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The 'Lord of the Rings' Filming Locations Quiz
by Staff
The "Lord of the Rings" movies featured some of Earth's most awe-inspiring landscapes. How much to you know about the filming locations?

In which country were the three LOTR movies filmed?

  • Switzerland
  • New Zealand
  • United States

Roughly how many New Zealand locations were used for the movies?

  • 50
  • 150
  • 280

Of the various filming locations, about how many took place in a national park or reserve?

  • 50
  • 100
  • 150

Which national park was used for exterior areas of both Isengard and Lothlorien?

  • Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Paparoa National Park
  • Mount Aspiring National Park

Some filming locations were so remote that crews often took what with them?

  • Survival kits
  • Shotguns
  • A full complement of camping gear

Which New Zealand mountain represents Lonely Mountain?

  • Silberhorn
  • Mount Tasman
  • Mount Cook

Tongariro National Park was the setting for which ominous fictional place?

  • Iron Hills
  • Mordor
  • South Gondor

How tall is the highest point of Mount Cook?

  • 6,933 feet
  • 9,804 feet
  • 12,218 feet

How did Peter Jackson monitor multiple, simultaneous filming locations?

  • Streaming private Internet channel
  • A live satellite feed
  • Ham radio

Which river is filmed as the river Anduin in the movies?

  • Rangitikei River
  • Buller River
  • Gray River

Where was the Battle of the Pelennor Fields filmed?

  • Twizel
  • Waikato
  • Takaka Hill

Which park was filmed as the setting for Rivendell?

  • Nelson Lakes
  • Kaitoke
  • Egmont National Park

Mount Doom was represented by which New Zealand mountain?

  • Mount Ngauruhoe
  • Mount Vancouver
  • Mount Hicks

How many hobbit holes can you visit on the site of Hobbiton in Matamatas?

  • About 40
  • About 15
  • About 5

Where is Pippin captured by Orcs?

  • Leaf Brooch Canyon
  • Clutha River
  • Matamata

How long is Lake Wapatipu, which serves as the location for Lothlorien?

  • 2 miles
  • 4 miles
  • 50 miles

The Pillars of the Kings were blended by computer into which location?

  • Kepler Mire wetlands
  • Mount Sunday
  • Kawarau River

Where were the interior scenes of Bag End filmed?

  • Matamatas
  • Wellington studio
  • North Island

Where does Arwen initiate a massive flood that rescues Frodo?

  • Skippers Canyon
  • Anduin River
  • Twelve Mile Delta

In real life, the area that represents Hobbiton is home mostly to which kind of livestock?

  • Sheep
  • Cattle
  • Pigs

Which New Zealand mountains stood in for the Misty Mountains?

  • Southern Alps
  • Arrowsmith Range
  • Tararua Range

Where are the beacons of Gondor?

  • Mount Gunn
  • Mount Dampier
  • Torres Peak

What's the place where Sam and Frodo finally catch Gollum?

  • Wellington
  • Whakapapa skifield
  • Rotorua

Which area of New Zealand is used for scenes featuring Isengard?

  • Turoa
  • Aorangi Forest Park
  • Otaki Gorge

What town is closest to the fictional Hobbiton movie set?

  • Hinuera
  • Matamata
  • Nelson

In which New Zealand park do the hobbits conceal themselves from the Uruk-hai?

  • North Mavora Lake
  • South Mavora Lake
  • West Mavora Lake

Amon Hen was filmed in which location?

  • Mavora Lakes Park
  • Lake Alta
  • Twizel

Through which memorable landscape did Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn ride to battle the Army of the Dead?

  • Skippers Canyon
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
  • Mount Sunday

What's the real-life place where Gollum guided Sam and Frodo through a dark wetland?

  • Kepler mire
  • Waiau River
  • Bog Pine Paddock

Mount Sunday is setting for the stronghold of which king?

  • Isildur
  • King Theoden
  • Eldarion