The 'Pocahontas' Movie Quiz

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About This Quiz

"Pocahontas" combined brilliant Disney animation with the intrigue of a real-life princess. Test your knowledge of the film, and see what Disney got right — and wrong — with our quiz!

What year was "Pocahontas" released?

The film hit theaters on June 23, 1995, exactly 400 years after the birth of the real Pocahontas.

True or false: The title character was voiced by two different actresses.

Irene Bedard provided the spoken voice, while Judy Kuhn was the singing voice of the young maiden.

Who voiced the character John Smith?

Mel Gibson provided both the speaking and singing voices for Capt. John Smith.

What is the name of Pocahontas' raccoon friend?

Meeko the raccoon and Flit the hummingbird accompany Pocahontas on her adventures.

What tribe does Pocahontas belong to?

Pocahontas is the daughter of Chief Powhatan, who leads the Powhatan tribe in what is now Virginia.

What wise forest friend provides Pocahontas with peace and wisdom?

Pocahontas turns to Grandmother Willow, a talking tree in the forest, when she needs guidance.

What is the name of Pocahontas' fiance?

Chief Powhatan wants Pocahontas to marry Kocoum, but her hearts belong to John Smith.

Why doesn't Pocahontas want to marry Kocoum?

Kocoum is too serious for Pocahontas, leading her to defy her father's wishes. Kocoum is later shot dead by the British soldiers.

True or false: John Smith and Pocahontas marry at the end of the film.

Sorry happy ending fans. At the end of the film, Smith returns to England, and Pocahontas decides to stay with her people.

What is the name of the duet between Pocahontas and Smith that was cut from the film?

Pocahontas and Smith originally shared a sweeping ballad, but "If I Never Knew You" was cut from the film because test audiences found it boring.

Approximately how old was Pocahontas in the film?

The young princess was portrayed in the film as a shapely woman of around age 18.

How old was the real Pocahontas when she met John Smith?

Pocahontas was probably under 12 years old when she met Smith, who was in his 30s. There is no evidence that the two ever had a relationship.

What were Smith and the colonists searching for in Virginia?

Smith and the Virginia Co. were in the New World to search for gold, which they believed the Powhatans were hiding from them.

What symbol did Pocahontas see that gave her a glimpse of her future?

The spinning arrow image that Pocahontas saw turned out to be a premonition of Smith's compass.

When did the real Pocahontas meet John Smith?

Pocahontas and Smith met around the time that Jamestown was settled during the early 17th century.

What song from the film won an Oscar?

"Colors of the Wind" picked up the Academy Award for best original song at the 1996 Oscars.

How much did the film earn at the domestic box office?

"Pocahontas" picked up $142 million domestically and another $204 million globally at the box office.

What was the name of John Smith's right-hand man?

The red-haired Thomas, played by Christian Bale, was Smith's friend and a member of the Virginia Co.

What is the name of Ratcliffe's dog?

Percy, the dog belonging to Governor Ratcliffe, eventually grows close to Meeko and Flit.

True or false: In real life, Pocahontas was just a nickname.

Matoaka went by the nickname Pocahontas, which means "naughty one" or "spoiled child."

Who saves Smith's life in the film?

While the film showed Pocahontas saving Smith's life, this probably never happened in real life. Smith's journals claim that his life was spared at least three times by "Indian maidens."

True or false: The real Pocahontas was taken prisoner by the Jamestown people at age 17.

In 1612, Pocahontas was captured by the English and kept prisoner at Jamestown for a year.

True or false: Pocahontas eventually married an Englishman.

After a year of imprisonment, Pocahontas "agreed" to marry an Englishman named John Rolfe as a condition of her release.

What did Pocahontas' name become when she moved to England?

After marrying and moving to England, Pocahontas became Rebecca. She died in England at age 21.

What year did Disney release a sequel to the film?

"Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World" came out in 1998.

Who is presumed dead at the start of "Pocahontas II"?

After learning about the death of John Smith, Pocahontas plans to travel to England.

True or false: Pocahontas marries John Smith in "Pocahontas II."

In the sequel to the classic Disney film, Pocahontas falls in love with John Rolfe, who leaves England to move back to Virginia with her.

In the original plans for the film, John Candy was supposed to play this animal.

Candy was scheduled to play a talking turkey in the film before the idea was scrapped.

True or false: Many Disney animators believed that "Pocahontas" would be a bigger hit than "The Lion King."

Many animators tried to get out of working on "The Lion King" to work on "Pocahontas," which was expected to be a much bigger hit.

True or false: "Blue corn moon" is an ancient Native American phrase.

If the phrase confused you, you're not alone. Lyricist Stephen Schwartz admitted to making up the phrase based on his research into native cultures and history.

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