The Hobbit Trivia Quiz

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3. One on one

Lost in a labyrinth of passages beneath the Misty Mountains, Bilbo finds himself engaged in a contest with a creature named Gollum at the edge of an eerie subterranean lake. What type of contest is it?

A) Charades
B) Ninepins
C) Riddles
D) Wrestling

Your answer — A) Charades — was incorrect.

Fortunately, Gollum is afraid of Bilbo’s elvish sword. He does not dare attack Bilbo immediately, but proposes the riddling contest to pass the time while he thinks what to do and works up more of an appetite. After exchanging several rounds of riddles with no errors, Bilbo finally wins with a question of doubtful fairness: “What have I got in my pocket?” Gollum is obliged to show Bilbo the way out of the labyrinth. His attempt to renege on the arrangement fails thanks to Bilbo’s ring, and the hobbit escapes the mountain at last.

Click “Question 4” below to continue the quiz.

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