Hobbit Quiz

Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:35 pm

This quiz was primarily about the book, but covering the part of the story in the first film; many of the answers are in the film too.

Thanks to everyone who entered this quiz. I see that the part in the kin house was better supported than the forum parts, which was interesting. For a future quiz I might try to make it a single in-game event, although part of my motivation was to encourage forum use too.

Here are the points which people gained by quiz sections:

Questions 1-6 in kin house
Celulf: 2 points
Kingeer: 1 point
Jago: 1 point
Tomatensaus: 1 point
Ultimat: 1 point
Carlfrid: 0 points, but he joined in

Questions 7-13
Tomatensaus: +7 points
Celulf: +7 points
Jago: +3 points

Questions 14-20
Celulf: +7 points
Tomatensaus: +7 points

So the overall winner is Celulf with 16 points. Tomatensaus was almost his equal, having 15 points. (Celulf won because of a quick reply getting an extra point in the kin house session).

Hail Celulf, Master of Hobbit Lore! He will receive the prize of a Superior Complete Hobbit Breakfast and 50 gold pieces by in-game mail.

Answers to the Hobbit Lore Quiz

1 In one word, what does a hobbit-hole mean?
Comfort. (p3)
2 What bad effect does Bilbo tell Gandalf that adventures have? They make you late for dinner. (p6)
3 Name the three trolls. Bert, Tom & Bill. Bill is also known as William Huggins. (pp33-35).
4 What does Gollum use to propel his boat? His feet, paddling over the sides. (p67)
5 What is "alive without breath"? A fish (p71)
6 What "gnaws iron, bites steel"? Time (p72)
7 Who is the only female character named in The Hobbit? Belladonna Took, Mrs Bungo Baggins, Bilbo's mother. (p4)
8 Name all the dwarves! If there's an overall tie in the quiz, the person who names most dwarves here will win. Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Thorin Oakenshield.
9 What warns the trolls of Bilbo's presence so that they catch him? Bill's purse. "Ere, 'oo are you?" it says. (p34)
10 How does Gandalf rescue Bilbo and the dwarves from the trolls? He keeps the trolls arguing until sunrise, which turns them to stone. (p39)
11 What do the swords' names Orcrist and Glamdring mean? Goblin-Cleaver and Foehammer (p49)
12 What do the goblins call Orcrist and Glamdring? Biter and Beater
13 Where does Bilbo get his sword Sting? From the trolls' hoard after they have been turned to stone (where Orcrist and Glamdring are also found). (p40)
14 Which sword slays the Great Goblin? Glamdring, wielded by Gandalf. (p61)
15 "What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?"
A mountain (p68)
16 How does Bilbo find out the ring's power? By listening to Gollum talking about it to himself. (p78)
17 How does Bilbo lose his waistcoat buttons? Squeezing through the goblins' door to escape. (p82)
18 What becomes a proverb meaning the same as the English "Out of the frying pan, into the fire" (getting out of one bad situation into a worse one)? "Escaping goblins to be caught by wolves" (p91)
19 What was the fate of Thorin's father Thrain? He was imprisoned in a dungeon of Dol Guldur by the Necromancer (who turns out to be Sauron in LOTR).
20 What was the fate of Thorin's grandfather Thror? He was killed in Moria by Azog the goblin.