October 26, 2004

Tolkien Geek Watch - Update

Lots of gratifying interest in that Tolkien Quiz I posted yesterday. Having had a few minutes at lunch, I gave it another whirl myself. Here are my results:

Level I - Leaving the Shire - 15 out of 15
Level II - The Fellowship - 18 out of 18
Level III - Two Towers - 18 out of 20
Level IV - Shelob's Lair- 16 out of 20
Level V - The Black Gate - 0 out of 1

Unfortunately, by Level V, you aren't allowed any mulligans. And the very first question had to do with how many days there are in the Quenyan "yen" (year). I haven't the faintest idea.

I think what this means is that I am pretty knowledgeable about the subject without being, well, too geeky. I'm content with that.

Posted by Robert at October 26, 2004 05:15 PM | TrackBack

Dude, I hate to break it to ya - you're an official LOTR nerd. How many times have you read the books? Have you read The Silmarillion?

Posted by: jen at October 26, 2004 05:32 PM

I've read LOTR probably 20 times all the way through. Silmarillion, maybe half that. The Hobbit, probably about the same.

I'll take "nerd" as being a step down from "geek" and outside what one might call the Dork Zone.

Posted by: Robert the LB at October 26, 2004 05:40 PM

After your score on Level IV, "too geeky" definitely applies. Anything more, or scoring on Level V, and "uber geek" would need to tatooed to your hide.

Posted by: TC-LeatherPenguin at October 26, 2004 06:45 PM

Actually if you get the first question right you get mulligans, I'm not sure if that was intentional or not. I tested it out by using my back button.

Posted by: ctob at October 27, 2004 12:26 AM
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