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He's right you know. I found it. And if you can't find something in your books, try the Internet. Juggling Smilie

God how impatient can you get? lol Elk Grinning Smilie
Along is some questions for you too, if you have the time to read them and send me a mail with some answers it would be great.
I haven't recieved them yet Perwing, but you've got me scared. Look forward to seeing them.
Not to look a gift-horse in the mouth, but that clue made it TOO easy now, i can find it off the top of my head! but thanks for the help and the extension (i feel like i'm asking for an extension on a paper!)
Come on Val! Nearly dying here. Tongue Smilie Juggling Smilie

If this is how long it takes to correct all the answers, I have a hell of struggle in front of me. lol No really, just bored and waiting for something to happen here. Boring Smilie
If this is how long it takes to correct all the answers, I have a hell of struggle in front of me. lol No really, just bored and waiting for something to happen here
LOL... I was just about to post a last reminder that tonight is the last night before I post the answers. Anyone still wishing to participate has until midnight tomorrow BST to send them in.
OMG, I forgot to send in my answers.
I will do it now. Sorry
Okay, for all of you who have been patiently waiting, here's the answers to the March Brainteaser.

What was Maeglin’s name in Quenya?
1) Lomion
What was the name of the great mere in the midst of Nevrast, so named because of the multitude of birds that lived there?
2) Linaewen
What were the names of the Two Trees which Turgon forged of gold and silver, and which were in the likeness of the Two Trees of Valinor?
3) Glingal
4) Belthil
Which island on a great lake in Middle Earth was the original home of the Valar?
5) Almaren
What was the name given to the elven smiths of Eregion who in the Second Age forged the Rings of Power?
6) Gwaith-i-Mirdain
According to Frodo’s song, what is the landlord’s dog mighty fond of?
7) Jokes
Who was the lord of Lossarnach at the time of the War of the Ring and how many men did he bring to Minas Tirith?
8) Forlong the Fat
9) 200
Which fortress was built on the hill of Amon Lanc?
10) Dol Guldur (UT280)
Which Gondorian soldier was the leader of the soldiers guarding the northern gate of the Rammas Echor before the siege of Gondor?
11) Ingold
Who was the cook for the Third Company of the Guards of the Citadel?
12) Targon
Who was the wife of Gorlim, son of Angrim?
13) Eilinel
By which name did Melian call Beleg Strongbow?
14) Cuthalion
What was the mate of Anglachel?
15) Anguirel
Who was the first Numenorian king to not lay down his life willingly or to renounce the sceptre?
16) Tar-Atanamir the Great (also known as the Unwilling)
Who was Bill Butcher’s dog?
17) Grip
What was the name of Tuor’s ship?
18) Earrame
Who cursed Beren to, “Go hence unto a swift and bitter death.”?
19) Curufin
What was the name of the caves in Mithrim in which Tuor lived as an outlaw?
20) Androth
What was the name of Eomer’s sword?
21) Guthwine
What was the name of the nature-year of the Eldar in Middle Earth that was divided into six seasons?
22) Loa
What did the Rohirrim come to call the buriel mounds of those who had died in the Battle of Pelennor Fields?
23) Mounds of Mundburg
What was the name of the bog in the westfarthing, south of Needlehole?
24) Rushock Bog
What was Old Tomnoddy?
25) One of the names Bilbo called one of the spiders in Mirkwood
What was the answer of the second riddle which Gollum asked Bilbo?
26) Wind
How many riders were with the Grey Company of Rangers who accompanied Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead?
27) 33…Halabarad said he had thirty with him, all of his kindred that could be gathered in haste, but that the brethren Elladan and Elrohir had ridden with them.
Anyone who has given answers around this figure, but who have included Gimli, Legolas etc, I have marked as being correct.
Who or what was a Tark?
28) Orcish for a man of Gondor
What was the small white flower that grew on the burial mounds of the Rohan kings called?
29) Simbelmyne (Evermind)
Who walked in Tasarinan in Spring, Ossiriand in Summer, Neldoreth in Autumn and Dorthonian in Winter?
30) Treebeard
What was the metal invented by Eol?
31) Galvorn
What was the name of the great celebration held by Fingolfin at Eithel Ivrin in FA21?
32) Mereth Aderthad (feast of reuniting)
In the Shire, who was in charge of both the Watch and the Messenger Service?
33) The Mayor of Michel Delving, who also had the posts of First Shirriff and Postmaster.
Who were the wolf-folk?
34) The Easterling invaders of Dor-lomin…. Some of you made the mistake of confusing wolf-folk with the Gaurwaith (wolf-men)
Who became the wife of Eomer?
35) Lothiriel of Dol Amroth
What was the only temple in Numenor prior to the coming of Sauron?
36) The Hallow of Eru…. Several of you answered Meneltarma for this one, but Meneltarma was the mountain upon whose top the temple was located.
What was the twin of Carchost?
37) Narchost
Who was the Gondorian messenger who took the Red Arrow to Theoden?
38) Hirgon
Where was Ioreth’s cousin from?
39) Imloth Melui
Which was the highest of Gondor’s beacon towers in the Ered Nimrais?
40) Halifirien
Which Man was said to have had the longest lifespan?
41) Elros (UT page 218)
What was the name of Eorl’s horse?
42) Felarof
Which constellation formed by Varda was supposed to be the equivalent of our own Orion?
43) Menelmacar (Menelvagor, Telumehtar)
What was the collective name for the three tall peaks of the Ered Nimrais behind the Hornburg?
44) Thrihyrne
Which Shire village was the home of the Bracegirdle family?
45) Hardbottle
What was the Sindarin term for the final season of the loa?
46) Echuir
What was the name of the island in the Baranduin, north of the Bridge of Stonebows?
47) Girdley Island
Whom did the Rohirrim call “Steelsheen”?
48) Morwen of Lossarnach
Which ford linked Whitfurrows with the village of Scary in the Eastfarthing of the Shire?
49) Budge Ford
Who made Ulmo’s horns?
50) Salmar

Hall of Fame

49 Komosot
49 Grondmaster
47 Tombombadil
47 Uruk Salyer
47 Perwing
46 Mellie

Well done to all of you.
Congrats everyone, especially Val and Komosot.

I think I missed The Mayor of Michel Delving. Went by memory and said 'Shirriffs' instead of looking it up. :elfembar:
Congrats everyone, especially Grondy and Komosot!!! Smile Smilie Smile Smilie Smile Smilie

Yes, Perwing you beat me. lol I am very proud of you.

Guess i need to check my answers better. lol Val, this one was harder than the last one. It was great. Thanks.

I believe it is Tommie's turn to do a quiz.
Ahh, I think i said 30 for the Grey Company, not 33. Bah!

Congrats to everyone. Great quiz Val.

That's a nice jump in correct answers Perwing. Big Smile Smilie
Ahh, I think i said 30 for the Grey Company, not 33. Bah!
No your explaination for that one was correct, Komosot. It was your answer of Meneltarma, instead of Hallows of Eru, for 36 I docked you a point for. Well done though.
Congratulations to everyone! Juggling Smilie It is my turn to do a quiz now, but I'm still at school and I'll get home this weekend. So if you'll all be so good as to wait until Friday or Saturday, a new quiz should be up then if my computer at home doesn't let me down. Big Smile Smilie
Ok, Tommie, we can wait a few days. lol
I hope school is going well for you.
Drat, I didn't think I got the one about the smiths of Eregion right. Ah well, great quiz there Val. I'd make a quiz too but school is killing me as well. I thought about making tons of questions for a Tolkien Trivia Night two years ago, this might be a good idea for all of you to consider...
Here we are! The April quiz is here for you! I tried making it a bit harder, by asking more questions like "who said...", because those are the hardest to look up. Animated Wink Smilie Oh yeah, it has 60 questions for a change, but you'll soon find that out yourself.

Anyway, you got until the end of this month, that is 30 April to be precise to send in your answers. I would prefer you to private postBody me your answers because my computer is not always very willing to open my mail and it can take rather long that way.

Some instructions: Animated Wink Smilie
1) read the questions carefully
2) print the quiz
3) DO NOT, I repeat do not post your answers below please
4) start looking for the answers
5) if you have any questions, post them below or pm me
6) send in your answers
Big Smile Smilie Easy, what? lol

Enough talking, here's the quiz:

Who got caught in a spray of some liquid fire?
What dwarf was once transported in a cask that had previously been filled with apples?
Who said: “Harrowdale at last! Our journey is almost at an end.”?
What did the air near Rivendell smell like, according to Bilbo?
In what chapter does Sam recite the poem “Oliphaunt”?
What were Smaug’s first words in "The Hobbit"?
Who said to Gandalf: “Die now and curse in vain!”?
In English, the only correct plural of “dwarf” is “dwarfs” and the adjective is “dwarfish”. You may have noticed though, that professor Tolkien sometimes uses the (incorrect) “dwarves” and “dwarvish”. In what case only does he use these incorrect forms?
What was the name of the Elvenking of Mirkwood’s butler?
Who said: “Now we had better have it again.”?
What was the colour of Dwalin’s beard?
Who said: “Yes, whichever side wins, his outlook is poor.”?
Who was the last king at Fornost?
How were the soldiers in the army of Dain clad?
What did Gandalf answer to the question: “What did the Men of old use them for?” and who asked this question?
Who murmured: “Cold be hand and heart and bone, and cold be sleep under stone.”?
Who was Roäc’s father?
What chapter begins with the words: “They rode on through sunset, and slow dusk, and gathering night.”?
In what year did Sam Gamgee marry Rosie Cotton?
Of what was Bilbo so terrified when he managed to get outside the Elvenking’s palace?
Who said: “Wizards are always troubled about the future.”?
What was Gollum talking about when he “sang”: “Alive without breath, as cold as death; never thirsting, ever drinking; clad in mail, never clinking.”?
Who said: “I drew it forth, and staunched the wound.”?
Name one of the three trolls Bilbo and the dwarves encountered.
Of whom did Frodo speak when he said: “Miserable fool, but I am sorry for him.”?
What was it that Bilbo couldn’t find when he wanted to smoke a pipe down under the Misty Mountains?
Who said: “A pawn did Gandalf say? Perhaps, but on the wrong chessboard.”, and to whom do these lines refer?
Who said: “I count many things: stars in sky, leaves on trees, men in the dark.”?
Who sang he/she was in a hurry?
Balin expected the halls within the Lonely Mountain to be filled with what?
Who was Beregond’s father?
What was the first name of the Appledore Butterbur spoke of?
Of whom do harpers sadly sing?
What is it that no dragon can resist? (part from a mountain of gold and all the other obvious things, the answer I’m looking for is clearly mentioned in these words somewhere)
What were Faramir’s first words in The Lord of the Rings?
How was the game of golf invented according to a tale by Tolkien?
Who stammered: “Well, er, yes, I suppose so”?
Who was the leader of the Dúnadan that came riding south in search of Aragorn?
Gandalf said to Bilbo on their first meeting: “To think that I should have lived to be good-morninged by Belladonna Took’s son as if he was what?”
What was the Hobbits’ name for the Plough or Great Bear?
Who said: “Not well. That would be the study of many lives. But I come here now and again.”?
What was Gollum’s answer to the riddle: “A box without hinges, key, or lid; yet golden treasure inside is hid.”? (I want you to put down Gollum’s exact words here!)
Who died in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and would therefore never return to Pinnath Gelin?
Who laughed amid his tears at the Grey Havens?
What was the colour of the handkerchief Bilbo borrowed from Elrond?
Who said: “Nay, time does not tarry ever, but change and growth is not in all places alike.”?
Who was Bombur’s cousin?
Before they had supper, Beorn clapped in his hands and in trotted what?
How many times does Tolkien mention in The Hobbit that Bilbo wished he was back home in his own Hobbit-hole? (Only count the ones where he literally says he WISHES or WANTS to be back home, in his own Hobbit-hole, or in some part of it!)
In what year did Tolkien get married and what was the name of his wife?
Who chanted: “O’er stony mountains cold and grey; trough halls of iron and darkling door.”?
With who did Tolkien write the book "The road goes ever on and on"?
How many bearers has the One Ring had ( including its Master, counting only the ones who had it for a longer period)?
In what year was Priscilla Tolkien born?
When did Tolkien retire? (the year will do)
When was professor Tolkien born and when did he die?

Good luck to all of you and I hope you enjoy solving this one because I certainly enjoyed making it up. Big Smile Smilie

School's going just fine, thanks Mellie! Could be better of course, but hey, what can't? Animated Wink Smilie Tongue Smilie

[Edited on 4/4/2003 by TomBombadillo]
Dang Tom, this is good. I've got about 15 just from memory but i need to look this stuff up. Whew, that must've been a doozy to make! I award you a Pseudo-Simaril just for the work!
By the fiery pits of Angband and Utumno, Tommie, this is a hard one. Just one clarification if you could...
How many bearers has the One Ring had ( including its Master, counting only the ones who had it for a longer period)?
By, "counting only the ones who had it for a longer period," do you mean counting only the ones who had it for longer than its Master had it for?
By, "counting only the ones who had it for a longer period," do you mean counting only the ones who had it for longer than its Master had it for?
I'm thinking she means Gandalf's tossing it into the fire at Bag End, Tom Bombadil's looking through its hole, and Déagol's pre-murdered handling of it weren't long enough to count as being bearers of the ring, even though they handled it. Like maybe:
How may persons including its master, possessed the One Ring for more than a hour?
would be a better way of making the query. Of course if I'm wrong then I have given part of the answer away, for which I'm sorry, just not very. Elf Sticking Tounge Out Smilie

[Edited on 4/4/2003 by Grondmaster]
Grondy's right here Val, but I would extend that period of an hour somewhat. Not too long though. lol No, basically, Grondy's very right. As always... Animated Wink Smilie

Is it that hard? Great! I was afraid it was going to be too easy. lol I personally like #51 a lot. It took me quite long to look that one up. I didn't find it anywhere, mind you, so I think you'll have to solve that one my way: count 'em. Very Big Grin Smilie

Good luck everyone! Thumbs Up Smilie
ok, I just printed your quiz Tommie. I have not had a chance to look it over yet. I will let you know once Istart working on it. rlolrr
hey Val, check your answer for your last quiz. Steelsheen is apparently the name for Eowyn in ROTK appendix after Eomer's description for the 3rd line of the Kings of Rohan.
From ROTK appendix...
Eomer was like his fathers before him: but Eowyn was slender and tall, with a grace and pride that came to her out of the South from Morwen of Lossarnach, whom the Rohirrim had called Steelsheen.
I take that to mean Morwen, not Eowyn, was called Steelsheen.

Also from Foster's Complete Guide To Middle Earth
Morwen was called Steelsheen by the Rohirrim.
Oh, dang it...
Lol. Great try uruk-slayer. Cool Smilie

Anyone working on my quiz? I sure hope so. There aren't many questions here, so I suppose everything's clear? Disturbed Smilie

I love your quiz. There are some really great questions, some are easy, some are hard it is a wonderful mix.
My actual question is: in what case does he use the incorrect forms "dwarves" and "dwarvish", uruk_slayer. You can find this somewhere in an introduction, to give another hint. Big Smile Smilie It is stated quite clearly there that our professor only used the incorrect forms (those are "dwarves" and "dwarvish") in one particular case, and that's the one I'm looking for. I hope it's clear now. Big Smile Smilie

Ok, I have decided to give you all some more time (I didn't realise it would be that hard), so you now have until 9 May to send in your answers. You can do that by private messaging me, or by mailing me at:


I will see how many answers I got in by the 9th, and if necessary, I'm willing to give you another week or so after that, but don't rely on it. Wink Smilie

Ok good luck to you all, and I hope to get some answers sometime.


Ok I am really late on this but...


Hall of Fame

49 Komosot
49 Grondmaster
47 Tombombadil
47 Uruk Salyer
47 Perwing
46 Mellie

congratulations! I tried to get my quiz in in time, but as you know I wasn't able to. Good quiz though Val, thanks!
Hopefully I'll have better luck with Tommy's. Big Smile Smilie
Ok folks I'm having some problems with my private postBodys as well as with my mail. I can't (or hardly) send any postBodys, but I think I can receive them ok. But just to be sure post something here if you have sent them in, and I'll post something in return when I've received them. I hope the problems won't last too long and hopefully they'll be sorted out before you start sending. Would be a real joke if they didn't work then. Tongue Smilie Oh well, in that case I'll just have to make an emailaddress somewhere so we can get on with it. Maybe I could do that right now. Hmm. I will.

Yahoo! Animated Wink Smilie Just got myself a new email:


Keep in mind that this email is only for sending in your answers to the quiz . I will be checking it regularly while the quiz is up, but I will not continue to use it after the quiz. Perhaps for a next quiz, who knows, but not for all day use. Thanks! Cool Smilie
...or you could just private postBody me. Tongue Smilie Receiving is fine, I just can't send any postBodys. lol Sorry about the fuss. Tongue Smilie
Ok folks, I'm starting to get worried. It's now April 24, six days before the end of the quiz, and I haven't received any answers yet. Orc Going Huh Smilie

Who's working on it? When do you think you'll have finished it? Do you need some more time? If yes, how much? Question Smilie

Let me know, please. Thanks!
Don't worry too much Tommie. I've found in the past most people send their answers in at the last minute. I'm afraid, like Perwing, I haven't had a chance to start on it yet. I've been busy trying to fit selling a house and buying a new one into my work schedule. It hasn't left me with a lot of time for much else. I'll have a crack at your quiz in the coming week if I get a chance, but I'll have to do it ad-lib (Val will show just how little he really knows).
I haven't worked on it for a couple weeks, but I've answered the first half, having only drawn four blanks that I couldn't easily find their answers. I will finish the rest and work on those hard ones in the time remaining.

I have just finished fine tuning my rendition of Pachelbel's Canon in D for my String Sextet on my Commodore and will now have a tad bit more time to spent on Tommie's quiz.
I've got all but four answers and they're REALLY hard and obscure to find. I could use a couple of more days past the deadline but if not, i'll send it in to you late (w/o looking at the posted answers). but i agree with everyone else, this is getting to be crunch time, i'm working on finals and presentations.
A point of clarification if you would please:

In English, the only correct plural of “dwarf” is “dwarfs” and the adjective is “dwarfish”. You may have noticed though, that professor Tolkien sometimes uses the (incorrect) “dwarves” and “dwarvish”. In what case only does he use these incorrect forms?

My friend and i were talking about this one and we came to the conclusion that you might be asking for the cases in which Tolkien uses the CORRECT form of "dwarfs" instead of his usual "dwarves"? Is this what you mean or are you asking when Tolkien uses "dwarves" as opposed to "dwarfs"?
One is just a straight quote, another one is a lyric, and the last one is the one that asks, "Who sang s/he was in a hurry?" That one is a booger among snot!
Oh, my, i forgot all about the quizzes. I have not even looked at yours in so long. I think i have it about half done. Thanks for extending the due date.

I have just e-mailed my answers to you Tommie. It was a great quiz, thanks! Big Smile Smilie

I have just finished fine tuning my rendition of Pachelbel's Canon in D for my String Sextet on my Commodore and will now have a tad bit more time to spent on Tommie's quiz.

I didn't know you played music Grondy. I am making an improvision of Canon in D for the piano. Wink Smilie
Thank you Samwise! Just checking if I got your answers ok. And I did. I'll be correcting them over the weekend. Big Smile Smilie
My sincere apologies to everyone, thanks to my zombie-brain I thought I had said the last day you could send in your answers was the 7th, but it was indeed the 9th. Thanks for letting me know, uruk_slayer! Disturbed Smilie

So that makes two answers. Anyone else? Please? Mellie? Grondy? Val? Anyone??? Disturbed Smilie Tongue Smilie
Sorry Tommie, I've some severe time problems at the moment due to selling/buying houses and something happening at work. Apart from struggling to keep abreast of the forum, I'm not finding much time to anything else at the moment. Sad Smilie
I just sent mine in; however, I'll be lucky to get 50 correct. Those quotations were toughies. Elf Confused Smilie Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
Sorry to hear about that Val... I hope things get solved somehow soon.

Thanks Grondy, just sent you a reply. And just got uruk_slayer's as well.

So that makes three then. Anyone else working on it and/or in need of some more time? I would prefer 4 or 5 answerers (is that a word?) really. Disturbed Smilie
I would prefer 4 or 5 answerers (is that a word?) really.
Answerers would be the correct form of the plural of answerer, being one who answers; however, a better word might be participants, being those who take part (partake). I think. Orc Going Huh Smilie
Gotcha, thanks Grondy! I'll try to remember that one. Orc Grinning Smilie

Ok as I don't think I'll have time to post the answers next week anyway, I'll give whoever is still working on it time to send in their answers until the 16th of May . And that's the final limit. Seriously. I mean it. Big Laugh Smilie
Thank you soooo much Tommie. I am still working on it. I was concerned that i had missed the deadline
Yipppppeeeeee i can still try answer everything
Awww, that's too bad Perwing. More luck next time! Smile Smilie

Great. So with Mellie that makes at least four participants (see, I remembered, Grondy! Big Smile Smilie ). Only waiting for Sam's and Uruk's reply now. Big Smile Smilie
I am rather busy at present, but I did get your PM Tommy and don't worry I will send you the revisions ASAP (meaning...tomorrow perhaps?) Don't worry I will get them to you.
Don't worry Sam, take your time. Before the 16th will do. Big Smile Smilie And Val's signed up after all, so that makes 4 already! Big Smile Smilie Big Smile Smilie God I'm happy now. Tongue Smilie
Ok I'm rather busy at the moment, but I'll try to post the answers here sometime this (meaning next) week. Big Laugh Smilie
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