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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."

  • Gandalf
  • Pippin
  • Elrond

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

  • true
  • false

Who wields the sword Orcrist in "The Hobbit"?

  • Thorin
  • Gandalf
  • Florin

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

  • a dagger
  • three strands of her hair
  • an elvish bow and arrow

What was Gollum's hobbit name?

  • Lancer
  • Smeagol
  • Precious

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

  • 16
  • 12
  • 11

The sword Sting would glow blue when who were nearby?

  • Dark Elves
  • Orcs
  • Giant Spiders

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

  • Orcrist
  • Anduril
  • Glamdring

Which of the Three Rings of Power did Galadriel wear?

  • Narya, the Ring of Fire
  • Nenya, the Ring of Water
  • Vilya, the Ring of Air

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

  • Gandalf
  • Arwen
  • Cirdan

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

  • true
  • false

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?

  • All elves can choose to be mortal.
  • She has human ancestors.
  • She gives away her Evanstar necklace.

Who rescues Gandalf atop the Tower Orthanc?

  • Gwaihir
  • Frodo and Sam
  • Merry and Pippin

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

  • Aragorn
  • Grima Wormtongue
  • Gandalf

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

  • afternoon tea
  • luncheon
  • brunch

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.

  • true
  • false

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

  • true
  • false

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

  • Ent
  • Treebeard
  • Leaflong

When did Isildur lose the One Ring?

  • in a battle with Saruman
  • as he swam across a river
  • while defending his brother Aratan

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

  • to fight Sauron
  • how to destroy the Ring of Power
  • how to save Frodo Baggins

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

  • a wraith
  • a Balrog
  • an Orc

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

  • true
  • false

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

  • Oropher
  • Legolas
  • Mirkwood

Who created the three Elven Rings?

  • Earendil
  • Feanor
  • Celebrimbor

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

  • 12
  • 9
  • 5

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

  • "There and Back Again"
  • "The Hobbit"
  • "My Adventures at the Shire"

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

  • true
  • false

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

  • 11
  • 7
  • 3

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

  • Peter Jackson
  • Steven Spielberg
  • James Cameron

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

  • true
  • false