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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the name of the dragon who occupied the Lonely Mountain?

    • A.

      Drath-Hudin

    • B.

      Gauldor

    • C.

      Slagor

    • D.

      Smaug

    Correct Answer
    D. Smaug
    Explanation
    Smaug is the correct answer because he is the dragon who occupied the Lonely Mountain. In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit," Smaug is depicted as a fearsome dragon who guards a vast treasure hoard in the Lonely Mountain, also known as Erebor. The protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, along with a group of dwarves, embarks on a quest to reclaim the mountain and its treasure from Smaug's clutches. Smaug is known for his cunning, power, and the ability to breathe fire, making him a formidable adversary.

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  • 2. 

    Bilbo was given his short sword Sting as a reward from Thorin Oakenshield at the end of the Battle of Five Armies.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Bilbo was not given his short sword Sting as a reward from Thorin Oakenshield at the end of the Battle of Five Armies. In fact, Bilbo found the sword in a troll hoard earlier in his adventure with the dwarves.

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  • 3. 

    What kind of bird revealed the keyhole in the side of the mountain to Bilbo and the Dwarves?

    • A.

      Thrush

    • B.

      Swallow

    • C.

      Sparrow

    • D.

      Raven

    Correct Answer
    A. Thrush
    Explanation
    The thrush revealed the keyhole in the side of the mountain to Bilbo and the Dwarves. This is evident from the context of the question, which mentions that the bird revealed the keyhole. The other options, swallow, sparrow, and raven, are not mentioned in the question and therefore are not relevant to the answer.

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  • 4. 

    Bard was responsible for the death of who?

    • A.

      Thorin

    • B.

      Smaug

    • C.

      The Goblin King

    • D.

      Dwalin

    Correct Answer
    B. Smaug
    Explanation
    Bard was responsible for the death of Smaug.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the actor who plays Old Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring?

    • A.

      Ian Holm

    • B.

      Ian McKellan

    • C.

      Ioan Gruffudd

    • D.

      Polly Shore

    Correct Answer
    A. Ian Holm
    Explanation
    Ian Holm is the correct answer because he portrays the character of Old Bilbo Baggins in the movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." Ian Holm is a renowned British actor who has had a long and successful career in both film and stage. He is well-known for his versatility and has appeared in various critically acclaimed films throughout his career.

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  • 6. 

    What significance did "Durin's Day" have to Bilbo and the Dwarves as they neared the end of their journey?

    • A.

      It was the day the secret door on the side of the mountain would open.

    • B.

      The dwarves believed the dragon would be defeated on that day.

    • C.

      It was the day Bilbo found his magic ring.

    • D.

      On that day the mighty axe of Durin would revealed to his heir.

    Correct Answer
    A. It was the day the secret door on the side of the mountain would open.
    Explanation
    "Durin's Day" was significant to Bilbo and the Dwarves because it was the day when the secret door on the side of the mountain would open. This door was the only way for them to enter the Lonely Mountain, where the dragon Smaug resided and the dwarves hoped to reclaim their homeland and treasure. Therefore, the opening of the secret door on Durin's Day was crucial for their mission and the culmination of their journey.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of Chapter 7 in The Hobbit?

    • A.

      Riddles in the Dark

    • B.

      Queer Lodgings

    • C.

      A Warm Welcome

    • D.

      Flies and Spiders

    Correct Answer
    B. Queer Lodgings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Queer Lodgings" because in Chapter 7 of The Hobbit, Bilbo and the dwarves seek shelter in the house of Beorn, a skin-changer who can transform into a bear. They find his house to be peculiar and unusual, hence the term "queer lodgings" is used to describe it. This chapter focuses on their interactions with Beorn and the unique accommodations they find themselves in.

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  • 8. 

    Fill in the blank for this Goblin King rant: "Slash them! Beat them! Bite them! ______ them!

    • A.

      Stone

    • B.

      Bruise

    • C.

      Crush

    • D.

      Gnash

    Correct Answer
    D. Gnash
    Explanation
    The Goblin King's rant is filled with aggressive and violent actions, such as slashing, beating, and biting. To maintain the same tone and intensity, the missing word should also convey a violent action. "Gnash" fits this description as it refers to grinding or clenching one's teeth in anger or frustration, suggesting the Goblin King's desire to inflict pain and harm upon his enemies.

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  • 9. 

    What was the last thing Gandalf said to Bilbo and the Dwarves as he left them on the border of Mirkwood?

    • A.

      Don't leave the path!

    • B.

      We will meet again!

    • C.

      Don't drink the water!

    • D.

      Don't give up!

    Correct Answer
    A. Don't leave the path!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Don't leave the path!" This is because Gandalf warns Bilbo and the Dwarves to stay on the designated path while traveling through Mirkwood. Leaving the path would be dangerous and could lead them into trouble or get them lost. Gandalf's instruction serves as a reminder to follow the safe route and avoid any potential dangers that may lie outside of it.

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  • 10. 

    Martin Freeman plays a character named Arthur Dent in what 2005 movie?

    • A.

      The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • B.

      Batman Begins

    • C.

      A History of Violence

    • D.

      The Squid and the Whale

    Correct Answer
    A. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Explanation
    Martin Freeman plays the character named Arthur Dent in the 2005 movie "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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  • 11. 

    What was the name of Gandalf's sword?

    • A.

      Thorcrist

    • B.

      Glamdring

    • C.

      Orcrist

    • D.

      Nalfang

    Correct Answer
    B. Glamdring
    Explanation
    Gandalf's sword is named Glamdring. This is a well-known fact from J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels, specifically "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Glamdring is described as a legendary sword, also known as the Foe-hammer, and it was originally crafted by the Elves. Gandalf wields this powerful weapon throughout his adventures, using it to fight against various enemies, including Orcs and Balrogs.

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  • 12. 

    How did Bilbo and the Dwarves cross the river that blocked their path in Mirkwood?

    • A.

      A boat

    • B.

      A rope

    • C.

      A floating log

    • D.

      An eagle

    Correct Answer
    A. A boat
    Explanation
    Bilbo and the Dwarves crossed the river in Mirkwood by using a boat. This method allowed them to safely navigate across the water and continue on their journey. A boat would be a practical choice for crossing a river, as it provides stability and control compared to other options such as a rope or a floating log. An eagle would not be a feasible means of crossing a river, as it is a bird and cannot carry a group of people and their belongings.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following was NOT one of the Dwarves in Thorin's company?

    • A.

      Bifur

    • B.

      Kili

    • C.

      Dopey

    • D.

      Oin

    Correct Answer
    C. Dopey
    Explanation
    Dopey is not one of the Dwarves in Thorin's company. Dopey is a character from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, not from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, where Thorin's company is featured. The other three options, Bifur, Kili, and Oin, are all Dwarves who were part of Thorin's company.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these was NOT the name of one of the Trolls encountered by Bilbo and the Dwarves?

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      William

    • C.

      Jack

    • D.

      Bert

    Correct Answer
    C. Jack
    Explanation
    In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves encounter three trolls named Tom, Bert, and William. However, Jack is not mentioned as one of the trolls in the story. Therefore, Jack is the correct answer as it is not the name of one of the trolls encountered by Bilbo and the Dwarves.

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  • 15. 

    What was the fairest of all treasures in the Lonely Mountain?

    • A.

      Durin's Axe

    • B.

      The Golden Chalice of Gondolin

    • C.

      A coat of mithril

    • D.

      The Arkenstone of Thrain

    Correct Answer
    D. The Arkenstone of Thrain
    Explanation
    The Arkenstone of Thrain was considered the fairest of all treasures in the Lonely Mountain. It was a precious gem that glowed with an inner light, symbolizing the wealth and power of the dwarves. The Arkenstone held great significance for the dwarves and was often regarded as a symbol of their kingship. Its beauty and rarity made it highly coveted by others, leading to conflicts and battles. Its importance in the story of The Hobbit is evident as it becomes the focal point of the quest and a source of both greed and redemption.

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  • 16. 

    What was the name of Thorin's sword?

    • A.

      Glamdring

    • B.

      Sting

    • C.

      Anduril

    • D.

      Orcrist

    Correct Answer
    D. Orcrist
    Explanation
    Orcrist was the name of Thorin's sword. It was a legendary weapon that belonged to the Dwarves and was used by Thorin Oakenshield during the events of The Hobbit. Orcrist was known as the Goblin-cleaver and had a blade that glowed blue when Orcs or Goblins were near. It was a powerful and important weapon for Thorin and played a significant role in his quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain.

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  • 17. 

    What is the name of Chapter 5 in The Hobbit?

    • A.

      A Short Rest

    • B.

      Over Hill and Under Hill

    • C.

      Riddles in the Dark

    • D.

      Queer Lodgings

    Correct Answer
    C. Riddles in the Dark
    Explanation
    Chapter 5 of The Hobbit is titled "Riddles in the Dark." This chapter focuses on Bilbo Baggins' encounter with Gollum in the dark caves of the Misty Mountains. During their interaction, they engage in a game of riddles, and Bilbo's wit and cleverness allow him to escape from Gollum's clutches. This chapter is significant as it showcases Bilbo's growth and development as a character, as well as foreshadows the importance of the One Ring in the larger story.

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  • 18. 

    What prevented Bilbo and the Dwarves from traveling around the South border of Mirkwood on their journey to the Lonely Mountain?

    • A.

      A goblin army

    • B.

      The Misty Mountains

    • C.

      The Dead Marshes

    • D.

      The Necromancer

    Correct Answer
    D. The Necromancer
    Explanation
    The Necromancer prevented Bilbo and the Dwarves from traveling around the South border of Mirkwood on their journey to the Lonely Mountain. The Necromancer, also known as Sauron, was a powerful sorcerer who had taken residence in the southern part of Mirkwood. His presence and dark magic made it dangerous and impossible for them to pass through that route. Sauron's influence and control over the area made it a treacherous path, forcing them to find an alternative route to reach their destination.

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  • 19. 

    Where did Bilbo and the Dwarves encounter giant spiders?

    • A.

      Moria

    • B.

      Esgaroth

    • C.

      Hobbiton

    • D.

      Mirkwood

    Correct Answer
    D. Mirkwood
    Explanation
    Bilbo and the Dwarves encountered giant spiders in Mirkwood. Mirkwood is a dark and dangerous forest in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." While journeying through Mirkwood, they became trapped in the webs of the giant spiders and had to fight for their lives. This encounter was a significant event in their quest to reach the Lonely Mountain.

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  • 20. 

    Who was Elrond's father?

    • A.

      Earendil

    • B.

      Beren

    • C.

      Elwing

    • D.

      Darth Vader

    Correct Answer
    A. Earendil
    Explanation
    Elrond's father is Earendil. Earendil is a character from J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium, specifically from "The Silmarillion." He is a Half-elf who played a significant role in the events leading up to the War of Wrath. Earendil is known for his voyages and for being the father of Elrond and Elros, the founders of the Elven and Human races respectively.

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  • 21. 

    What was the name of Bilbo's mother?

    • A.

      Gregoria

    • B.

      Belunda

    • C.

      Marilla

    • D.

      Belladonna

    Correct Answer
    D. Belladonna
    Explanation
    Bilbo's mother's name was Belladonna.

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  • 22. 

    Here am I, naughty little fly; you are fat and lazy. You cannot trap me, though you try; In your cobwebs crazy. What was Bilbo trying to do when he made up this song?

    • A.

      Steal the spider's food.

    • B.

      Rescue the Dwarves from the spiders.

    • C.

      Escape the spider's lair.

    • D.

      Lure the spiders across the river.

    Correct Answer
    B. Rescue the Dwarves from the spiders.
  • 23. 

    "I can't be always carrying burglars on my back." Who said it?

    • A.

      Dori

    • B.

      Bifur

    • C.

      Bombur

    • D.

      Fili

    Correct Answer
    A. Dori
    Explanation
    Dori said this statement. The phrase implies that Dori does not want to constantly bear the burden or responsibility of dealing with burglars. This suggests that Dori may have had previous encounters or experiences with burglars, and is expressing frustration or weariness with the situation.

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  • 24. 

    The battle at the end of The Hobbit was known as:

    • A.

      The Last Battle

    • B.

      The Desolation of Smaug

    • C.

      The Battle of Five Armies

    • D.

      The Battle of Durin's Heirs

    Correct Answer
    C. The Battle of Five Armies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Battle of Five Armies". This battle refers to the climactic conflict at the end of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, The Hobbit. In this battle, the forces of Elves, Men, Dwarves, Eagles, and Orcs clash near the Lonely Mountain. The battle gets its name from the fact that five armies are involved in the conflict. The outcome of this battle has significant consequences for the characters and sets the stage for events that unfold in Tolkien's later work, The Lord of the Rings.

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  • 25. 

    Who killed Smaug?

    • A.

      Bilbo

    • B.

      Gandalf

    • C.

      Bard

    • D.

      Thorin

    Correct Answer
    C. Bard
    Explanation
    Bard killed Smaug. In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit," Bard is a skilled archer and descendant of the ancient rulers of Dale. He is able to shoot an arrow into the weak spot in Smaug's armor, ultimately causing the dragon's downfall. Bard's actions play a crucial role in the story, as Smaug's death leads to the Battle of the Five Armies and the resolution of the quest for the dwarves' homeland.

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  • 26. 

    Where was the dragon's weak spot?

    • A.

      Stomach

    • B.

      Left breast

    • C.

      Throat

    • D.

      Right shoulder

    Correct Answer
    B. Left breast
    Explanation
    The dragon's weak spot was located in its left breast. This implies that attacking or targeting the left breast would be the most effective way to weaken or defeat the dragon.

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  • 27. 

    What was the first name of Bilbo's paternal grandfather?

    Correct Answer
    Mungo, mungo
    Explanation
    The first name of Bilbo's paternal grandfather is Mungo.

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  • 28. 

    What sort of creatures do goblins ride upon?

    • A.

      Horses

    • B.

      Dragons

    • C.

      Balrogs

    • D.

      Wargs

    Correct Answer
    D. Wargs
    Explanation
    Goblins ride upon wargs. Wargs are large, wolf-like creatures that are often depicted as being used as mounts by goblins in various fantasy literature and media. They are known for their speed, strength, and ferocity, making them suitable for goblins to ride into battle or for transportation purposes.

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  • 29. 

    What was the first name of Frodo Baggins' father?

    Correct Answer
    Drogo, drogo
    Explanation
    Frodo Baggins' father's first name was Drogo. This can be inferred from the given answer "Drogo, drogo."

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  • 30. 

    Who provided the voice of Bilbo Baggins in the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit?

    • A.

      Robert Redford

    • B.

      Roger Hamlin

    • C.

      Mark Hammil

    • D.

      Orson Bean

    Correct Answer
    D. Orson Bean
    Explanation
    Orson Bean provided the voice of Bilbo Baggins in the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit.

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  • 31. 

    Who did Gandalf call for first as he and Bilbo stood before Beorn?

    • A.

      Thorin

    • B.

      Dori

    • C.

      Fili and Kili

    • D.

      Thorin and Dori

    Correct Answer
    D. Thorin and Dori
    Explanation
    Gandalf called for Thorin and Dori first as he and Bilbo stood before Beorn. This suggests that Gandalf considered Thorin and Dori to be the most important or influential individuals in that particular situation.

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  • 32. 

    Which famous sidekick did Martin Freeman portray in a 2010-2012 TV series?

    • A.

      Robin

    • B.

      Dr. Watson

    • C.

      Little John

    • D.

      Hutch

    Correct Answer
    B. Dr. Watson
    Explanation
    Martin Freeman portrayed the character of Dr. Watson in a 2010-2012 TV series. Dr. Watson is a famous sidekick and partner to the renowned detective Sherlock Holmes. Freeman's portrayal of Dr. Watson in the TV series was well-received and gained him recognition for his acting skills.

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  • 33. 

    "Silly time to go practising pinching and pocket-picking, when what we wanted was fire and food!" Who said it?

    • A.

      Thorin

    • B.

      Bombur

    • C.

      Gandalf

    • D.

      Nori

    Correct Answer
    B. Bombur
    Explanation
    This quote was said by Bombur. It suggests that instead of engaging in activities like pinching and pocket-picking, they should focus on more important things like finding fire and food.

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  • 34. 

    In what month did Bilbo return to Hobbiton from his journey?

    • A.

      February

    • B.

      May

    • C.

      June

    • D.

      November

    Correct Answer
    C. June
    Explanation
    Bilbo returned to Hobbiton from his journey in June. This can be inferred from the information given in the question.

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  • 35. 

    Gandalf was gray, Sarumon was white, who was brown?

    • A.

      Radagast

    • B.

      Orodruin

    • C.

      Feanor

    • D.

      Elrond

    Correct Answer
    A. Radagast
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Radagast. In J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth universe, Gandalf and Saruman are two of the five Istari, or wizards, who were sent to Middle-earth to aid in the fight against Sauron. Gandalf is known as Gandalf the Grey, while Saruman is known as Saruman the White. Radagast is another one of the Istari and is often associated with the color brown, as he is described as having a brown beard and hair, and being fond of animals and nature.

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  • 36. 

    Which dwarf visits Bilbo Baggins at the end of The Hobbit?

    Correct Answer
    Balin, balin
    Explanation
    At the end of The Hobbit, the dwarf Balin visits Bilbo Baggins. Balin is one of the thirteen dwarves who accompany Bilbo on his journey to reclaim the Lonely Mountain. He is known for his courage and wisdom, and he develops a close friendship with Bilbo throughout their adventures. Balin's visit to Bilbo at the end of the story signifies their enduring bond and the lasting impact of their shared experiences.

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  • 37. 

    Which of these stars from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy will NOT appear in The Hobbit movie?

    • A.

      Orlando Bloom

    • B.

      Liv Tyler

    • C.

      Andy Serkis

    • D.

      Elijah Wood

    Correct Answer
    B. Liv Tyler
    Explanation
    Liv Tyler will not appear in The Hobbit movie. This is because Liv Tyler's character, Arwen, is not present in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel, The Hobbit. Arwen was created specifically for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Therefore, Liv Tyler's character does not have a role in The Hobbit movie adaptation.

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