Tolkien trivia question and answer #7

Tolkien trivia question and answer #7

Looks like yesterday’s question was a little too difficult. It wasn’t a trick question, as some of you thought, but one person got a least partial credit by including the whole name amongst a longer version.

Yesterday’s question was: What is the full title of the The Lord of the Rings? And the answer: The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King. Actually I think that makes more sense as a title. It always bugged me that the book was named after Sauron, of all people, who doesn’t actually make an appearance in person, so to speak. But the longer name makes it clear that the book is about his defeat and that the contrast with the Dark Lord is the new King of Gondor, Aragorn.

Anyway, on to today’s question, speaking of the King: When Aragorn was adopted by Elrond, what name was he given to hide his true identity, and what did it mean?

Hardcore Tolkien fans should know this, but if you don’t you can use your books.

The original blog post on this trivia feature is here.


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Domenico Bettinelli
  • All the questions and answers are from the “Tolkien Quiz Book”, which I mentioned in the original blog post starting this series. But I do remember reading that this was Tolkien’s name for the book. I just don’t recall where off the top of my head. It could have been in the appendices, maybe in “Letters”, maybe in one of the “History of Middle-Earth” volumes. I’d have to do more research to find it.

  • So, we couldn’t have cheated on the last question if we wanted to, since the old title doesn’t appear on the BOOKS/BOOK.  It was never PUBLISHED under the title you state, so once again:  TRICK QUESTION!

    So, to cheat we’d have to own that book, not written by Tolkien.

  • Louis:  Frodo is a character. Not the author.

    I stand by TRICK QUESTION!

    However, I will now (finally) let it drop.