A study in "The Silmarillion"
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A study in "The Silmarillion"

Hey LOTR fans. This time I'm trying something different. My "study" quiz is this time about a whole book! Challenge yourself with this quiz and see how many questions you can answer, if any...

Question 1:   The Elves were separated into many groups: Calaquendi, Moriquendi, etc...But what does "quendi" mean?
Those who lived
The Firstborn
Those who loved light
Those who could speak

Question 2:   The Elves' most revered Vala is Varda, the maker of the stars. Why is this so?
Stars were the first things they ever saw
Stars guided the ways of the first "quendi"
Their primitive pagan beliefs (before going to Valinor) were closely related to the stars
They thought that stars were the most beautiful part of creation and therefore their maker had to be very powerful

Question 3:   Orome led the Elves out of Middle-Earth. What horse did that Vala ride on?
Menelmacar
Nahar
Cuendillar
Meruvar

Question 4:   Manwe and Varda could see the whole world from the top of their mountain Taniquetil. What does Taniquetil mean?
Top of the world
Sacred peak
Snowrise
Everwhite

Question 5:   When Melkor and Ungolian killed the Two Trees, Yavanna came up with an idea to restore them. What was that?
To use the light of the Silmarils
To kill Melkor
To combine the powers of all the Valar (including Melkor)
To inject the stumps of the Trees with water brought by Ulmo

Question 6:   How many times did the Ainur sing the Great Song?
1
2
3
0

Question 7:   The "calaquendi" were elves who had seen the light of the Trees. Before the Exiles came to Middle-Earth, which "calaquendi" elf lived there?
Olwe
Elwe
Finwe
Fingwe

Question 8:   When Gandalf was in Valinor, the Eldar called him Olorin. What does that mean?
The wise one
The master of dreams
The grey pilgrim
The giver of visions

Question 9:   How did the light of the Trees fall on the great Sea?
Through the many windows of Manwe's palace
Via giant mirrors put in place by Feanor
Through the Calacirya
It reflected off the snows of Taniquetil

Question 10:   What was the name of Thingol's palace in Doriath?
Menegroth
Belegost
Nogrod
Naugrim

Question 11:   What was the name of the mountain range that surrounded Gondolin?
The Mountains of Mist
Ered Nimrais
Ered Lindon
The Crissaegrim

Question 12:   Who betrayed Gondolin?
Turgon
Turin
Maeglin
Hurin and Huor

Question 13:   Which Elven king fought Morgoth?
Finarfin
Finwe
Feanor
Fingolfin

Question 14:   Turin's tallness led many people to think he was an Elf. What name did that earn him?
Turambar
Mormegil
Mumakil
Adanedhel

Question 15:   Who kills Mim, the Petty Dwarf?
Turin
Beleg
Hurin
He dies naturally

Question 16:   What do historians call the kinslaying that Feanor's people committed in "the haven of the swans" (sorry I forgot its elvish name!)?
Noldolaure
Noldomante
Noldolie
Noldolante

Question 17:   What does the name of the kinslaying in question 16 mean?
The shame of the Noldor
The tainting of the Noldor
The demeaning of the Noldor
The fall of the Noldor

Question 18:   What item caused the sack of Doriath?
The Nauglamir
The Elendilmir
The Cuendillar
The Noldomar

Question 19:   What was that item (in question 18)?
A jewel
A sword
A Silmaril
A necklace

Question 20:   What was the name of the last war in the Wars of Beleriand?
Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Dagor Bragollach
Dagor Dagorath
The War of Wrath

This Quiz has been designed by Olorin.