How Well Do You Know Gone With The Wind?

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How Well Do You Know Gone With The Wind?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the opening line of the novel?
    • A. 

      “You know there isn’t going to be any war,” said Scarlett, bored.

    • B. 

      Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.

    • C. 

      It was a savagely red land, blood-colored after rains, brick dust in droughts, the best cotton land in the world.

    • D. 

      She had been on the front porch and he had ridden up the long avenue, dressed in gray broadcloth with a wide black cravat setting off his frilled shirt to perfection

  • 2. 
    What name did Margaret Mitchell originally give to her heroine? 
    • A. 

      Martha

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      Pansy

    • D. 

      Rose

  • 3. 
    To the dismay of tourists visiting Atlanta, there is no actual Tara. Based on the geography described in the book, what metro area city would Tara be closest to?
    • A. 

      Decatur

    • B. 

      Marietta

    • C. 

      Roswell

    • D. 

      Jonesboro

  • 4. 
    Which of these characters was not a husband of Scarlett’s?
    • A. 

      Frank Kennedy

    • B. 

      Ashley Wilkes

    • C. 

      Charles Hamilton

    • D. 

      Rhett Butler

  • 5. 
    In a famous scene, Scarlett, after returning to Tara, pulls a vegetable from the garden, rubs off the dirt, takes a bite, and declares, "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!" What was that vegetable?
    • A. 

      Turnip

    • B. 

      Beet

    • C. 

      Radish

    • D. 

      Potato

  • 6. 
    In the movie, Scarlett has one child, Bonnie Blue. How many children did she have in the book?
    • A. 

      None: Bonnie was added by the movie producers to make Scarlett more sympathetic.

    • B. 

      One: Bonnie

    • C. 

      Three: Wade, Ella, and Bonnie

    • D. 

      Five: Wade, Ella, Bonnie, Pansy, and Rhett Jr.

  • 7. 
    In bustling post-war Atlanta, Scarlett runs a business. What is it?
    • A. 

      A saloon

    • B. 

      A lumber mill

    • C. 

      A cotton mill

    • D. 

      A dress shop

  • 8. 
    How many actresses did screen tests for the role of Scarlett, a part that eventually went to Vivien Leigh?
    • A. 

      At least 400

    • B. 

      One: the role was written with Vivien Leigh in mind

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      More than 1,000

  • 9. 
    The movie Gone with the Wind premiered in Atlanta on December 15, 1939. Where was the movie screened? 
    • A. 

      The Fox Theatre

    • B. 

      The Loew's Grand Theatre

    • C. 

      The Municipal Auditorium

    • D. 

      The Kimball House

  • 10. 
    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and other actors came to Atlanta for the premiere. Where did they stay?
    • A. 

      The Imperial Hotel

    • B. 

      The Piedmont Hotel

    • C. 

      The Georgian Terrace

    • D. 

      The Kimball House

  • 11. 
    In the festivities leading up to the premiere, a choir of African American performers sang spirituals in front of a Tara backdrop at a Junior League ball. Which future civil rights activist was among the singers?
    • A. 

      Harry Belafonte

    • B. 

      Coretta Scott King

    • C. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • D. 

      Nina Simone

  • 12. 
    True or False: Mayor William Hartsfield declared the premiere date a holiday and gave city workers time off?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    True or False:  In honor of the premiere, Atlanta issued a one-day reprieve from segregation laws, allowing Hattie McDaniel and other African American actors to sit in the main auditorium for the screening. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    As Peggy Mitchell, the future novelist was employed as:
    • A. 

      A cotton mill worker

    • B. 

      An Atlanta Journal reporter

    • C. 

      A dress maker

    • D. 

      A history professor

  • 15. 
    Margaret Mitchell is buried in Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery, but her tombstone is engraved with her husband’s last name. What is it? 
    • A. 

      Brooks

    • B. 

      Butler

    • C. 

      Marsh

    • D. 

      Morgan