whew. I was 96% sure about Frodo and Bilbo but I wasn't positive. xD

  2. Aha, my usual score of 3 is back! I knew I couldn't go a year without it. XD Thanks for all of the fun!

    1. MC, lol! Well, it's nice to be consistent, right? Glad you had fun with it.

  3. Wow... I did better than I expected! I knew most of them, but the one about Bergil and Beregond, and the two about Prince Imrahil, I had very little clue about. XD

    1. Kendra, yeah, Prince Imrahil is a little obscure. Pops up a lot in ROTK, but isn't in the movies, really.

    2. It's been a while since I read ROTK... I need to read it again.

    3. Kendra, there's still time to join Heidi's LOTR read-along! We're only on chapter 3 of FOTR so far...

  4. Haha YIKES... I need to pay more attention to the genealogy paragraphs. xD

    1. Gabby, lol! Many of these aren't big, important characters, so don't feel too badly ;-)


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