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The Fellowship of the Ring Trivia Quiz

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The opening volume of The Lord of the Rings describes the first phase of the quest to destroy the One Ring by carrying it into Mordor, stronghold of the demonic Sauron, and tossing it into the volcanic fires in the Cracks of Doom. The first half of the story describes the perilous journey made by four hobbits from their home in the Shire to Rivendell, an Elf haven, where the Fellowship is formed. Its members include Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin (the hobbits), Gandalf the wizard, the human lords Aragorn and Boromir, Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf.

Cover of the Unwin edition

Cover of the Unwin edition (1966)

In the book’s second half, the Fellowship treks to the Misty Mountains, and then into Khazad-dûm, an ancient city that the Dwarves carved within the mountain itself in ancient times. Now it is abandoned and overrun with monsters. Far beneath the ground, the Fellowship is broken. By the time the companions emerge on the other side of the mountain, and enter the Elf kingdom of Lothlórien, Gandalf has been killed in an epic supernatural battle.

This quiz is based upon the Tolkien book, not the Peter Jackson movie, which understandably omitted some memorable scenes. If you find yourself saying “Bomba-wha—??”, that is most likely the reason.

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