The Sound of Music: Summary, History & Characters


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Who wrote the autobiography on which the German films about the von Trapp family were based?

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1. How many children are cast in The Sound of Music?

2. In The Sound of Music, the family escapes on foot to which country?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of the musical, The Sound of Music and its characters and history. The quiz questions ask you to identify the author of the autobiography on which the German films were based and the number of children cast in the movie The Sound of Music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following aspects of The Sound of Music:

  • The country to which the family escapes
  • Collaborative team who wrote the songs
  • Fictional character(s) created for the musical

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow for the use of the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related synopsis of the musical The Sound of Music
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding who penned the autobiography on which the German films were based
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding character(s) created just for the musical
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the number of children who were cast in the musical

Additional Learning

Obtain more information about this musical by studying the lesson, The Sound of Music: Summary, History & Characters. The lesson includes these objectives:

  • Review the plot of the musical
  • Identify the actors who starred in the lead roles in the play and film
  • Learn about the featured songs
  • Examine the differences between the von Trapp's real lives and how they are portrayed in the musical