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  1. sonofecthelion

    sonofecthelion New Member

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    Ok, I thought that we could start a LOTR quiz, what with the interest it seems to have gained in the members' lounge. I'll start, if you get it right you can then post a question. PLEASE specify if the answer you are looking for is from the Book or film(s).

    Ok then, I will begin:

    What is significant about the number of members in the company (the fellowship) of the ring?
     
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    There are nine, as many as there are Ringwraiths (movies, obviously).
     
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    sonofecthelion New Member

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    Very good, Roel. Correct. (BTW there are nine in the book also)
    As Elrond put it
    "Nine walkers against Sauron and his nine riders."


    Your go.
     
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    Yay!

    Uh...

    Any quizzes I'll be posting will be from the movies, since I haven't read the books... They should be very easy anyway.

    How did Gandalf end up in Rivendel?
     
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    If my memory serves me well:
    Riding an eagle.
     
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    Roel.
    Which time are you refering to?
    The one in the first film or the one in the third film?
     
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    First, and Notmi gets to ask the next question! (boy am I bad at this)
     
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    He gets there by eagle on both occasions. Gwaihir (lord of the eagles) saves him from Orthanc with Saruman. And the eagles pick him, Sam and Frodo up from Mordor. While there is no official guarantee that they actually dropped them off there, it is still possible. But I agree with Roel, it was an eagle indeed.
     
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    Who is Tom Bombadil?

    (sorry, couldn't figure out better question in short notice)
     
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    Tom Bombadil is man who lives on the Barrow Downs, with his wife Goldberry. He had yellow boots and a blue jacket.
     
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    I believe you are correct, I don't have english version on LOTR at hand and I can't check if Goldberry and Barrow Downs are right. But as the answer comes from our LOTR-expert, it must be correct.
    Next!
     
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    What are the old & new names of the sword of the kings of Gondor?
     
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    Well, I don't know the answer but I would like to quote Miyamoto Musashi on two-handed swords:

    "The trouble with wielding a long sword with both hands is that it is no good on horseback, no good when running hurriedly, no good on marshy ground, muddy fields, stony plains, steep roads or crowded places."

    :grin:
    I love this passage as much as I hate two-handed swords.
     
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    Hence why you get the 'bastard' or 'hand and a half' swords, which can be used single- or double-handed, that contain the advantages of the 2-hander (longer reach, greater weight, possible to put more force behind it) with none of the disadvantages (no free hand for support / shield / etc).

    The 2-handed sword is a great weapon for heavy infantry, though I prefer the bearded axe... :wink:
     
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    The old name is Narsil (belonging to Elendil) the new name is Anduril (Flame of the West) belonging, of course, to Aragorn.
     
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    SOE, your turn! :D
     
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    What is the name of Gandalf's blade?

    (I will accept an answer in either Siniarin or Westron!)
     
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    Glamdring
     
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    Very good, David. Your go.

    BTW how are you at LOTR quizzes?
     
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    S.O.E. We shall see :wink:

    Who?, where? or what is "mithlond"?
     

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