Sample Trivia

The questions in the book are divided into five levels of difficulty, and divided again by book (Hobbit, LOTR, Silmarillion, and miscellaneous). This list includes one question from each of the sections.

  1. What great jewel does Bilbo find and hide from Thorin?
  2. What name did Gandalf instruct Frodo to use in his travels?
  3. Who was Bilbo’s Tookish grandfather?
  4. What were the names of Farmer Maggot’s three dogs?
  5. What kind of butterfly does Bilbo find at the top of the tree?
  6. How many daughters did Farmer Maggot have?
  7. Which of the palantíri did Sauron have control of?
  8. About when did the Istari appear in Middle-earth?
  9. What was the surname of Turgon’s daughter?
  10. To which of our constellations does the Sickle correspond?
  11. In what phase is the moon as Gandalf and the Three Hunters approach Edoras?
  12. Which was the last palantír to be lost?
  13. What was the name of Beleg’s bow?
  14. What great Arnorian treasure did Aragorn find in Orthanc?
  15. In which direction from Caradhras was the Westgate of Moria?
  16. What colour were the buds of the evergreens surrounding Derndingle?
  17. In which year did Arathorn II die?
  18. What red flower bloomed atop Amon Rûdh?
  19. What is the Quenya equivalent of Sindarin thangail?