The Mastermind Questions

The Elimination

Q.    What was a "Proper Fourteen Twenty"?
A.    A particularly good draft of ale in the Shire - in the Fourth Age

Q.    Who or what was Stybba?
A.     A pony given to Meriadoc by King Theoden

Q.    Who did Bilbo give and empty bookcase to, because he was notorious for never returning borrowed books?
A.    Hugo Bracegirdle

Q.    Where was the old guesthouse in Minas Tirith?
A.    In Rath Celerdain - The Street of the Lampwrights

Q.    On parting from Treebeard on the return journey, where did the Lady Galadriel forecast that their next meeting might be?
A.     In the willowmeads of Tasarinan

Q.    What were the Rules?
A.    The Laws of the Shire

Q.    It ran for ten leagues, from the mountains' feet and so back again, enclosing the Field of the Pelennor. What was it's name?
A.    The Rammas Echor.

Q. Where would you find simbelmyne?
A. Growing on the burial mounds of Rohan.

Q. Tom Bombadil named Merry's five ponies "Sharp Ears", "Swishtail", "Bumpkin", "Whitesocks" and what other?
A. Wise Nose.

Q. What was the extent of the High Hay?
A. Twenty miles from the Withywindle to the Great East Road.

Q. Who was the first bearer of the Ring Vilya?
A. Gil-Galad, son of Fingon and Lord of Lindon.

Q. Where is the Winding Stair?
A. In the face of Ephel Duath - it was the second stair from Imlad Morgul to Cirith Ungol.

Q. Name the horse ridden by Meriadoc and the warrior dernhelm to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields?
A. Windfola.

Q. Who was the second King of the Reunited Kingdom?
A. Eldarion, only son of Elessar and Arwen.

Q. What name did Eomer bestow on Aragorn when he learned how far he had pursued the Orcs holding Meriadoc and Peregrin?
A. Wingfoot.

Q. In Moria, in the Chamber of Records, the Company found a battered book - what was it called?
A. The Book of Marzubal.

Q. Who tried to arrest Frodo on his return to the Shire before the Scouring?
A. Robin Smallburrow.

Q. Name one of the parents of Gilraen?
A. Dirhael and Ivorwen.

Q. Who or what is Yellowskin?
A. The yearbook of Tuckborough - Chronology and History of the Took Clan, begun about TA 2,000.

Q. What was the name of the horse ridden by Glorfindel?
A. Asfaloth.

Q. Where is Mithlond?
A. On the Gulf of Lune - it is known as  The Grey Havens.

Q. At the Siege of Isengard one of the Ents was "caught in a spray of fire and burned like a torch". What was his name?
A. Beechbone.

Q. What was the true name of the Ring of Fire?
A. Narya.

Q. Who succeeded Frodo Baggins as Mayor when he resigned as deputy at Midsummer 1420 SR?
A. Will Whitfoot.

Q. What is Irensaga?
A. A sawtoothed mountain in the Ered Nimrais.

Q. Who bore back the shards of Narsil to Valandil after the Battle of Gladden Fields?
A. Ohtar, Isildur's squire.

Q. The Rohirrim knew it as Dwimordene - what was its name in the Westron tongue?
A. The Golden Wood or The Hidden Land.

The Final

Q. Why did Gimli receive the name "Lockbearer"?
A. He carried a lock of the Lady Galadriel's hair as a favour.

Q. What was the unsuspected link between Isengard and Mordor?
A. The Palantir of Orthanc.

Q.Who was the White Rider?
A. Gandalf reincarnate after his battle with the Balrog.

Q. What was the Flammifer of Westernesse?
A. The recovered Silmaril on the brow of Earendil the Mariner in his passage across the heavens.

Q. How did Helm, King of the Mark, earn the name "Hammerhand"?
A. He slew the renegade chieftain Frecca with a single blow of his fist.

Q.What was the more common name for Asea Aranion?
A. Athelas of Kingsfoil.

Q. Who took command in Minas Tirith when the Lord Faramir was confined in the Houses of Healing?
A. Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth.

Q. How many hobbits died at the Battle of Bywater?
A. Nineteen.

Q. What was a "Burned Dwarf"?
A. Any dwarf who died in the Battle of Azanulbizar.

Q. Gwaihir and Menbeldor flew with which other eagle to bring the Ringbearers from Orodruin?
A. Landrovel.

Q, What was the single password to open the Westgate of Moria?
A. Mellon - friend.

Q. The Ring of Barahir, the Sceptre of Annuminas and the Shards of the Sword Narsil were the heirlooms of which House?
A. The House of Elendil.

Q. Gimli's battle cry at the Battle of the Hornburg - Khazad ai menu - what did it mean?
A. The Dwarves are upon you.

Q. Who was the first captain of the White Company?
A. Beregond, son of Barahir.

Q. Gollum's second riddle - "Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless bites, mouthless mutters" - what was the answer?
A. The wind.

Q. How old was Bilbo when he adopted Frodo as his heir?
A. Ninety-nine.

Q. From what did Sam's first-born get her name?
A. From the flower elanor - the Sun-Star - the little golden flower in the grass of Lothlorien.

Q. How much did Butterbur pay Bill Ferny for the pony, Bill?
A. Twelve silver pennies.

Q. Why, despite Glorfindel's foretelling, was the warrior Dernhelm able to slay the Lord of the Nazgul?
A. Because "he" was in fact the lady Eowyn.

Q. Name one of the thirteen dwarves who accompanied Bilbo who was NOT of the line of Durin?
A. Bifur, Bombur and Bofur.

Q. Who was the wife of Denethor II?
A. Finduilas, sister of Imrahil of Dol Amroth.

Q.What was the Dwatvish name for the Westron Dwarrowdelf?
A. Khazad-dum.

Q. How many Palantiri were there originally?
A. Seven.

Q. What was Henneth Annun?
A. An outpost of Gondor in Ithilien or a waterfall.