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Rings of Power in Legend and Literature
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"Rings that conferred supernormal power upon their bearers have been the subject of fascinating tales since well before the dawn of the Common Era. This quiz treats a representative sample, ranging from the ancient to the modern, in fifteen questions."
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According to Plato, who became king of Lydia by using a magic ring that rendered him invisible?
Which of the following personages was famous for (among other things) possessing a ring set with a seal which purportedly gave him the power to control demons?
What trickster hero of the medieval “Beast Epics” claimed, falsely, to possess a magic ring?
Grimbert the badger
Reynard the fox
Isengrin the wolf
Tibert the cat
A number of the tales included in the Thousand Nights and a Night describe magical rings which permit their wearer to summon genies or grant their wearer’s wishes. Which of the following is NOT a tale of the Arabian Nights involving such a magic ring?
The Third Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor
Maruf the Cobbler
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
The Fisherman’s Son
According to the Heldenbuch (the “Hero-Book”), from whom did the Germanic hero Dietrich von Bern plunder a magic ring and belt which gave their wearer the strength of twenty-four warriors?
the death-knight Fanes
the demon-queen Lilitu
the dwarf-king Laurin
the dragon-prince Fafnir
As related in the Morte d’Arthur (among other sources), what knight of King Arthur’s court had the use of a magic ring that changed the appearance of things and protected its wearer from loss of blood?
As related in the Mabinogion, what knight of King Arthur’s court possessed, for a time, a magic ring of invisibility?
In Ariosto’s “Orlando Furioso” (the premiere source for the Romances of Charlemagne and his court), the female knight Bradamante uses a magical ring to rescue her lover, the knight Rogero. One of the powers of the ring is to render its bearer invisible -- but only when held inside the bearer’s mouth. What other power of the ring is crucial to effecting Rogero’s deliverance?
the ring renders its wearer proof against enchantment
the ring sings sweetly when its wearer approaches a pure heart
the ring permits its wearer to see hidden and invisible things
the ring opens gates, unlocks doors, and loosens chains
According to one set of versions of the birth of Finn Mac Cumhail in Irish legend, a giant with a magic ring attempts to kill the young Finn. What is the power of the giant’s ring?
it confers the ability to descry anything hidden
it permits its wearer to fly like a bird
it can talk and answer simple questions
it can expand and contract for use as a man-trap
What prototypic accursed ring of power is the subject of the Saga of the Volsungs, not to mention Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” cycle?
Seidel's ring of steel
Andvari's ring of gold
Corcud's ring of six metals
Elatha's ring of silver
What was the special power of Draupnir, Odin’s dwarf-forged ring?
Produced eight copies of itself every nine nights
Rendered its wearer invulnerable to fire or ice
Permitted its wearer to see all the nine worlds
Bestowed the ability to understand the speech of beasts
A number of the Household Tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm include magical rings of one kind or another. Which of the following is NOT a correct matching of tale and ring?
The Drummer -- ring granting unlimited wishes
The King of the Golden Mountain -- ring granting power of instantaneous transport
The Bremen Town Musicians -- ring conferring comprehension of animal speech
Strong Hans -- ring giving power over air spirits
In Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” which of the following Great Rings did Gandalf wear?
Narya, the Red Ring or Ring of Fire
Vilya, the Ring of Sapphire or Ring of Air
Nenya, the White Ring or Ring of Adamant
Isildur’s Bane, the Ruling Ring or Ring of Annatar
In Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” who forged the Seven and the Nine Great Rings under Sauron’s tutelage?
Aule the Smith of the Valar
Celebrimbor of the Elves of Eregion
Glaurung the Dragon of Angband
Azaghal of the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
Alan Scott used a ring of power to fight injustice as which of the following superheroes?
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