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Immortal Grace: The Middle-earth Elves Quiz
by Staff
Elves are deeply connected to nearly every aspect of Tolkien's rich fictional history of Middle-earth. See how much you know about the legends of battle, romance, heroism and betrayal with this Middle-earth Elves quiz.

Which Elf created the Rings of Power?

  • Fëanor
  • Elrond
  • Celebrimbor

True or False: Elves are immortal.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Who is the king of the Woodland Realm when Bilbo and the Dwarves pass through Mirkwood on their way to Erebor?

  • Oropher
  • Gladden
  • Thranduil

What other notable Elf is Thranduil's son?

  • Legolas
  • Elrond
  • Celeborn

Which Elves rule as the king and queen of Lothlórien?

  • Fëanor and Nerdanel
  • Beren and Lúthien
  • Celeborn and Galadriel

What were the three gems crafted by Fëanor in the First Age called?

  • the Elessar
  • the Stars of Elendil
  • Silmarils

Who stole the Silmarils from Fëanor?

  • Morgoth
  • Sauron
  • Carcharoth

What did Fëanor do after the Silmarils were stolen?

  • He swore the Oath of Fëanor, declaring that he and his sons would hunt the Silmarils and even go to war against anyone who had them.
  • He tried to make three new ones, but without the light of the Two Trees, the making failed.
  • He fell under Morgoth's control, having put so much of his own essence into the Silmarils.

What happened immediately after Beren and Lúthien recovered one of the Silmarils from the Iron Crown?

  • A werewolf bit off Beren's hand, which was holding the Silmaril.
  • Beren was made into an immortal Elf so he could marry Lúthien.
  • Morgoth's rage caused the Misty Mountains to rise up and separate the east and west portions of Middle-earth.

What tragically ironic thing happened when the last of Fëanor's sons finally recovered the remaining two Silmarils?

  • The Silmarils were immediately taken by Ilúvatar and placed in the sky as stars.
  • They discovered the Silmarils had been destroyed long ago, and they'd been chasing fakes.
  • The acts they'd committed to get them had made them evil, so the gems burned their flesh severely.

When Fëanor convinced the Noldor clan to leave Valinor for Middle-earth to reclaim the Silmarils from Morgoth, their fellow Elves the Teleri refused to let them use their ships. This led to what event?

  • the death of Finwë'
  • the Teleri-Noldor War
  • the First Kinslaying

Why is Legolas in Rivendell for the Council of Elrond?

  • That's where he lives.
  • He's there to inform Aragorn that Gollum had escaped from the Woodland Realm, where the Elves had been holding him captive.
  • Thranduil sends him so he could join the Fellowship of the Ring.

What is the name of the Elf who helps defeat the Ringwraiths at the Ford of Bruinen?

  • Eärendil
  • Asfaloth
  • Glorfindel

Elrond was present when Isildur cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Elrond's three children were Elrohir, Elladan and…

  • Éomer
  • Galadriel
  • Arwen

What is the Elven name for Rivendell?

  • Dol Guldur
  • Gondolin
  • Imladris

Sindarin was the common language spoken by Elves. What was the formal, academic language of the Elves?

  • Quenya
  • Faenarwe
  • Dorthonion

What choice does Arwen make when she marries Aragorn?

  • to become mortal
  • to relinquish any claim on her family's holdings
  • to give up Nenya, one of the Elven Rings of Power

Who did Eärendil ask for help in defeating Morgoth at the end of the First Age?

  • the Valar
  • Gandalf
  • the Hobbits

The three Elven Rings of Power were Vilya, Nenya and…

  • Annatar
  • Narya
  • Iona

The names of the Elven rings translate to what?

  • the three colors associated with Elves: gold, green and white
  • three elements: fire, air and water
  • the names of the three lords of the original Elf clans

The Elven rings could be wielded safely in the years after Sauron was defeated at the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. What two locations were they used to protect?

  • Valinor and Moria
  • the Shire and the Grey Havens
  • Rivendell and Lothlórien

What was the name of the secret Elven city hidden from Morgoth in a ring of mountains?

  • Angband
  • Lindon
  • Gondolin

What do some Elves gain when they are very old?

  • a beard
  • the ability to see in utter darkness
  • the right to travel to Valinor

What is the Straight Road?

  • the passage through the mountains also known as the Paths of the Dead
  • the old Elf-made path through northern Mirkwood
  • a mystical path across the sea to Valinor

What great deed did Ecthelion accomplish while defending Gondolin?

  • He killed 1,500 orcs.
  • He killed Gothmog, Lord of the Balrogs.
  • He held the Seventh Gate of Gondolin closed against Morgoth's forces for three hours with his bare hands.

Were the Elves born in Valinor or Middle-earth?

  • Valinor
  • Middle-earth

What were Dark Elves?

  • Elves who had chosen to stay in Middle-earth and not visit Valinor, therefore never seeing the light of the Two Trees.
  • Elves who had pledged their service to Morgoth.
  • Elves who had murdered other Elves.

What artifact did Galadriel use to see visions of the past and future?

  • a Palantir
  • the Bruinen Glass
  • the Mirror of Galadriel

What two Elvish heroes died in physical combat with Sauron at the Last Alliance of Elves and Men?

  • Celegorm and Finarfin
  • Elendil and Gil-galad
  • Nimrodel and Tuor