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User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Since Tolkien's "Lord Of The Rings" is coming to the cinema soon here's a little trivia about a great trilogy...


What was the name of Frodo's father?

What was the name of Aragorn's sword?

Who gave Frodo the mithril coat?

What was the name of Gandalf's horse?

What was the name of the healing herb used by Aragorn?

Who was know as Sharkey to the hobbits?

"Speak______ and enter" at the gate of Moria?

What was the last battle that ended the War of the Ring? (tricky)

Have fun!  Smile



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 980 times:

I'll add one too.

Who sang the song, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins?"

It was used in the cartoon version of the movie that I remember as a kid.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Frodo got the mithril coat as a gift from Bilbo.
The healing herb is known in Elvish as Athelas. It has healing powers only in the hands of Elves and the Men from Westernesse.
The magic word written in mithril over the gates of Khazad Dum (Moria) is "Friend" in Elvish.
The Last Battle was the battle in the Shire.
Sharkey is Saruman's manservant, known as Grima Wormtongue to the riders of Rohan.
The first two I have to look up. I do remember that he sword of Aragorn is the Sword that was broken, the sword used by Elendil. Frodos father was a Brandybuck.

Some more Trivia questions:
- what is the fate of the 7 rings of the Dwarfs?
- who was Sauron's overlord?
- why was Shelob exiled to MiddleEarth by the Maia and Valar?
- what was the role of the Witchking of Angmar in the 3rd age?



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User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Jwenting, you are right on all except on the Sharkey question. Sharkey=Saruman but I'll look it up just to make sure.
Did you get your questions from the "appendices"? They are somewhat unfamiliar to me (I never read the appendices).

L188, I'm sorry I don't remember that film.



User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 971 times:

I am pretty sure the movie was titled, "The Hobbit"

I reread the question and it seems like I am suggesting that the movie and the song had the same name.

My bad.



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User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 967 times:

I'm sorry L-188, I haven't seen it.

I've only seen the cartoon movie of LOTR which has an open ending.


User currently offlineChristianbothe From Germany, joined Jan 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 967 times:

The seven rings of the dwarfs are lost or consumed by dragons.
The ancient evil overlord "of whom Sauron was but a servant" is of course Morgoth.
Shelob in fact was not exiled. She is believed to be one of the last descendants of Ungolianth, who together with the above mentioned Morgoth killed the two trees of Valinor and took the Silmarils in the Elder Days and was exiled for this.
The Witchking of Angmar in the Third Age served Sauron as captain of the Ringwraiths.

These questions are mostly taken from the Silmarillion, which is agreat book by the way as it gives the Lord of the Ring a much bigger frame. I believe only if you have read the Silmarillion you can fully appreciate the aspects of the fading of the elves and the Numenoreans and the real "historical" importance of the story.

Loremaster  Big grin christian (you're too late, jsbothe! Big grin )


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 965 times:

my questions come in part from the LOTR, in part from the Silmarilion.


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 965 times:

All questions are hinted at in LOTR, but the origin of Shelob is only fully explained in the Silmarilion.

You are right about Shelob. She was indeed a descendant of Ungoliant (probably, given that Ungoliant was undieing and Sam killed Shelob).



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User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Here's some more...

1) What was the name of Tom Bombadil's pony?

2) What was the name of Gandalf's sword?

3) How many times did Sam become Mayor?

4) What title (name) was given to Eowyn after the battle at the Fields of the Pelennor?

5) What name was given to Aragorn when he was brought to Imladris at the age of 2?

6)Who was the last ruling steward of Minas Tirith?

The still unanswered questions from my first trivia:

What was the name of Frodo's father?

What was the name of Aragorn's sword?

What was the name of Gandalf's horse?


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Frodo's father was Drogo, right?

Charles


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Tom bombadil's pony is Fatty Lumpkin
Eowyn became queen of the Rohirrim
Gandalf's sword is the sword Glamdring



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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 950 times:

1. Drogo
2. Anduril
3. Bilbo
4. Shadowfax
6. Kingsfoil (forget the Elvish name)
7. Saruman (from Sharku, "old man")
8. Speak FRIEND and enter
9. Battle of Bywater

DAMN! All from memory. Can you tell I've read that once or twice?


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Okay my turn...

- The abandoned city in the middle of the Anduin was called:

- King Elessar ruled with one functioning Palantir....where did it originate(in the story at least)?

- Sam Gamgee's dad was:

- After the Battle at the gates of Minas Tirith, when Denethor burned and Faramir had fallen and was ill, who was technically in charge of the city!?

Geez. I never realized what a nerd I was! Great book though. A true tale of good triumphing over evil. You know, I worried that New Line Cinema had bitten off more than it could chew when it tackled this film project, but, in the need to escape from the realities of the headlines, I predict America will make this movie a huge winner.


User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 941 times:

-I have to look that up...

-The Palantir was Saruman's. Aragorn got it from Isengard.

-Ham Gamgee, the Gaffer

-I'll try though I'm not quite sure: Merry

Actually I was looking for the title "Lady of the Shieldarm" in the question about Eowyn. I was not quite sure how to put it.

Cfalk, you are right!


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Klm fan, right on those two.

Merry! Great guess, but no...technically the ruler of Gondor became Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth. He however deferred to Aragorn, who had yet to make his claim to the throne. Aragorn advised all that their leader should be Gandalf until the battle with Sauron was done, one way or the other.

Any guesses about the city in the Anduin?


User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Thanks, Heaymetal, now I remember the Prince.

No, no guesses about the city yet. It's kinda difficult and it's been a long time since I last read the books.


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 936 times:

Will the upcoming movie(s) be a success? Probably. Will they do justice to the books? Certainly not!

The story in the LOTR is immense and beautifully tied together. To really do it justice, you would have to not miss any of it.

You could probably do it as a miniseries, maybe 100 or more hours in length. But the cost would be astronomical, and most people who have been raised on half-hour sitcoms and can't even hold an attention span longer than a 2-hour movie. The miniseries would end up a cult item, satisfying the Tolkien nuts (like me), but it would fly right over the head of 97% of the population.

I'll see the movies when they come out. But I fully expect that at least 75% of the various parallel plots will be missing, along with 90% of the scenes.

It should be enjoyable, if I can, for the duration of the film, forget that I ever read the books.

Charles


User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 932 times:

I'm looking at the map of Middle Earth now, the only thing which resembles a city in the middle of the Anduin is CAIR ANDROS. Is this right?


Still unanswered:
From L-188: Who sang the song, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins?"


How many times did Sam become Mayor? (Can be found in the Appendix)

What name was given to Aragorn when he was brought to Imladris at the age of 2?

Who was the last ruling steward of Minas Tirith?


Cfalk, I've seen the trailer of "The Fellowship of the ring". Doesn't look that bad, many special effects, the black riders look awesome! I will certainly go to the cinema (it's coming December 20th here in Austria). In most cases the books prove to be better than the film, e.g. "North and South" Trilogy but we'll see if that's the case with LOTR.






User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Charles, I agree..

While I eagerly await the new film(s), the true splendor of Lord of the Rings was Tolkien's ability to mesh with your own imagination and put you right there during the Quest.

I credit Lord of the Rings with jump starting my imagination and creativity at an early age..plus, at an age when young people need a center of balance, Lord of the Rings provides incredible moral concrete...devotion, teamwork, courage, and most of all the value of friendship. I recommend anyone in their teens to start reading...it's tough sometimes, and you may not quite "get" everything at once, but stay with it. You'll find that your own mind can be a more incredible place to watch an epic than on a movie screen!

This tale has an honored place in my home!


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 932 times:

KLM Cair Andros is where the river spilts into the water falls on the northern borders of Gondor...keep looking a little further south...

I believe Aragorn was called Estel ?

Sam was mayor seven times.

The last ruling steward...is a trick question. Outwardly it would seem that Faramir would be, but during his coronation King Elessar proclaimed "that office is not ended and shall be yours and your heirs"...so though Faramir went to Ithilien to be Prince of that land, his line would always be the "backup" plan in case the line of Elessar failed.


User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 923 times:

Heavymetal, you are right. The steward question was tricky, I didn't think that someone might figure that out so fast. Good work!

Cair Andros was a fortified island, if I remember correctly. I thought it might resemble a city.

It has to be Osgiliath, The Citadel Of The Stars, then, hasn't it?


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 923 times:

Osgiliath it is!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 917 times:

Finally got it right! Thanks for the hint Heavymetal.

Here's some more trivia...

-How did Gandalf escape from Orthanc?

-By what name was Frodo traveling to Bree?

-What was the name of the owner of "The Prancing Pony"?

-Denethor asked Thèoden for help. How?

-Why did Aragorn use the stone of Orthanc to reveal himself to Sauron?


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 915 times:

My cousin knows all about this, but don't even know what a Frodo is.  Smile

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25 L-188 : Hey guys it is 7:00 AM here......Just got to work and access to a computer I'll give away the answer in about 12 hours when I leave. OK.
26 L-188 : Sorry guys...I forgot to give the answer.. The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins was sung by.....LEONARD NIMOY! For the good of the many the one's singing caree
27 Post contains images Tbar220 : KLMFan, I'll try to answer as many as I can. 1. He was rescued by the Eagles (???) 2. Mr. Underhill 3. Barliman Butterburr 4. To send riders of Rohan
28 Post contains images Tbar220 : Here's some I can think of... 1. What did Gimli call the Balrog in the Mines of Moria? 2. What was the meeting of all the Ents before the assault on S
29 Klmfan : Tbar220, You got the first three right! No. 4 and 5 are not quite correct. 2) Entmoot 3) Last battle in "The Hobbit". It was Dwarves, Elves, and Men a
30 Heavymetal : #1 was 'Durin's Bane'
31 Post contains images Tbar220 : Yea, those were too easy. But thats ok. Lemme think of something else, oh, and I can't think of the answers to the other two KLMfan. 1. What gifts did
32 B744 : Hey chaps, I have to admit I haven't been into Tolkien, but have seen many outtakes of the movie(s) shown on TV here, as they were filmed here in NZ.
33 Heavymetal : I'd be interested in visiting New Zealand with or without old movie sets. I'm interested to see the film's scenery, but after years of reading LOTR ov
34 Skychuck : oh my god, you NNNNEERRRRRRDDDDSSSSS! 1. Dildo Daggins 2. Mr. Winkie 3. His parole officer 4. Penis Recepticle 5. Mary Jane 6. Burt Reynolds 7. Swahil
35 B744 : Yeah - it will be interesting to see what you guys think of the movies when you already have such vivid impressions of what middle earth looks like.
36 Tbar220 : Skychuck, Wow! You are cool! Not only can you insult people who read one of the best books ever written, you can manage to sneak in porn insinuations!
37 Heavymetal : Skychuck actually reminds me of a unique book.. In the late 60s , the HARVARD LAMPOON wrote a HILARIOUS parody of Lord Of The Rings. It was called BOR
38 Post contains images Klmfan : Skychuck, please stay out of the game if you don't have the correct answers. Don't spoil the game by writing some of your perverse phantasies.
39 Jwenting : B747, all this data is openly available in the books. No need to make anything up. I think most of us will be rather annoyed by small details in the m
40 B744 : Jwenting - are you referring to me? Make things up? Que???
41 Skychuck : Good God man, it's just a JOKE. I'll be the first person in line to see the movie when it comes out. I've read The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings tr
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