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HP and LotR: The Similarities!

Many avid readers have noticed striking resemblances between the "Harry Potter" series and "The Lord of the Rings". How many can you identify below?


Quiz ID:#10922
Fun:*** (2.52)
Difficulty:** (1.61)
Category:Literature > Fantasy
Created By:Winner4600*******




#1   What group of characters in "Harry Potter" is similar to the nine Nazgûl in "The Lord of the Rings"?

#2   Both novels include a body of water containing dead bodies. In "Harry Potter", this is an enchanted lake with Inferi beneath the surface. In "The Lord of the Rings", this area is called ___.

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#3   Both "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings" include a villain who encased a portion of his soul in another object.

#4   Both novels have birds who come just in time to save people from danger - Gwaihir, an eagle, and Fawkes, a ___.

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#5   Both novels had an object to render the wearer invisible.

#6   The Mirror of Galadriel is most like the ___.

#7   Aragog, the giant spider in "Harry Potter", is most similar to ___ in "The Lord of the Rings".

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#8   The main events of both novels were set in motion with a birthday. What is the difference between Frodo's age and Harry's age on those birthdays?

#9   Both novels mentioned a hidden cave door. In "The Lord of the Rings", this door led into the Mines of Moria and opened with a password. In "Harry Potter", this door led to one of the Horcruxes and opened with a ___.

#10   The character in "The Lord of the Rings" that is most similar to Dobby from "Harry Potter" is ___.

#11   In "The Lord of the Rings", the Mines of Moria were an underground cavern in which the Fellowship faced a terrible, deadly creature. The location in "Harry Potter" that best compares to Moria is the ___.

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#12   The protagonists of both novels lived with their uncle and cousin.

#13   In "Harry Potter", the Floo Network is a method by which wizards can hold long-distance, face-to-face communications. In "The Lord of the Rings", this communication can be accomplished through the Rings of Power.

#14   In "The Lord of the Rings", Ents are tree-guardians. In "Harry Potter", ___ are the tree-guardians.

#15   Both novels have a feisty tree that fights back - and both, coincidentally enough, are willow trees! The willow in "Harry Potter" is known as the Whomping Willow, while the one in "The Lord of the Rings" is known as ___ ___ Willow.

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