Are You an Expert on "Oklahoma!"?

By: R. White
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Are You an Expert on "Oklahoma!"?
Image: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

About This Quiz

"Ohhh, what a beautiful morning to take this quiz! Whether it's morning, noon or nighttime for you, there's no better time to take this Oklahoma! quiz than now! When it comes to this plucky little musical, are you an expert?

Oklahoma! has a long, long history. It first started off as a Broadway musical that debuted in 1943. Based on the Lynn Riggs play, Green Grow the Lilacs, Oklahoma! follows the story of a young girl who is being courted by two potential suitors. 

The first collaboration of the legendary duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! went on to become a film in 1955. The film stars Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, and Rod Steiger as the three characters at the center of this love triangle. The film came out over 60 years ago. Do you still remember the adventures of Curly and Laurey? 

Who took Laurey to the box social? What kind of gun does Jud carry? What's the name of Curly's beloved horse? You "Cain't Say No" to this quiz! Are you ready to give it "All 'Er Nuthin'"? Let's find out!

In the opening song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," the corn is described as being what?
"fresh as a daisy"
"pure as the morning dew"
"blue as a country sky"
"high as an elephant's eye"
Corn is judged by how high it grows. "High" and "eye" rhyme, which works well for a song.

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Curly offers to take Laurey to the Box Social with what?
A dapple grey stallion
A surrey with the fringe on top
Curly wants to impress Laurey, so he promises her a fancy ride if she attends the box social with him. Laurey behaves coyly and does not accept Curly's invitation.
A jingle bell sleigh
A gold chariot

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Who does Laurey agree can take her to the Box Social instead of Curly?
Jud
Jud asked Laurey before Curly and she wanted to honor her commitment, even though she did actually want to go with Curly.
Uncle Oscar
Aunt Eller
Mr. Hakim

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Who sings, "Kissin's my favorite food"?
Laurey
Annie
Annie is a flirt and does not hide her attraction to men. She says she is "a girl who can't say no".
The peddler
Curly

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Annie's father promises her to Will Parker if he can do what?
Get $50
Annie's father wants to be assured that the young man can financially support his daughter. He is skeptical about Will's ability to do so.
Win an arm-wrestling contest
Run a cattle ranch profitably for 5 years
Complete a 10-minute handstand

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What city has Will Parker been in before coming back to town by train?
Cincinnati
Kansas City
Will Parker describes his experiences and all that he has seen in Kansas City upon his return to town. He raves about the city's phones, skyscrapers, and cars.
Chicago
Louisville

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What does Laurey buy from the peddlar?
The powder of Rome
The pendant of Penzance
The salts of Constantinople
The elixir of Egypt
Laurey purchases the "special smelling salts" for two bits. It gives her some strange dreams.

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Which girl does Laurey get into a fight with over Curly?
Ado Annie Williams
Mirabelle Larson
Gertie Cummings
Laurey is jealous that Curly is taking Gertie to the Box Social. Curly is flattered.
Sally Warner

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What is everyone picking outside Laurey's house before the Box Social?
Pineapples
Strawberries
Peaches
Curly encounters Laurey in the peach orchard and they sing together. Everyone leaves for Skidmore's shortly after.
Their noses

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What do Laurey and Curly NOT sing to each other during "People Will Say We're in Love"?
"Don't throw bouquets at me"
"Don't bake biscuits for me"
Laurey and Curly cite all of the things they shouldn't do to show their feelings for each other. "Why do you take the trouble to bake my fav'rite pie?" involves baking, but not biscuits.
"Don't stand in the rain with me"
"Don't please my folks too much"

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What kind of gun does Jud have?
Winchester
Colt
Jud's Colt .45 is a threat to Curly. They both want Laurey.
Remington
Smith and Wesson

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What does Curly tell Jud is "as easy as falling off a log"?
Hanging yourself
Curly tries to intimidate Jud and show a tough guy side to him.
Kissing a woman
Dancing
Herding cattle

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What do Curly and Jud sing a song together about?
Their favorite bull
Jud's wedding
Jud's funeral
This is a type of passive-aggressive action toward Jud by Curly who wants Jud to give up his pursuit of Laurey.
Rodeos

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Which is NOT a song included in the movie?
"The Corn Is A-Risin'"
"Oklahoma" is led by Curly; "All Er Nuthin" is sung by Will and Annie; "Poor Jud is Daid" is sung by Curly and Jud.
"Oklahoma!"
"All 'Er Nuthin"
"Pore Jud is Daid"

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What's a "frog sticker"?
A knife or weapon
Curly is not shy in showing his animosity toward Jud. Their shared affection for Laurey divides them.
A filling meal
A betrayer
A gossiper

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What does the peddlar say he has to sell to the menfolk while in Jud's cabin with Curly?
"Special flasks"
"Magical investments"
"Private knickknacks"
There seems to be a hint of inappropriate items but never really stated.
"Scrumptious confections"

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Laurey falls asleep on the porch of her house. What does she dream about?
Jud killing Curly
There is foreshadowing of a confrontation between Curly and Jud where Jud is the victor. Laurey is upset when she wakes up.
Her marriage to Curly
A tornado hitting Oklahoma
The town getting rich from an oil well

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What picture is on Jud's wall?
A female nude
The picture attests to Jud's immoral behavior and attitude. He says he wants a "real" woman.
Laurey's mother
Robert E. Lee
Wild Bill Hickok

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What prevents Jud and Laurey from arriving at the dance together?
The horses went wild and Laurey leaves Jud behind
Jud makes some unwanted advances on Laurey, making it clear that when he regains control of the horses, he intends to try again. That motivates her to takes the reins, herself, and leave him behind.
They are held up by bandits and Jud tries to fight them
They get into a fight and Laurey demands to be taken home
Jud takes another girl

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According to the song, who "should be friends"?
The dog and the cat
The farmer and the cowman
The context of the plot is clearly a divide between farmers and ranchers in the area. In keeping with the theme of coming together, Curly is a rancher who then becomes a farmer.
The sun and the moon
The cow and the horse

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What is being auctioned off at the Box Social?
A team of white horses
Lunch baskets made by the ladies
Laurey has high hopes that Curly will win her basket. Curly is prepared to outbid everyone for it.
A special shotgun
A quilt

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How is Will able to regain the money to win over Annie?
He cleans up in poker
He finds some gold
He sells the presents he bought
Hakim is willing to buy the gifts if it means that he can get out of marrying Annie. Will was too quick to spend the original $50 he had that would've ensured he could marry Annie.
He inherits wealth

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What does Jud buy from Will Parker?
Bullets
A kaleidoscope
There is a hint that the kaleidoscope has inappropriate images in it, befitting of Jud's character.
A hat
A saddle

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What is the auction raising money for?
A hospital
A new church
A new schoolhouse
Aunt Eller leads the bidding and seems to be pulling for Curly to get Laurey's basket.
A courthouse

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What has been claimed as the cause of a "three-day bellyache"?
Annie's pie
Hakim bids on and wins Annie's basket and is laughed at when he complains of a stomach ache from its contents.
Local onions
Homemade whiskey
Aunt Eller's stew

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What is the name of Curly's beloved horse?
"Peaches"
"Whiplash"
"Pertater"
"Blue"
Curly is willing to part with Blue when he needs to increase his bid on Laurey's basket.

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What is the final item Curly sells to keep a high bid on Laurey's hamper?
His horse
His gun
Curly is in a bidding war with Jud and gives up everything he owns. He sells his gun for $18.
His farm
His saddle

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What does Jud want to show Curly after the auction?
Laurey kissing another man
His stash of money
"French pictures"
Jud tries to lure Curly to viewing inappropriate pictures rather than spending time with Laurey.
The barrel of his gun

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Who does Mr. Hakim eventually marry?
Laurey
Annie
Gertie
Mr. Hakim is not the marrying kind, but at the same time, he can't seem to stay away from the ladies.
Aunt Eller

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Hakim shows Annie a "Persian goodbye." What does Will show her?
A "cowboy cuddle"
A "rancher's romp"
An "Oklahoma hello"
This is a very aggressive kiss that catches Annie off-guard; it is a show of Will marking his territory.
A "saddle salute"

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After Laurey and Curly are married, Jud says, "I gotta present for you." What is it?
The kaleidoscope
Shooting them at their reception
The picture of the nude from his wall
Burning them on a haystack
Laurey and Curly are set atop a haystack as a joke. Jud sets out to hurt them in retaliation for his humiliation.

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What is Curly put on trial for?
Stabbing Jud
Jud goes after Curly and Laurey on the haystack because he realizes Laurey will never be his; Curly gets Laurey off the haystack first, then leaps down and stabs Jud in retaliation.
Stealing the town's revenue
Kidnapping Laurey
Being a highwayman

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What plea is given at the trial?
"No contest"
"Not guilty"
"Guilty as charged"
"Self-defense"
Curly has the sympathy of the townspeople; it is suggested that his actions were in self-defense.

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Why do Annie and Gertie get into a fight?
Because Will gets "friendly" with Gertie
Annie attacks Gertie out of jealousy. It is ironic because Gertie's beau once belonged to Annie.
Because Gertie insults Annie's dress
Because Hakim gets "friendly" with Annie
Because Annie insults Gertie's hair

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What is the final scene of the movie?
Laurey making a pie for the box social
Curly working in the fields singing
Curly and Laurey with a baby in their arms
Curly and Laurey in a surrey with the fringe on top
A happy ending for everyone. The song that was used to woo Laurey at the beginning is what ends it.

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