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The Tolkien Quiz Book Paperback – 4 Nov 1996


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (4 Nov. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0261103466
  • ISBN-13: 978-0261103467
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,749,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

How many Hobbits joined the Fellowship of the Ring?

What colour is the Orcs' skin?

Why did Gandalf have difficulty in opening the West-door of Khazad-dum?

Who betrayed Beren and Luthien to Thingol?

What was Farmer Giles' full name?

The worlds of J.R.R.Tolkien, from the saga of Middle-earth to a brief visit to Wootton Major, are so rich and varied that they inspire legions of followers of different ages. This long-awaited quiz book offers 1200 questions and answers, including easy starters questions and more difficult tie-breakers, to test the range and depth of your knowledge. And whereas every right answer will confirm your mastery over your subject, every wrong answer will be a learning experience all of its own!

About the Author

Andrew Murray is the author of Halliwell’s Quizbook.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Iain S. Palin on 18 May 2012
Format: Paperback
At first glance this little quiz book should be a gem for Tolkien fans, and indeed there is a lot of interesting stuff in it and some good quizzing.however as you start to use it you find two things. The first, that may make quizzers unhappy, is the unevenness of the question-levels even within single quizzes. Thus you can go straight from the most basic what-kind-of-creature-was-Gimli sort of question to the most abstruse aspects of Elvish genealogy from deep in the "Silmarillion". Quizzers who prefer that roughly the same level be kept throughout a given quiz will not be too happy.

I did find one definite mistake, we are told that Haradrim = Easterlings (Quiz 40, answers), when in fact they are Southrons (the correct answer was Easterlings). And in Quiz 20 answers we are told that Sam Gamgee is the father of Bilbo. Yes, he did name one of his many eventual offspring Bilbo but I fear a lot of the book's users will not know that "small print" fact and may well dismiss it as another error that casts doubt on the reliability of the whole book. That was a quirk too far. A pity, because the book is enjoyable.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Mar. 2002
Format: Paperback
Wow! i have read tolkien books for many years but this brings up new and unexpected questions in a huge scale!
If you think you know a lot then test your true worth this this amazing collection. A vast range of catagories allows for a great focus on topic specific areas aswell.
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