Tolkien trivia question and answer #30

Tolkien trivia question and answer #30

Friday’s trivia question was “What is the connection between one of the stars of the movie “Wizard of Oz” and certain inhabitants of Middle Earth?” Wow, that must have been a tough one because only one person ventured an answer. Andy got it right. A family line of hobbits was named Bolger and the Scarecrow in the movie was played by Ray Bolger.

Maybe today’s question won’t be so tough. Maybe it will be. The question is: “Who died in battle in the 252nd year of his life?” Answer tomorrow.

The original blog post on this trivia feature is here.


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  • Thorin was either 194 or 195 years old, when he died as a result of his wounds in the Battle of Five Armies, which was in the year 2941 of the Third Age.  I THINK, mind you, because I don’t have my books here at work, Thorin was born in the year 2746 of the Third Age, but I might be remembering that wrong.

    And, yes, I am a geek.  I have come to accept it.