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Middle Earth Geography

Based on a clue, can you name these places in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit"?
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Last updated: May 28, 2013
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Clue
Place
Land of the hobbits
The Shire
Sauron's kingdom
Mordor
Frodo's destination (mountain)
Mount Doom
Aragorn's kingdom
Gondor
Fortified capital of the above
Minas Tirith
Galadriel's realm
Lothlórien
Elven outpost ruled by Elrond
Rivendell
Human grassland kingdom
Rohan
Huge dark forest where Sauron
lived in the past
Mirkwood
Clue
Place
Mountain home of the dragon Smaug
Lonely Mountain
Home of the ents
Fangorn
Major mountain range running north-south
Misty Mountains
Dwarven mines beneath the above
(home to the Balrog)
Moria
Atlantis-like former kingdom
Númenor
Bilbo Baggin's hobbit hole
Bag End
Village where Frodo meets Aragorn
Bree
Saruman's fortress
Isengard
54 Comments
+11
Level 57
Jun 28, 2013
[super spoiler alert!]

Since Aragorn reunited the two kingdoms, shouldn't Arnor also be a correct answer? Numenor is not part of Middle-Earth!

Also, these should be alternative answers:

Lothlorien - Laurelindorenan; Lorien

Minas Tirith - Minas Anor

Rivendell - Imladris

Mirkwood - Eryn Lasgalen

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Level 26
May 9, 2015
Actually, Numenor is originally defined as"nearest of all mortal lands to the undying lands" making it part of the "mortal lands"/middle earth. Agreed on Arnor, especially as it was actually Aragorn's original kingdom, as he is the direct lineal heir of Elendil by his oldest sons(sorry if that is sexist, but that is how it was), who was the high king of both Arnor/Gondor, residing in Arnor-specifically Annuminas. Sorry, nerd moment.
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Level 78
Jul 18, 2016
Yes, Gondor can't be considered "Aragorn's kingdom". It should be Arnor, which is the kingdom of the Northern lineage Aragorn comes from, or The Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor, that is the name of actual realm he ruled.
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Level 75
May 13, 2020
I agree. The Dunedain rangers patrolled the northern regions of Eriador, located within the lost realm of Arnor. Once he was crowned, he was made king of both Gondor and Arnor, as the heir to Isildur and Elendil, the Faithful Numenorians.
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Level 60
Aug 10, 2021
Uh, who would type Laurielindorean or whatever before Lorien? Or Minas Anor? Or the other two. Accepting those type ins is like accepting the scientific name for animals on animal quizzes.
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Level 71
Feb 6, 2023
Lorien doesn't work, though...
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Level 65
May 17, 2023
I'd disagree. It's like calling Cabo Verde Cape Verde, Beijing Peking, Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire, etc. In most cases, the names CtG526 listed are the actual, given, and original names while those on the quiz are the names in the Common Tounge.
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2023
Orodruin for Mount Doom

Kazad-Dum for Moria

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Level 82
Jun 28, 2013
Maybe accept Rivendale or Rivendall?

Gondor and Shire are both in Ethiopia... I've visited them before. and saw the Hobbit-sized bones of Lucy at the museum in Addis.

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Level 21
Jul 2, 2013
...But those aren't the correct spelling...
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Level 82
Jul 17, 2016
Maybe they are and Tolkien was a poor speller.
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Level 22
Jul 18, 2016
Well I think Tolkien was a rather intelligent linguist and wouldn't have made a mistake like this.
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Level 82
Jul 18, 2016
Well I hope you will devote a few hours of research looking in to the matter because I of course was being totally serious.
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2020
Kal, did you see the Ark of the Covenant while you were there? There were reports that it was stolen from a church in Aksum in 2014. Hmm...when did you say you were there?
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2020
I was there in 2010 I think. I visited Aksum and I saw the church that claimed to have the Ark. But nobody was allowed to look at it.
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Level 73
Apr 6, 2020
That's Gondar in Ethiopia, with an 'a'
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2020
and there's also Riverdale where Archie and Jughead are from.
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Level 61
Feb 8, 2023
I thought Jughead was from the Tipton?
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Level 58
Jun 28, 2013
Can you please accept:

-Orodriun (Mt Doom)

-Imladris (Rivendell)

-Khazad-dûm (Moria)

Thanks!

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Level 27
Jun 28, 2013
I second that. Give Middle-earth cracks a chance! :)
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Level 71
Aug 18, 2020
That would be Orodruin. If you're gonna be a nerd, do it right!
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Level 78
Jun 28, 2013
How'd I get Numenor but missed Lothlorien? Crap.
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Level 69
Jun 28, 2013
Probably the same way that I got Numenor but missed the Misty Mountains.
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Level 53
Jun 28, 2013
too easy. love all the picky LOTR fans :)
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Level 21
Jul 2, 2013
I think you should also accept "Lórien" for the Galadriel question, and "Imladris" for the Elrond one.
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Level 21
Jul 2, 2013
Oh, also "Khazad-dûm" for the Balrog one.
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Level 53
Jul 17, 2016
If you want a more complete / more challenging LOTR geography quiz, try this one that I made: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/30006/lord-of-the-rings-geography
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Level 70
Jul 17, 2016
You could accept "Lorien" besides "Lothlorien".
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Level 74
Jul 19, 2016
They're taking the hobbits to Isengard, to Isengard, to Isengard! They're taking the hobbits to Isengard! They're taking, they're taking, they're taking, they're taking, they're taking the hobbits to Isengard!
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2019
Tell me, where is Gandalf? For I much desire to speak with him. Tell me, where is Gandalf? For I much desire to speak with him. A Balrog of Morgoth... What did you say?
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Level 66
Jun 22, 2017
Okay, "Mirkwood" is definitely NOT the fortress Sauron used to live in. Mirkwood is the large forest (previously Greenwood) that his previous fortress is in, which is called "Dol Guldur"! And second, he's had many past fortresses, which include Meneltarma in Numenor. But Dol Guldur definitely should be the answer, not Mirkwood.
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Level 64
Oct 25, 2017
Isn't The Caradhras another name for the Misty Mountains?
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Level 68
Jan 9, 2018
No, Caradhras is just one of the Misty Mountains.
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Level 55
Apr 22, 2018
Rivendell is called Imladris by the elves

Lothlorien is sometimes Lorien

Mt Doom is called Orodruin by the elves

These ore used often enough, I think, to be acceptable answers.

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Level 25
Jul 10, 2018
Could you please accept Orodruin, Imladris and Lorien?
+6
Level 86
Aug 23, 2018
Better clue for #2: "Place into which one does not simply walk"
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Level 58
Dec 28, 2018
A balrog, not THE balrog
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Level 38
Oct 31, 2019
i belive in angles and denmon
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Level 51
Oct 31, 2019
i dont belive in angle
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Level 60
Oct 31, 2019
i dont like angle it bad
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Level 70
Feb 1, 2020
I dont believe in ankles or denim
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Level 81
Aug 7, 2023
Well the Angle is part of Eriador in Middle Earth, so that works. Not sure about Denmon though
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Level 66
Apr 24, 2020
'Bilbo Baggin's hobbit hole' should be 'Bilbo Baggins' hobbit hole'
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Level 66
Aug 10, 2020
I like that Orthanc was accepted for Isengard, since the clue asks vaguely for Saruman's fortress. Isengard is the entire fortress and/or surrounding lands while Orthanc is the tower itself.
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2020
Time to watch the movies again. Last time I got them all correct, today I remembered four.
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Level 71
Aug 18, 2020
Couldn't the Blue Mountains work for the "Major mountain range running north-south" clue? Not as major, but still a North-South mountain range.
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Level 59
Nov 11, 2020
only 15/17

didnt knew the translation for düsterwald and beutelsend

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Level 79
Mar 30, 2021
Could Orodruin be accepted for Mount Doom?
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Level 59
Feb 6, 2023
Couldn't figure out "Lonely Mountain".

I tried "Lone Mountain", "Lonesome Mountain", "Solitary Mountain", even "Single Mountain", but "Lonely" didn't come to my mind...

Translation of such terms can be a bitch, if you only have read the translated version of a book or saw the synchronized movies.

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Level 69
Feb 8, 2023
All the Single Mountains! All the Single Mountains!

If you like it then you shouldn't lose a ring in it!

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Level 66
Feb 6, 2023
Should be Baggins' instead of Baggin's.
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Level 77
Mar 7, 2023
Bagginses? What is Bagginses, precious?
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Level 77
May 22, 2023
it's your quiz, but i think it'd be cool if you accepted "the prancing pony" for the Bree question
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Level 56
Mar 1, 2024
You really ought to accept Amon Amarth and Orodruin for Mt. Doom.