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The Ultimate LOTR Character Quiz - The Books

Do you recall all the characters who are mentioned in The Lord of the Rings?
In most cases surnames will do, concerning Hobbits.
The * is for the characters who are either "history, legend, and myth" or (presumably) dead at the beginning of the story
Not including Preface, Prologue, and Appendixes, for obvious reasons
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Last updated: July 27, 2021
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First submittedJune 25, 2015
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Hobbits of the Shire
Angelica Baggins
Bilbo Baggins
Dora Baggins
Drogo Baggins*
Frodo Baggins
Primula Baggins*
Fredegar Bolger
Folco Boffin
Mr. Boffin at Overhill
Hugo Bracegirdle
Esmeralda Brandybuck
Gorbadoc Brandybuck*
Melilot Brandybuck
Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck
Rorimac (Old Rory) Brandybuck
Saradoc Brandybuck
Milo Burrows
Bowman (Nick) Cotton
Carl (Nibs) Cotton
Rose (Rosie) Cotton
Tolman (Tom) Cotton Sr
Tolman (Tom) Cotton Jr
Wilcome (Jolly) Cotton
Mrs. Cotton
Andwise (Andy) Gamgee
Halfast (Hal) Gamgee
Hamfast (Ham) Gamgee
Marigold Gamgee
Samwise (Sam) Gamgee
Holman Greenhand*
Hob Hayward
Tobold Hornblower*
Farmer Maggot
Mrs. Maggot
Old Noakes
Gorhendad Oldbuck*
Odo Proudfoot
Sancho Proudfoot
Widow Rumble
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Lotho Sackville-Baggins
Otho Sackville-Baggins
Sandyman the Miller
Ted Sandyman
Robin Smallburrow
Adelard Took
Bandobras "Bullroarer" Took*
Everard Took
Gerontius Took*
Paladin Took
Peregrin (Pippin) Took
Daddy Twofoot
Will Whitfoot
Elanor
Frodo*
Rose*
Merry*
Goldilocks*
Pippin*
 
Hobbits of Bree
Willie Banks
Bob
Mr. Mugwort
Nob
Mr. Underhill at Staddle
 
Hobbits on the
Banks of Anduin
Déagol*
Sméagol (Gollum)
 
Elves
Amroth*
Arwen Undómiel
Celeborn
Celebrían*
Celebrimbor*
Elves, cont...
Círdan
Dior*
Eärendil*
Elladan
Elrohir
Elrond
Elwing*
Erestor
Fëanor*
Galadriel
Galdor
Gildor Inglorion
Gil-galad*
Glorfindel
Haldir
Legolas
Lindir
Lúthien Tinúviel*
Nimrodel*
Orophin
Rúmil
Thingol*
Thranduil
 
Dwarfs
Balin
Bifur
Bofur
Bombur
Dáin Ironfoot
Dori
Dwalin
Durin the Deathless*
Flói
Frár
Fundin*
Gimli
Glóin
Lóni
Náli
Narvi*
Nori
Óin
Ori
Telchar*
Thorin Oakenshield*
Thráin*
Thrór*
 
Ancient Heroes and
Numenoreans
Barahir*
Beren*
Hador*
Húrin*
Túrin*
Anárion*
Elendil*
Isildur*
 
Dunedain of the North
Aragorn Elessar
Arathorn*
Arvedui Last-king*
Halbarad
Malbeth the Seer*
Othar*
Valandil*
 
Dunedain of the South
Anborn
Angbor
Baranor*
Beregond
Bergil
Berúthiel*
Boromir
Cirion*
Damrod
Denethor
Derufin
Dervorin
Duilin
Duinhir
Eärnur*
Dunedain of the
South, cont...
Ecthelion*
Faramir
Finduilas*
Forlong the Fat
Golasgil
Hirluin the Fair
Hirgon
Húrin Warden of the Keys
Imrahil
Ingold
Ioreth
Iorlas
Mablung
Mardil Voronwe*
Meneldil*
Targon
Vorondil the Hunter*
 
Rohirrim
Aldor*
Baldor*
Brego*
Ceorl
Déor*
Déorwine
Dúnhere
Éomer Éadig
Éomund*
Eorl the Young*
Éothain
Éowyn
Elfhelm
Erkenbrand
Fastred
Fengel*
Folca*
Folcwine*
Fréa*
Fréalaf*
Fréawine*
Gálmód*
Gárulf
Gamling
Gléowine*
Goldwine*
Gram*
Gríma Wormtongue
Grimbold
Guthláf
Háma
Harding
Helm the Hammerhand*
Herefara
Herubrand
Horn
Léofa*
Thengel*
Théoden Ednew
Théodred
Walda*
Wídfara
 
Men of Vale and River
Bain*
Bard*
Beorn*
Brand
Grimbeorn the Old
 
Men of Bree
Rowlie Appledore
Barliman Butterbur
Bill Ferny
Harry Goatleaf
Mat Heathertoes
Tom Pickthorn
 
Druedain
Ghân-buri-Ghân
Wizards
Gandalf the Grey
Radagast the Brown
Saruman the White
 
Maiar (?)
Tom Bombadil
Goldberry
 
Ents
Beechbone
Leaflock (Finglas)
Quickbeam (Bregalad)
Skinbark (Fladrif)
Treebeard (Fangorn)
Wandlimb (Fimbrethil)*
 
Eagles
Gwaihir the Windlord
Landroval
Meneldor
Thorondor*
 
Valar
Elbereth (Varda)*
Araw (Oromë)*
Elder King*
 
Horses and Ponies
Asfaloth
Arod
Bill the Pony
Bumpkin
Fatty Lumpkin
Felaróf*
Firefoot
Hasufel
Lightfoot*
Shadowfax
Sharp-ears
Snowmane
Strider the Pony
Stybba
Swish-tail
Roheryn
White-socks
Windfola
Wise-nose
 
Dogs
Fang
Grip
Wolf
 
Dragons
Ancalagon*
Scatha*
Smaug*
 
Orcs
Lugdush
Mauhúr
Snaga
Uglúk
Grishnákh
Lagduf
Muzgash
Radbug
Shagrat
Snaga
Ufthak
Gorbag
 
Forces of Evil
Durin's Bane
Gothmog
King of the Dead
Morgoth*
Mouth of Sauron
Old Man Willow
Sauron
Shelob
Ungoliant*
Watcher in the Water
Witch-king of Angmar
65 Comments
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Level 61
Oct 27, 2015
Wow this is epic.
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Level 64
May 27, 2016
I must try this one a 2nd time... Very good!
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Level 14
Jul 25, 2016
You missed out fill and kili
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Level 95
Jan 5, 2017
Hilruin the Fair should be Hirluin
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Level 52
Feb 25, 2017
I would have gotten it right then... :(
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2020
Gosh! It’s now fixed.
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Level 38
Jan 6, 2017
like tbot said, you missed out fili and kili.
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Level 73
Jan 7, 2017
Fili and Kili are not mentioned in The Lord of the Rings.
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Level 6
Nov 13, 2017
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Level 75
Jun 8, 2020
I contest the ruling of Morgoth being dead. His spirit remained to return at Dagor Dagoroth
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2020
I agree that the spirit of Morgoth is very much alive, unfortunately. The * is for history and myth as well.
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2020
Ugluk is an Uruk-Hai, not an orc.
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2020
Well, Uruk-hai are kind of superorcs. I haven’t specified the different types of Elves either - for this quiz.
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Level 65
Jul 22, 2020
never can remember Deagol or Gollum
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2020
I tend to forget the Maggot couple myself.
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Level 60
Jun 8, 2021
Nominated
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 59
Jul 23, 2021
In german many names are different, so its a tough quiz.

Cool Quiz!!!

More LOTR!!!

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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Danke schön!
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Level 60
Jul 25, 2021
Like to see this was spotlighted!
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 76
Jul 27, 2021
I would love to see a Harry Potter version of this. I'd make it myself if I had more time.
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Thanks!

Potter taken to consideration…🤪

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Level 80
Jul 27, 2021
Well done! Love it. Could always use more time but I suppose you have to cut it off somewhere.
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Thank you, Your Darkness!
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Level 76
Jul 27, 2021
5 stars. Excellent.
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Great quiz - seems I've been waiting for it for years!

Just wondered if Finrod should be there - I think Gildor mentions he is from the house of Finrod. Also Daeron - does Gandalf mention that the writing on the doors of Moria are Daeron's runes?

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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Thank you!

And gosh, you are right about Finrod. I’ll go and find some ash to pour on my hair….

Daeron isn’t mentioned in my (Finnish) translation of the actual story - in Appendix, of course.

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Level 73
Jul 29, 2021
Spare the ashes - think you've done a great job.

Haven't got a copy of LOTR handy however found this on the internet: "These are Daeron's Runes, such as were used of old in Moria..." –Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring.

I'm not sure but I think they were on the doors of Moria 'speak friend and enter - I Narvi carved these runes - I think you have Narvi. Alternatively it may have been on Balin's tomb.

Actually I was surprised there were only 280 odd characters mentioned. I've always wondered how these quizzes are compiled - do you actually go through the book noting them down or is there a tool you use?

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Level 73
Jul 30, 2021
Thanks for your sympathy! 😁

And I must yield again - Daeron IS mentioned at Balin’s tomb. I checked only the doors… However, by the orders of The Quizmaster there’s no chance to alter the answers any more.

Don’t know about the others, but I actually went the book through and made notes! After that I checked the English names, because my mothertongue is Finnish. It was a nice holiday activity and I enjoyed very much doing it. And the book itself is very dear and familiar to me, which made the task much easier than it sounds.

Of course, the main reason I created the quiz was the fact that the previous ”Lotr character” quizzes were either inaccurate or lame!

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Level 89
Jul 28, 2021
I randomly smashed on my keyboard and got 50%
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Level 64
Jul 28, 2021
136 and somehow I missed Sam.
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Level 91
Jul 30, 2021
What are Frodo, Merry, Pippin, and Rosie doing at the bottom of the list with the history/myth asterisk?
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Level 73
Jul 31, 2021
They are the children of Sam and Rose, and they are not born yet at the end of the story That’s why they are marked with an asterisk.

(This is mentioned in the original instructions, which are later modified by the Quizmaster.)

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Level 79
Aug 6, 2021
How about the barrow wight as one of the forces of evil?
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2021
I expected Gollum to be guessed by at least 95% of players
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Level 71
Aug 12, 2021
I mean Brego was only guessed by 57% of players, which is kinda sad considering his name is basically a give-away.

Also, great quiz! My LOTR is definitely slipping and I probably would have done much better on this quiz 5 years ago... but all the same it was a joy to play!

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Level 58
Aug 12, 2021
i dont remember tom or goldberry being maia rather gandalf and elrond mentioning him as being a part of the forest itself.

Time for a reread i think.

Now i need to find my copy of the silmarillion. Conversly have you though of doing the charaters of the silmarillion

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Level 73
Aug 13, 2021
The Bombadil Couple being maiar is not actually mentioned, and it’s another theory. Hence the question mark.
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Level 73
Aug 13, 2021
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/113589/the-ultimate-silmarillion-character-quiz
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Level 68
Aug 12, 2021
My chickens are named after hobbits.
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Level 73
Aug 15, 2021
My cat is called Merry.
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Level 68
Aug 12, 2021
Cool quiz. What about Lurtz? He was the Uruk-Hai who killed Boromir in the first film. My hairdresser's cousin is the actor who played him.
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Level 68
Aug 12, 2021
Oh, I just found out he was created for the movies but is not in the books.
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Level 73
Aug 12, 2021
Poor Fili and Kili
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Level 60
Aug 12, 2021
Great that it was featured!
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Level 77
Aug 13, 2021
Brilliant quiz for the teenagers on JetPunk.
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Level 16
Aug 14, 2021
why didn't dumbledore work!!!
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Level 73
Aug 15, 2021
😂😂😂
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Level 88
Aug 27, 2021
Great quiz, thanks for making it! I didn't do as well as I might have; after seeing the answers there were several I really should have gotten. It's been many years since I've read the books, though. Looking forward to trying the quiz again some time down the line.
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Level 76
Jan 1, 2022
Shocking how only 8% of people remembered the mighty Fatty Lumpkin
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Level 64
Jan 18, 2022
99, was typing another right as the time ran out...At least I'm not some not some blockheaded Bracegirdle from hardbottle.
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Level 43
May 29, 2022
gods, monsters, generations of noble men, elves, dwarves, horses... and Bob
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Level 74
Sep 22, 2022
Welp, you've caught me. You've got me hooked, addicted, obsessed. I've already got the five points, but I do not, cannot, will not rest until I finally know every single named character in the six books of Lord of the Rings. I would swear an oath, but that didn't turn out too well for a certain eight characters.
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Level 73
Sep 27, 2022
Wow, thank you! That’s the best compliment (?) I`ve ever received!
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Level 30
Oct 23, 2022
Absolutely love this quiz. It is my favourite one to do, and I have done it probably dozens of times now. Thought I better finally make a comment to say congrats on a great quiz. Doing the whole quiz refreshes my brain and wakes it up for study.
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Level 73
Oct 24, 2022
Thank you! It was my purest pleasure!
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Level 74
May 18, 2023
I only got Brego. Haven't read it yet...
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Level 53
Jun 7, 2023
so 'hobbit' not included? Poor fili and kili :(
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Level 62
Oct 16, 2023
it appears you are missing a myriad of characters. examples include fili, kili, and azog. other than that, good quiz.
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Level 76
Dec 28, 2023
None of those is mentioned in LOTR (not including the appendices).
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Level 40
Nov 21, 2023
Great quiz!
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Level 26
Jan 3, 2024
whoever got 100% you guys deserve a promotion in life
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Level 60
Mar 5, 2024
man I can't even remember the members of the fellowship...