Think you know Tolkien? Take this quiz and see if you're as wise as Gandolf or daft as a troll.




1. This thing all things devours;
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town;
And beats high mountains down;

Water
Time
Evil
Ogres

2. What is the first thing Bilbo says in the chapter, ‘Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire’ (chapter 6)?

"Good heavens"
"Where and O where can Gandalf and the dwarves have got to?"
"And here’s the burglar!"
"Your servant, Mr. Baggins"

3. Upon finding Mirkwood which Dwarf questions Gandalf’s order to send their ponies back?

Balin
Thorin
Bifur
Dori

4. What kind of wood were the trolls Bert, Bill (William), and Tom sitting on when Bilbo finds them feasting on toasted mutton?

Birch
Oak
Ash
Beech

What month does Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin and Co. arrive in Rivendell?

August
June
September
July

6. What is the color of Beorn’s chair in his Hall?

Grey
Black
Brown
Gold

7. The Village of Bree is located south of:

The Shire
Fornost Erain
The Far Downs
Mithlond

8. How long (in days) was Bombur asleep?

4
8
6
7

9. Who is the youngest Dwarf on the journey?

Kili
Fili
Dori
Gloin

10. How many passages did Gollum pass on each side on his way to the back door?

13
12
9
7

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