Pipe-Weed Quiz

Answers to the End-Of-Summer Pipe-Weed Lore Quiz:

1 How did pipe-weed come to Middle Earth? It was brought by men of Westernesse (Numenor) Prologue
2 Who first grew pipe-weed in the Shire? Tobold Hornblower, (Old Toby) Prologue
3 Where did he live? Longbottom, South Farthing Prologue
4 What variety of pipe-weed is named after him? Old Toby Prologue
5 Which part of the Shire is best known for pipe-weed? The South Farthing Prologue
6 Where is pipe-weed grown outside the Shire? Around Bree Prologue
7 What variety is grown there? Southlinch "Southlinch," he said, "and the best we have; but not the match of Southfarthing, as I've always said though I'm all for Bree in most matters, begging your pardon." (Barliman Butterbur). Homeward Bound
8 Where is the centre of the "art" of pipe smoking? The Prancing Pony at Bree Prologue
9 Where is the plant grown but not smoked? In Gondor Prologue
10 What is the plant called there? Sweet Galenas or Westman's Weed Prologue The Houses of Healing
11 Who wrote a history of pipe-weed? Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry) Prologue
12 Why did he consider giving up smoking? It reminded him of Theoden who had died. At that his face clouded. "No, not a pipe. I don't think I'll smoke again."
"Why not?" said Pippin.
"Well," answered Merry slowly. "He is dead. It has brought it all back to me. He said he was sorry he had never had a chance of talking herb-lore with me. Almost the last thing he ever said. I shan't ever be able to smoke again without thinking of him, and that day, Pippin, when he rode up to Isengard and was so polite." The Houses of Healing
13 What control does Gandalf demonstrate over smoke rings? He can change their colour (to green at least), control their movement and make them long-lasting. The Hobbit
14 When did Gandalf say he particularly needed to smoke? When having to choose the route in Moria "I know what is the matter with me," he muttered, as he sat down by the door. "I need smoke! I have not tasted it since the morning before the snowstorm." A Journey in the Dark
15 Who had a secret addiction to smoking? Saruman Concerning Gandalf, Saruman and the Shire
"Saruman kept this dainty to himself. it seems."  Flotsam and Jetsam
16 Who sold him pipe-weed? Lotho Sackville-Baggins "We do hear that waggon-loads of it went away down the old road out of the Southfarthing, over Sarn Ford way. That would be the end o' last year, after you left. But it had been going away quietly before that, in a small way. That Lotho-" (Hob Hayward). The Scouring of the Shire
17 Who smokes a short, black pipe? Bill Ferny He had heavy black brows, and dark scornful eyes; his large mouth curled in a sneer. He was smoking a short black pipe. A Knife in the Dark
18 Who smokes an old, wooden pipe? Peregrin Took (Pippin) "Here's one: my old wooden pipe." Flotsam and Jetsam
19 Who smokes a carved, long-stemmed pipe? Aragorn A strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
20 Who gave Merry and Pippin pipes with pearl mouth-pieces? Bilbo Baggins Bilbo laughed, and he produced out of a pocket two beautiful pipes with pearl mouth-pieces and bound with fine-wrought silver. "Think of me when you smoke them!" Many Partings
21 Which fellowship member lost his pipe? Gimli "Alas, I lost mine in Moria, or before. Is there no pipe in all your plunder?" Flotsam and Jetsam
22 Which fellowship member dreamed he had lost his pipe? Samwise Gamgee (Sam) He thought he was back in the Bag End garden looking for something; but he had a heavy pack on his back, which made him stoop. It all seemed very weedy and rank somehow, and thorns and bracken were invading the beds down near the bottom hedge. "A job of work for me, I can see; but I'm so tired," he kept on saying. Presently he remembered what he was looking for. "My pipe!" he said, and with that he woke up. Journey to the Cross-roads
23 Which fellowship member thought smoking strange? Legolas "Come now!" he said. "Time wears on, and the mists are blowing away, or would if you strange folk did not wreathe yourselves in smoke." Flotsam and Jetsam
24 What variety of pipe-weed was found floating in a barrel? Longbottom Leaf (at Isengard) "My dear Gimli, it is Longbottom Leaf! There were the Hornblower brandmarks on the barrels, as plain as plain. How it came here, I can't imagine." Flotsam and Jetsam