lord-of-the-rings

  1. Why did Fellowship of the Ring stay in Lothlorien for so long?
  2. Was Durin's Bane a servant of Sauron?

  3. What are the evil things Gandalf encounters in his battle with the Balrog?

  4. What is the history of the Ents?

  5. Are there real world creation myths that inspired The Silmarillion?

  6. Was the original hobbit name of Bilbo and Frodo "Bilba" and "Froda"?

  7. What is the relationship between Galadriel and Gandalf?

  8. Why wasn't Glorfindel included in the Fellowship?

  9. What is the distance between Minas Tirith and Minas Morgul?
  10. Do the dwarves grow weary of Middle-earth

  11. Why were there 3-7-9 Rings of Power?

  12. What is the significance of there being Nine Nazgul?

  13. Why is Arwen dying?

  14. Why didn't Sauron fight in the final battle?

  15. Why Does Samwise Gamgee Call Frodo Baggins 'Mr. Frodo'?
  16. Do dwarves always stop fighting when their leader is killed?

  17. Why did the bodies of the wargs that attacked the Fellowship in Hollin disappear?
  18. Why didn't Gandalf or Frodo Fly to Mount Doom?

  19. How powerful is Eru Ilúvatar?
  20. Why did Sauron think that no one in possession of the One Ring would want to destroy it?

  21. How does Gandalf almost die in The Hobbit?

  22. Why didn't Elrond or Círdan take the ring from Isildur by force and destroy it?

  23. Can the ringwraiths use a palantir?
  24. Why did Saruman not kill Gandalf?

  25. What does Gandalf mean by "Secret Fire", "Flame of Anor" and "Flame of Udûn"?
  26. Why did Gandalf not return to help Frodo and Sam?
  27. Why do the Rohirrim apparently find the H-word offensive?

  28. Is the name "Rohirrim" based on "Houyhnhnm"?

  29. Why does the city of Minas Morgul glow green?

  30. If Éowyn did not ride into battle with The Rohirrim would the outcome have been much different? Could The Witch-King of Angmar do that much?

  31. Why did Gondor not move the Palantir at Minas Ithil before it was captured?
  32. Do all elven blades glow blue in the presence of orcs?

  33. Who are the 2 most powerful entities to battle each other directly?

  34. Did the Ring Bearers and Gimli die in Valinor?

  35. Would Smaug have actually followed and allied with Sauron had he lived on?

  36. Mind control magic in lord of the rings

  37. Why was the ring necessary for Sauron to control Middle-earth?

  38. Are there differently coloured races of Man in Middle-Earth, and if so how are they explained?

  39. Who is being referred to in the Barrow Wights Chant?

  40. Is Alegaesia part of the same world as Lord of the Rings?

  41. How aware are middle earth races about their deities?

  42. Aragorn's Direct Relation to Elros and his unknown choice to become an elf

  43. Why can Arwen decide her mortality?
  44. Is The Spirit of Carnan possibly an Entwife?
  45. Will there be another book/movie about The Hobbit / LOTR?

  46. Why did Gandalf let Frodo decide where to go in the pass of Caradhras?

  47. Did J.R.R. Tolkien plan for the ring to be Sauron's?
  48. Who was the Queen of Mirkwood?

  49. Why didn't Sauron find Bilbo when he put on the ring like Frodo?
  50. Would the One Ring even work for anyone but Sauron?

  51. Was it possible to wield more than one Ring of Power?

  52. Why didn't Elrond use the army of the undead at the end of The Two Towers?
  53. Why did Thranduil bring an army to Erebor?
  54. Did Gandalf know that Elrond didn't stop Isildur?

  55. Did Peter Jackson ever explain why he left out the Scouring of the Shire?

  56. Why was Tom Bombadil so unconcerned about the fate of Middle-earth?

  57. Why was the riddle on the way to Moria written in Elvish?

  58. Did Gandalf wear his Ring of Power throughout the trilogy?

  59. Why doesn't Sam have to say "Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima"?
  60. Why did Sauron want the Seven Rings back after his return?

  61. Why does Frodo see his sword glow red at Weathertop?
  62. Where do the Dwarves put all the stone from the Mines of Moria?
  63. Should I watch the Hobbit trilogy before the LotR trilogy?

  64. What material are weapons and armors in the Middle-earth forged from?

  65. How large is Aragorn's Reunited Kingdom?

  66. What are the differences between Orcs and Uruks?

  67. Why Sauron/ringwraiths can detect Frodo when he put on ring at Prancing Pony?

  68. Could the messenger sent by Sauron (to Erebor) be an Easterling?
  69. What defects did Tolkien think there were in Lord of the Rings?
  70. Why or how did Durin the Deathless live so long?

  71. Why Théoden charge out at Helm's deep?

  72. Are there any specific examples in Lord of the Rings that are influenced by WWII?

  73. Are Shagrat and Gorbag really talking about "the old days" from personal experience?

  74. Could an Elf kill Sauron in single combat?

  75. Why did Smaug gather a treasure of gold and other precious objects?
  76. How does Gandalf end up on the roof of Orthanc in Isengard?

  77. If the Arkenstone isn't a Silmaril, then what is it?
  78. If Aman was "taken away" at the fall of Numenor, where do the Elves (and others) sail to at the end of Lord of the Rings?
  79. Why do the elves move like a North Korean parade in Jackson's movies?
  80. Why did the Rings turn Nazgûl invisible and their clothes visible, while The One Ring turned both invisible?

  81. Where do Orc babies come from?

  82. Do the Palantíri have powers to lure?

  83. What exactly are the Watchers that guard the Tower of Cirith Ungol in Mordor?

  84. Do curse words exist in Tolkien's Legendarium?
  85. How did the Witch King break Gandalf's staff in the movie?
  86. Do we know what Tolkien meant when he used the word "weapontake"?

  87. How did Elrond know of the Paths of the Dead?

  88. Why is that ravens and eagles considered helpful while crows are bad news?
  89. Who built Meduseld, the Golden Hall of Rohan?
  90. What do Hobbits use for alarm clocks?

  91. Why does Frodo trust Gollum when Sam doesn't?

  92. Most accurate Map of Arda before Beleriand was lost
  93. Is "Second Breakfast" only in the movie version of LOTR?

  94. Did J.R.R. Tolkien ever write a deeper connection between The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the ring?
  95. Is the race of Men a “good” race?

  96. Was it reckless to allow Wormtongue to go free?

  97. Why is Tom Bombadil not included in the films?

  98. Why was "The Lord of the Rings" translated as "In de Ban van de Ring" in Dutch?

  99. Does Middle-earth have nobility?

  100. Why does Tolkien not give Aragorn a duel?