Lord of the Rings Decoder

Guess each short answer. Then combine the first letters of each answer to make a quote from "Fellowship of the Ring".
Except for the quote, all the answers are a single word
Includes content from the Silmarillion
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: October 15, 2021
First submittedOctober 6, 2015
Times taken27,911
Average score67.9%
Rating4.55
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Hint
Answer
N
The nine, the ringwraiths,
the black riders
Nazgûl
O
Race of corrupted elves
Orcs
T
They are huge and slow and detest
the sight of dwarves (uncooked)
Trolls
A
Strider's real name
Aragorn
L
Elf member of the Fellowship
Legolas
L
Elvish bread good for long journeys
Lembas
T
Gondor's most famous tower:
Minas _____
Tirith
H
Another name for hobbits
Halflings
O
Real-life city where Tolkien lived
Oxford
S
Creator of the One Ring
Sauron
E
Race of tree creatures
Ents
W
He whispers poison advice to the
king of Rohan
Wormtongue
H
What Shadowfax was
Horse
O
Another name for Mount Doom
Orodruin
W
Saruman the _____
White
 
Hint
Answer
A
Daughter of Elrond who married
a man and became mortal
Arwen
N
Ancient island that fell into the ocean
Númenor
D
Notable Balrog: _____'s Bane
Durin
E
The Lonely Mountain by another name
Erebor
R
Elvish realm ruled by Elrond
Rivendell
A
Gods of Middle Earth, the Valar
and Maiar
Ainur
R
One ring to ____ them all
Rule
E
Flying race that swoops in at
just the right time
Eagles
L
Elvish realm ruled by Celeborn
and Galadriel
Lothlórien
O
Black tower of Isengard
Orthanc
S
Giant spider stabbed by Sam
Shelob
T
Pippin's last name
Took
 
Quote
Not all those who wander are lost
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Level 90
Oct 6, 2015
That was fun. Had to dig deep for the maiar/valar and name of Mount Doom.
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Level 85
Dec 16, 2018
Those are the only two I wasn't able to come up with.
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Level 85
Jan 4, 2022
Got them all this time!
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Level 90
Jan 4, 2022
6+ years later, and struggled with the same 2...
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Level 36
Jan 7, 2022
I got the valar one but couldent get mt doom
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Level 64
Oct 6, 2015
Really fun, and I love the picture.
+12
Level 76
Dec 13, 2015
technically Shadowfax is a Mearas
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Level 33
Dec 23, 2015
That's what I put! Too nerdy for our own good, eh?
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Level 45
Dec 16, 2018
Haha, I kept trying to think of different ways to spell Mearas. Took me a while to realize they just wanted Horse!
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2021
That will work now :)
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Level 56
Jan 3, 2022
So in fact the anglo saxon word for horse
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Level 67
Jan 8, 2022
Well, yes also. But the mearas are a breed of horses.
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Level 55
Dec 13, 2015
100%. I've read way too much Tolkein.
+13
Level 80
May 29, 2017
The next thing you should do is look at his name on the cover. It's Tolkien.
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Level 73
Dec 13, 2015
Big LotR fan here, but I missed some easy ones due to my own stupidity.

I misread Sauruman as Sauron, misread "what shadowfax was" as "what shadowfax HAS" and simply didn't see the Rivendell question.

I shouldn't take these quizzes right after waking up...

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Level 68
Dec 13, 2015
Excellent quiz, thank you! I thought I wasn't going to remember the city where Tolkien lived, but then I guessed the quotation even before having all the answers and it gave me the first letter for that question ("O"). So easy! Oxford, of course!
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Level 24
Dec 14, 2015
Almost failed on Orthanc. I really need to reread The Two Towers.
+1
Level 45
Dec 21, 2015
I love this quiz! I've read every word Tolkien wrote
+2
Level 60
Jun 3, 2016
Great quiz! LOTR fans will also like this one (with #2 available): http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/134042/tolkien-mythology-chain-quiz
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Level 36
Dec 8, 2016
Ainur almost fried my head...
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Level 27
Jan 24, 2017
Maybe for the Oxford one you could say the university where Tolkien studied...or would that be too obvious?
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2017
Last read the books in the 70s...memory failing...what am I doing here...
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Level 54
Jul 24, 2017
WAYYY too easy. I finished with 4:15 left.
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Level 73
Dec 18, 2018
Wow, it took almost two years to get the first bragger. What's happening to you, Jetpunk?
+4
Level 43
Sep 22, 2017
You should as well accept Laurelindorenan for Lorien
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2018
Please accept Imladris for Rivendell.
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Level 24
Jul 10, 2018
Yes indeed
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Level 84
Nov 6, 2018
Not all those who wandei?
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Level 58
Dec 22, 2018
I only ask since he's accepting Grima for Wormtongue.
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Level 70
Jun 28, 2019
Not all those who gander are lost.
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Level 25
Jun 14, 2018
all i could think of for numenor was westernesse for some reason
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Level 68
Aug 13, 2018
the quote was the first thing i got through pure guessing (first try too!!) because what other line can ever be as iconic
+3
Level 47
Sep 27, 2018
34% for the quote? Really? It should be enough with "not"
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Level 45
Dec 16, 2018
Excellent quiz! Finally something to satisfy my inner LotR nerdiness ;)
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2018
When the word for the race of tree creatures is on the tip of your tongue, and you know it is a short word that starts with E and has a T in it, but you can't pull this word out of your brain...
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Level 76
Dec 20, 2018
Far too easy. This is not for nerds, is for the general populace.
+10
Level 72
Nov 13, 2020
Hate to tell you, but the general populace hasn't read The Silmarillion.
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Level 61
Sep 6, 2021
I thank the Ainur I am part of the general populace, not an orc
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Level 27
Jan 3, 2022
that was easy. time for second breakfast
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Level 87
Jan 3, 2022
For some reason my brain thought this was a chain letter quiz. I guess I need to eat something.
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Level 58
Jan 3, 2022
I like this new holiday-every-day thing, sounds interesting!
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Level 61
Jan 4, 2022
Same
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Level 73
Jan 3, 2022
21/28, 75%... pretty good considering the only Hobbit/Lord of the Rings media I have ever consumed was the movie Battle of the Five Armies (it was at a party, ok, I got outvoted. Yes, I was very confused. No, I had no idea what was going on. No, that movie did not help me with any of these answers)
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Level 30
Jan 3, 2022
LOTR forever! Tolkien is a genius.
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Level 66
Jan 3, 2022
Tolkien did go away from the Orcs as Elves thing towards the end of his life, if I remember correctly. He never really decided what they were, probably some corrupted race of men as Melkor was canonically incapable of creating original life.

Orcs as Men does lead to some issues, as Orcs predate the existence of Men by quite a bit in the Silmarillion, which is why Tolkien never really firmly decided on it, as it would have led him to have to rework the timeline.