“There were lots of dragons in the North in those days, and gold was probably getting scarce up there, with the dwarves flying south or getting killed, and all the general waste and destruction that dragons make going from bad to worse.”– The Hobbit
Some are good, some are bad, and some are downright mean! Dragons have been a part of epic tales from antiquity to modern day literature, and if you’ve read some of history’s greatest fantasy novels, you will undoubtedly have come across one or two of these majestic beasts – they’re simply too amazing to leave out of a proper adventure!
So if you’re a lover of all things fantasy (and especially dragons), this little quiz should be just your thing! The questions will not only test your knowledge about dragons but also the world they inhabit in eight of fantasy’s most well-known adventures.
1. In The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, the dragon Smaug has taken up residence in a mountain, but what is the name of it?
a. The Lonely Mountain
c. The Black Mountain
2. In George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, Daenerys Targaryen has three dragons. One is called Drogon and another is called Viserion, but what is the name of the third?
3. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Hagrid wins a dragon egg from a hooded stranger. What kind of dragon is it?
a. Hungarian Horntail
b. Common Welsh Green
c. Norwegian Ridgeback
4. What is the name of the protagonist’s dragon in Christopher Paolini’s Eragon?
5. What is the name of the place where Twoflower summons the dragon Ninereeds from his imagination in ‘The Colour of Magic’ by Terry Pratchett?
a. The Sky Mountain
6. What is the name of the dragon in Astrid Lindgren’s novel ‘The Brothers Lionheart’ from 1973?
7. In which of the Narnia novels by C. S. Lewis is Eustace Scrubb transformed into a dragon when he puts on a bracelet?
a. Prince Caspian: The return to Narnia
b. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
c. The Silver Chair
8. What is the name of the luckdragon in Michael Ende’s novel “The Neverending Story” from 1979?
1: a – The Lonely Mountain; 2: b – Rhaegal; 3: c – Norwegian Ridgeback; 4: b – Saphira; 5: b – Wyrmberg; 6: c – Katla; 7: b – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; 8: b – Falkor