Lord of the Rings Trivia

100+ Lord of the Rings Trivia Questions

Lord of the Rings is one of the most famous trilogies of all time. Whether you’ve watched the movies or read the books, you know how complex and interesting this series is. If you want to test your knowledge of this franchise, then take the ultimate quiz. Here are some Lord of the Rings trivia questions for Tolkien fans:

The Lord of the Rings movies are based on a novel by what author?

J.R.R. Tolkien.

Who tries to destroy the Ring at the Council of Elrond?

Gimli.

Who released King Theoden from the spell of Saruman, which caused him to look much older than he is?

Gandalf.

What actor was originally cast as Aragorn?

Stuart Townsend.

What is the first voice we hear in The Fellowship of the Ring?

Galadriel.

Which are referred to as the Two Watchers that form an invisible barrier that couldn’t be passed through?

Carved statues on the entrance to the Cirith Ungol Tower.

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The only way to destroy the Ring of Power is to throw it into the fires of _________?

Mount Doom.

What does Gollum call the Ring of Power?

My precious.

For what special occasion does Gandalf return to the Shire?

Bilbo’s birthday.

What is the name of the Ent who carries Pippin and Merry through Fangorn Forest?

Treebeard.

While traveling through the mines of Moria, which member of the Fellowship of the Ring is killed by the Balrog?

Gandalf.

During Bilbo’s birthday party, who was tasked to wash the dishes for stealing some fireworks from the back of Gandalf’s wagon?

Merry and Pippin.

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In ‘The Hobbit,’ what was the name of Thorin’s Elven sword that originally came from Gondolin?

Orcrist.

What do Merry and Pippin steal from Gandalf?

A giant dragon firecracker.

In The Return of the King, who kills the Witch King?

Eowyn.

Who does Sam marry at the end of The Return of the King?

Rosie Cotton.

In The Two Towers, who is Saruman’s spy in Rohan?

Grima Wormtongue.

Which hero tries to steal the Ring from Frodo?

Boromir.

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How many rings of power were made for the Elves, Dwarves, and Men?

Three for the Elves, Seven for Dwarves, and Nine for Men.

What happened to Lobelia Sackville-Baggins after the War of the Rings?

She died and donated her money to help the Hobbits affected by Lotho – her son.

How many Academy Awards did The Lord of the Rings trilogy win?

Seventeen Academy Awards.

Who are the two War of the Ring heroes?

Boromir and Faramir.

How did Farmer Maggot protect the Bamfurlong farm from people?

By placing three trained dogs called Wolf, Fang, and Grip.

Who was sent to Rivendell by Denethor to find answers about a dream he had?

Boromir.

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Which actor played Samwise Gamgee?

Sean Astin.

What is Bilbo’s relation to Frodo?

Frodo is Bilbo’s second cousin.

In Mordor, what kind of food does Frodo say he can’t remember the taste of?

Strawberries.

In ‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King,’ which army does Aragorn summon using the Sword of Elendil?

The Army of the Dead.

Name the last war against the armies of Mordor.

The Last Alliance of Men and Elves.

What marks the end of the Third Age?

The Third Age ended when Sauron is killed after the One Ring is destroyed.

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How many hobbits INITIALLY set out from the Shire?

Two.

Who rides ahead with Frodo to Rivendell after he is hit at Weathertop?

Arwen.

How many wizards are there in Middle Earth?

Five.

How many Nazgul are there?

Nine.

Which hobbit steals a palantir?

Pippin.

Where does the Fellowship of the Ring break up?

Amon Hen.

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What is the name of the local pub in Hobbiton?

The Green Dragon.

What is the name of the Elven character with the blonde hair and blue eyes who was lethal with a bow and charming with his looks?

Legolas.

How does Boromir meet his end?

Arrows.

What is the name of the remade version of “the sword that was broken”?

Anduril.

What is Samwise’s last name?

Gamgee.

What does Aragorn say right before charging into the last battle in Mordor?

For Frodo.

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What is the name of Gandalf’s horse?

Shadowfax.

With which members of the Fellowship does Aragorn hunt orcs in The Two Towers?

Legolas and Gimli.

Who became King of Rohan after Theoden met his demise in battle?

Eomer.

What race did the Nazgul used to be?

Men.

What is the title of the second movie in the trilogy?

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Which hobbit family is known for being more adventurous than the rest?

Took.

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What is Legolas’s last name?

Greenleaf.

From which direction did the men who joined Sauron come from?

South.

In “The Fellowship of the Ring”, what is the name of the ferry the hobbits use to escape the Black Riders?

Bucklebury Ferry.

What feature do dwarf women share with male dwarves?

Beards.

What causes Merry and Pippin to grow taller than other hobbits?

The water in Fangorn.

What causes the Ents to march to war?

The harvesting of Fangorn by Saruman.

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Where are the Entwives?

Lost.

Where was the entire trilogy of the “Lord of the Rings” filmed?

New Zealand.

In which decade of life is Aragorn?

80s.

How does Frodo know Sam?

Sam is Frodo’s gardener.

Which famous animator created the “Lord of the Rings” animated movie?

Ralph Bakshi.

Who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

Peter Jackson.

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Who played Saruman in the Lord of the Rings?

Christopher Lee.

Who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings?

Ian McKellen.

Who produced the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

New Line Cinema.

What is the name of the first movie in the trilogy?

The Fellowship of the Ring.

Aragorn first met Frodo where?

Bree.

What two animals are seen when the Hobbits are in the ‘Inn of the Prancing Pony‘?

A cat and a ferret.

Who is ‘never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to’?

Gandalf the Grey.

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Question: In the ‘Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,’ who said, “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the Ages of this world alone”?
Answer: Arwen.

Question: In the War of the Ring, which forest does Saruman order the Orcs to cut down?
Answer: Fangorn Forest.

Question: In what place was the set of Hobbiton village taken?
Answer: In the hillsides of the Waikato, Matamata (Northern New Zealand).

Question: Who gave Frodo Baggins the Phial of Galadriel?
Answer: Elf-queen Galadriel.

Question: Which ancient sword is known to be made by Telchar of Nogrod?
Answer: Angrist.

Question: Which woman was Sam talking about in The Green Dragon?
Answer: Rosie Cotton.

Question: What frightened the Orcs in the Mines of Moria?
Answer: Balrog.

Question: Name the dark lord Sauron’s fortress in Mordor.
Answer: Barad-dûr.

Question: What was the riddle that Gandalf could not figure out to open the door?
Answer: “Speak friend and enter.”

Question: What is the fake name that Frodo Baggins used after departing from the Shire?
Answer: Mr. Underhill.

Question: Who gives Aragorn the remade sword and asks him to take the Dimholt road to summon the Army of the Dead to fight for him?
Answer: Elrond.

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Question: What is the name of the bridge that Gandalf destroys in the battle with Balrog?
Answer: Khazad-dum Bridge.

Question: Which armies participated in the Battle of Isengard, also known as the Destruction of Isengard?
Answer: The Ents vs. Sauron’s forces.

Question: What is the name of the fictional metal that the armored chain shirt of Frodo is made from?
Answer: Mithril.

Question: Name Gollum’s friend who he choked to get the Ring of Power.
Answer: Déagol.

Question: Who used to own the Ring of Power until Bilbo Baggins picked it up in the cave?
Answer: Gollum/Sméagol.

Question: Name the Lord and Lady of Caras Galadhon.
Answer: Lord Celeborn and Lady Galadriel.

Question: What was Frodo stabbed with at the Skirmish at Weathertop?
Answer: Morgul-knife.

Question: Who is Isildur’s heir, also heir to the throne of Gondor, and known as ‘Strider’ and ‘Dunadan?’
Answer: Aragorn.

Question: How many members of the Fellowship died during the adventure in the trilogy?
Answer: Two: Boromir and Aragorn.

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Question: What was the name of Boromir’s brother who died en route to Mordor When the Fellowship was torn?
Answer: Faramir.

Question: What do you call the race of near-primordial spirits descended into Arda to shape the World with Valar, which Sauron used to belong to?
Answer: Maiar.

Question: Name Sam’s favorite pony.
Answer: Bill.

Question: When the Elves leave Middle Earth in ‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers.’ where do they go?
Answer: The Undying Lands/Valinor.

Question: Name the spider, a fictional demon that Frodo fought bravely to recover the One Ring.
Answer: Shelob.

Question: What are the names of the two towers?
Answer: Minas Tirith and Minas Morgul.

Question: In ‘Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,’ Bilbo gives Frodo a powerful sword named “Sting.” This weapon has the magical ability to glow blue when which specific race is nearby?
Answer: Orcs.

Question: When did the animated version come out?
Answer: 1978.

Question: In “The Fellowship of the Ring”, Merry and Pippin are punished for taking some fireworks. What type of punishment do they receive?
Answer: Washing dishes.

Question: Who does the actress Liv Tyler play?
Answer: Arwen.

Question: He stepped on a piece of glass, hurting his foot and delaying shooting of a scene in “The Fellowship of the Ring.”
Answer: Samwise Gamgee, played by Sean Astin.

Question: What is the name of the book that Bilbo is writing?
Answer: There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale.

Question: In “The Return of the King”, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas travel a certain road to where the dead live. Name that road.
Answer: Dimholt.

Question: What injury did Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) get?
Answer: He broke two of his toes.

Question: In “The Fellowship of the Ring”, Frodo and Sam run into Merry and Pippin while fleeing farmer Maggot’s place. What do they find shortly after that?
Answer: Mushrooms.

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