Quiz: Lord of the Rings

This quiz was played on Sunday, 26th January 2020.


The high and low scores were 49 and 23 out of a possible 50 points.

Round One – The Fellowship

1. What is the title of Bilbo Baggins’ memoirs?
2. Who is the first member of the Fellowship to pledge their support to Frodo?
3. What is the name of the creature who Gandalf battles in the Mines of Moria?
4. According to Galadriel’s voiceover in the opening scene, how many Great Rings were given to the Dwarf Lords?
5. How many times does Frodo put on the ring in the first movie?

Round Two – The Two Towers

6. Who provided the voice of Treebeard the Ent?
7. Who are the first members of The Fellowship to encounter the newly revived Gandalf the White?
8. What is the name of the army of horseback soldiers who protect Theoden’s kingdom?
9. When Frodo and Sam first capture Gollum, what do they use to restrain him?
10. The climactic battle in The Two Towers takes place at what stronghold?

Round Three – Return of the King

11. When Frodo collapses after escaping the lair of the Shelob, who does he briefly see in a vision?
12. Who was the previous owner of the shattered sword that the elves re-forge for Aragorn?
13. What is Gimli’s reaction after Legolas single-handedly brings down an Oliphaunt during the battle at Minas Tirith?
14. Which character’s death scene was controversially cut from the theatrical release of Return of the King?
15. What is the final audible line of dialogue in the trilogy?

Round Four – Concerning Hobbits

16. What birthday is Bilbo celebrating at the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring?
17. Prior to joining the fellowship, what is Samwise Gamgee’s profession?
18. What colour does Frodo’s sword glow when Orcs are nearby?
19. In the Mines of Moria, which Hobbit accidentally – and very loudly – knocks a suit of armour down a well?
20. What is the name of Merry & Pippin’s preferred brand of pipe weed?

Round Five – Heroes

21. According to Frodo, Gandalf The Grey is known as what in the Shire?
22. What is the name of Aragorn’s father?
23. Which member of the Fellowship only says one line of dialogue to Frodo throughout the entire trilogy?
24. What gift does Gimli request from The Lady Galadriel before leaving Lothlorian?
25. Which character risks forfeiting his own life by releasing Frodo and Sam from captivity at the end of The Two Towers?

Round Six – Gollum

26. What was Gollum’s favourite food?
27. What was the name of Smeagol’s companion, who he murdered to get the ring?
28. What advice does Smeagol give to Frodo after he almost drowns in the Dead Marshes?
29. In which location does Frodo first notice that Gollum is following him?
30. In the scenes in which he talks to himself, what physical characteristic was used to distinguish Smeagol from Gollum?

Round Seven – Quotes

31. ”They’ve never forgiven me for living this long!”
32. “I would have followed you my brother, my captain, my King”
33. ”This, my friend, is a pint…”
34. ”Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?”
35. ”Let him go you filth!”

Round Eight – Behind The Scenes

36. Which Scottish actor turned down the role of Gandalf, claiming that he couldn’t make head nor tail of the script?
37. Who is the only actor to receive an Oscar nomination for their work in Lord of the Rings?
38. Which chart-topping singer performed ‘May It Be’ the theme tune from The Fellowship of the Ring?
39. Which major character had to be re-cast during filming of The Fellowship, after Peter Jackson realised the original actor was too young for the part?
40. Who was the only member of the cast to have met J. R. R. Tolkien in person?

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Round One – The Fellowship

1. What is the title of Bilbo Baggins’ memoirs? (There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale)
2. Who is the first member of the Fellowship to pledge their support to Frodo? (Gandalf)
3. What is the name of the creature who Gandalf battles in the Mines of Moria? (The Balrog)
4. According to Galadriel’s voiceover in the opening scene, how many Great Rings were given to the Dwarf Lords? (7)
5. How many times does Frodo put on the ring in the first movie? (3)

Round Two – The Two Towers

6. Who provided the voice of Treebeard the Ent? (John Rhys Davies / Gimli)
7. Who are the first members of The Fellowship to encounter the newly revived Gandalf the White? (Merry & Pippin)
8. What is the name of the army of horseback soldiers who protect Theoden’s kingdom? (The Riders of Rohan / Rohirrin)
9. When Frodo and Sam first capture Gollum, what do they use to restrain him? (Elvish Rope)
10. The climactic battle in The Two Towers takes place at what stronghold? (Helm’s Deep / Hornburg)

Round Three – Return of the King

11. When Frodo collapses after escaping the lair of the Shelob, who does he briefly see in a vision? (Galadriel)
12. Who was the previous owner of the shattered sword that the elves re-forge for Aragorn? (Isuldor)
13. What is Gimli’s reaction after Legolas single-handedly brings down an Oliphaunt during the battle at Minas Tirith? (“That still only counts as one!”)
14. Which character’s death scene was controversially cut from the theatrical release of Return of the King? (Saruman)
15. What is the final audible line of dialogue in the trilogy? (“I’m back”)

Round Four – Concerning Hobbits

16. What birthday is Bilbo celebrating at the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring? (111 / Eleventy-First)
17. Prior to joining the fellowship, what is Samwise Gamgee’s profession? (Gardener)
18. What colour does Frodo’s sword glow when Orcs are nearby? (Blue)
19. In the Mines of Moria, which Hobbit accidentally – and very loudly – knocks a suit of armour down a well? (Pippin)
20. What is the name of Merry & Pippin’s preferred brand of pipe weed? (Longbottom Leaf)

Round Five – Heroes

21. According to Frodo, Gandalf The Grey is known as what in the Shire? (A Disturber of the Peace)
22. What is the name of Aragorn’s father? (Arathorn)
23. Which member of the Fellowship only says one line of dialogue to Frodo throughout the entire trilogy? (Legolas)
24. What gift does Gimli request from The Lady Galadriel before leaving Lothlorian? (A hair from her head)
25. Which character risks forfeiting his own life by releasing Frodo and Sam from captivity at the end of The Two Towers? (Faramir)

Round Six – Gollum

26. What was Gollum’s favourite food? (Raw Fish)
27. What was the name of Smeagol’s companion, who he murdered to get the ring? (Deagol)
28. What advice does Smeagol give to Frodo after he almost drowns in the Dead Marshes? (Don’t follow the lights)
29. In which location does Frodo first notice that Gollum is following him? (The Mines of Moria)
30. In the scenes in which he talks to himself, what physical characteristic was used to distinguish Smeagol from Gollum? (The size of his pupils)

Round Seven – Quotes

31. ”They’ve never forgiven me for living this long!” (Bilbo)
32. “I would have followed you my brother, my captain, my King” (Boromir)
33. ”This, my friend, is a pint…” (Merry)
34. ”Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?” (Gimli)
35. ”Let him go you filth!” (Sam)

Round Eight – Behind The Scenes

36. Which Scottish actor turned down the role of Gandalf, claiming that he couldn’t make head nor tail of the script? (Sean Connery)
37. Who is the only actor to receive an Oscar nomination for their work in Lord of the Rings? (Ian McKellen)
38. Which chart-topping singer performed ‘May It Be’ the theme tune from The Fellowship of the Ring? (Enya)
39. Which major character had to be re-cast during filming of The Fellowship, after Peter Jackson realised the original actor was too young for the part? (Aragorn)
40. Who was the only member of the cast to have met J. R. R. Tolkien in person? (Christopher Lee)

Picture Round One – Name the Side Character

A. Elrond
B. Eomer
C. Grima Wormtongue
D. Denethor
E. Rosie Cotton

Picture Round Two – Name the Andy Serkis Character

F. Supreme Leader Snoke
G. Cesar
H. Captain Haddock
I. Ulysses Klaue
I. King Kong

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