I posted recently that after much difficulty trying to acquire a facsimile first edition of Tolkien’s The Hobbit, I managed to get two copies. And as I said before, I’m keeping one, and the other is up for grabs.
I want to be as fair as I can about this, so read this carefully.
If you’ve kept up with my site at all, you know that I have a lot of interests, probably too many. The questions will be broken down into three categories, five questions each: Tolkien lore, other geeky lore, and trivia related to blogs I’ve posted here. What, you thought I was going to give you only questions you could just look up on Google in 30 seconds? Riiiiight…
Knowing that commenting on this site sometimes results in spam interception (which I always find and restore, but not always immediately), the way I’m going to do this will be through email because that’s always reliable.
Here are the rules:
*Send your answers through the contact page.
*The first email I get with correct answers to all 15 questions wins the book.
*One email per contestant, please. Duplicate responses will be disqualified. (In other words, don’t spam me 50 times with one email, but I’ll let you keep playing if you submit incorrect answers.)
*The contest will run until someone wins or 2017 ends, whichever comes first.
*The contest is open to international audiences, but I have to be able to communicate with you in English.
Here are your questions… again, 3 categories, 5 questions each:
1. Sauron forged the One Ring to Rule Them All. Who forged the other rings?
2. Who is Elrond’s brother?
3. Who is the immortal character capable of handling the One Ring without succumbing to its power?
4. Which of Tolkien’s stories is considered to be the most important to the author himself?
5. When Bilbo is celebrating his eleventy-first birthday, who else shares his birthday, and how old is that character on that day?
Other Geeky Trivia:
1. What is the standard issue sidearm used by James Bond after M forces him to give up his Beretta?
2. How many different lightsabers are shown in the original Star Wars trilogy, and to whom do they belong?
3. In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, what is the prefix code used to lower the shields on the U.S.S. Reliant?
4. According to legend, Robert Johnson sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for the power to play the guitar. That legend was first attached to a different blues player. Who was it?
5. “To Sherlock Holmes, she is always THE woman.” To whom is Watson referring?
Trivia from This Site:
1. What was the first soundtrack album I owned?
2. Of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, which is my favorite and why?
3. Darth Vader was my first childhood hero. Who was my second?
4. Mark Twain and I have an historical fascination in common. What are we fascinated with?
5. Which is my favorite of the classic monsters?
Once I verify the winning email I will announce the winner here on the site, and I will respond directly to that winning email so as to get the appropriate address to send the reward.