How Well Do You Know The Wizard of Oz?

How much do you remember from watching the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz?

Introduction

There's no place like QuizHook to take this ultimate test on The Wizard of Oz! This 1939 classic revolutionized film making with (at the time) groundbreaking special effects and use of Technicolor. While impressive, the film's technological achievements aren't what keep drawing us back. The film's characters, fantastical settings, and memorable music captured hearts in 1939 and have continued to fascinate our imaginations since. The movie continually ranks high on all-time best or favorite movies list, coming in at #6 on the American Film Institute's (AFI) 1998 list of 100 best American films of the past 100 years (AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies), for example.

While the film is held in high regard and often remembered with nostalgia, the making of the movie was less-than-magical. The use of Technicolor, for example, meant that the lighting had to be extra bright for proper color saturation; several actors reported vision problems as a result. There are also rumors that Judy Garland, who portrays protagonist Dorothy, was pressured to lose weight to appear younger for the role.

How much do you remember from the film that revolutionized Hollywood and has captured imaginations for decades? Can you recall the color of Dorothy's iconic slippers or the brick road? Do you know what type of flowers populate the field that put Dorothy and her friends to sleep? What does each protagonist want from the titular Wizard? If you know the answers to these questions, you're ready to take our quiz. You don't need to tap your heels together three times to take this quiz; just click "Let's Play!" to begin!

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There's no place like QuizHook to take this ultimate test on The Wizard of Oz! This 1939 classic revolutionized film making with (at the time) groundbreaking special effects and use of Technicolor. While impressive, the film's technological achievements aren't what keep drawing us back. The film's characters, fantastical settings, and memorable music captured hearts in 1939 and have continued to fascinate our imaginations since. The movie continually ranks high on all-time best or favorite movies list, coming in at #6 on the American Film Institute's (AFI) 1998 list of 100 best American films of the past 100 years (AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies), for example.

While the film is held in high regard and often remembered with nostalgia, the making of the movie was less-than-magical. The use of Technicolor, for example, meant that the lighting had to be extra bright for proper color saturation; several actors reported vision problems as a result. There are also rumors that Judy Garland, who portrays protagonist Dorothy, was pressured to lose weight to appear younger for the role.

How much do you remember from the film that revolutionized Hollywood and has captured imaginations for decades? Can you recall the color of Dorothy's iconic slippers or the brick road? Do you know what type of flowers populate the field that put Dorothy and her friends to sleep? What does each protagonist want from the titular Wizard? If you know the answers to these questions, you're ready to take our quiz. You don't need to tap your heels together three times to take this quiz; just click "Let's Play!" to begin!

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You will be asked 40 multiple-choice questions about the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Pick the correct answer and you'll be rewarded with a fun fact about the movie.


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1. Dorothy taps her shoes how many times to do what?


1. Dorothy taps her shoes how many times to do what?

1. Three times to go home

2. Four times to stop the evil witch

3. Three times to stop the cyclone

4. Five times to get Toto to sit

She taps her shoes three times to go home.



2. What color are Dorothy's slippers in the film?


2. What color are Dorothy

1. Emerald

2. Blue

3. Silver

4. Ruby

They are ruby red. They were originally silver in the novel.



3. What kind of road must Dorothy follow?


3. What kind of road must Dorothy follow?

1. Yellow brick

2. Red brick

3. Gray cobblestone

4. Yellow cobblestone

The correct answer is yellow brick road.



4. What hits Dorothy in the head during the cyclone, knocking her out?


4. What hits Dorothy in the head during the cyclone, knocking her out?

1. Brick

2. Window pane

3. Book

4. Toto's collar

She is hit in the head by a window pane. She wakes up in the Land of Oz.



5. What breed is Dorothy's dog, Toto?


5. What breed is Dorothy

1. Yorkshire Terrier

2. Chihuahua

3. Cairn Terrier

4. German Shepherd

Her dog is a Cairn Terrier. Toto is played by Terry, who was a female Cairn Terrier.



6. What does Dorothy call her aunt?


6. What does Dorothy call her aunt?

1. Aunt Emmy

2. Auntie Em

3. Aunt Emily

4. Aunti Emma

She calls her Auntie Em, short for Emily. Clara Blandick portrays her in the film.



7. "There's no place like. . ." what?


7. "There

1. Kansas

2. Emerald City

3. This

4. Home

Dorothy says, "Oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home!" when wakes up in Kansas after her journey though Oz.



8. Which actress portrays Dorothy?


8. Which actress portrays Dorothy?

1. Judy Garland

2. Audrey Hepburn

3. Shirley Temple

4. Ava Gardner

Dorothy is Judy Garland's most recognizable role. Did you know that Shirley Temple was considered for the role?



9. What does the Tin Man ask of the Wizard?


9. What does the Tin Man ask of the Wizard?

1. Brain

2. Courage

3. Heart

4. Ruby slippers

He asks for a heart. He is sometimes known as the Tin Woodman.



10. Which witch says, "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too!"?


10. Which witch says, "I

1. Glinda the Good Witch of the North

2. The Good Witch of the South

3. The Wicked Witch of the East

4. The Wicked Witch of the West

The primary antagonist, the Wicked Witch of the West, says this. Her name, according to the Wicked novel and play, is Elphaba Thropp.



11. The Lollipop Guild welcomes Dorothy to which places?


11. The Lollipop Guild welcomes Dorothy to which places?

1. Munchkinland

2. Kansas

3. Land of Oz

4. Emerald City

They welcome her to Munchkinland. As of 2018, Jerry Maren is the only surviving actor who played a member of this guild.



12. What does the Scarecrow want?


12. What does the Scarecrow want?

1. Heart

2. Brain

3. Courage

4. Ruby slippers

The Scarecrow wants a brain. He is portrayed by Ray Bolger in the 1939 film.



13. The field that puts Dorothy and her friends to sleep is filled with which of the following flowers?


13. The field that puts Dorothy and her friends to sleep is filled with which of the following flowers?

1. Poppies

2. Daisies

3. Lilies

4. Roses

The correct answer is poppies. It is technically called the field of Deadly Poppies.



14. What happens to Dorothy's house during the cyclone?


14. What happens to Dorothy

1. It is electrocuted

2. It is demolished

3. It is lifted away

4. Nothing happens to it

It is shown to be lifted away by the storm in one of the movie's most famous scenes.



15. What is Dorothy's last name?


15. What is Dorothy

1. Gale

2. Gully

3. Gerard

4. Nale

Dorothy Gale is her full name. She is one of the most recognizable characters from American cinema.



16. What year was the movie released?


16. What year was the movie released?

1. 1900

2. 1937

3. 1943

4. 1939

It was released in 1939 and is based upon the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.



17. What famous resort in Las Vegas has the characters on display?


17. What famous resort in Las Vegas has the characters on display?

1. Circus Circus

2. MGM Grand

3. Golden Nugget

4. Hard Rock Hotel

The correct answer is MGM Grand Las Vegas. Metro-Golden-Mayer (MGM) produced the film.



18. The 1939 film has a sequel; what is this film called?


18. The 1939 film has a sequel; what is this film called?

1. Rebirth of Oz

2. Oz Reborn

3. Return to Oz

4. Oz Returns

Disney released a live-action sequel, Return to Oz, in 1985.



19. Which state is Dorothy from?


19. Which state is Dorothy from?

1. Nebraska

2. Kansas

3. Arkansas

4. Missouri

Dorothy is from Kansas. All scenes with Kansas in the film are set in sepia, whereas the Land of Oz is colorized.



20. In the beginning of the film, Dorothy falls into what?


20. In the beginning of the film, Dorothy falls into what?

1. A pig sty

2. A trash can

3. A ditch

4. An ant hill

She is shown to fall into a pig sty. Dorothy lives with her aunt and uncle and their farmhands on their Kansas farm.



21. What does the Lion want from the Wizard?


21. What does the Lion want from the Wizard?

1. Heart

2. Brain

3. Ruby slippers

4. Courage

The Cowardly Lion wants courage. He is portrayed by Bert Lahr.



22. What color is Glinda's dress?


22. What color is Glinda

1. Gold

2. Purple

3. Silver

4. Pink

Her dress is coral pink. Glinda is portrayed by Billie Burke.



23. Where were Dorothy's slippers first located in the movie?


23. Where were Dorothy

1. Wicked Witch of the West's feet

2. Wicked Witch of the East's feet

3. In Dorothy's basket

4. Behind the curtain with the Wizard of Oz

They are originally on the Wicked Witch of the East's feet. Dorothy gains ownership of the slippers when her falling house falls on the Wicked Witch of the East and kills her.



24. Where is the Wizard of Oz originally from (in the movie)?


24. Where is the Wizard of Oz originally from (in the movie)?

1. Kansas

2. Oklahoma

3. Nebraska

4. Texas

He is from Kansas, and was a circus conman. In the novel, he is from Omaha, Nebraska.



25. Where are the main characters trying to go?


25. Where are the main characters trying to go?

1. Emerald City

2. Kansas

3. Munchkinland

4. Crystal City

They are trying to see the Wizard, who resides in Emerald City. It is the Land of Oz's capital.



26. Which character is deathly afraid of water?


26. Which character is deathly afraid of water?

1. Cowardly Lion

2. Toto

3. Wizard of Oz

4. Wicked Witch of the West

The Wicked Witch of the West is afraid of water because it can kill her. Dorothy unintentionally kills the Witch by dumping water on her, intending to put out a fire.



27. Who is Dorothy's neighbor in Kansas, and hates her dog, Toto?


27. Who is Dorothy

1. Ava Gulch

2. Almira Gulch

3. Almira Gulley

4. Ava Gulley

The correct answer is Almira Gulch. Her Oz counterpart is the Wicked Witch of the West.



28. What is the color of the first scene in the movie?


28. What is the color of the first scene in the movie?

1. Technicolor

2. Black and white

3. Sepia

4. Grayscale

The film begins in sepia tone. When Dorothy arrives in Oz, the scenes are colorful. The sepia returns when Dorothy wakes up in Kansas at the end of the movie.



29. "If happy little _____ fly beyond the rainbow / Why, oh why can't I?" In this lyric from "Over the Rainbow," what does Dorothy say flies beyond the rainbow?


29. "If happy little _____ fly beyond the rainbow / Why, oh why can

1. Blue robins

2. Blue jays

3. Bluebirds

4. Blue gills

Bluebirds is the correct answer. "Over the Rainbow" won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.



30. What is the name of the fortune-teller Dorothy goes to in Kansas?


30. What is the name of the fortune-teller Dorothy goes to in Kansas?

1. Professor Smoke

2. Professor Marvel

3. Doctor Marvel

4. Doctor Smoke

The correct answer is Professor Marvel. His counterpart in Oz is the Wizard.



31. The Wicked Witch of the West sends out what creatures to capture Dorothy and Toto?


31. The Wicked Witch of the West sends out what creatures to capture Dorothy and Toto?

1. Flying monkeys

2. Flying pigs

3. Hopping frogs

4. Angry beavers

She sends winged monkeys. They are capable of speech in the original novel, but are not shown to speak in the movie.



32. What color are Dorothy's ribbons, as shown in the Land of Oz?


32. What color are Dorothy

1. White

2. Purple

3. Silver

4. Blue

The correct answer is blue; they match her iconic blue dress.



33. "Judy Garland did not provide the singing voice for Dorothy Gale." Is this statement true or false?


33. "Judy Garland did not provide the singing voice for Dorothy Gale." Is this statement true or false?

1. True

2. False

Garland does her own singing in this role.



34. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the novel upon which the 1939 film is based. What year was this novel published?


34. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the novel upon which the 1939 film is based. What year was this novel published?

1. 1924

2. 1900

3. 1912

4. 1933

The novel, written by L. Frank Baum, was released in 1900.



35. How does Toto expose the Wizard?


35. How does Toto expose the Wizard?

1. He barks, causing a hidden man to shout.

2. He sniffs out the Wizard, who is hiding in a closet.

3. He pulls back the curtain, exposing him.

4. He doesn't; the Cowardly Lion exposes the Wizard.

He pulls back a curtain, revealing a simple man to be the Wizard. He is portrayed by Frank Morgan.



36. Which film beat The Wizard of Oz for Best Picture at the Academy Awards?


36. Which film beat The Wizard of Oz for Best Picture at the Academy Awards?

1. Of Mice and Men

2. Hunchback of Notre Dame

3. Gone with the Wind

4. Babes in Arms

The correct answer is Gone with the Wind. Wizard of Oz was nominated for a total of six Academy Awards.



37. Which historic event began the year this movie came out (1939)?


37. Which historic event began the year this movie came out (1939)?

1. World War II

2. Vietnam War

3. Korean War

4. World War I

The correct answer is World War II. The war officially began in 1939 after Germany invaded Poland, which forced France and Great Britain to declare war on Germany.



38. What is the pattern on Dorothy's dress?


38. What is the pattern on Dorothy

1. Polka dots

2. Plaid

3. Striped

4. Checkered

Her iconic dress is checkered. Adrian Adolph Greenberg designed her ruby slippers.



39. This film was nominated for six Academy Awards. How many did it win?


39. This film was nominated for six Academy Awards. How many did it win?

1. One

2. Two

3. Three

4. Four

It won two awards, for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.



40. Who primarily directed the film?


40. Who primarily directed the film?

1. Jean Renoir

2. John Ford

3. Howard Hawkes

4. Victor Fleming

The correct answer is Victor Fleming, who also directed Gone with the Wind.




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