The 'Lord of the Rings: Test of the Trilogy' Quiz


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How well do you know your Middle-Earth people, places and races? Trek out of the Shire and into J.R.R. Tolkien's LoTR trilogy and see if you can master the ring.

Who said it? "Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the fellowship of the ring."

Elrond, the de facto ruler of Rivendell, said this at the council called to discuss what should be done with the One Ring.


True or false? Two wizards were sent to help the people of Middle Earth.

False. There were actually five: Three we know — Saruman, Gandalf and Radagast — and two that passed into the east, Pallando and Alatar.


Who wields the sword Orcrist in "The Hobbit"?

The Orcrist sword was found in a troll's cave and was carried by Thorin during most of the Hobbit.


In "Fellowship of the Ring," what gift does Lady Galadriel give Gimli before the fellowship leaves Lothlorien?

Lady Galadriel gives Gimli three strands of her hair.


What was Gollum's hobbit name?

Before Gollum became Gollum, he was a hobbit of the River-folk named Smeagol.


How many times does Gollum say precious in "The Two Towers"?

Gollum says "precious" and "my precious" at least 16 times. Creepy!


The sword Sting would glow blue when who were nearby?

The elvish knife, which serves as a sword for the diminutive Frodo, glows blue in the presence of orcs.


The shards of the sword Narsil were taken to Rivendell and reforged into what new sword?

After the Council of Elrond, the Elves of Rivendell reforged Narsil into a new sword, which Aragorn named Anduril.


Which of the Three Rings of Power did Galadriel wear?

Galadriel was given Nenya, the Ring of Water, by its creator, Celebrimbor; it was used to maintain her home of Lothlorien.


Who is the last keeper of the elven ring Narya, the Ring of Fire?

Narya, the Ring of Fire, is set with a ruby and was originally worn by Gil-galad, then by Cirdan, who finally gave it to Gandalf.


True or false? After his resurrection, Gandalf is known as The Grey.

False. Gandalf is known as Gandalf The White after his resurrection.


In "Lord of the Rings," Arwen chooses to give up her immortality to be with her love, Aragorn, who is a mortal man. Why is she able to do this?

Arwen was the granddaughter of Earendil the Mariner, the second of the Half-elven.


Who rescues Gandalf atop the Tower Orthanc?

Gwaihir found Gandalf imprisoned by Saruman on the pinnacle of Orthanc and rescued him.


Who stabs Saruman in the beginning of the movie "The Return of the King"? 

Grima Wormtongue was a spy of Saruman but ends up killing him in "The Return of the King."


Hobbits eat seven meals a day. What comes directly after elevensies?

Luncheon comes after elevensies. So many meals!


True or false? When the fellowship is in the Mines of Moria, Merry knocks a skeleton into a well, causing the group to be attacked by orcs and a cave troll.

It was actually Pippin that knocked the skeleton in the well, causing the troll and orcs to attack.


True or false? Aragorn's childhood elven name is Estel.

Aragorn's childhood elven name Estel means hope.


In "The Two Towers," what is the name of the treelike species Merry and Pippin befriend in Fangorn Forest?

Merry and Pippin befriend an Ent, a race of ancient shepherds, named Treebeard in Fangorn Forest.


When did Isildur lose the One Ring?

The Ring slipped off Isildur’s finger as he tried to swim across a river to escape a warband of orcs.


What did Aragorn, Imrahil, Gandalf, Elladan, Eomer and Elrohir decide during the Last Debate?

At the Last Debate, the men decided to fight Sauron in the Battle of the Morannon to help Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee finish the Quest of the Ring in Mordor.


When Frodo is attacked by the Witch-king, who attempts to hit his heart with a Morgul blade, what is he almost turned into?

Frodo is wearing the Ring, which protects him from nearly being turned into a wraith, an undead being.


True or false? The Third Age began after the first downfall of Sauron.

The defeat of Sauron by the Last Alliance of Elves and Men following the downfall of Numenor marked the beginning of the Third Age.


Who was the elf responsible for abandoning Dol Guldur, before Sauron moved in?

Oropher, father of Thranduil of Mirkwood and grandfather of Legolas, was the Sindarin King of the Silvan Elves of Greenwood the Great during the Second Age. He abandoned Dol Guldur because of territory disputes with Lorien and Moria.


Who created the three Elven Rings?

The three Elven Rings creations of Celbrimbor were said to embody the power of air, fire and water.


How many members were there in the Fellowship of the Ring?

Elrond appointed 9 walkers to the Fellowship of the Ring, including Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, and the hobbits Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck, and Gandalf.


What was the name of the book that Bilbo was writing about his adventures?

Bilbo Baggins was writing a book titled "There and Back Again" about his adventures and the quest to reclaim the Dwarf-realm of Erebor.


True or false? "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" was nominated for nine Oscars in 2002 and won four.

True. The first film in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy took home four Academy Awards, including best cinematography.


How many Academy Awards did "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" win?

"Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won all 11 Oscars it was nominated for in 2004, including Best Picture and Best Director. It is tied with "Titanic" and "Ben Hur" for the most Oscar wins ever.


Who was the director for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy?

Peter Jackson directed all three of "The Lord of the Rings" movies, as well as "The Hobbit." He won three Oscars for his role as director on the films.


True or false? "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is the most-nominated film series in Academy Award history.

With 30 nominations, "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy surpassed both the "Godfather" trilogy (28) and the "Star Wars" franchise (21).


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