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Welcome to the Ultimate Food and Musicals Trivia Questions. No matter where you go, you can’t avoid food, be it on a street or while watching TV and the love of food has gotten into musicals too. Do you know some of the common musicals and their lines on food? Take this quiz and see if you pay attention to musicals as you think.


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  • 1. 

    Finish this lyric from Rent. "Bustelo...Marlboro...."

    • A.

      Quinces by the score.

    • B.

      Doritos by the bag.

    • C.

      Bananas by the bunch.

    • D.

      Melons by the pound.

    Correct Answer
    C. Bananas by the bunch.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bananas by the bunch." This line is part of the lyrics from the song "La Vie Boheme" in the musical Rent. The song is a celebration of unconventional lifestyles and the diverse experiences of the characters. The line is a playful and whimsical way of expressing the abundance and variety of everyday items that the characters enjoy in their bohemian lifestyle.

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  • 2. 

    Finish Cliff's quote to Sally from the movie Cabaret. "Behaving like some ludicrous little underage femme fatale? You're...you're about as fatale as an...."

    • A.

      After dinner mint.

    • B.

      American beer.

    • C.

      Seedless grape.

    • D.

      Apple fritter.

    Correct Answer
    A. After dinner mint.
    Explanation
    In the movie Cabaret, Cliff is criticizing Sally for trying to act seductive and dangerous when she is actually not. He compares her to something that is not at all dangerous or seductive, which is an after-dinner mint. This implies that Cliff thinks Sally's attempts to be a femme fatale are laughable and ineffective.

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  • 3. 

    In the song "Hair" from Hair, what foodstuff completes this lyric: "Mangled, tangled, spangled, and..."

    • A.

      Fusilli

    • B.

      Baked ziti

    • C.

      Rotini

    • D.

      Spaghetti

    Correct Answer
    D. Spaghetti
    Explanation
    In the song "Hair" from the musical Hair, the lyric states "Mangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghetti." The word "spaghetti" completes the list of descriptive words that rhyme and fit the rhythm of the song. The other options, fusilli, baked ziti, and rotini, do not fit the rhyme scheme or the context of the song.

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  • 4. 

    In the musical Wicked, Elphaba's shade of green is likened to "a froggy, ferny ____."

    • A.

      Melon

    • B.

      Cabbage

    • C.

      Salad

    • D.

      Cucumber

    Correct Answer
    B. Cabbage
    Explanation
    In the musical Wicked, Elphaba's shade of green is likened to "a froggy, ferny cabbage." This comparison suggests that Elphaba's green color resembles the green color of a cabbage, which is often associated with being leafy and vibrant. The use of the words "froggy" and "ferny" further emphasizes the greenness of Elphaba's shade, as frogs and ferns are also commonly green in color. Therefore, the correct answer is cabbage.

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  • 5. 

    On her first night at the dinner table with the Von Trapp children, Maria in The Sound of Music sits down on a....

    • A.

      Porcupine

    • B.

      Pineapple

    • C.

      Pinecone

    • D.

      Pelican

    Correct Answer
    C. Pinecone
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Sound of Music," Maria sits down on a pinecone at the dinner table with the Von Trapp children. A pinecone is a small, woody cone-shaped fruit that falls from pine trees. This answer is correct because it accurately describes the object that Maria sits on during the scene.

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  • 6. 

    According to The Threepenny Opera, what keeps a man alive? 

    • A.

      He lives on crackers.

    • B.

      He lives on oysters.

    • C.

      He lives on hatred.

    • D.

      He lives on others.

    Correct Answer
    D. He lives on others.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that according to The Threepenny Opera, what keeps a man alive is the exploitation and manipulation of others. This implies that the protagonist survives by taking advantage of people and using them for his own benefit. It highlights the theme of selfishness and the idea that some individuals thrive by preying on the vulnerability and resources of those around them.

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  • 7. 

    In Sunday In The Park With George, Dot leaves George for Louis The...

    • A.

      Cheesemonger

    • B.

      Sommelier

    • C.

      Baker

    • D.

      Chef

    Correct Answer
    C. Baker
    Explanation
    Dot leaves George for a Baker in Sunday In The Park With George. This suggests that Dot is attracted to someone who can provide her with stability and security, as bakers are often seen as hardworking individuals who can provide for their families. Additionally, the choice of a baker may symbolize the domestic and nurturing qualities that Dot desires in a partner.

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  • 8. 

    The first time we hear the song "Suppertime" in Little Shop of Horrors, the plant eats...

    • A.

      Mr. Mushnik

    • B.

      Audrey

    • C.

      Seymour

    • D.

      Dr. Orin Scrivello

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr. Mushnik
    Explanation
    In Little Shop of Horrors, the song "Suppertime" is a pivotal moment in the story where the plant, named Audrey II, reveals its true nature by devouring Mr. Mushnik, the owner of the flower shop. This event marks a turning point in the plot as Seymour, the main character, realizes the plant's insatiable appetite and the consequences of its growth. Audrey, Seymour's love interest, is not eaten by the plant at this point in the story. Dr. Orin Scrivello, a sadistic dentist, is also not involved in this particular scene. Therefore, the correct answer is Mr. Mushnik.

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  • 9. 

    In Into The Woods, which of the following items do the baker and his wife need to find:

    • A.

      The hair as yellow as butter.

    • B.

      The hair as yellow as corn.

    • C.

      The hair as yellow as beer.

    • D.

      The hair as yellow as cheese.

    Correct Answer
    B. The hair as yellow as corn.
    Explanation
    In Into The Woods, the baker and his wife need to find the hair as yellow as corn. This is because they are on a quest to collect specific items in order to break a curse placed upon them. The hair as yellow as corn is one of the items they need, as stated in the given options.

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  • 10. 

    "Mother fat! Always in the kitchen cooking all the time" is a lyric from which musical?

    • A.

      Falsettos

    • B.

      Assassins

    • C.

      Hairspray

    • D.

      A Chorus Line

    Correct Answer
    D. A Chorus Line
    Explanation
    The lyric "Mother fat! Always in the kitchen cooking all the time" is from the musical "A Chorus Line." This musical tells the story of a group of dancers auditioning for a Broadway show, and this particular lyric is a part of the song "Mother" which is sung by one of the characters, Richie. The song explores the dancers' relationships with their parents and the sacrifices they have made to pursue their dreams in the world of dance.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is a song from William Finn's A New Brain?

    • A.

      Cobb Salad

    • B.

      Calamari

    • C.

      Shrimp Cocktail

    • D.

      Minestrone

    Correct Answer
    B. Calamari
    Explanation
    "Calamari" is a song from William Finn's A New Brain. This song is part of the musical's soundtrack and is performed by one of the characters. It is likely that "Calamari" is a significant song in the storyline or has a memorable impact on the audience. The other options, "Cobb Salad," "Shrimp Cocktail," and "Minestrone," are not mentioned as songs from A New Brain, making "Calamari" the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    "I Can Cook Too" is from which musical?

    • A.

      Anything Goes

    • B.

      Guys and Dolls

    • C.

      On The Town

    • D.

      Guy Fieri on Ice

    Correct Answer
    C. On The Town
    Explanation
    "I Can Cook Too" is a song from the musical "On The Town". This musical, with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, tells the story of three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City during World War II. The song is performed by the character Hildy, who expresses her confidence and ability to do more than just cooking. The upbeat and lively nature of the song fits well with the energetic and optimistic tone of the musical.

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  • 13. 

    Finish this lyric from Hedwig and the Angry Inch: "I've got a sweet tooth for..."

    • A.

      Gummy bears and gummy worms.

    • B.

      Candy canes and lemon drops.

    • C.

      Frosted milkshakes and doughnut holes.

    • D.

      Licorice drops and jelly roll.

    Correct Answer
    D. Licorice drops and jelly roll.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Licorice drops and jelly roll." This answer is correct because it completes the lyric from the song in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The lyric expresses a craving for licorice drops and jelly roll, indicating a sweet tooth for these specific treats.

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  • 14. 

    In the movie version of the musical Tommy, Anne Margaret is in an all-white room that suddenly fills with...

    • A.

      Baked beans.

    • B.

      Lentil soup.

    • C.

      Beef stew.

    • D.

      Tomato sauce.

    Correct Answer
    A. Baked beans.
    Explanation
    In the movie version of the musical Tommy, Anne Margaret is in an all-white room that suddenly fills with baked beans. This answer is correct because it accurately reflects a specific scene from the movie. The inclusion of baked beans in the all-white room adds a surreal and unexpected element to the scene, contributing to the overall artistic and visual impact of the film.

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  • 15. 

    According to Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, to make the best pies in London you should be careful with the....

    • A.

      Cinnamon

    • B.

      Cumin

    • C.

      Coriander

    • D.

      Chile flakes

    Correct Answer
    C. Coriander
    Explanation
    According to Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, to make the best pies in London, one should be careful with coriander. This suggests that coriander plays a crucial role in the pie-making process and its proper usage is necessary to achieve the desired taste and quality.

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  • 16. 

    "Chrysanthemum Tea" is a song from which musical?

    • A.

      Chess

    • B.

      Pacific Overtures

    • C.

      Mary Poppins

    • D.

      Miss Saigon

    Correct Answer
    B. Pacific Overtures
    Explanation
    "Chrysanthemum Tea" is a song from the musical "Pacific Overtures".

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  • 17. 

    Finish this Pippin lyric: "Join us, leave your ____."

    • A.

      Bread to leaven.

    • B.

      Tea to steepen.

    • C.

      Cheese to sour.

    • D.

      Meat to rot.

    Correct Answer
    C. Cheese to sour.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cheese to sour." This lyric is from the song "Corner of the Sky" in the musical Pippin. The line is inviting the listener to join the characters and leave behind something that can spoil or go bad, like cheese souring. It is a metaphorical invitation to let go of negativity or things that hold you back and embrace a new journey or adventure.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these items is not on the Wells Fargo Wagon from The Music Man?

    • A.

      A jar of molasses from Kentucky.

    • B.

      A box of maple sugar on my birthday.

    • C.

      Some salmon from Seattle.

    • D.

      Some grapefruit from Tampa.

    Correct Answer
    A. A jar of molasses from Kentucky.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a jar of molasses from Kentucky. In the musical "The Music Man," the Wells Fargo Wagon delivers various items to the townspeople. The other three options mentioned, a box of maple sugar on my birthday, some salmon from Seattle, and some grapefruit from Tampa, are all examples of items that are mentioned in the song "The Wells Fargo Wagon." However, a jar of molasses from Kentucky is not mentioned in the song, making it the item that is not on the Wells Fargo Wagon.

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  • 19. 

    Who sings "Beggars at the Feast" at the end of Les Miserables?

    • A.

      Jean Valjean and Cosette

    • B.

      Thénardier and Madame Thénardier

    • C.

      Gavroche and Enolras

    • D.

      Fantine and Javert

    Correct Answer
    B. Thénardier and Madame Thénardier
    Explanation
    Thénardier and Madame Thénardier sing "Beggars at the Feast" at the end of Les Miserables.

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  • 20. 

    Everyone freaks out (musically) in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying when they run out of...

    • A.

      Napkins

    • B.

      Doughnuts

    • C.

      Apples

    • D.

      Coffee

    Correct Answer
    D. Coffee
    Explanation
    In the musical "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," everyone panics when they run out of coffee. This suggests that coffee is an essential element in the workplace, possibly symbolizing the need for caffeine to stay alert and productive. Running out of coffee disrupts the characters' routines and causes them to become stressed and agitated, highlighting the importance of this beverage in their daily lives.

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  • 21. 

    In her one woman show "Elaine Stritch: Live at Liberty," Stritch confesses that she originally thought the "Ladies Who Lunch" lyric "a piece of Mahler's" referred to...

    • A.

      A piece of pie

    • B.

      A piece of candy

    • C.

      A piece of cake

    • D.

      A piece of strudel

    Correct Answer
    C. A piece of cake
    Explanation
    In her one woman show "Elaine Stritch: Live at Liberty," Stritch confesses that she originally thought the "Ladies Who Lunch" lyric "a piece of Mahler's" referred to a piece of cake. This suggests that Stritch initially misunderstood the reference to Mahler, a renowned composer, and instead associated it with something more familiar like cake. This misunderstanding highlights Stritch's humor and relatability, as she shares a relatable experience of misinterpreting a lyric in a famous song.

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  • 22. 

    "Turkey Lurkey Time" is from which musical?

    • A.

      Promises, Promises

    • B.

      Sweet Charity

    • C.

      Company

    • D.

      Oklahoma

    Correct Answer
    A. Promises, Promises
    Explanation
    "Turkey Lurkey Time" is a song from the musical "Promises, Promises." This musical, with music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David, premiered on Broadway in 1968. "Turkey Lurkey Time" is a lively and comedic song performed during a Thanksgiving office party scene in the musical. The song has become popular for its catchy tune and energetic choreography, making it a memorable part of the "Promises, Promises" experience.

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  • 23. 

    Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof is a....

    • A.

      Baker

    • B.

      Farmer

    • C.

      Deli Owner

    • D.

      Butcher

    Correct Answer
    D. Butcher
    Explanation
    Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof is a butcher. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options (baker, farmer, deli owner) do not align with Lazar's occupation as described in the musical. A butcher is someone who specializes in preparing and selling meat, which fits Lazar's character as he is known for his involvement in the local meat business.

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  • 24. 

    In the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Frank-N-Furter rips off the tablecloth to reveal that they're all eating... 

    • A.

      Rocky

    • B.

      Brad

    • C.

      Eddie

    • D.

      Magenta

    Correct Answer
    C. Eddie
    Explanation
    In the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Frank-N-Furter rips off the tablecloth to reveal that they're all eating Eddie. This is a pivotal moment in the movie where it is revealed that Frank-N-Furter has killed Eddie and is serving him as a meal to his guests. This shocking revelation adds to the dark and twisted nature of the film and showcases Frank-N-Furter's depravity.

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  • 25. 

    In "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl, life is _____ and the sun's a ______. 

    • A.

      Chocolate; Slab of Bacon.

    • B.

      Sprinkles; Scoop of Ice Cream.

    • C.

      Candy; Ball of Butter.

    • D.

      Foie Gras; Hot Blini.

    Correct Answer
    C. Candy; Ball of Butter.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Candy; Ball of Butter." This is because the lyrics of the song "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl describe life as sweet and enjoyable, comparing it to candy. The phrase "the sun's a ball of butter" suggests that everything is going smoothly and effortlessly, just like a ball of butter melting in the warmth of the sun.

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  • 26. 

    In You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Snoopy sings that "Happiness" is...

    • A.

      A bowl of dog food.

    • B.

      A bone to gnaw on.

    • C.

      A Thanksgiving turkey.

    • D.

      A pizza with sausage.

    Correct Answer
    D. A pizza with sausage.
    Explanation
    In the musical "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown," Snoopy sings about what makes him happy. Out of the given options, he states that "Happiness" is a pizza with sausage. This suggests that Snoopy finds joy and contentment in indulging in a delicious pizza topped with sausage.

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  • 27. 

    When Annie wakes in Oliver Warbucks's mansion, Drake will bring her tray; when she's through, who will take it away?

    • A.

      Mrs. Pugh

    • B.

      Mrs. Cru

    • C.

      Mrs. Stew

    • D.

      Mrs. Pho

    Correct Answer
    A. Mrs. Pugh
    Explanation
    Mrs. Pugh will take away the tray after Annie is done.

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  • 28. 

    "Have an eggroll, Mr. Goldstone" is a lyric from which musical?

    • A.

      Gypsy

    • B.

      West Side Story

    • C.

      Promises, Promises

    • D.

      Fiddler on the Roof

    Correct Answer
    A. Gypsy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gypsy. "Have an eggroll, Mr. Goldstone" is a famous line from the musical Gypsy. In the show, the character Mama Rose sings this line as part of a song called "Some People." Gypsy is a classic musical that tells the story of the famous burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and her ambitious stage mother, Mama Rose.

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  • 29. 

    In Falsettos, Cordelia is a....

    • A.

      Sausage Maker

    • B.

      Kosher Caterer

    • C.

      Pastry Chef

    • D.

      Sommelier

    Correct Answer
    B. Kosher Caterer
    Explanation
    Cordelia being a kosher caterer in Falsettos suggests that she is responsible for providing food that adheres to Jewish dietary laws. This implies that she specializes in preparing and serving food that meets the requirements of kosher certification, which includes specific rules regarding the sourcing, preparation, and handling of ingredients. As a kosher caterer, Cordelia would likely be skilled in creating menus that cater to Jewish dietary restrictions and ensuring that the food is prepared in a manner that complies with these guidelines.

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  • 30. 

    When Tracy takes her mom shopping in Hairspray The Musical, where does Edna want to make a pit stop first?

    • A.

      The ice cream truck

    • B.

      The pretzel cart

    • C.

      The wiener stand

    • D.

      The shaved ice podium

    Correct Answer
    C. The wiener stand
    Explanation
    In Hairspray The Musical, Edna wants to make a pit stop at the wiener stand first. This suggests that Edna has a craving for hot dogs and wants to satisfy her hunger before continuing with the shopping trip.

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