Lord of The Rings Trivia #1

Note: this is based on the books. The Hobbit is included in this quiz; the Silmarillion is not.
Please use the British spelling of words. The American spellings of words such as color will yield incorrect answers.
Quiz by Lukutiss1324
Last updated: March 7, 2013
First submittedMay 1, 2012
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What was the answer to Bilbo's final 'riddle'?
The One Ring
During the time in which The Hobbit is set, Sauron resides here
Dol Guldur
Bilbo greets Gandalf with this simple phrase, yet Gandalf questions its exact meaning
Good Morning
How many rings of power were given to the dwarves?
How many rings of power were given to the elves?
How many rings of power were given to men?
Treebeard is known by two names. What is the other?
Originally called Saruman the White
Saruman of Many Colours
The Hobbits find their first swords here
The Barrow-downs (or Tyrn Gorthad)
It is a Bywater joke to refer to Bag End/Bagshot Row as this
Sharkey's End
This began in TA 2911
Fell Winter
Gandalf's sword
Glamdring (or Beater)
Tom Bombadil saves the hobbits from this tree
Old Man Willow
The full inscription on the ring
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
The Two Towers
Minas Morgul
Level 46
Jun 11, 2012
Damn, I thought people would do better on this quiz. I guess people were expecting stuff from the movies...
Level 58
Jul 6, 2014
No, it was just a really hard quiz. I've read both the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit multiple times, and didn't remember several of the specific details included in this quiz.
Level 56
Jun 7, 2021
Yes. Forgot Bring them. Wrote rule them, find them, rule them again, then bind them. Also didn’t understand the last question
Level 68
Sep 30, 2012
I always loved that "good morning" bit.
Level 46
Apr 22, 2013
From Wikipedia:

In letters to Rayner Unwin Tolkien considered naming the two as Orthanc and Barad-dûr, Minas Tirith and Barad-dûr, or Orthanc and the Tower of Cirith Ungol.

However, a month later he wrote a note published at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring and later drew a cover illustration which both identified the pair as Minas Morgul and Orthanc.

Level 10
Jun 8, 2014
It's a grey area which two towers are the actual "two towers", as I'm fairly sure that Tolkein never explicitly said so. I remember Peter Jackson talking in the film appendices about it as well, at one point, saying that it was a grey area.

I think many people assume it is Orthanc and Barad Dur, because in the films, Saruman talks about the "Union of the Two Towers" whilst the camera is panning up Barad-dur, and obviously Saruman is in Orthanc...

The two towers could equally be any of the others that people have mentioned (Cirith Ungol, etc) so I'd accept multiple answers, or just remove the question altogether.

Level 56
Feb 12, 2015
I'm not keen on that Saruman question. At one point he says "I am Saruman of Many Colours", and Gandalf remarks, "I prefer White". It's not like everybody refers to Saruman throughout the remainder of the book as "Saruman of Many Colours". If we're looking for a different name for Saruman, I would have hoped Sharkey would have worked, particularly when that's mentioned in another question which I also thought was unfair for different reasons.
Level 46
Feb 28, 2015
I might edit that question slightly so the answer is either different or more obvious.
Level 60
Jul 21, 2020
You should also allow "Saruman of many colors" for any Americans.
Level 56
Jun 7, 2021
Level 11
Feb 13, 2018
"saruman of many colors" did not work...sorry for speaking American, I guess.
Level 78
Dec 6, 2018
Yeah, me too.
Level 25
Dec 4, 2018
The Elves crafted their own rings (see The Silmarillion): Sauron did not give them any.
Level 61
Sep 29, 2021
Just a bit too tricksy; for example, I knew Barrow, but didn't remember Barrow Downs. It's a while since I've read it!