Sunday, 3 January 2016

[Round One] The Evernight Facebook Group's Big LOTRO Quiz 2016!

Barliman Butterbur is cleaning a few ale cups, humming a tune as old as the hills of Bree Land. He has seen you and other members of Evernight in and out of the pub for many moons now, and pours you a Barliman's Best (The Prancing Pony's finest, and that's saying a lot).

"Welcome, weary travellers! Take up armchairs, rest on rugs and gather round tables by the fire just down the other side of the room there, right by that elf lass in the white dress. Your adventures have taken you far, and to celebrate such a wonderful day as Mister Tolkien's birthday, Hannihr'll be hosting a quiz!"

Barliman gestures to the north wall, and passes out cheese, meat, bread and fruit to you and your friends as you pass. The smell of roasted lamb and smoked pork greets you as you sit by the stone and mahogany fire place.

The chill of the winter outside is long forgotten, as your toast your toes near the hearth. The room is warm, welcoming, and is lost in a time of party and pleasure. A Rohirrim man stands to the left of the fire, dressed comfortably and playing a cheerful tune on his lute.

Hannihr the elf Guardian approaches the fire, drinks the contents of her ale in one, and burps slightly.

"Mae Govannen my dear People! Today is Tolkien's one hundredth and twenty fourth birthday: he is twelthy-fourth today! I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as I am *hic*.

I shall not keep you long, I have called you all together for a Purpose.

Indeed, for Three Purposes! First of all, to tell you that I am immensely fond of you all, and that 5 months of in game time is too short a time to play among such excellent and admirable players.

Secondly, to celebrate Professor Tolkien's birthday. Together we score one thousand, three hundred and forty-three.

Thirdly and finally, I wish to make an ANNOUNCEMENT. I am happy to announce that the quiz may now begin! May the best Hobbit, Elf, Man, Dwarf or Beorning win!"

Hannihr took out a tattered scroll. It had been well used, and as she opened it for inspection, runes formed out of light and rose to the ceiling where the spiders were keeping warm.

All in the Prancing Pony listened carefully, and gently placed down their cups.

"Each round has nine questions. This round, Round One, is dedicated to the FILMS in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, good luck!

Round One

Question One
When Denethor asks Pippin to sing for him, which member of the cast for the film created the melody for the song "Mist and Shadows"?

Question Two
Who composed the music for the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

Question Three
Which prop was Orlando Bloom given on the last day of shooting as a gift?

Question Four
Whose helmet shows the runes that state "Lammen Gorthaur"?

Question Five
Fans of the LOTR films noticed an attractive looking elf, who was thus named "Figwit" (Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!), who played Figwit?

Question Six
What is the name of the song that Annie Lennox sings at the end of the Return of the King?

Question Seven
Which member of the cast said this? "When I first read 'Lord of the Rings,' I wanted to see a film of it. But at that time, the technology wasn't there; there was no such thing as CGI"

Question Eight
How many strands of hair did Galadriel give Gimli? (for an extra point: who originally wanted a strand of Galadriel's hair many years before Gimili met Galadriel?)

Question Nine
Which member of the cast was so afraid of helicopters that they decided to walk up a mountain for 2 hours for shooting the film, instead of flying?

That is the end of Round One. Round Two is coming shortly!


  1. Question 1 : pippin aka Billy Boyd himself
    Question 2 : Howard Shore
    Question 3 : The bow he used during the filming
    Question 4 : His majesty The Mouth of Sauron himself
    Question 5 : The elven escort in Arwen in the forest towards the Gray Havens. and in the hobbit movie he is seen greeting the dwarves in Rivendell.
    Question 6 : Into the west that was also prized with an academy award.
    Question 7 : Sir Christopher Lee may he ever Rest in Peace.
    Question 8 : 3 strands (Fëanor also asked for 1 but she refused 3 times)
    Question 9 : that was Sean Bean who played Boromir. ( i got info when i was in Nea Zealand myself)

  2. 1. "A Walking Song" is a poem in the form of a song from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings,

    2. Howard Shore

    3. Orlando Bloom got one of Legolas’ bows.

    4. Mouth of Sauron

    5. Bret McKenzie

    6. Into the West

    7.christopher lee

    8. gimli desires a single strand of her golden hair, but got 3

    8 extra. Fëanor the elf :)

    9. Sean Bean aka boromir


    1. but the melody of question one was billy boyds :)

  3. Very impressed with answers so far! :D

  4. 1. Billy Boyd
    2. Howard Shore
    3. He got one of Legolas' bow
    4. The Mouth of Sauron
    5. Bret McKenzie
    6. Into The West
    7. Sir Christopher Lee
    8. Gimli got 3 strands of Galadriels' hair. Feanor asked for a strand thrice before, but was refused.
    9. Sean Bean


    2. LOTR Music composer: Howard Shore.
    3. Orlando Bloom got one of Legolas' bows
    4. Mouth of Sauron's costume.
    5. Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords fame.
    6. "Into the West" is a song performed by Annie Lennox.
    7. Christopher Lee. "Eternal rest, grant unto him, oh Lord."
    8. Gimli asked for 1 strand, but Galadriel gave him 3. Before that, Feanor requested a strand of Galadriel's hair, but she refused.
    9. Sean Bean was afraid of helicopters.

  6. 1. Billy Boyd
    2. Howard Shore
    3. Legolas' Bow
    4.Mouth of Sauron
    5.Bret Mckenzie
    6.Into the West ( Annie Lennox)
    7. Christopher Lee
    8. Gimli asked for 1 strand, however got 3. Previous to this Feanor requested a strandbut was refused.
    9. Sean Bean

    -Prithbo (AKA Finn)

  7. Yay! This was fun, looking forward to part 2 and 3!
    1. Billy Boyd (the song itself was written by Tolkien)
    2. Howard Shore
    3. A bow (one of Legolas’)
    4. That of the Mouth of Sauron
    5. Bret McKenzie (who also played an elf in the Hobbit movies :D)
    6. Into the West
    7. Christopher Lee
    8. Three strands of hair. Gimli asked only for 1, but Galadriel gave three. The number is significant – in the First Age, Feanor, who beheld Galadriel and found her hair so beautiful, asked for a strand of her hair three times. Galadriel refused, most likely being unnerved by Feanor or maybe even foreseeing his disastrous future? Anyway, the fact that Galadriel, as an Elf, refused to give the greatest smith of her time a strand of her hair, but gave a seemingly insignificant dwarf three, shows the amount of faith she put in the fellowship (or in Gimli, at least).
    9. Sean Bean (remember that blooper where the helicopter suddenly rises above the mountains when filming a shot of Boromir? :P)

    - Faratalath (Siebren)