From Neekerbreekers to Nazgul: The Middle-earth Creatures Quiz
Tolkien's Middle-earth is full of strange and fantastic creatures. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the fauna of Tolkien's fantasy realm.
When Merry and Pippin meet Treebeard in Fangorn, what does he tell them the Ents are missing?
The Olog-hai are special trolls created by Sauron. How do they differ from the average troll?
They are cunning warriors and often lead troops of orcs into battle.
Their dark blue skin makes them nearly invisible at night.
Sunlight does not turn them to stone.
The shadowy demigod Ungoliant is the mother of all …
Shelob lives in the mountains on the western edge of Mordor, guarding the pass known as …
What forest is infested with especially large and intelligent spiders, all of them the children of Shelob?
What does Sam call the loud, annoying insects the hobbits and Strider hear at night in the Midgewater Marshes?
Draugluin was the first of what kind of creature?
It's probably a stretch to call Morgoth a "creature" since he's more like Middle-earth's version of Satan, but let's just go with it. He wielded a mighty weapon called Grond. What kind of weapon was it?
Huan was an immortal dog the size of a horse. According to prophecy, he could only be killed by what?
the greatest werewolf in the universe
the fires of Mount Doom
Speaking of Carcharoth, that magnificent werewolf, he spent the latter years of his life being burned from the inside by something he'd eaten. What was it?
the sword Glamdring
the One Ring
The undead creatures that nearly kill the hobbits in "The Fellowship of the Ring" are called what?
The ghost army that Aragorn summons were spirits of men who had broken an oath to whom?
Where did Frodo, Sam and Gollum encounter undead creatures in the water, dead faces waiting to lure the living to drown with them?
the Dead Marshes
What is the name of the mountain where the dragon Smaug lives?
the Misty Mountains
the Lonely Mountain
The mightiest dragon to ever live was called Ancalagon the …
Lord of Dragons
What kind of creature was Gothmog?
So what exactly is a Balrog?
an Ent that was burned by a magical fire in the First Age
a piece of the Void shaped by Morgoth
a celestial spirit called a Maia that Morgoth corrupted
What is the name of the Balrog that battles Gandalf in the Mines of Moria?
What type of creature is Quickbeam?
After the War of the Ring, Eowyn gives the hobbits a bunch of gifts, including a horn much beloved by the Rohirrim. The horn supposedly came from the holdings of a creature named Scatha, killed far to the north centuries earlier. What kind of creature was Scatha?
These creatures are called Mumakil in the land of their origin and by the Gondorians. Sam Gamgee completely flips out when he first sees one. What does he call them?
The Kine of Araw were legendary oxen. One of them gave up a horn to Vorondil the Hunter, who made it into the Great Horn of Gondor. Who blew that horn for the last time before it was broken?
The Uruk-hai are "upgraded" versions of what kind of creature?
When Gandalf spots crowlike birds called crebain, he worries about what?
that they are the Nazgul in disguise
that a great battle has left many dead
that Saruman is using them as spies
What creatures do Gandalf, the dwarves and Bilbo encounter in the Misty Mountains hurling massive stones?
As the Fellowship enters Moria, they are attacked by the Watcher in the Water using what part of its body?
its venomous stinger
Gwaihir is the lord of what?
the Great Eagles
the sea dragons
Orcs were created by Morgoth as dark, twisted counterparts of what race?
After the Nazgul lose their horses at the Ford of Bruinen, they switch to creatures called "fell beasts." What were they?
Great Eagles that were corrupted by Sauron
creations of Sauron made from "shadow-blackened flames"