J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is one of the most beloved stories ever written. Whether it was the books or the movies that got you hooked, millions of people across the world have fallen madly in love with Middle Earth, and for good reason.
Tolkien’s unparalleled descriptive abilities form an absolute masterclass in world-building. His unique capability to create a tale so filled with heart that also explores challenging themes like immortality, free will, and the balance between environment and technology, left readers hooked in the 20th century.
A masterful trilogy of 21st-century blockbusters by Peter Jackson came later. Alongside the books, they created a pop culture phenomenon that reached such dizzying heights.
And it’s not just Tolkienites who loved these stories so much. Peter Jackson’s trilogy won 475 out of 800 awards including 13 Oscars. As a result, it’s the most-awarded film series in cinematic history!
With such a fervent following of Tolkienites and would-be elves, we knew we had to put together a Lord of the Rings trivia battle for the ages. We’ve written 50 questions that’ll take you all the way from The Shire to Mordor and back again.
So grab your fellowship, eat your second breakfasts, and settle down for Lord of the Rings quiz questions and answers that’ll separate the elves from the orcs.
You shall not pass! Or shall you?
Lord of the Rings Quiz Questions and Answers
- Where do the hobbits live?
- Which kingdom answers Gondor’s calls for aid?
- How many members of the Fellowship set out from Rivendell?
- Which actor portrays Gandalf?
- In what year was The Fellowship of the Ring originally published?
- Which country was The Lord of the Rings filmed in?
- How many Oscars did The Return of the King win?
- In what age is Lord of the Rings set?
- What is the name of the giant spider that attacks Frodo?
- Who tosses Gimli at Helm’s Deep?
- What forest did Merry & Pippin escape into in The Two Towers?
- After Sauron’s defeat, what name was Aragorn crowned as?
- What relation is Frodo to Bilbo Baggins?
- How many rings were created for Men?
- What are Denethor II’s 2 sons called?
- What age does Bilbo celebrate turning in The Fellowship of the Ring?
- Who kills Saruman the White?
- What is the name of the story Bilbo wrote about his adventures?
- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields was fought to defend which city?
- What language forms the inscription on the One Ring?
- Who killed the Witch-king of Angmar in The Return of the King?
- What type of bread do Sam and Frodo eat on their journey?
- How many Black Riders are sent to retrieve the ring from Frodo in the Shire?
- What was the password to open the gates to Moria?
- The Balrog fought by Gandalf is also known by what name?
- What 2 gifts does Bilbo give to Frodo at Rivendell?
- Who voices Treebeard?
- What do Merry and Pippin steal from Gandalf in the Shire?
- Which character ruled Lothlórien?
- What sword does Elrond give to Aragorn?
- Who does Gandalf find eaves-dropping at the window of Bag End?
- What name is given to the large elephant-like creatures used in battle?
- Which character becomes the King of Rohan after Theoden dies on Pelennor Fields?
- What are the surnames of Merry and Pippin?
- Which actor portrays Sméagol and Gollum?
- What is the name of the inn where Frodo and the hobbits first meet Aragorn?
- Who cut the One Ring from Sauron’s finger?
- What fake name did Gandalf give to Frodo before he left the Shire?
- Gandalf tells Aragorn to look east at dawn on which day?
- Which character does Aragorn marry after he is crowned King of Gondor?
- Which 3 characters leave Middle Earth along with the elves at the end of The Return of the King?
- What colour is the gate of Mordor?
- Who does Samwise marry at the end of the trilogy?
- Which character says: ‘One does not simply walk into Mordor?’
- What colour does Frodo’s sword glow when orcs are nearby?
- How does Gandalf escape from Isengard?
- What is Samwise’s occupation?
- Who did Sméagol kill on his birthday after he discovered the ring in a river?
- In what year was the animated Lord of the Rings movie starring John Hurt released?
- Which character says: “My friends, you bow to no one”?
- The Shire
- 9 (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn & Boromir)
- Sir Ian McKellen
- New Zealand
- The Third Age
- Fangorn Forest
- King Elessar
- Boromir & Faramir
- Grima Wormtongue
- There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale by Bilbo Baggins
- Minas Tirith
- Black Speech
- Lembas bread
- Mellon, the Elvish word for friend
- Durin’s Bane
- His sword Sting & a mithril vest
- John Rhys-Davies
- Samwise Gamgee
- Mûmakil or Oliphaunts
- Took & Brandybuck
- Andy Serkis
- The Prancing Pony
- Mr. Underhill
- The 5th day
- Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf
- Rosie Cotton
- The Great Eagles save him
- Déagol, his best friend and cousin
- Aragorn (to Frodo, Sam, Merry & Pippin)
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