Can You Pass This True or False Disney Princess Quiz?

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Beth Hendricks

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Disney Princess sorority is a small club. Founded by charter member Snow White, who burst onto the scene in the 1930s, it has grown by only 11 additional – but vastly different – members since. There's Walt Disney's personal favorite, of course (can you guess who?), and a pair of fiery redheads. Two quiet ones joined the crew – one sleepy, one bookish. Add a princess based on a real-life person and a princess based on an ancient legend to the mix. We've got a left-handed princess with dimples and one who's always barefoot. Don't forget the princess who takes a backseat in her movie! Then there's the newest addition to the line-up – Disney's first Polynesian princess.

We guess you noticed that we left the names out; after all, we can't reveal our secrets! That's your job. Test your Disney Princess knowledge in this 40-question true-or-false trivia trip through enchanted forests, magic carpet rides and action-packed adventures on the high seas. You might learn some new things (like which Disney Princess was based on actress Alyssa Milano or how many times Cinderella lost a shoe!). All those Disney movies you've watched are about to pay off. Let's get started!



Ariel is the only red-headed Disney princess.

Ariel lost her "lone redhead" title when Merida from "Brave" joined the fold in 2012. Fun fact: Ariel's hair was made red to help differentiate her from Daryl Hannah's blonde mermaid in the 1984 film, "Splash."

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Is it true that Cinderella loses a shoe three separate times in the film?

We're most acquainted with the scene where Cinderella loses her glass slipper as she's fleeing the ball, but there are two additional times during which she loses a shoe in the movie. The first occurs when she is delivering breakfast, ​and the third happens when she is descending the stairs after being newly-married.

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The fight over Aurora's dress color in "Sleeping Beauty" stemmed from a real disagreement between people working on the movie. True or false?

The disagreement among animators working on "Sleeping Beauty" spilled over to the screen, depicted in the scene where the fairies are fighting over – and changing the color of – Aurora's dress, from pink to blue.

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Was the dress Belle wore in "Beauty and the Beast" inspired by one worn by Audrey Hepburn?

The iconic yellow ballgown worn by Belle toward the end of "Beauty and the Beast" was inspired, nearly down to the last stitch, by a similar gown Audrey Hepburn wore in the film, "Roman Holiday."

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Does "Brave" Princess Merida's name mean "submissive one" in Hebrew?

There's some debate about the various meanings of the name "Merida," with some citing its translation as "rebellious one." We think that's pretty appropriate given Merida's fiery temperament in "Brave."

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Is it true that any time you see Rapunzel on screen she's barefoot?

While some princesses prefer (and even lose) shoes, Rapunzel has no use for them. In every scene where she's present in "Tangled," she is seen barefoot. Shoes probably aren't much of a necessity when you've spent your life locked in a tower.

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Pocahontas is the only Disney princess based on a real person. What's your guess?

While none of the other Disney princesses can make this claim, Pocahontas is based on a real-life Native American noted for helping settlers in the New World. The real Pocahontas was the daughter of Wahunsenacawh, commonly know as Chief Powhatan.

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Do you think Snow White was Walt Disney's personal favorite Disney princess?

This one is a definite no. When Walt Disney was alive, he made it abundantly clear that Cinderella was his favorite. To take it a step further, Disney identified his favorite bit of animation from all the movies: The transformation of Cinderella's rags into her gown.

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Is Tiana the only Disney princess with dimples?

We're not saying the rest of the Disney princesses don't have beautiful faces because they do. But if you're partial to dimples, your favorite princess is likely to be Tiana, the only one of the 12 who has them.

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Was Ariel's face inspired by supermodel Cindy Crawford?

It was actually Alyssa Milano who animators used to help guide the creation of this Disney princess. Milano, who is perhaps best known for her role on "Who's The Boss?" was not aware her likeness served as inspiration for the character until years later.

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Does Ariel make an appearance in the ride, Peter Pan's Flight, at Walt Disney World?

It's a cameo appearance, if you will, with Ariel showing up in the Mermaid Lagoon that's a part of the rail-suspended ride, Peter Pan's Flight, at Magic Kingdom. It's an interesting mash-up that spans four decades. "Peter Pan" was released in 1953 and "The Little Mermaid" didn't come along until 1989.

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Is Disney Princess Mulan the only one who held an official job?

Tiana was a waitress in "The Princess and the Frog." Now, we're not saying being a princess isn't a real job, but it's not the same as dealing with difficult restaurant patrons constantly spilling drinks everywhere.

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Cinderella was the first official Disney princess. What do you think?

Sorry, gang, Snow White's reign as a Disney princess outdoes Cinderella's by roughly 12 years. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was released in 1938, while "Cinderella" didn't come along until 1950.

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Does Aurora, otherwise known as "Sleeping Beauty," have the most lines of any Disney princess?

It's quite the opposite! Aurora is the quietest of all Disney princesses, which probably has something to do with all that sleeping she does. By some estimates, she only has 18 spoken lines in the entire film.

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True or false? None of the Disney princesses have brothers.

Almost! The sole Disney Princess with biological brothers is Merida from "Brave." Disney made up for lost time with her, though, not only giving her brothers, but triplets named Hamish, Hubert and Harris.

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Is it true that Belle is the only one in her town who wears the color blue in "Beauty and the Beast?"

Early in the movie, Belle is spied wearing blue – the only person in her tiny town to do so. This was done intentionally, according to the movie's producers, to show just how much of an outsider she really was.

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At least one Disney princess has a tattoo. What's your guess?

The only Disney princess with any ink is Pocahontas, who is portrayed in the film with a visible tattooed band around her arm. We could definitely get behind more Disney princesses sporting tattoos.

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Does Belle have the largest eyes of any Disney princess?

It's actually Rapunzel from "Tangled" who boasts the largest eyes of all of the Disney princesses. It's an interesting bit of trivia. If you go back and look at Snow White, you'll notice her eyes are considerably smaller.

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Cinderella's shoe size is a 7 1/2. What do you think?

Cinderella had teeny-tiny feet (just a size 4 1/2!), which is mentioned in a later film, "Cinderella III: A Twist in Time." It also begs the question, "Were there really that many people in town with a size 4 1/2 foot?"

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Is Belle the only Disney princess with hazel eyes?

While there are a couple of brown-eyed Disney princesses and several blue-eyed ones, Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" is the only to boast hazel eyes. Don't worry green-eyed girls; Disney didn't leave you out either.

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True or false? Ariel sings more songs in her movie, "The Little Mermaid," than the other princesses do in theirs.

Since Ariel's voice is a central theme in the movie, "The Little Mermaid," it makes sense that she would do the most singing of all the Disney princesses. Jodi Benson was the voice of Ariel in the animated flick.

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Is Jasmine the only Disney princess who kisses her movie's villain?

When Jasmine kissed Jafar in "Aladdin," she became the only Disney princess to share a smooch with a villain. No other Disney princess holds that distinction. We wonder how Aladdin felt about that!

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Is is true that Mulan is the only Disney princess to wear pants?

Mulan doesn't hold that distinction alone. Both she and Jasmine are Disney princesses who don pants in their respective movies, "Mulan" and "Aladdin." After all, it's hard to fight bad guys (and get around on a magic carpet ride) and hold your dress down.

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Belle doesn't sing her movie's theme song onscreen. What's your guess?

Belle is one of the only Disney princesses who doesn't sing her movie's theme song onscreen. This differs from her predecessors, like Snow White and Cinderella, who both lend their singing voices to their movies.

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Was Merida first depicted in the Disney movie, "The Incredibles"?

"Brave's" Merida does make a sneak appearance in another Disney flick before her movie was released, but it wasn't "The Incredibles." She is shown on a tapestry in the background of "Cars 2."

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Tiana is a clothes-changing master, with 11 wardrobe changes in "The Princess and the Frog." True or false?

Just call her Beyoncé, honey! Tiana boasts 11 wardrobe changes. That's more than any other Disney princess. With clothes ranging from casual to more elegant frocks, how can a girl choose?

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From most clothing to least: Is it true that Aurora boasts the fewest wardrobe changes in her film?

The award for least diva-ish wardrobe easily goes to Pocahontas, who wears the same outfit for the duration of her film. There were clearly far more important things to consider in the New World than what one was wearing.

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Is Belle the first Disney princess who is not of royal descent?

"Beauty and the Beast's" Belle comes from humble beginnings, but she's not the first Disney princess who started there. Cinderella was also a regular commoner before meeting her prince hubby.

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Snow White is the only Disney princess to boast her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What do you think?

It's true! Snow White was awarded a star in 1978 on Mickey Mouse's 50th anniversary. She was the first animated character to have one (plenty of others do now), but remains the sole Disney princess with one.

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Is Mulan the only Disney princess who isn't technically a princess - by birth OR marriage?

Mulan was neither born into royalty nor did she marry into it. Yet, she's a Disney princess just the same. We think being a pretty awesome warrior is all the credentials she needs.

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If you untangled Rapunzel's hair, it would stretch the length of a football field. True or false?

She did have pretty long hair, but not quite football field-length. Animators say if you measured it, it would come in at roughly 70 feet long. Imagine brushing that 100 times each night – phew!

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When Ariel was introduced in "The Little Mermaid," is it true she became the first Disney princess in a decade?

It wasn't just a 10-year drought Disney experienced with new princesses – how does 30 years sound? Yep, that's right! When Ariel was introduced in 1989, she marked Disney's first princess since Aurora from "Sleeping Beauty" in 1959.

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When Disney first created its princess line-up, was Tinkerbell from "Peter Pan" included?

Can you get demoted from being a Disney princess? Apparently! When the line-up was first introduced, Tinkerbell was part of the group. She was later removed in favor of utilizing her character in the "Disney Fairies" sorority.

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Was Tiana created as a left-handed character because the actor voicing the role was also left-handed?

Tiana, voiced by actor Anika Noni Rose, became left-handed at Rose's request because she is also left-handed. Tiana wasn't Disney's only left-handed princess, though. Mulan is also left-handed.

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Is is true that the Disney princesses who married into royalty all wear opera gloves?

Belle, Cinderella and Tiana share a unique trait; they all married into royalty and wear opera gloves. The princesses who were born into royalty do not. See? Even Disney princess buffs can learn something new!

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Was Aurora's appearance inspired, in part, by Judy Garland's portrayal of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz"?

It wasn't Aurora who was fashioned after "The Wizard of Oz's" Dorothy Gale; instead, it was Belle whose appearance took cues from Judy Garland. Belle was also said to have been inspired by "The Sound of Music's" Julie Andrews.

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Ariel is Disney's only princess who was born non-human. What's your guess?

Everyone knows Ariel as "The Little Mermaid," so if you guessed this is true," you're paying attention! Ariel was born a mermaid, the daughter of King Triton, before becoming a human and marrying her human prince, Prince Eric.

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Is Merida the only Disney princess based on a mythological character?

Merida holds the distinction of being the sole Disney princess not based on a literary character or historical figure, but Mulan is the one credited as being based on a mythological character. Hua Mulan is the legend on which the story is based.

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Is it true that Jasmine is the lone Disney princess who isn't the primary star of her film?

You have "Cinderella" and "Beauty and the Beast," with their princess' name in the title, but Jasmine takes a backseat in the movie title to the film's other star, Aladdin. She's still No. 1 in our hearts, though.

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Was Pocahontas Disney's first Native American princess?

We had to end on a bit of a trick question! While it's true that Pocahontas is the first Native American member of the Disney Princess Sorority, there was a Native American princess who predated her. "Peter Pan's" Princess Tiger Lily was the first Native American princess to appear on camera.​

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