Do you think you know everything there is to know about The Lord of the Rings? Guess again!
Whether you’re looking to test your knowledge, get ideas for a quiz, or simply want to impress your friends with an encyclopedic knowledge of Middle Earth, then this is the article for you!
In this list, we’ve gathered some of the most interesting, obscure, and downright bizarre facts from JRR Tolkien’s masterpiece and turned them into fun trivia questions to test your knowledge of the series.
Ready? Then let’s get started!
Lord Of The Rings Trivia Questions
Who Wrote The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy?
J. R. R. Tolkien
How Many Rings Of Power Are There?
There are twenty rings of power in total – 3 were given to the elves, 7 were given to the dwarves, 9 were given to men, and Sauron forged the One Ring in secret.
What Is The Name Of Gandalf’s Horse?
Shadowfax, the lord of all horses.
How Many Academy Awards Did The Lord Of The Rings Movies Win?
The trilogy brought home 17 Academy Awards in total, with a whopping 11 of them coming from Return of the King.
Where Was The Lord Of The Rings Filmed?
The entirety of the trilogy was shot in New Zealand, and the remaining sets and resulting tourism have massively boosted the country’s economy.
What Is The Only Way To Destroy The One Ring?
Throwing it into Mount Doom, the volcano in the heart of Mordor
What Race Were The Ringwraiths Originally?
The Ringwraiths (or Nazgul) were originally the nine kings of men that were granted the rings of power, before they were corrupted by the power of the rings and swore their allegiance to Sauron.
What Is The Name Of The Forest Saruman Orders To Be Uprooted?
Fangorn forest, which is destroyed to fuel Isengard.
How Many Hobbits Initially Set Out From The Shire?
Two – Frodo and Samwise. Merry and Pippin join them shortly afterward.
Who Is The First Character’s Voice We Hear In Fellowship Of The Ring?
Galadriel is the voice of the opening narration (although it was originally intended to be Frodo).
The Story Begins At Bilbo’s Birthday Party, But Just How Old Is He?
He’s celebrating his 111st birthday (pronounced eleventy-first).
What Is The Name Of The Inn That The Hobbits Stay At In Bree?
The Prancing Pony.
Gandalf Isn’t The Only Wizard In Middle Earth – How Many Wizards Are There?
There are five wizards in Middle Earth: Gandalf the Grey, Radagast the Brown, Saruman the White, and the Blue Wizards Alatar and Pallando.
What Is The Name Of The Sword That Narsil Was Reforged Into?
How Many Meals Do Hobbits Eat In A Single Day?
7! If you’re curious, here they are in order: breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper.
What Is The Name Of Bilbo Baggins’ Book About His Adventures?
“There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale”
There Are No Female Ents In Fangorn Forest. What Happened To Them?
The male ents lost them.
How Many Members Are In The Fellowship Of The Ring?
Nine: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, Gimli, and Gandalf.
Who Is The First Member Of The Fellowship To Become Separated
Gandalf becomes separated from the group first while fighting the Balrog in the Mines of Moria.
What Is The Name Of The Object Saruman Uses To Communicate With Sauron?
Who Holds The Three Elven Rings Of Power During The Trilogy?
Gandalf owns Narya, the ring of fire; Galadriel owns Nenya, the ring of water; Elrond owns Vilya, the ring of air.
Who Was The First Person To Own The One Ring After Sauron?
Where Is Legolas From?
What Was Gollum’s Hobbit Name?
Which Book Does Boromir Die In?
While he dies in the first movie, Boromir actually dies in book two: The Two Towers.
What Is Gimli’s Gift From Galadriel?
Three strands of her hair.
Frodo’s Chainmail Saves His Life Several Times, But What Material Is It Made Out Of?
Who Lights The Beacons Of Gondor?
What Is The Name Of The Tavern In The Shire?
The Green Dragon.
What Is The Name Of The Farmer That Merry And Pippin Steal From?
How Many Members Of The Fellowship Die?
The Fellowship loses two members over the trilogy – Boromir is killed while defending Merry and Pippin, and Gandalf dies while fighting the Balrog (although he is resurrected afterward).
Who Becomes The King Of Gondor?
What Is The Name Of Frodo’s Sword?
What Fake Name Does Frodo Take After Leaving The Shire?
Who Tosses Gimli At The Battle Of Helm’s Deep?
Who Kills The Witch-King Of Angmar?
Which Two Fellowship Members Travel To The Undying Lands With Bilbo?
Frodo and Gandalf both sail to The Undying Lands at the end of the trilogy.
What Is The Name Of Saruman’s Tower In Isengard?
Which Race Is Aragorn That Gives Him Extended Life?
The Dunedain of the north.
How Many Times Does Frodo Actually Wear The One Ring In The Movies?
Four – Once in The Prancing Pony, once on Weathertop when he gets stabbed by the Ringwraiths, once to escape Boromir, and finally at Mount Doom when he succumbs to temptation.
Frodo wears the ring two additional times in the books (in the barrow-downs and at Tom Bombadil’s house), but these scenes aren’t included in the films.
So there you have it – 40 Lord of the Rings trivia questions that will make even the biggest fans scratch their heads.
If you didn’t do too well, the best thing to do is rewatch the films to jog your memory! That’s not to say that you shouldn’t even if you aced it, however – enjoy!
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