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Is the ‘The Sound of Music’ one of your ‘Favorite Things”? We all know from experience that life isn’t all ‘Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.’ However, when you remember your ‘favorite things’, you don’t feel so bad. At least that’s what watching ‘The Sound of Music’ often feels like.
‘The Sound of Music’ means different things to every person, but it is a meaningful movie that has touched the lives of millions and it is one of the most beloved musicals of all time. While the film is nearly half a century old. The Sound of Music hasn’t tarnished over time; it was always dated, always reviled by the learned. This quiz is the ultimate opportunity for ‘Sound of Music’ fans to challenge their knowledge of the film – and enjoy a fun quiz while doing it!
With questions like, who was the youngest von Trapp child? Or what was the Baroness' first name? Any 'Sound of Music' fan is sure to know a lot of these answers by heart.
‘The Sound of Music’ is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, the story of The Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis.
He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music".
It was adapted as a 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won five Academy Awards. The Sound of Music was the last musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein died of cancer nine months after the Broadway premiere.
Perhaps more than any other song in the movie, “Edelweiss,” which Rodgers and Hammerstein had dreamed up for the 1959 stage musical, speaks to the extent that The Sound of Music has warmed its way into our collective memory. Thinking it was a real folk song—and the Austrian national anthem to boot—Reagan famously played it for the Austrian president at a White House state dinner in 1984.
Click the “Let’s Play” button to challenge your ‘The Sound of Music’ skills, and take this test to see if you’re truly the ultimate ‘The Sound of Music’ fan! We’re sure that by the end of it, you’ll be boasting to your friends that you’re the Ultimate ‘The Sound of Music’ fan through and through. Being a fan of ‘The Sound of Music’ is something that you should be proud of, so take this test, and don’t forget to share the results with your friends to see how well they remember ‘The Sound of Music’ too!