One of the most beloved movies of all time is celebrating its 75th anniversary today. A classic among classics, The Wizard of Oz has touched hearts, piqued imaginations, and brought families together for endless hours of entertainment throughout the years. It is definitely a film that I have enjoyed watching as a child and now enjoy watching with my own children, too.
When it was released during Hollywood’s golden year of 1939, The Wizard of Oz didn’t start out as the perennial classic it has since become. The film did respectable business, but it wasn’t until its debut on television that this family favorite saw its popularity soar. And of course, almost 75 years later it’s still a heart-warming tale enjoyed by all ages and generations.
Check out The Wizard Of Oz‘s 75th Anniversary and Ultimate Collectors Edition (which just isn’t a restoration of the film, but a whole new viewing experience TRUST me on that), and take our pop quiz to test your knowledge of the film and let us know how you fared!
Pop Quiz! 1 of 12
How well do you know The Wizard of Oz? Check out the answers at the end of this quiz.
Question 1 2 of 12
Why does Dorothy fail to leave in the Wizard's balloon?
A. Her slipper falls off
B. She turns to greet Glinda
C. She is saying good-bye to her friends
D. Toto runs off to chase a cat
Question 2 3 of 12
What phrase does the Wicked Witch sky-write over Emerald City?
A. Death to The Wizard
B. Dorothy, Go Home
C. Surrender Dorothy
D. Relinquish the slippers
Question 3 4 of 12
When awarding The Cowardly Lion, The Wizard acclaims him as a member of _____ .
A. The Legion of Courage
B. The Emerald City Brigade
C. The Oz Guard
D. The Forces Against the Wicked Witch
Question 4 5 of 12
When the concept of The Wicked Witch role changed from a beautiful sequined siren to a more
typical old crone, Margaret Hamilton got the part. Whom did she replace?
A. Gale Sondergaard
B. Greer Garson
C. Myrna Loy
D. Edna Mae Oliver
Question 5 6 of 12
Why can't Aunt Em and Uncle Henry help Dorothy with her problems?
A. The farm wagon needs a new wheel
B. The milk has to be churned
C. The incubator's gone bad
D. The stock needs to be fed
Question 6 7 of 12
When Dorothy first begins to sing "Over the Rainbow," she leans against _____ .
A. the barn
B. a porch swing
C. a harvester
D. a haystack
Question 7 8 of 12
Where do Dorothy & Company encounter a sign that says "I'd turn back if I were you"?
A. As they approach the Poppy Field
B. As they leave Munchkinland
C. At the Witch's Castle
D. In the Haunted Forest
Question 8 9 of 12
Who was originally cast as The Scarecrow in the MGM film?
A. Fred Astaire
B. Buddy Ebsen
C. George Murphy
D. Ray Bolger
Question 9 10 of 12
Which of these songs was planned and then dropped from the score of The Wizard of Oz?
A. "The Jitterbug"
B. "The Horse of A Different Color"
C. "Death to The Wizard of Oz"
D. All of the above
Question 10 11 of 12
What is the name of Professor Marvel's horse?
Answers 12 of 12
Question 1: D: Toto chases a cat
Question 2: C: Surrender Dorothy
Question 3: A: A Legion of the Courage
Question 4: A: Gale Sondergaard
Quesiont 5: C: The incubator's gone bad
Question 6: D: A haystack
Question 7: D: In the haunted forest
Question 8: B: Buddy Ebsen
Question 9: D: All of the above
Question 10: C: Sylvester
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