Lord of the Rings: Middle Earth Locations Quiz
What is the White City, the capital of Gondor, called?
- Formerly called Minas Ithil under the Númenórean ruler Isildur, the capital of Gondor was battled over for centuries before the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, after which Aragorn was finally crowned King Elessar in 3019 of the Fourth Age.
To the South of Gondor, there is an expanse of land populated by mercenaries. What is it called?
- Harad contains Umbar as the main port, out of which the aptly-named Corsairs of Umbar sail. The Haradrim are also mercenaries that are called under the control of Sauron for his military purposes.
What is the name of the Baggins' family home, located in the Hobbit town of Hobbiton, the Shire?
- Bag End was a Hobbit-hole, or a smial, meaning it was an underground dwelling inside a small hill, set up as a cozy and quiet dwelling with all the traditional Hobbit amenities, including a large pantry.
There is a large forest in the Northeast of Middle Earth originally called Greenwood the Great. But after Sauron corrupts the area, what does it get renamed to?
- Populated by Wood Elves and once a place of joy and happiness, Sauron's evil influence soon brought terrible things creeping in, including giant spiders and dark magic.
Of the following major locations around Middle Earth, which is not actually a port city?
- Edoras is landlocked, being in the heart of Rohan, the rolling-hill home of the horse lords.
Far over the Misty Mountains cold... what is the name of the mountain peak to the farthest North in this range?
- Mount Gundabad was the Northernmost peak in the Misty Mountains, once an Orc stronghold and close to the realm of the evil ruler Morgoth and the later Witch-King of Angmar.
There are many bodies of water and important rivers in the world of Middle Earth. But what is the proper name of "The Great River"?
- The Anduin flows through many key locations from the Fellowship's journey, from the Grey Mountains, past the Misty Mountains and Fanghorn Forest, through Rohan and the Emyn Muil, and finally reaching the sea, South of Gondor.
What is the name of the forest between the Last Bridge, near Weathertop and the town of Bree, and Rivendell?
- In both "The Hobbit" and "The Fellowship of the Ring", the characters run across trolls in this particular forest, keeping it true to its name.
There is an Elven location known as "The Last Homely House East of the Sea", but what is its real name?
- Home of Elrond and an important Elven sanctuary, Rivendell was also called Imladris in Sindarin, the high language of the Elves.
In "The Hobbit", what Middle Earth mountain peak did the dragon Smaug take over and make his lair?
- In 2770 of the Third Age, Smaug attacked the lakeside town of Esgaroth and the Lonely Mountain, also called Erebor, driving out the dwarves who dwelled in the mountain halls there and claiming their gold as his own.