Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on October 27, 2014
Yes, the quiz was a bit challenging, I’ll admit, which is why I’m going to give you all the answers and details below! Here goes:
1. Which one of the following pink items was not mentioned in the film?
a. Pink Lemonade b. Pink Coat c. Pink Poodle d. Pink Parasol
The correct answer was C. – Pink Poodle!
For the record, “Pink Lemonade” was discussed by Baroness Schraeder and Uncle Max shortly after the party scene, “Pink Coat” was sung in “The Lonely Goatherd” (think, “One little girl in a pale pink coat – herd”), and “Pink Parasol” was said by Marta upon meeting Maria – “I’m Marta, I’m going to be seven on Tuesday, and I’d like a pink parasol.”
2. Which of the following foods are not mentioned in the film?
a. Wienerschnitzel b. Apple Strudel c. Bratwurst d. Chocolate Icing
The correct answer was C. – Bratwurst!
For those wondering when the above foods were mentioned, here are the lines they were taken from: “I really must speak to Cook about the Wienerschitzel. It is entirely too delicious for my figure.” – Baroness Schraeder
“Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudel” was sung by Maria during “My Favorite Things”.
“Chocolate icing” was shouted by one of the children during the “My Favorite Things” scene… “What things do you like?” “Pussy willows! Christmas! Bunny rabbits! Snakes! Chocolate Icing! No school! Pillow fights! Telegrams! Birthday Presents! Any presents! A good sneeze!…”
3. Which beverage was not listed in the film?
a. Champagne b. Beer c. Lemonade d. Juice e. Tea
The correct answer was D – Juice!
Champagne was mentioned on a number of occasions. First, when the Captain and the Baroness were strolling the grounds of the von Trapp villa near the lake (“Soaking myself in champagne” – Captain von Trapp), then by Liesl when she sang, “I’d like to stay and taste my first champagne”, and finally by Baroness Schraeder when she arrived back at the party from having chased Maria away. “Champagne, darling. I feel like celebrating – cheers!”
“Beer” was sung during the lyrics of “The Lonely Goatherd” – “Men drinking beer with a foam a float – herd…”
Lemonade was the topic of discussion during the children’s impromptu singing rehearsal on the back terrace of the von Trapp villa.
And tea‘s praises were sung all throughout the Austrian countryside and in the stone Festivalhaus in the song “Do Re Mi”. (You know, “Tea, a drink with jam and bread”…) 😉
4. Which wardrobe line does not come from “The Sound of Music”?
a. “The poor didn’t want this one.” b. “I’m not suitably dressed.” c. “I *can* make my own clothes.” d. “I think your dress is the ugliest one I ever saw!” e. “I do have the finest couturier in Vienna.” f. “How many dresses does a governess need?” g. “I made them – from the drapes that used to hang in my bedroom.” h. “Where was that lovely little thing you were wearing the other evening?…” i. “Take our new postulate to the robing room.” j. “No, no, the green one.”
And the correct answer was – J! – “No, no, the green one.” Does anyone recognize this line? LOL! It’s Mr. Darcy’s famous quote from the 1995 version of Pride & Prejudice. I’m sure some of my fellow Jane Austen fans picked up on that. 😉
So now for the correct answers, I think this was the main incorrect answer that was submitted. Most people guessed that “I do have the finest couturier…” was not in the film. But it was! Read on.
a. – Said to the Captain by Maria after they first met. b. Said to the Captain by Maria during the party scene. c. Said to the Captain by Maria when she arrived at the von Trapp villa. d. Said to Maria by Brigitta. e. Boasted by Baroness Schraeder to the Captain while walking around the lake. f. Said by Frau Schmidt to Maria. g. Said to the Captain by Maria after the boat tipped over… h. Said to Maria by Baroness Schraeder while she was “helping” her pick out a dress for the party. i. Said by the Reverend Mother only seconds before Maria arrived in her office.
Whew! Who knew there were so many fashion-related quotes in The Sound of Music?
5. Which weather term was not said in the film?
a. Raindrops b. Lightning c. Thunder d. Hail e. Snow
The correct answer was D. – Hail!
The other words were used in the following lines: “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” ; “Well, the lightning says something to the thunder and the thunder answers back.”; and “Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow…”
6. Which musical instrument was not mentioned in the film?
a. Harmonica b. Guitar c. Organ d. Bells
The correct answer was C. – Organ!
This was the other answer which most people guessed incorrectly – most entries showed “Harmonica”, but it was indeed mentioned in the film:
“Why didn’t you tell me?” “What?” “To bring along my harmonica!” – Baroness Schraeder to Uncle Max.
“Guitar” was mentioned by Uncle Max – “Liesl, get the guitar. Come on, Marta. Everybody into the group.”
And as for the “bells” – “Well?” “Well what?” “Do I hear wedding bells?” “Pealing madly! But not necessarily for me.” ~ A conversation between Uncle Max and Baroness Schraeder ~ (Not to mention “Door bells and sleigh bells…” from “My Favorite Things”)
7. How were “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady” related?
a. One of the singing nuns from “The Sound of Music” movie had actually dubbed the singing voice of Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady”.
b. Theodore Bikel, who appeared in the movie version of “My Fair Lady”, had played Captain von Trapp in the Broadway stage version of “The Sound of Music”.
c. Julie Andrews had herself starred in the stage play version of “My Fair Lady” and had auditioned for the film role of Eliza Doolittle, but was not considered famous enough by Jack Warner (Warner Brothers).
d. All of the above
The correct answer was D. – All of the above! Pretty amazing, don’t you think?
8. How old were Liesl and Rolf put together?
a. 32 b. 33 c. 34 d. 35
Well, Liesl was 16 (going on 17), and Rolf was 17 (going on 18), so 16 + 17 = 33.
Hope you all enjoyed the trivia as much as I enjoyed putting it together last week, and I will be sharing another blog post just as soon as I have time.
So long, farewell,