Musical Story Origins Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Mar 26, 2012

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Based on Musical % Correct
1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, 'The Story of the Trapp Family Singers'The Sound of Music
80%
'Anna and the King of Siam' by Margaret LandonThe King and I
75.3%
L. Frank Baum's 1900 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz'The Wiz
72.5%
Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel of the same name (based on 'The Wizard of Oz')Wicked
70.8%
James A. Michener's 1947 book 'Tales of the South Pacific'South Pacific
70.5%
The Bible - Joseph storiesJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
69.9%
Life of an Argentine political leaderEvita
68.5%
1975 film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'Spamalot
68%
Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'West Side Story
62.6%
The life of a famous female sharpshooterAnnie Get Your Gun
62.6%
Several short stories by Sholem Aleichem, especially 'Tevye and his Daughters'Fiddler on the Roof
59.2%
1862 Victor Hugo novel of the same nameLes Miserables
59.1%
Charles Dickens (finished) novelOliver!
58.2%
The Bible - Gospel of St. JohnJesus Christ Superstar
56.7%
George Bernard Shaw's 1912 play 'Pygmalion'My Fair Lady
56%
Puccini's opera 'La boheme'Rent
52.2%
1968 Mel Brooks film of the same nameThe Producers
49.4%
Miguel de Cervantes' 17th-century novel 'Don Quixote'Man of La Mancha
47.3%
A series of poems by T.S. EliotCats
42.6%
'The Once and Future King' by T. H. White and Arthurian legendsCamelot
41.8%
Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew'Kiss Me Kate
41.4%
The Bible - Gospel of St. MatthewGodspell
39.2%
The 1957 memoirs of the title character, a 1930s burlesque stripperGypsy
35.6%
Bruno Bettelheim's 1976 book, 'The Uses of Enchantment', and several fairy tales by the Brothers GrimmInto the Woods
35.3%
1988 John Waters film of the same nameHairspray
34.8%
The life of a famous 19th-century showman and circus founderBarnum
33.2%
1998 movie of the same name (starring Adam Sandler)The Wedding Singer
32.3%
Several Roman farces by Plautus, especially 'Pseudolus', 'Miles Gloriosus' and 'Mostellaria'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
32.2%
Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 children's novel of the same nameThe Secret Garden
29.2%
Federico Fellini's 1963 semi-autobiographical film '8 1/2'Nine
26.5%
John Van Druten's 1951 play 'I Am a Camera', which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood's 1939 novel 'Goodbye to Berlin'Cabaret
26%
Based on Musical % Correct
Verdi opera of the same nameAida
25.6%
Puccini's opera 'Madame Butterfly'Miss Saigon
25.4%
Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel of the (almost) same namePhantom of the Opera (or Phantom)
24.9%
Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce 'The Merchant of Yonkers' (later retitled 'the Matchmaker')Hello, Dolly!
22.3%
Several short stories by Damon Runyon, especially 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown'Guys and Dolls
21%
2000 British film of the same nameBilly Elliot
18%
Harold Gray comic stripAnnie
17.5%
1973 Christopher Bond play of the same name, and British urban legendSweeney Todd
17.3%
E. L. Doctorow's 1975 novel of the same nameRagtime
17.2%
1997 British film of the same nameThe Full Monty
15.1%
1967 film of the same name (starring Julie Andrews)Thoroughly Modern Millie
14%
Famous Weekly World News articleBat Boy
13.9%
Charles Dickens (unfinished) novelThe Mystery of Edwin Drood
13.7%
Sam Raimi horror moviesEvil Dead
13.2%
Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, 'Green Grow the Lilacs'Oklahoma
12.3%
1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas WatkinsChicago
11.2%
The Bible - Adam and Noah storiesChildren of Eden
10.8%
1905 novel of the same name by Baroness OrczyThe Scarlet Pimpernel
10.2%
Ingmar Bergman film 'Smiles of a Summer Night'A Little Night Music
10.2%
1960 Roger Corman movie of the same nameLittle Shop of Horrors
10%
Richard Bissell's novel '7 1/2 Cents'The Pajama Game
9.9%
Novella by Robert Louis StevensonJekyll & Hyde
9.9%
1955 novel by Patrick DennisMame
8.9%
1913 Atlanta trial of Leo FrankParade
8.7%
Loosely based on the play 'The Romancers' ('Les Romanesques') by Edmond RostandThe Fantasticks
6.5%
Stories by P. G. WodehouseBy Jeeves
4.1%
1933 movie and previous novel by Bradford Ropes42nd Street
4.1%
1960 novella of the same name by Elizabeth SpencerThe Light in the Piazza
4%
Rosa Guy's novel 'My Love, My Love'Once on this Island
2.6%
Novella of the same name by David GarnettAspects of Love
2.6%

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