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Easy Questions

What major river must you cross when travelling from Rivendell to Mirkwood?
Answer: Anduin (The Great River)

What was the name of the sword that Gandalf bore?
Answer: Glamdring

What was the name of Frodo's father?
Answer: Drogo

Who did Smagol murdur and take the One Ring from?
Answer: Deagol

On what date did Bilbo and Frodo share a birthday?
Answer: September 22nd

On what date were the companions attacked on Weathertop?
Answer: October 6th

What gift did Gimli request request from Galadriel in Lothlorien?
Answer: A single strand of her hair.

What is another name for Minas Tirith?
Answer: Minas Anor (Tower of the Setting Sun) or Tower of Guard

What Ring of Power did Gandalf wield?
Answer: Narya, Ring of Fire

What did Gandalf's Ring of Power do to Men?
Answer: It made them courageous and resolute.

What were the last two of the Fellowship to depart from Middle-earth?
Answer: Gimli and Legolas (they went to the Havens).

What did Gandalf shout as he fell into the abyss in Kazad-dm?
Answer: Fly you fools!

How many times did Frodo see Black Riders in The Shire?
Answer: Twice between Hobbiton and Woodhall, once on a ridge, once at the ferry.

Which chapter is the longest in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?
Answer: The Council of Elrond

How old was Bilbo in the beginning of The Lord of the Rings?
Answer: 110

What relative of Ungoliant the Great hindered Sam and Frodo in Mordor?
Answer: Shelob

What does Dunedan mean?
Answer: Numenorean (or Man of the West)

Medium Questions

The main gate of the Lonely Mountain faces in which direction?
Answer: South

The name of Thorin's father was:
Answer: Thrain

What did Gandalf call Pippen after he dropped a stone down a well?
Answer: Fool of a Took

How many children did Sam Gamgee have?
Answer: 13

How many Palantiri remained in Middle-earth after
the Fall of Sauron, but before the end of the Third Age?
Answer: 3

Who were the three Eagles that rescued Frodo and Sam from Mordor?
Answer: Gwaihir, Landroval and Meneldor

What emblems were on the doors of Moria and what did they represent?
Answer: Stars & Anvil (Durin), Tree (Noldor), Rayed Star (Feanor)

Who was the father of Beren?
Answer: Barahir

What were the names of Farmer Maggot's dogs?
Answer: Fang, Wolf, Grip

What were the names of the fathers of Merry and Pippen?
Answer: Saradoc and Paladin

What damage did Frodo do to the Lord of the Nazgl on Weathertop?
Answer: He slashed his cloak in half.

Who were the two Orc leaders that Hobbit-napped Merry and Pippen?
Answer: Ugluk and Grishnak

What are the names of Arwen's mother and grandmother?
Answer: Celebrian (mother), Galadriel (grandmother), Elwing (grandmother)

Name, in order, all of the people who carried the One Ring.
Answer: Sauron, Isildur, Dagol, Smagol, Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Bombadil, Frodo, Sam, Frodo, Gollum

Which famous Dwarf was killed by the Watcher in the Water?
Answer: Oin

How many times did Frodo see the Eye of Sauron?
Answer: 4 times (Mirror of Galadriel, Falls of Rauros, Mordor, & Mt. Doom)

What was the name given to Aragorn by Eomer in the fields of Rohan?
Answer: Wingfoot

What Ring of Power did Galadriel wield?
Answer: Nenya, Ring of Adamant

What are the two titles of the Lord of the Nazgl?
Answer: The Black Captain and the Sorcerer King of Angmar.

What was the name of the coat that was worth more than The Shire, who wore it, and what happened to it in the end?
Answer: The Mithril coat, Bilbo and Frodo, it was given back to Frodo.

What was the name of Merry's pony?
Answer: Stybba

Hard Questions

The father of Anarion and Isildur was Elendil, but who was Elendil's father?
Answer: Amandil

In The Silmarillion, what hill was Mm's home located on?
Answer: Amon Rdh

Which Elf battled with Morgoth before the gates of Angband?
Answer: Fingolfin

Who created the Silmarils and of what race was he?
Answer: Feanor the Elf

What was Gandalf's favorite type of pipe weed?
Answer: Old Toby

What are the two names of Aragorn's sword?
Answer: Anduril and Narsil

How old was Aragorn when he became King of Gondor?
Answer: 88

What was the name of Emer's sword and what does it mean?
Answer: Guthwine, Battle Friend

From Feanor to Gil-galad, how many Elvish High Kings were there?
Answer: 6 (Finwe, Feanor, Fingolfin, Fingon, Turgon, Gil-galad)

Who was the last King of Gondor before the War of the Rings?
Answer: Earnur

How far above the hilt was Aragorn's sword, Anduril, broken?
Answer: 1 foot

How many fingers did Gollum have before his demise?
Answer: 11

Who was Thorin Oakensheild's sister?
Answer: Dis, mother of Fili and Kili.

What animals did Queen Beruthiel keep as pets?
Answer: Cats, nine black and one white.

What are the five oldest weapons mentioned in The Hobbit and LotR?
Answer: Orcrist, Glamdring, Sting, Anduril (Narsil), Grond

When were these weapons forged (see above question)?
Answer: In the First Age.

Who is the oldest Elf in Lord of the Rings and how old is he?
Answer: Cirdan, Lord of the Havens. He is more than 7000 years old!

Which Valar overpowered Melkor and brought him to justice before the Council of the Valar?
Answer: Tulkas

Where did Gil-galad dwell?
Answer: Lindon

What was the name of Aragorn's son?
Answer: Eldarion

Insane Questions

Who was the father of Gorlim the Unhappy?
Answer: Angrim

What did Tuor name his ship that he used to sail into the West?
Answer: Errm

What are the names of the Istari that entered Middle-earth?
Answer: Curumo, Olorin, Aiwendil, Pallando, Alatar

What are tha names of the Aratar, the High Ones of Arda?
Answer: Manwe, Varda, Ulmo, Yavanna, Aule, Mandos, Nienna, Orome

Where did the Queen Arwen Evenstar die?
Answer: Cerin Amroth in Lothlorien

What was the Watcher in the Water near the Gates of Moria called?
Answer: Kracken (Source: "Tolkien Illustrated Encyclopedia" by David Day)

Who was Elrond's paternal grandmother?
Answer: Idril

What was the name of Aragon during his infancy?
Answer: Estel

What name did Aragorn adopt as his surname?
Answer: Telcontar

What is the original inscription (in the Black Speech) on the Ring?
Answer: Ash nazg thrakatulk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

Did Denethor II and Aragorn ever meet?
Answer: Yes, when Aragorn was posing as Thorongil and aided Ecthelion.

Who actually saw an Entwife?
Answer: Sam's cousin, Hal.

How many years had passed since Edoras had been built by the time Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli arrived together?
Answer: 500 years, according to Legolas.

What was the name of the power that gave life to Eru?
Answer: The Flame Imperishable

What was the name of Eru, the One, in the Elvish tongue?
Answer: Iluvatar

What was the surname of Manw?
Answer: Sulimo

Who was given the Elvish name Iarwain Ben-Adar?
Answer: Tom Bombadil

In Unfinished Tales, when Tuor goes to Gondolin with Voronwe, who is the Captain of the Guard of the Seven Gates of Gondolin?
Answer: Elemmakil the Door Warden

What was the name of the sword that Turin used to kill Glaurung?
Answer: Anglachel

What was the name of the son of Mm who was killed by an arrow fired by one of the company of Turin Turambar?
Answer: Khim

What shape did Luthien take when she went with Beren to Angband?
Answer: Thuringwethil the vampire bat, messenger of Sauron.

How many witness signatures are needed to certify a legal document in The Shire?
Answer: Seven signatures in red ink.

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