The Lord of the Rings Quiz: Hard

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These questions are rated 'hard'. They assume in depth knowledge of the books and the appendices. If you have only seen the movies, don't waste your time here.

Important: where the books differ to the movies, the books are taken to be the authoritative source.

Q1: Who gave the Ring of Fire, Narya, to Gandalf?

Q2: Where did Arwen and Aragorn pledge their love and accept the Doom of Men?
Cerin Amroth
The garden of Elrond
Caras Galadhon
Dol Guldor

Q3: What did Faramir give to Frodo and Sam at their parting?
Warm cloaks
Walking staffs
A map
A flask of miruvor

Q4: While Frodo, Sam and Pippin were travelling to Crickhollow, what passed them by as they slept?
A fox
A rabbit
A Black Rider

Q5: What did Aragorn need to secure before Elrond would give him his daughter?
Minas Tirith
A sapling of the line of Nimroth
The kingship of Gondor and Arnor
The sceptre of Annuminas

Q6: Who were Arod and Hasufel?
Great captains of Gondor
The sons of Elrond
Hobbits of the Shire
Two horses of Rohan

Q7: Under what name did Aragorn serve Ecthelion II, steward of Gondor?

Q8: What is the Elvish word for 'friend'?
Noro lim

Q9: The name Strider was not:
A name for Aragorn
The name of King Elessar's house
The name of Pippin's first son
The name Frodo gave to his pony

Q10: What do the seven stars on the banner of Gondor represent?
The stars on the banners of the ships that bore the palantíri
The emblems of Durin (the constellation of the Plough)
The Silmarils
The seven walls of Minas Tirith

Q11: Which of the following was not a union of the Eldar and the Edain?
Lúthien and Beren
Arwen and Aragorn
Galadriel and Celeborn
Idril and Tuor

Q12: Why did Saruman betray the White Council?
To protect the Wise from the lure of the Ring
He was secretly working for the Dark Tower
He wanted to find the Ring for himself
He did not trust Gandalf or Elrond

Q13: What emblem was on the banner of Dol Amroth?
A white horse
A green horse
A white tree
A silver swan

Q14: Who was the Witch King of Angmar?
The Captain of the Nazgûl
The lieutenant of the Tower of Barad-dûr
A king of Númenor
The original name of Sauron

Q15: After he escaped from Isengard, why was Gandalf able to take Shadowfax from Rohan?
He stole him from the King's stable
He found him running free in the fields
The King bade him take a horse and be gone
Shadowfax would bear no other rider

Q16: Where was Frodo reunited with Bilbo after his Flight to the Ford?
At the Ford of Bruinen
In the garden of Elrond
In the Hall of Fire
In the Field of Cormallen

Q17: Why did the Dúnedain of the North ride to Rohan in search of Aragorn?
Because Elrond sent them with his sons
To aid in the Battle of Helm's Deep
To warn Aragorn about a grave peril coming upon Gondor from the South
In answer to a summons sent by Galadriel

Q18: Saruman sent Radagast the Brown to fetch Gandalf to Isengard, where Saruman imprisoned him. What was the undoing of Saruman's plot that resulted in Gwaihir the Windlord later rescuing Gandalf from the pinnacle of Orthanc?
Radagast did not trust Saruman and sent out beasts and birds as messengers
Saruman concealed his mind from Radagast, who therefore saw no reason not to follow Gandalf's instructions
Saruman told Radagast of the Nazgûl, so Radagast sent out beasts and birds as messengers
Saruman told Radagast of the Nazgûl, and so Gandalf was able to warn Frodo

Q19: Where was King Elessar crowned?
Just outside the walls of Minas Tirith
In the Field of Cormallen
In the tower of Ecthelion
In the Citadel of Minas Tirith

Q20: Who is Sauron?
One of the Valar
One of the Maiar
One of the Noldor
A balrog of Morgoth

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