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Mary Poppins .
"How much do you think you know about Disney's "Mary Poppins"? Take this quiz and find out!"
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"Mary Poppins", released in 1964 by Disney and based on the P.L. Travers story, starred Dick van Dyke as the lovable Bert (though he couldn't quite master the Cockney accent). Who starred alongside him as Mary herself? She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for this film.
Throughout the film, Bert (van Dyke) is seen to go through a number of career changes. Which of the following jobs do you not see him do during "Mary Poppins"?
Taxi cab driver
Mary Poppins is employed by George and Winnifred Banks as a nanny who is "practically perfect in every way" - or rather, she arrives after magically piecing together a torn-up advertisment written by the Banks children. What are the names of the children?
Jeremy and Jemima
Jane and Michael
Greta and Kurt
Alice and David
After winning the Best Original Music Score Oscar in 1964, there is no denying that the music of "Mary Poppins" captured the hearts of cinema goers everywhere. In one magical scene where Poppins helps the children to tidy up the nursery simply by snapping her fingers, causing toys to fly in to draws, the trio sing a cheery song with the following line - fill in the blank!
"A spoonful of ___ helps the medicine go down!"
Another musical one for you: a resounding scene during "Mary Poppins" features her singing the children a lullaby about an old woman who implores you to "feed the birds, tuppence a bag". The old woman can be seen sitting before a famous London landmark, surrounded by pigeons. Where does she sit? The location is mentioned in the lullaby lyrics too.
On the banks of the Thames
In front of Buckingham Palace
On the steps of St Paul's Cathedral
In Trafalgar Square, by Nelson's Column
Whilst in the world of the pavement drawing, Mary and Bert stroll in to a bistro whilst the children enjoy a ride on a merry-go-round. Of course, being a partly animated film, anything can happen - what creatures are the waiters at the bistro?
Humans of course!
There is one particular scene in which Mary Poppins, the children, Bert, and his uncle are holding a tea party in the air as laughing so hard has caused them to float! But is it true or false that Bert's uncle says that in order to get back down to the ground, you must think of something sad?
After being entertained at the bistro, Mary and Bert join the children on their merry-go-round ride - though all is not as it seems! The horses break free of the carousel and the four riders go off in to the countryside! They soon get caught up in a foxhunt, where Bert saves one of the animals. What animal does he save?
(One Word - cousin of Basil Brush maybe?)
In the beginning of the film, a narrator (who we discover to be Bert) guides us to the house of the Banks family, where trouble is heard to be brewing. What is the address of the Banks household, where Mary Poppins will come to be nanny?
214 Streatham Avenue
19 Oak Tree Park
3 Victoria Street
17 Cherry Tree Lane
I couldn't complete this quiz without including a question in honour of the quiz title. So, just what is "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"?
A word to describe something incredibly fantastic
A magic spell
A word to say when you have nothing to say
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