A study in Gandalf

My last quiz was "A study in Aragorn" this one is concerned about Gandalf, so put your knowledge about this Middle-Earth wizard to the extreme test (Warning! For Tolkien freaks only!!!)

Question 1:What being is Gandalf (think it through)?
A Vala
An Elf
A Maia
A Wizard
Question 2:What was Gandalf's name among the Dwarves?
Khamul
Durin IV
Mumak
Tharkun
Question 3:Who recommended sending Gandalf to Middle-Earth?
Galadriel
Mandos
Aulë
Manwë and Varda
Question 4:At what year of the Third Age did Gandalf arrive at Middle-Earth?
1000
2000
1843
2984
Question 5:Who tried smoking pipe-weed because they were jealous of Gandalf?
Saruman
Bilbo
Bill Ferny
Pippin
Question 6:According to Gandalf, how come is he still alive after his fall with the Balrog?
The Balrog's body protected him from the fall
He was sent back from death temporarily
He cast a powerful spell just before his death
He is immortal
Question 7:How does Gandalf struggle with Denethor?
With his hands
With his eyes
With his staff
They don't struggle, they're both on the same side
Question 8:Who did Gandalf bring to the aid of the besieged warriors in Helm's Deep (Warning! Answer according to the book NOT the movie)
Eomer
Erkenbrand
Elfhelm
Drenhelm
Question 9:Who did Gandalf meet when he snuk into Dul Guldur incognito?
Sauron
Thrain
Thorin
Saruman
Question 10:And finally, what Ring did Gandalf wear?
Nenya
Vilya
Narya
He never wore a ring

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