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    Tolkien Jeopardy!

    I have been thinking about starting this riddle thread for a while and today is the day.

    This works like all of the other Tolkien Trivia threads except that there are no limits on the number of words (unlike One-word, Two-word and Three-word Trivia) AND you have to submit the answer in the form of a question.

    So the only category in this form of Jeopardy! is Tolkien published stuff.

    There will be no limits on what is allowed except that the answers have to be something written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, and there should only be ONE possible answer.
    Movie stuff, audio stuff or any other adaptation stuff cannot be used. Only stuff (prose and poetry) actually written by JRRT. Christopher's published stuff works, because he is basically an editor of JRRT and he published no original material (that I am aware of).

    Here is example #1:

    Riddle: One of the nine-walkers never known to have killed any humanoid.










    Answer: Who is Frodo? (question mark optional)



    Example #2.

    Riddle: Known to have been a hobbit-beater.








    Answer: Who is Farmer Maggot? (From Chapter 4 in The Fellowship Of The Ring: A shortcut To Mushrooms...Farmer maggot beat Frodo when he was a youngster for stealing mushrooms.)

    The clarifying statement about the chapter is completely optional, but encouraged.
    Simple spelling errors should not matter.
    Other rules may be needed, but I hope we can get by with this minimal amount.



    So, with all that preliminary crud out of the way, here is the first riddle:

    Riddle: The only female dwarf ever mentioned in Tolkien's writing.

    edit: I had this as "mentioned in LOTR" but I am not sure that it is mentioned there.
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    Who is Dis?





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    Quote Originally Posted by kittykatt View Post
    Who is Dis?
    Yes!

    Dis is dat.

    Thorin's sister. Your turn.
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    Woohoo!!! I got it right!! Now, I will have to give this some deep thought..will get back to you in a day or two...Real Life is keeping me rather busy lately.

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    A Heroic Farmer & his weapon of choice. (Hope this one is not too vague..sounded great in my head..lol!!)

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    Who are Farmer Maggot's dogs?
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    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by kittykatt View Post
    A Heroic Farmer & his weapon of choice. (Hope this one is not too vague..sounded great in my head..lol!!)
    Who are Farmer Giles of Ham and Tailbiter?

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    Who is Bullroarer (Bandobras) Took and what is his club?

    Took off the head of the goblin chieftain (Golfimbul) with his club which sent it sailing through the air and falling into a rabbit hole.
    Won the battle and invented golf at the same time!

    Not sure if he was a farmer though.
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    Altair6, you "nailed" it,lol..you're up!!!
    Other answers were good guesses, tho

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    Ok. Next one.

    A fabled hunting-horn that could be heard above all others, for its sound was like lightning cleaving the clouds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair6 View Post
    Ok. Next one.

    A fabled hunting-horn that could be heard above all others, for its sound was like lightning cleaving the clouds.
    What is Valaroma?

    Horn of Orome, Hunstman of the Valar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    What is Valaroma?

    Horn of Orome, Hunstman of the Valar.
    Yes, your turn.

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    Here's the next one:

    Sat on three legs.


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    What is a hobbit stool?? (Got a little silly here..lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittykatt View Post
    What is a hobbit stool?? (Got a little silly here..lol)
    That's close enough.
    A literal answer would have been "What is two legs?", but the two legs certainly could be attached to a hobbit (or a man, elf...etc).

    Just for clarification for the folks that may not know what the heck we are going on about:
    This is referring one of the riddles that Bilbo posed to Gollum in The Hobbit chapter: Riddles In The Dark.

    Riddle: No-legs lay on one-leg, two-legs sat near on three-legs, four-legs got some.
    Answer: Fish on a little table, man at table sitting on a stool, the cat has the bones.



    Your turn!
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    Ok, here we go...

    Fifteen birds in five fir trees,
    their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittykatt View Post
    Ok, here we go...

    Fifteen birds in five fir trees,
    their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze!
    Who are Thorin and company?

    “Up the trees quick!” cried Gandalf; and they ran to the trees at the edge of the glade, hunting for those that had branches fairly low, or were slender enough to swarm up. They found them as quick as ever they could, you can guess; and up they went as high as ever they could trust the branches. You would have laughed (from a safe distance), if you had seen the dwarves sitting up in the trees with their beards dangling down, like old gentlemen gone cracked and playing at being boys. Fili and Kili were at the top of a tall larch like an enormous Christmas tree. Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, and Gloin were more comfortable in a huge pine with regular branches sticking out at intervals like the spokes of a wheel. Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and Thorin were in another. Dwalin and Balin had swarmed up a tall slender fir with few branches and were trying to find a place to sit in the greenery of the topmost boughs. Gandalf, who was a good deal taller than the others, had found a tree into which they could not climb, a large pine standing at the very edge of the glade. He was quite hidden in its boughs, but you could see his eyes gleaming in the moon as he peeped out.
    And Bilbo? He could not get into any tree, and was scuttling about from trunk to trunk, like a rabbit that has lost its hole and has a dog after it.”

    Excerpt From
    The Hobbit
    J. R. R. Tolkien

    And so on. Later on the goblins (and Gandalf) set fire to the trees and they are rescued by the eagles.
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    “...and he lived happily ever after, to the end of his days”

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    Yes, your turn!

    I especially like the part where they took them to their eyrie & they ate & slept there, high up in the Misty Mountains. Some fun, huh!!

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    OK, first time playing jeopardy... here goes:

    A generous bloke really, a bit like Santa Claus.
    “...and he lived happily ever after, to the end of his days”

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtilleryman View Post
    OK, first time playing jeopardy... here goes:

    A generous bloke really, a bit like Santa Claus.
    Who is Aule?

    Master craftsman of the Valar, teacher of elves. Creator and teacher of dwarves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Who is Aule?

    Master craftsman of the Valar, teacher of elves. Creator and teacher of dwarves.
    Not the one, sorry. Nothing specific about generosity in there
    “...and he lived happily ever after, to the end of his days”

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtilleryman View Post
    OK, first time playing jeopardy... here goes:

    A generous bloke really, a bit like Santa Claus.
    Maybe too simple an answer (question) but … "Who is Bilbo?"

    examples of his generosity/ santa clauseitivity (I made that up ) include taking in Frodo, throwing the birthday party complete with hobbit presents, presenting the mithril shirt and Sting to Frodo, passing along his books to Frodo ...

    ...when in doubt...twirl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaboj View Post
    Maybe too simple an answer (question) but … "Who is Bilbo?"
    Now you've done it...
    I can just hear him coming down the lane behind a sled:

    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
    Now, Dori!, now, Nori!, now, Ori and Balin!
    On, Bifur!, on, Bofur!, on Bombur and Dwalin!
    To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
    Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaboj View Post
    Maybe too simple an answer (question) but … "Who is Bilbo?"

    examples of his generosity/ santa clauseitivity (I made that up ) include taking in Frodo, throwing the birthday party complete with hobbit presents, presenting the mithril shirt and Sting to Frodo, passing along his books to Frodo ...
    Although “clauseitivity” is an amazing word, and Boraxxe’s poem is equally fantastic, it’s not right, sorry

    Clue: his gifts caused more trouble than they were worth...
    “...and he lived happily ever after, to the end of his days”

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    You mean, the gifts would actually enslave people, like Sauron's rings?


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