Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
J. R. R. Tolkien
|The Ents made their first appearance in "The Two Towers". Treebeard tells the tales of the Entwives, but this is not the first time that they have been mentioned. Who had previously hinted about the presence of Ents in Middle-earth?||Middle Earth Trivia
Sam . In the initial chapters of the story, Sam is sitting in the local pub with the locals telling them a story about one of his friends who had seen a tree walking over one of the fields. Also, when Pippin and Merry describe the Shire to Treebeard, he comments that the Entwives would have liked that area.
5. There were actually 5, but 2 passed into the east. This was stated in "Unfinished Tales" under the chapter entitled "The Istari". The three we know are Gandalf, Saruman, and Radagast, whereas the other two that passed into the east were calld Pallando and Alatar.
|When Sauron was cast down the first time in the early ages of Middle-earth, Elrond was present there. Who was he a herald to?||Middle Earth Trivia
Gil-Galad. In the coucil of Elrond at Rivendell, Elrond recalls this, and the might of the last host of Elves and Men.
|What was the name of the weapon the Morgoth brought to his battle with Fingolfin?||Middle Earth Trivia
Grond. Grond, the Hammer of the Underworld. The only time Morgoth is noted as using it in battle was when he used it to slay Fingolfin in single combat.
Gurthang. This is the sword he cast himself on to end his life. Originally the sword was forged by Eöl out of the metal of a meteorite, and was called Anglachel. When Eöl gave the sword up to Thingol in Doriath, Beleg Strongbow bore it.
Gandalf. In the final chapter of "The Return of the King" it says that Gandalf openly wore the red elven ring Narya when the Ring-bearers left the Havens for Aman.
Elwing. Elwing was the daughter of Dior the Fair. She escaped with the Silmaril that Beren wrested from Morgoth when the sons of Fëanor came to claim it. She later married Eärendil and had two sons, Elros and Elrond.
|Sauron created the One Ring, to rule over all the other rings of power, but who created the three Elven Rings?||Middle Earth Trivia
Celebrimbor. These creations of Celebrimbor were said to be the greatest work since Fëanor created the Silmarils. In Nenya Narya, and Vilya were embodied the power of air, fire, and water.
|Originally when there were five of the Istari sent to middle earth each member wore a certain colour. There were White, Grey, Brown, and one other colour shared by two wizards. What was that colour?||Tough Tolkien Quiz
Blue. I don't know why blue was the only colour repeated by the Istari, but of these two who passed into the east there is very little written, and they do not come into any story.
Luthien. Thingol was a high elf and Melian was a miar. Naturally their child would be of extremely high lineage.
|Gandalf was revealed as a keeper of one of the three elven rings. Who was it that gave him this ring?||Tough Tolkien Quiz
Cirdan. Cirdan gave him the ring because he could forsee that Gandalf was going to be the chief mover in works against Sauron.
|What was the name of the drink that Elrond gave to Gandalf after they left Imladris, it was known for its rejuvination powers?||Tough Tolkien Quiz
Miruvor. It was apparently a goldy colour that helped the party get through Moria.
Faramir. Faramir took stewardship for a short while before Aragorn took his rightful place as king.
Elanor. Elanor in elven speech meant 'sun-star.'
|The Chamber of Mazarbul was located in Moria and was used a record storage place. It was entered by Gandalf and Company during LOTR, whose notes did they find there?||Tough Tolkien Quiz
Narya . He wore this ring openly in the last chapter of LOTR when Bilbo and Frodo were about to leave for the havens.
|What token was used by Gondor to signal that urgent help was needed from allies?||Tough Tolkien Quiz
The red arrow . In the book the red arrow never got back to Gondor as the rider carrying the red arrow was kiled by orcs.
|Who originally forged the sword 'Narsil' that was later re-named 'Anduril' by Aragorn?||Tough Tolkien Quiz
Telchar. Although it was brought to Numenor by Elendil, it is thought that the sword was a gift to the lords of Andunie.
|When Aragorn was taken to Rivendell when he was a baby so to be hidden from Sauron as an heir to Isildur, what was the name he was given?||Tough Tolkien Quiz
Estel. This was revealed to him on his 20th birthday, and estel meant 'hope.'
Gorthaur. This was stated in the opening paragraph of 'Of the rings of power and the third age.' At the end of 'The Silmarillion.'
Elros. He was the twin brother of Elrond, and son of Earendil the mariner.
|What was the name of the pony that Tom Bombadil rode while accompanying the hobbits out of his land?||Tough Tolkien Quiz
Oxford. The professor that held Tolkien's former seat in 2001 was an advisor for the motion pictures based on 'The Lord of the Rings', directed by Peter Jackson.
Beowulf. Tolkien translated 'Beowulf' and did a lecture tour based on the text.
15. Some of the most noteworthy texts are 'The Silmarillion' and 'The Father Christmas Letters'.
1973. He died at the age of 81.
Ralph Bakshi. Ralph Bakshi's film was supposed to be in two parts, but due to underfunding it was never finished. It's really too bad because it could have been quite good if completed.
Ingwe. Hey, I had to throw this one in, after all Vanyar is my callsign. Ingwe was the first, and youngest king of the Vanyar (from the Silmarillion).
Tom Bombadil. Yep, it was good old Tom that saved them from being, uh, eaten by a tree I guess.
Men. The men that owned rings of power were the only ones corrupted by the power of the One Ring when it was created by Sauron.