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Old Tomnoddy, all big body,
Old Tomnoddy can't spy me!

Bilbo sang this to tease the spiders in Mirkwood.....hihihi I cracked it Grondy I cracked it.....It was tough in the beginning but then I remembered!
Correct Aul, another shiney, shiney to you. (How about giving the others a full day to answer this next one, before you take a crack at it? Please.) Happy Elf Smilie

Who said, 'If I was after the Ring, I could have it NOW!' Question Smilie
Very Sad Smilie Sad Smilie Orc Sad Smilie okey Grondy I am sorry....I will not do it again.... I will wait 24h.....I just like these quizzes alot...Sad Smilie Orc Sad Smilie Very Sad Smilie
Perwing has the answer this time and the Pseudo-Silmaril as well. Happy Elf Smilie

No problem, the 24 hour waiting period is just to give others a chance at it without my having to post a new one every couple of hours.Elf Winking Smilie

In Ta 2063, where was Gandalf sent, and what was he unable to discoverQuestion Smilie
That's it Perwing. In 2063 TA, Gandalf went to Dol Guldor to investigate who was its Lord, but Sauron who it actually was snuck out and hid in the East, so Gandalf was thwarted for the time being.

He returned in 2850 TA and found out it was indeed Sauron and received the key to the secret door into the Lonely Mountain from Thrain, Thorin's daddy.

Oh, yes, and Perwing gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Where did Irmo and Est live, and why did the Valar often come there Question Smilie
Loren.....it was a place where sorrow and guilt was lifted and you were in a dreamlike state......Irmo is also known as Loren and he is the twinbrother of Mandos......
Correct Aul, so you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who took Frodo to be a long lost cousin at 'The Prancing Pony' Question Smilie
Some hobbit from Bree named Underhill.....cant remember his first name!
Close, but no cigar! Aul. Happy Elf Smilie

(In case anyone doesn't know, this saying comes from carnival games of chance where you try to hit a target to win the prize of a cigar, stuffed animal, etc.--normally spending more money buying chances than the prize is actually worth.)
Yes, that's the answer for which I was looking. Perwing gets the pretty-pretty. Happy Elf Smilie

What was special about the diamond studs that Gandal gave the Old Took Question Smilie
The cuff links? They fastend and opened when they were told to.
Did I get another shiny stone? I'm making a necklace! Big Smile Smilie
Yes you do Amari, for the cuff links were indeed the gift. Happy Elf Smilie

(Didn't they have buttons back then. Still I often wore cuff links on my white work shirts, with which I always wore a tie, so maybe the Old Took wore them on his dress shirts on formal occasions. When was the button invented?) Elf Confused Smilie

Whose voice was Treebeard's way of speaking based on Question Smilie

(I can't verify my answer to this, so if you can, with chapter and verse or letter number, then you will get extra credit.)l Happy Elf Smilie
What do you mean Grondy??? Do you mean who played Treebeards voice in TT? IF so then it was John-Rhyse Davis or whatever his name is....the one who played Gimli!
No, I mean after whose manner of speaking did Tolkien pattern Treebeard's, like maybe Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, King George IV, Samuel Longhorn Clemens, Bertram Russell, Will Rogers, Elmo Sandburg, etc. Elk Grinning Smilie
oh okey....I have no freaking idea then!Big Smile Smilie
It may take someone like Mellie or Rednell who have read a lot of Tolkien's letters and biographies to get this one. I'll leave it unanswered until tomorrow.

(I also wouldn't have known the answer had I not peeked.) Happy Elf Smilie
Ok, I found it.
Page 198 J.R.R. Tolkien: A biography by Humphrey Carpenter on the top of the page.
"...Treebeard, the being who was the ultimate expression of Tolkien's love and respect for trees. When eventually he came to write this chapter (so he told Nevill Coghill) he modelled Treebeard's way of speaking, 'Hrum, Hroom', on the booming voice of C.S. Lewis."

[Edited on 3/29/2003 by MelliotSandybanks]
Mellie found the answer and a reference to it so she gets the Pseudo-Silmaril this time and our special thanks for the extra digging to come up with the reference. Happy Elf Smilie

What colours did Legolas usually wear Question Smilie
Ringfacwen gets half a Pseudo-Silmaril for the "green". Happy Elf Smilie

Anybody want to guess the other color or colour for the other half?
Perwing has got the other half of the answer and rather than ruin a Pseudo-Silmaril by cutting one in half, I'll award one each to Ringfacwen and Perwing for their answers of green and brown. Happy Elf Smilie

Who granted Saruman the key to Orthanc Question Smilie

[Edited on 31/3/2003 by Grondmaster]
Well I wanted to take a swing at this one yesterday, but since the question had only been posted about 2 hours before I saw it, I decided to wait. Well Ive waited long enough, and since Im having a crummy day, and could really use a shiny Silmaril to lift my spirits here goes, Beren gave Saruman the key to Orthanc!
Elf Smilie

[Edited on 31/3/2003 by Elfstone]
Correct Elfstone. It was Beren, the ruling Steward of Gondor, but not Luthien's Beren, for that happened at an earlier time. So Elfstone gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Which character started out as a hobbit called 'Trotter' Question Smilie
Correct Elfstone. It was Beren, the ruling Steward of Gondor, but not Luthien's Beren, for that happened at an earlier time. So Elfstone gets the Pseudo-Silmaril.

Thanks for pointing that out Grondy, I should have been more specific, sorry about that! Beren was the 19th Steward of Gondor, and he gave Saruman the keys to Orthanc in the T.A. 2759.
Elf Smilie
Ok, I know this one, but can't find the reference for it. So if anyone else knows go ahead. If it is not answered tomorrow, i will take a stab at it.
Yup Aragorn was first Trotter but Tolkien changed the name to Strider....Sounds better with Strider...Big Smile Smilie
Komosot? Isnt that the sindarin or quenyan from of Gothmog meaning 'Son of Morgoth'??? I read something about that in "The Complete Tolkien Companion"

Hail Tolkien
Komosot gets the pretty bauble this time. Happy Elf Smilie

What deed of Melkor was held to be the most hatefull to Ilvatar Question Smilie
He twisted and tortured some elves that he captured and turned them into a horrifying creature known as Orcs and Goblins!!
Yup, Aul gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What were the names of the three Trolls found by Bilbo and his companions Question Smilie
William Huggins, Tom and Bert

Amari gets another Pseudo-Silmaril for her necklass. Happy Elf Smilie

How did Beren come by the name Erchamion Question Smilie
Erchamion= one hand(I think) and he came by this name by the dog of Morgoth who bit of his hand holding the silmarill.....he then came to Thingol and said I have your silmarill in my hand and reveals that it got bitten of!

Or something like that!
Right Aul, Carcharoth bit off the right hand of Beren, which contained the Silmaril. Erchamion means "One-handed", so the Pseudo-Silmaril is yours.

Which chapter ends with the following words: 'I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.' Question Smilie
Chapter 3, Mount Doom, in Book Six in The Return of the King.
For more credit, what's the title of that chapter Question Smilie
You know Grond it is not fair t say so! Alot of PTs members do not have LOTR in english but in their native tongue!
Sam was right though. That chapter is called Mount Doom.
Peredhil gets an "Atta boy" for the title. (It takes 1000 "Atta boys" to overcome 1 "Ah ****" or the more polite "Ah shucks".)

Mellie is just sitting here giggling and giggling.
You know Grond it is not fair t say so! Alot of PTs members do not have LOTR in english but in their native tongue!
You are entirely correct Aul, as was Samwisegamgee's answer. Were anyone to give me the title in their native language, I'd be at a loss to know if they were correct or not. So in the future I won't ask for such things, or will give some slack if the anwers are your interpetations into English of your foreign language editions of the books. I usually try to also provide the chapter titles in English as well as their numbers. Happy Elf Smilie

Samwisegamgee wins the the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Peredhil gets an "Atta boy" for the title. (It takes 1000 "Atta boys" to overcome 1 "Ah ****" or the more polite "Ah shucks".) Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

What was The Shire's prison in Michel Delving called Question Smilie
Correct Perwing, you get the pretty bauble today. Happy Elf Smilie

In the War of the Ring, Lrien was attacked three times from where Question Smilie
Lorien was attacked three times during the War of the Ring from Dol Guldur.
Elf Smilie
That's right Elfstone, so you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Why was Morgoth displeased with the Father of Dragons Question Smilie
B/c Glaurung revealed himself too early. His armor wasn't at full development and his premature coming showed the Elves a new kind of threat that they would have to prepare for in the future.

[Edited on 9/4/2003 by Grondmaster]
Correct Uruk_slayer. You get today's Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Name the Peredhil. Question Smilie
Elrond and Elros.
Samwisegamgee has got 'em; she gets the pretty-pretty. Happy Elf Smilie

Name the chapter that begins with: "All about the hills the hosts of Mordor raged.' Question Smilie

...Thank you altavista.com Big Smile Smilie
Amari has the correct answer and another Pseudo-Silmaril for her necklace. Happy Elf Smilie

Why did the Elves of Nargothrond not slay Beren Question Smilie
Still no takers eh? Okay, I can't pass this one up, Beren was spared by the elves because he held aloft King Finrod Felagund's ring, or the ring of Barahir if you will.
Elf Smilie
Correct Elfstone, you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Tolkien lifted all the dwarf-names in The Hobbit from what ancient literary work Question Smilie
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