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From Bilbo to Boromir: 'The Lord of the Rings' Characters Quiz
by Staff
Tolkien fans, step right up to test your knowledge of characters from "The Lord of the Rings" with this Balrog-bashing, Nazgul-slaying quiz. Film fans and novel readers alike will be delighted and amazed!

Which character acts as Sauron's spokesman and only appears in the extended cut of the film and the novels?

  • Saruman
  • the Mouth of Sauron
  • Gollum

Which character never arrives late or early, but precisely when he means to?

  • Gandalf
  • Bilbo Baggins
  • Elrond

Which characters are the two youngest members of the Fellowship of the Ring?

  • Frodo and Legolas
  • Merry and Pippin
  • Boromir and Gimli

Which member of the Fellowship tries to take the One Ring from Frodo at Parth Galen?

  • Boromir
  • Gimli
  • Aragorn

Which character has never appeared in any film or animated adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings"?

  • Grima Wormtongue
  • Tom Bombadil
  • Barliman Butterbur

Which character once owned the One Ring, obtaining it by murdering his cousin?

  • Gollum
  • Sauron
  • Faramir

Which character helps Theoden and the riders of Rohan reach Minas Tirith in time for the Battle of the Pelennor Fields? (He doesn’t appear in the film version.)

  • Ghan-buri-Ghan
  • Tom Bombadil
  • Bard

Galadriel is the ruler of what Elven realm?

  • Mirkwood
  • Lothlorien
  • Isengard

Who is Galadriel's husband?

  • Celeborn
  • Elrond
  • Aragorn

What prominent Elf character is Galadriel and Celeborn's granddaughter?

  • Eowyn
  • Pallando
  • Arwen

How old is Bilbo when he leaves the Shire?

  • 87
  • 101
  • 111

Who is the king of Rohan?

  • Theoden
  • Isildur
  • Thengel

True or false: Denethor is the king of Gondor.

  • true
  • false

Who is Boromir's brother?

  • Gothmog
  • Valinor
  • Faramir

Treebeard is what kind of creature?

  • Dwarf
  • Orc
  • Ent

What hobbit helped Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin by staying behind at Frodo's house in case Gandalf came and putting off nosy hobbits wondering why Frodo left?

  • Fredegar Bolger
  • Brockle Harfoot
  • Amaranth Brandybuck

What is the leader of the Nazgul called?

  • the Witch-king of Angmar
  • the Shadow of Mordor
  • the Spectre of Daggorath

Who is the head of the White Council?

  • Saruman
  • Gandalf
  • Galadriel

Who is nicknamed "Evenstar"?

  • Arwen
  • Legolas
  • Frodo

Who kills the Witch-king of Angmar?

  • Frodo
  • Eowyn
  • Aragorn

Sam Gamgee starts out as Frodo's …

  • gardener
  • roofer
  • butler

What character only appears in the films in flashbacks? (He's the one who sliced the One Ring off Sauron's hand.)

  • Treebeard
  • Old Took
  • Isildur

Where does Legolas live?

  • Mirkwood
  • Lothlorien
  • Moria

Who is Legolas' father?

  • Celeborn
  • Thranduil
  • Glorfindel

What is the name of the Elf who helps Frodo reach Rivendell when the Ringwraiths are chasing him?

  • Elrond
  • Glorfindel
  • Feanor

Which member of the Fellowship wants to go through Moria to see if his cousins have re-established a kingdom there?

  • Legolas
  • Boromir
  • Gimli

Who is Old Man Willow?

  • an odd elderly man who lives on the outskirts of the Shire
  • a nature spirit that guides the hobbits out of the Barrow Downs
  • an evil semisentient tree that nearly eats the hobbits

What is the name of the giant spider that Sam and Frodo encounter in Mordor?

  • Morgoth
  • Shelob
  • Archaracedh

In "The Return of the King," who is the king?

  • Sauron
  • Denethor
  • Aragorn

What is the name of the hobbit Samwise longs to come home to when his quest with Frodo is finally over?

  • Bethial Took
  • Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
  • Rosie Cotton