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The Sound of Music (1965)

Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1. Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a 1965 musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews in the lead role. The musical was based on what book?

  • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
  • Climb Every Mountain
  • Sixteen Going on Seventeen

2. Christopher Plummer plays Captain Baron von Trapp. He is engaged to Baroness Elsa Schraeder. Who plays the Baroness?

  • Eleanor Parker
  • Marylyn Morgan
  • Sue McBain

3. While the von Trapp family hiked over the Alps to Switzerland in the movie, in reality they walked to the local train station and boarded the next train to Italy.

  • True or False?

4. The movie features a rare onscreen performance by Marni Nixon, who plays Sister Sophia. She also dubbed the singing voice of Julie Andrews in the movie, My Fair Lady.

  • True or False?

5. Who played Brigitta von Trapp

  • Angela Cartwright
  • Veronica Cartwright
  • Sally Hartman

6. In the 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music, who played Maria?

  • Julie Andrews
  • Helen Reedy
  • Mary Martin

7. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1965 and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced.

  • True or False?

8. Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II died in 1960, a few years before the film adaptation went into production. Richard Rodgers had to write the lyrics for two songs that were added to the score. One song is "Something Good". What is the other song?

  • "I Have Confidence"
  • "Do-Re-Mi"
  • "The Grand Waltz"

9. When did the film premier in the United States?

  • February 6, 1965
  • March 2, 1965
  • March 6, 1965

10. Who wrote the screenplay?

  • Ernest Lehman
  • Larry Hagman
  • William H. Reynolds

Check Your Answers

  1. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
  2. Eleanor Parker
  3. True
  4. False.
  5. Angela Cartwright
  6. Mary Martin
  7. True
  8. "I Have Confidence"
  9. March 2, 1965
  10. Ernest Lehman

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