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About This QuizDirected by Peter Jackson and beginning their release in December 2001, The Lord of the Rings film series is without a doubt one of the most fantastic trilogies in cinematic history. Starring an amazing cast including Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean and countless others, the film adaptations of J.R.R Tolkien's fantasy world of Middle Earth is a true masterpiece. The films combined to win 17 out of their 30 Academy Award nominations, including Best Cinematography, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Visual Effects, and countless other awards. The culminating The Return of the King holds the record for most Oscars at 11 (though it is tied with Titanic and Ben-Hur). In total, the film series won 475 out of 800 possible awards, making The Lord of the Rings (LoTR) the most awarded film series of all-time. Test your trivia knowledge on the vast world of Middle Earth with our quiz!
When Frodo and the other hobbits first meet Aragorn, he goes by what name?
When Aragorn claims the throne of Gondor, he founds the House of Telcontar. Telcontar is “Strider” in the Elven language Quenya.
To open the gate to Moria, Gandalf says the Elvish word for __________.
The word is “mellon."
At the beginning of 'The Fellowship of the Ring', Bilbo is celebrating his birthday. How old is he?
Bilbo’s cousin Frodo celebrates his 33rd birthday on the same day.
In what country was 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy filmed?
The entire trilogy was shot over a span of eight years in director Peter Jackson’s native New Zealand.
Whose voice is the first we hear in 'The Lord of the Rings'?
“The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost....."
John Rhys-Davies, who portrays Gimli, also played this character:
The Mouth of Sauron
John Rhys-Davies has also done voice work for the 'Justice League' and 'Gargoyles' animated series, as well as a variety of video games.
Aragorn is the heir of which king of Gondor?
Aragorn is heir to Isildur, King of all the Dunedain, King of Gondor, and the one who cut the ring from Sauron's hand, thus defeating him.
How are Merry and Pippin related?
Merry and Pippin have the same grandfather and so they are first cousins. Merry is also Frodo’s second cousin, once removed.
Who is the only 'Lord of the Rings' cast member to have met J.R.R. Tolkien?
Peter Jackson reveals this in the “Cameras in Middle-earth” bonus material on 'The Fellowship of the Ring' Special Extended Edition DVD.
Finish this quote: “Po-ta-toes. Boil ‘em. Mash ‘em. Stick ‘em in a ____________.”
Smeagol doesn't know what 'taters' are and asks a grumpy Sam for an explanation. This is the answer he got.
Who directed the film 'Return of the King'?
Guillermo del Toro
Peter Jackson directed all three of the films in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, along with the entire 'Hobbit' trilogy of films.
Including the Witch King, how many Nazgûl are there?
The men who bore Sauron's rings of power were tricked and controlled by his master ring. They became the Nazgul after being corrupted.
While on the hunt for the orcs who captured Merry and Pippin, Aragorn discovers what clue?
An Elven Brooch
Merry deliberately unclasps his brooch in the hope that Aragorn will discover it.
An Elven Knife
A Shire Brooch
A Lorien Silver Belt
What is Wormtongue’s real name?
Grima Wormtoungue was Cheif Advisor to King Theodon of Rohan, before being exposed as an agent of Saruman. He eventually kills Saruman.
Which of the following is NOT one of Gandalf’s nicknames?
Flame of Udun
“Flame of Udun” is what Gandalf calls the Balrog.
Name the giant spider who tried to eat Frodo.
Sam wounds Shelob, but her ultimate fate is unknown.
What is the name of the volcano where the One Ring is forged and later destroyed?
Mount Doom, also known as Oroduin, was the volcano in which Sauron the Deceiver forged the One ring, and where it was destroyed by Frodo.
The shards of the sword Narsil are reforged into what new sword?
After the council of Elrond, the elves of Rivendell took the shards of Narsil and reforged them into Anduril -- "The Flame of the West."
What year was 'The Two Towers' released in theaters?
Following the events of the first film, the second part of the trilogy was released on December 18, 2002.
In the 'Two Towers' (extended edition), Aragorn is revealed to be how old?
As a man with royal Númenórean descent, Aragorn is blessed with a naturally long life and is in his prime during the events of the trilogy.
Who kills the Witch King?
The Witch King of Angmar was Sauron's second in command, and led the Nazgul. He was initially one of the 9 men to gain a ring from Sauron.
Which of the following is not one of the seven daily hobbit meals?
In the first film Pippin lists all their seven meals: breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper.
Which of the Three Elven Rings of Power did Galadriel wield?
Vilya, the Ring of Air
Nenya, the Ring of Water
Nenya’s power was preservation, protection, and concealment from evil. Galadriel uses these powers to create and sustain Lothlórien.
Narya, the Ring of Fire
Quenya, the Ring of Earth
How many rings of power were created in total?
Three for the Elven Kings, seven for the Dwarven Lords, nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, and one ring to rule them all for the Dark Lord.
What is the name of the man who captures Frodo and Sam on their way to Mordor in 'The Two Towers'?
Faramir, while serving as Captain of the Rangers of Ithilien, captured Frodo, Sam, and Gollum as he believed them to be spies of Sauron.
The Lord of the Rings takes place during what Age of Middle-Earth?
The third age began after the first defeat of the Dark Lord Sauron, and lasted until he was defeated again, 3021 years later.
What is the name of Bilbo Baggins' book?
The Lord Of The Rings
An Unexpected Journey
There and Back Again
The Hobbit's storyline is based on a memoir written by Baggins, about his adventures with Thorin Oakenshield called 'There and Back Again'.
Which race is the least susceptible to the power of the One Ring?
For Dwarves, the rings only amplified bad traits like greed, but didnt give Sauron control like with Men. Hobbits were the most resistant.
By the end of 'Return of the King', which of these members of the Fellowship are dead?
Throughout the film series, Boromir is the only one who remains dead in the end (although Gandalf doesspends a brief time in the afterlife).
Gandalf and Boromir
Fill in the blank: “I do not know what __________ is in my blood....”
"...but I swear I will not let the White City fall, nor our people fail.” As Boromir dies, Aragorn makes him this promise.
What is the name of the ruined city that Faramir defends in 'Return of the King'?
Osgiliath was founded by Isildur in the late second age, and served as the capital of Gondor until it was ruined by the forces of Mordor.
What forest do the Ents live in?
The home to the Ents is known as Fangor. They joined the war when Saruman began cutting Fangorn down to fuel his war machine.
Who is the husband of Galadriel?
Celeborn is the Lord of Lothlórien and is said to be one of the wisest elves in Middle-Earth.
What item does Sam NOT take from Frodo when the latter is captured by orcs and taken to Cirith Ungol?
The Phial of Galadriel
The Mithril Coat
Bilbo was given the coat during the Battle of the Five Armies by Thorin Oakenshield. He passed it to Frodo during his adventures.
Which dwarf’s tomb does the Fellowship discover in the mines of Moria?
After assisting Thorin retake Erabor, Balin traveled to Moria to renew the former dwarf kingdom, but is overthrown and killed by goblins.
In the extended edition of 'Return of the King', Saruman is killed by Wormtongue. Who kills Wormtongue?
In an effort to keep Saruman alive as an informant, Legolas shoots Grima with an arrow, but Grima had already stabbed Saruman to death.
Finish this quote: “Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time, and rid us of your ___________.”
The Tooks are known as great Hobbit scholars, so Pippin’s foolish actions in the Mines of Moria exasperate Gandalf all the more.
Minas Morgul, the dark city on the western edge of Mordor, was once known by what name?
Minas Morgul, or the tower of dark sorcery, is taken by the Witch-king of Angmar and the Nazgûl during the Third Age.
Who plays the character Faramir?
Wenham plays Faramir, the second son of Denethor and younger brother to Boromir. After Boromir's death he became Captain of The White Tower.
The Balrog that Gandalf eventually slays is also known by what name?
After Morgoth was defeated, one of his Balrogs fled to overthrow the greatest dwarven kingdom to ever be, thus named 'Durin's Bane'.
Who says this line? “White Shores. And beyond, the far green country, under a swift sunrise.”
This is Gandalf's description of the afterlife to Pippin when the forces of Mordor move to attack Minas Tirith in the War of the Ring.
Which actor was hired to play Aragorn prior to Viggo Mortensen?
Townsend got four days into shooting before director Peter Jackson decided the 29-year-old was too young to play the heir of Isildur.
Who is Éomer and Éowyn’s father?
Their father was named Éomund. He was the Chief Marshall of the Mark of Rohan under Theodon King, until Éomund was killed by Orcs.
Who was the leader of Saruman’s Uruk Hai orcs?
Only appearing in the films, Lurtz was the first of Saruman's Uruk-Hai. He was the smartest, strongest, and most prestigious of the Uruks.
Who is the tallest member of the Fellowship in real life?
Ian McKellen (Gandalf)
Billy Boyd (Pippin)
John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)
Although he plays one of the shortest characters (Gimli), John Rhys-Davies is the tallest of the actors in the Fellowship at 6'1".
Orlando Bloom (Legolas)
This actor was 30-years old when The Lord of the Rings started shooting, making him the oldest of the four actors who play the hobbits.
Billy Boyd played Peregrin Took, one of Frodo Baggins' cloests friends from the Shire, and another member of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Which of these characters does NOT look into the Palantir of Orthanc?
"They are not all accounted for, the lost seeing stones. We do not know who else may be watching," said Gandalf, warning of their use.
How are Galadriel and Arwen related?
Galadriel is Arwen’s great-aunt
Galadriel is Arwen’s aunt
Galadriel is Arwen’s grandmother
Galadriel and Celeborn had a daughter Calabrian who married Elrond. Arwen is Elrond's daughter, meaning Galadriel is her grandparent.
Galadriel is Arwen’s mother
Saruman’s tower is called what?
The Tower of Orthan stands 500 feet tall and no known weapon can damage it. It acted as Saruman's base during the War of the Ring.
When Frodo departs from the Grey Havens, what book does he give to Sam?
There and Back Again
The Red Book of Westmarch
The book was written by Bilbo and Frodo Baggins collectively. It contains both their stories of adventure from outside the Shire.
An Unexpected Journey