Quiz about Musicals That are Going Places
Quiz about Musicals That are Going Places

Musicals That are Going Places Quiz


Ten musicals that each have characters traveling in them. Can you figure out where these characters have been?

A multiple-choice quiz by parrotman2006. Estimated time: 2 mins.
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Time
2 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
410,779
Updated
Nov 11 22
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
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1. In "Oklahoma", Will Parker had just gotten back from what major Midwest community? Hint

Chicago
Kansas City
Saint Louis
Dallas

2. In "Les Miserables", what French place does Jean Valjean travel to in order to rescue Cosette? Hint

Versailles
Saint-Denis
Orly
Montfermeil

3. In "Evita" Eva Person takes a "Rainbow Tour" of Europe. What country did she not visit during the trip? Hint

Spain
Germany
Italy
France

4. In "Guys and Dolls", where did Sky Masterson take Sarah Brown?

Hint

San Juan
Jamaica
Bermuda
Havana

5. "Anything Goes" is set on a cruise ship going between what two cities? Hint

New York - London
Los Angeles - Acapulco
Los Angeles - Tokyo
New York - Miami

6. "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" features the title character aboard what ill-fated vessel? Hint

RMS Titanic
Empress of Ireland
Andrea Doria
General Slocum

7. In "Annie Get Your Gun", the Wild West Show travels from Cincinnati to what Midwest city? Hint

Saint Louis
Chicago
Minneapolis
Milwaukee

8. In both the musical and real life, Alexander Hamilton traveled from what Caribbean island to New York City? Hint

Grenada
Antigua
Nevis
Saint Lucia

9. In "The King and I", Anna Leonowens travels to what current Asian nation? Hint

India
China
Thailand
Vietnam

10. In the second act of "Miss Saigon", Chris, John and Ellen travel from the United States to what city? Hint

Ho Chi Minh City
Manila
Hanoi
Bangkok


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In "Oklahoma", Will Parker had just gotten back from what major Midwest community?

Answer: Kansas City

"Everything's up to date in Kansas City," sings Will. While Kansas City did have a major population boom in the early 20th century, it was still at 51,000 in 1900.

Chicago has a massive boom in the decades after the Great Fire and had 1.7 million people by 1900, making it one of the world's largest cities. It also had numerous skyscrapers.

Saint Louis was also a huge city by 1900, with 575 thousand people. It hosted the World's Fair and Third Olympics in 1904.

Dallas's population doubled in the early 20th century, but it was still under 100,000. Everything would not be up to date in Dallas for several decades.
2. In "Les Miserables", what French place does Jean Valjean travel to in order to rescue Cosette?

Answer: Montfermeil

Monterfermeil is a commune on the eastern suburbs of Paris. In 1823, when Valjean was rescuing Cosette, it would have been a small community of only around 1000 people.Today, a lot of soccer players, many of African origin, have their roots in Montfremeil.

Versailles is home to the elaborate palace of Louis XIV. Orly is south of Paris, home of the city's second major airport. Saint-Denis is just north of Paris, and is named after the first Bishop of Paris.
3. In "Evita" Eva Person takes a "Rainbow Tour" of Europe. What country did she not visit during the trip?

Answer: Germany

The song notes that Evita was a huge hit in Spain, fell flat in Italy because Juan Peron was a little too much like Mussolini and did well in France until her rainbow started to fade. Evita also visited Switzerland and England (where she didn't fare too well). Germany is not mentioned in the song - because she didn't visit.

The real Rainbow Tour took place in June of 1947.
4. In "Guys and Dolls", where did Sky Masterson take Sarah Brown?

Answer: Havana

Sky takes Sarah to Havana on a wager with Nathan Detroit. Sky promises Sarah "one dozen genuine sinners" in exchange for her going to Havana with him. Faced with the prospect of losing her mission, Sarah agrees to the date. Per the way of Broadway musicals, they fall in love (and out of love) several times, but everything works out in the end.
5. "Anything Goes" is set on a cruise ship going between what two cities?

Answer: New York - London

"Anything Goes" is the classic Cole Porter musical set aboard the S.S. America, traveling from New York to Los Angeles. It is about a stowaway named Billy Crocker, who is seeking to win the heart of heiress Hope Harcourt. He is assisted by singer Reno Sweeney and gangster "Moonface" Martin.

The musical includes many classic songs by Cole Porter, including the title song and "You're The Top". Everything works out in the end as Billy marries Hope and Reno marries Hope's former fiancé.

Many of Broadway's biggest stars have played Reno Sweeney, starting with Ethel Merman. Other notable names include Patti LuPone, Elaine Paige and Sutton Foster.
6. "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" features the title character aboard what ill-fated vessel?

Answer: RMS Titanic

"The Unsinkable Molly Brown" is a 1960 musical by Meredith Willson, based on the life of Margaret Brown, one of the survivors of the RMS Titanic. The show was a modest success, running 532 times from late 1960 to February 1962. Tammy Grimes won a Tony Award for playing Molly Brown.

The musical is a love story between Molly and her husband Johnny "Leadville" Brown. Much of the story is set in Colorado, but the couple does travel to Europe and Molly's return on the Titanic is an important plot point. The song "Dolce Far Niente" (the sweetness of doing nothing) is sung aboard the Titanic.
7. In "Annie Get Your Gun", the Wild West Show travels from Cincinnati to what Midwest city?

Answer: Minneapolis

The show starts in Cincinnati and moves to Minneapolis. It is based on the life of Annie Oakley, the famous sharpshooter in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Much of the play is about the romance between Oakley and her fellow sharpshooter, Frank Butler

The original play opened in 1946 with Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton. It has been revived many times in the decades since.
8. In both the musical and real life, Alexander Hamilton traveled from what Caribbean island to New York City?

Answer: Nevis

Hamilton was born on Nevis in 1755, and spent his youth in Charlestown. He sailed to Boston in October 1772, when he was either 15 or 17. He moved to New York (The Greatest City in the World) shortly afterward.

Nevis is part of the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, a former British colony which became independent in 1983. Saint Kitts and Nevis ranks among the world's smallest, both in area and population, with fewer than 50,000 people on a 100 square mile island.
9. In "The King and I", Anna Leonowens travels to what current Asian nation?

Answer: Thailand

Anna Leonowens traveled to Siam, today Thailand, to tutor the children of the King. The ruler starts as a tyrant, and mellows under the influence of Leonowens. Popular songs from the musical include "Getting to Know You", "Shall We Dance" and "Hello Young Lovers".

"The King and I" is the fifth musical by Rogers and Hammerstein and is based on the 1870 memoirs of Leonowens, who taught the children of King Mongkut from 1862 to 1867. As in the play, Mongkut died in 1868. Leonowens did help inspire many of the reforms that Mongkut and his son instituted.
10. In the second act of "Miss Saigon", Chris, John and Ellen travel from the United States to what city?

Answer: Bangkok

Much of the second act of Miss Saigon takes place in Bangkok. Kim has moved from Vietnam to Thailand, where she is working as a dancer for The Engineer. Chris is reunited with his son Tam, while Kim commits suicide once she knows her son is reunited with his father.

"Miss Saigon" first opened in London in 1988 and on Broadway in 1991. The play was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, the creators of "Les Misérables" (1985). It ran on Broadway for almost a decade, with over 4000 performances. The play is based on the Puccini opera "Madame Butterfly."
Source: Author parrotman2006

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