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1 What does Eliza sell?
Answer: Flowers

Before she goes to Higgins for English lessons Eliza is a flower girl.
Question Reference: Quiz: Eliza Doolittle.
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Around what time does Eliza finally 'get it' and they all start singing "The Rain In Spain"?

2 What song does Professor Higgins sing at the beginning?
Answer: Why Can't the English Learn to Speak?

It is interesting listening to the different types of dialects in the church. There's Eliza's, the Colonel's, the Professor's, and the rest of the people standing there, under the "graceful columns."
3 "She's so _____ low. So horribly dirty."
Answer: deliciously

Eliza comes to Higgins to ask him to teach her proper English. He responds with this.
4 How much did Eliza pay for rent in Lisson Grove?
Answer: Four and Six

Apparently it wasn't fit for a pig. This information is disclosed during the opening scene when Higgins is taking down her words.
5 At the beginning of the movie, Eliza is trying to sell some flowers when it's starting to rain. What is the amount of money Eliza says she can change?
Answer: half a crown

Eliza: "Cheer up, captain. Buy a flower off a poor girl?"
Col. Pickering: "I'm sorry. I haven't any change."
Eliza: "Oh, I can change half a crown. Here, take this for tuppence."
Col. Pickering: "I told you, I'm awfully sorry. I haven't -- Oh, wait a minute. Oh, yes. Here's three ha'pence, if that's any use to you."
6 This song is called "Ascot Gavotte" and is the song that the attendees sing before the horse races start. Fill in the blank with the correct answer: "Every duke and earl and peer is here, everyone who should be here is here. What a smashing positively __________ spectacle The Ascot Opening Day."
Answer: dashing

"At the gate are all the horses waiting for the cue to fly away. What a gripping, absolutely ripping, moment at The Ascot Opening Day." George Cukor, the director of this film, was the oldest winner of a Best Director Oscar (Academy Award) when he won for this film.
7 In the song "Wouldn't It Be Loverly", performed by Audrey Hepburn and sung by Marni Nixon, dubbing Audrey, Fill in the Blanks: "All I want is a room somewhere. Far away from the cold night air. With one enormous chair. Oh, wouldn't it be loverly. Lots of _________ for me to ____. Lots of ____ makin' lots of ______."
Answer: chocolate, eat, coal, heat

"Warm face, warm hands, warm feet. Oh, wouldn't it be loverly. Oh, so loverly sittin' abso-bloomin'-lutely still. I would never budge 'til spring crept over the windowsill." Marni Nixon played Sister Sophia in the "Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
8 Who is the gorgeous leading lady in 'My Fair Lady'?
Answer: Audrey Hepburn

Although Julie Andrews was playing the part of Eliza Doolittle on Broadway at the time when this movie was cast, however Audrey Hepburn was cast in the part instead. This was because Audrey was better known than Julie.
Question Reference: Quiz: My Fair Lady.
9 Higgins deplores Eliza's English. What are the words that Higgins says will "keep her in her place"?
Answer: "Aooow and garn"

"Its aooow and garn that keep her in her place, not her wretched clothes or dirty face" Higgins sings this in the song "Why Can't the English". The song is performed in front of an audience of street traders but is mostly addressed to Pickering.
Question Reference: Quiz: Eliza Doolittle.
10 After Eliza finally learns how to speak properly, she, the Professor, and the Colonel all sing a song. "The Rain in _____."
Answer: Spain

After all that hard work, she finally can speak properly. And the three of them must have been hyper as they sang that song. It was funny, though.
11 "Eliza, you are to stay here for the next six months learning to speak beautifully, like a lady in a florist's shop. At the end of six months you will be taken to an embassy ball in a _____, beautifully dressed. If the king finds out you are not a lady, you will be taken to the Tower of London, where your head will be cut off as a warning to other presumptuous flower girls! If you are not found out, you shall be given a present of... uh... seven and six to start life with in a lady's shop. If you refuse this offer, you will be the most ungrateful, wicked girl, and the angels will weep for you."
Answer: carriage

After Higgins decides to teach Eliza, she decides that maybe she doesn't want to be taught after all, so he chases after her and gives her this little shpiel to convince her.
12 When Higgins hit the tuning fork, how many vowel sounds does Pickering hear, and how many where there actually, according to Higgins?
Answer: 24 and 130

Higgins plays them back for him on his phonograph.
13 Fill in the blank with the correct answer to: Where does Professor Higgins say that Coronel Pickering is from? Cheltenham, Harrow, ______________, and India.
Answer: Cambridge

Street Man: "Hey, uh, tell him where he comes from, you want to go fortune telling."
Prof. Higgins: "Cheltenham, Harrow, Cambridge and, uh, India?"
Col. Pickering: "Quite right!"
Street Man: "Blimey, he ain't a "tec. He's a bloomin' busybody. That's what he is."
Col. Pickering: "If I may ask, sir, do you do this sort of thing for a living at a music hall?"
Prof. Higgins: "Well, I have thought of it. Perhaps I will one day."
Eliza: "He's no gentleman. He ain't, to interfere with a poor girl!"
Col. Pickering: "How do you do it, may I ask?"
Prof. Higgins: "Simple phonetics. The science of speech. That's my profession. Also my hobby."
14 "Pulses ___________. Faces flushing. Heartbeats speed up. I have never been so keyed up. Any second now they'll begin to run. Hark, a bell is ringing they are springing forward. Look, it has begun."
Answer: rushing

"What a frenzied moment that was. Didn't they maintain an exhausting pace. 'Twas a thrilling, absolutely chilling, running of The Ascot Opening Race." Rex Harrison is one of a handful of actors and actresses that have portrayed the same role in Broadway and in film. Among some of the other actors and actresses are: Yul Brenner ("The King and I"), Humphrey Bogart ("The Petrified Forest"), Dick Van Dyke ("Bye Bye Birdie"), and Juanita Hall ("South Pacific").
15 Also from the song "Wouldn't It Be Loverly", fill in the blanks with the correct answer: "Someone's head restin' on ___ _______. Warm and tender as he can be. Who takes good care of me."
Answer: my knee

"Oh, wouldn't it be loverly...Loverly...Loverly...Loverly...Loverly. All I want is a room somewhere. Far away from the cold night air. With one enormous chair. Oh, wouldn't it be loverly." You kind of think to yourself after watching this movie a few times, if she couldn't speak English too well, how come she sang so well? The answer is: it's a movie. Continuing with the Marni Nixon trivia, she was in "Sound of Music", which starred Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle for many years in the Broadway play with Rex Harrison.
16 What does Eliza Doolittle do for a living before meeting Henry Higgins?
Answer: Sells Flowers

Question Reference: Quiz: My Fair Lady.
17 What sort of food does Eliza want in the song, "Wouldn't it be Loverly"?
Answer: Chocolate

"Lots of chocolate for me to eat, lots of coal makin' lots of 'eat" These are the things Eliza wishes for.
Question Reference: Quiz: Eliza Doolittle.
18 What is the name of the horse that Eliza cheers for at the horse races?
Answer: Dover

This scene always makes me laugh, when she tells the horse to get a move on. Never fails to humor me.
19 "It's the new _____. You do it so awfully well."
Answer: small talk

Eliza is introduced to Henry's society friends at Ascot, one of whom is Freddy Enysford-Hill, who is quite smitten with Eliza and finds her common slang phrases charming.
20 How much does Eliza offer to pay Higgins for lessons?
Answer: one shilling

Apparently one shilling to Eliza is equal to 60 or 70 pounds for a millionaire.
21 What job requires better English than a duchess at an Embassy Ball, according to Professor Higgins?
Answer: both

Prof. Higgins: "You see this creature with her curbstone English, the English that'll keep her in the gutter 'til the end of her days? Well, sir, in six months, I could pass her off as a duchess at an Embassy ball. I could even get her a job as a lady's maid or a shop assistant...which requires better English."
22 The next song is sung by Bill Shirley, not the actor who played Freddy Eynsford-Hill. The song is called "On the Street Where you Live". Fill in the blank with the correct answer: "When she mentioned how her aunt bit off the spoon, she completely ________________. And my heart went on a journey to the moon when she told about her father and the gin."
Answer: done me in

"And I never saw a more enchanting farce. Than the moment when she shouted move your bloomin'--" Rex Harrison starred as Julius Caesar in the major motion picture movie done the year before "My Fair Lady". The movie was called "Cleopatra" and it starred Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra and Richard Burton as Marc Anthony. Rex Harrison's movie contract in "Cleopatra" had a clause stipulating that whenever Richard Burton's picture appeared in an ad, so would his.
23 The song "I'm an Ordinary Man" is sung and performed by Rex Harrison. Fill in the blank with the correct answer: "I'm an ordinary man who desires nothing more than just __ ___________ chance to live exactly as he likes and do precisely what he wants."
Answer: an ordinary

"An average man am I of no eccentric whim who likes to live his life
free of strife doing whatever he thinks is best for him. Well, just an ordinary man." This is one of my two personal favorite songs from this movie, and in both, Rex Harrison sings.
24 What is the name of the man that Henry Higgins meets on the street in the beginning of the film?
Answer: Colonel Pickering

Wilfrid Hyde-White plays the part of Colonel Pickering. It is Colonel Pickering who pays for Eliza's education.
Question Reference: Quiz: My Fair Lady.
25 When Eliza goes to see Higgins what reason does she give for wanting to learn to speak better English?
Answer: To become a lady in a flower shop

Higgins says to Pickering that after he has taught her she could get a job as a ladies' maid but this is not what Eliza wants. She wants to work in a flower shop but a shop will not take her unless she learns to speak better English.
Question Reference: Quiz: Eliza Doolittle.