Thread: History of Middle Earth Brainteaser
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What is the Annon-in-Geldh?
If you mean the Annon-in-Gelydh, I'd be most glad, but if you mean the Annon-in-Geldh, I'm utterly and thorougly lost.
For all the rest I only have #15 left to solve, but that's a hard one, man!
[Edited on 7/24/2003 by Arcormacolindóva]
In what chapter of LotR was the phrase "Abidath cuman uncuthe!" used? By whom? What does it mean?
Where and what is Írensaga?
What is another name for the Bridge of Khazad-dûm?
How old was Tar-Míriel (Ar-Zimraphel) when she died?
Who said, "Yet the One was lost, and while it still lies hid, we can master the Enemy..."?
How many steps led up to the threshold of Orthanc?
Tolkien once wrote in a letter concerning LotR, "I wisely started with a ___, and made the story fit."
Who were the grandsons of Lúthien Tinúviel?
What tongue did the Olog-hai speak?
Who was Komosot?
"Komosot" was slain how many years after the Noldor came back to Middle-Earth?
What is another name for Mar-nu-Falmar?
Mount Dolmed was nearest to which Dwarf-cities?
The Birchwoods of Nimbrethil were in what land?
What flower bloomed in Doriath when Tinúviel was born?
Who was Kalimac Brandagamba?
What was Samwise Gamgee's birthday rumored to be?
What was the birthday (month, number, and year) of Elessar Telcontar?
Which twin brothers were buried in Haudh-in-Gwanur?
Who were #s 24 and 25 sons of?
Who was called Béma by Men?
What tongue did the Stone-trolls use?
What was the name of Thorin II Oakenshield's wife?
In the lore of Rohan, what was Théoden's surname?
What was Éomer's surname?
Who was Helm Hammerhand's sister?
Did Eldarion have any sisters?
What was absent in the night sky of Lothlórien?
What emblem did the Orcs of Minas Morgul use?
Who used the phrase "...as hopeless as a frost in spring?"
Which stream sung about by the Silvan Elves once had golden flowers floating in its foam, and a rainbow on its falls?
What color swans did the Fellowship encounter in the Brown Lands?
Frodo first beheld Weathertop how many years after the destruction of its tower?
Which hobbit in the Fellowship was born one year prior to Éomer?
Who was older, Pippin or Merry, and by how many years?
Who was said to look more like an Elven-maid than a hobbit?
The hobbit that #43 married had the same first name as that of a son of which King of Rohan?
How many children with Rosie did Sam have?
Who made the lament called "Noldolantë"?
Who / what was Gil-Estel?
Who prepared a secret way out of Gondolin?
What is eäruilë?
What are two other names of asëa aranion?
Which one does not belong in this group, and why?
Aeglos, alfirin, coimas, elanor, lissuin, mallos, niphredil, seregon, simbelmynë, and uilos.
What is the Quenya name of Ar-Abattârik?
Who was master of Telchar of Nogrod?
What do "lairelossë, laurinquë, malinornë, oiolairë, nessamelda, taniquelassë, vardarianna, and yavannamírë" have in common?
What color were the fruits of yavannamírë?
Where did the things mentioned in #56 exist?
What was Cirion's Oath (write the words)?
What was Elendil's badge?
What was a sandastan (thangail)?
What was a nernehta (dírnaith)?
A lár was about how many miles?
What color were the flowers of aeglos?
Which Gate of Gondolin was the last wrought by Turgon before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad?
An Elf of which people wrote the Aldudénië?
The Lord of the Falathrim was whom?
Alcarinquë, Carnil, Elemmírë, Helluin, Luinil, Lumbar, Morwinyon, and Nénar are all _____.
In what ship did the first Númenórean to reach Middle-Earth travel?
Who was the 3rd son of Brego? Who claimed descent from him?
Where would you find Anarríma, Menelmacar, Soronúmë, Telumendil, Valacirca, and Wilwarin? (Be very specific)
Which does not belong?
Belthil, Culúrien, Laurelin, and Malinalda.
Who is the Vala and Arata that is the sister of Námo and Irmo?
What is the Rohirric (and Westron) name for a talan (like found in Lothlórien?
Bonus: How many miles east of the gorge of Nargothrond were the falls of Sirion?
REMEMBER TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO GET URUK_SLAYER'S QUIZ BACK TO HIM VIA PM. However, if you send it to him tomorrow, I doubt if you would be penalized.
Love your sig.
Ok some questions for you:
# 14: Can't find this one, but I'm sure he exists because we have/had a member by that name. Driving me crazy this one, and the next one too of course.
# 29: Are you sure about this one? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Every source I find states: no record of any wife or children.
# 52: Ok I have a problem here. There are two things there that don't fit the general line. I don't know what to do here really, I think I'll pm you about this one.
#29: The way I wrote the question might happen to be...misleading.
#52: Recheck the definitions of those two you mentioned in the pm. One has multiple meanings.
Hope I helped.
What's that? I'm sure it's some book I don't have.
Yes you certainly helped a lot, Arcomacolindova, but I'm still in the dark about #29. I know you can't say more though.
I was thinking maybe it would be a big help to the others if you told them what you've told me in your pm about the first question. Because I'm not so sure everyone will get that one the way it is. And a hint about the language would be very welcome there. If you're willing of course. I know you gave me a lot of hints already, but it *is* a very hard quiz.
Yeah, I solved #14 and #15, found those in where you said I'd find them. Figured out what BoLT means, thanks a lot! *happy now*
Example: If I asked you to find a phrase (which is in LotR),
"A Galad ven i reniar," you would not see those words anywhere in LotR, though they're in LotR.
Explanation: It says Gildor Inglorion sang "O Light to us who wander here" in Sindarin. Basically, it WAS in there, Tolkien just didn't give the actual Sind. words; and put it into English instead. Not that #1 is Sindarin or anything
It is a slow tongue, with a strong music to it. It is rich and rolling; and also hard and stern, laden with sadness.
Unfortunately, Tolkien usually represented this language by another, because of its analogy to Westron like to another language to English. Therefore the phrase mentioned is in the "other language," not the real language it was in. I.e. if Tolkien translated the Red Book from Westron, this phrase "Abidath..." would be in the new, translated version, not the old version. In the Red Book it would be in the language it was beforehand; but this example (abidath) is in the translated version, an analogy to English like the orig. lang. was 2 Westron.
All right, if you don't understand now, my explanations are hopeless. If you TRULY read this and go "huh?," pm me and I'll tell u what lang "Abidath" is in. OK?
Only 3 ? What the... How could that happen?
Oh, and I only missed four of Uruk_slayer's questions.
Thanks so much for all the tips, Arcormacolindova! I don't think I would have found anything if you hadn't told me where to look. Well, where to look, gave away the language. Thanks!
(And I think I did better than Grondy too, ha!!
None wrong and perfect spelling and grammar, beat that!)
I know, it's not a competition...
Unfortunately, only three people submitted answers but they all did well.
When I first posted these types of quizzes I thought I might be inundated with replies, but it is not actually the case. Generally less than half a dozen members actually post in their answers.
For several months, uruk_slayer and I have been working together on answering the trivia questions posted in these forums. Many are the days when we spread the books across my living room floor to search for answers. Which brings me to the reason for this post.
I've been working on the newest quiz, and some of the answers are being more elusive than is generally their habit. I believe between the two of us we have access to: the Hobbit, the LoTR, SIL, UT, Lays of Beleriand, the Atlas of Middle Earth, and the Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth by Ruth Noel.
My question is this: are there any answers among these 75 that may not be found within the texts I have mentioned above? If you do not wish to reply for all to see, you may PM me at email@example.com.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo."
(A star shines on the hour of our meeting)
Book of Lost Tales I
The Lost Road and Other Writings
The Treason of Isengard
Master of Middle-Earth, by Paul H. Kocher
I used some of these.
Only 11 days left!
(Then if no one answers I'll have to extend it
~ Arco Nimruzîr
I was just wondering who's working on the next quiz. Anyone?
Mine will be some time yet.
Posted on 5/7
And before that Findekano said s/he (sorry!) was also working on a short one. So I think one of them could have one ready.
Anyone out there who has one ready before then?
Ok I'll try to put up my quiz next week. Any objections/comments?
This could be challenging.
And you're right that no one is really doing anything in here.
I don't have any objections.
As regards a new quiz, I can't wait for another challenge!
I'm afraid it will be some time yet, not quite finished (I know, I know...), but I suppose you can keep yourselves busy until I manage to put it up here.
Maybe it's just me but it seems like this has been the busiest year of my life. Things are moving much too fast for my pace and i'm losing too much sleep!!
The nice thing is though, I've accumulated so many hours TOIL (time off in lieu), that I'm now owed 275 hours in addition to my 23 days leave that I have remaining. As winter is a bit quieter in my job, they are letting me take 6 weeks off at Christmas because I need to get all those hours hacked down by Feb 1st (unfortunately, what I don't manage to use will get lost. Doubly unfortunately, if I don't want to go back to a mountain of work, I'll have to take a heap home with me during the holiday )