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Friday, May 4, 2012

Mary Poppins Trivia - Win Tickets!

Everyone's favorite nanny is coming to the Bay Area. Bring the kids to see Mary Poppins at (see the first question) which opens on May 29. And answer at least 15 of the questions below correctly, and you can win a family 4-pack of tickets for May 29 or June 5. How to enter? Read at the bottom.

Local Information

1: In what theatre will Mary Poppins be playing in (City)?
A: (Name of Theatre).

2: How many performances will Mary Poppins play in (City)?
A: (Number of performances).


3: What are the names of the two Banks children?
a. Jane and Michael
b. Fred and Wilma
c. Donny and Marie
d. Cindy and Bobby

4: Who was Mr. Banks’ nanny when he was a boy?
a. Miss Andrew
b. Miss Nelson
c. Nanny McPhee
d. Amelia Bedelia

5: Who is the Banks’ cook?
a. Sandra Lee
b. Mrs. Robinson
c. Mrs. Brill
d. Vera Watson

6: Who runs the “Talking Shop”?
a. Mrs. Corry
b. Mr. Talks-a-lot
c. Miss Lark
d. Katie Couric

7: Who is Neleus’s father?
a. Zeus
b. Poseidon
c. Apollo
d. Hermes


8: Who wrote the story of Mary Poppins?
a. Jackie Collins
b. Hans Christian Andersen
c. P.L. Travers - - correct answer
d. Beatrix Potter

9: Where does Mr. Banks work?
a. A bank
b. A law firm
c. A restaurant
d. A hospital

10: On what street does the Banks family live?
a. Cherry Tree Lane
b. Oak Road
c. Pine Street
d. Redwood Avenue

11: Where did Mary Poppins first appear on stage?
a. London
b. New York City
c. Vienna
d. Madrid

12: From which direction do the winds blow Mary Poppins into the lives of the Banks family?
a. From the North
b. From the South
c. From the East
d. From the West

13: Please spell the word that Mary Poppins creates that has 19 consonants and 15 vowels
a. Scrumdiddlyumptious
b. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
c. Spectacular
d. Splendiferous

14: When was the Disney film of Mary Poppins released?
a. 1964
b. 1965
c. 1961
d. 1959

15: In what city does Mary Poppins take place?
a. New York City
b. Paris
c. London
d. Hong Kong

16: How does Mary Poppins describe herself?
a. Simply irresistible
b. Practically perfect
c. Lovely and amazing
d. Shy and bashful

17: What helps the medicine go down?
a. Pineapple Juice
b. A chocolate milkshake
c. A spoonful of sugar
d. Junior Mints

18: Which of the following is one of Bert’s jobs:
a. Fireman
b. Accountant
c. Florist
d. Chimney Sweep

19: What does Mary Poppins use to fly?
a. A broomstick
b. An umbrella
c. A carpet
d. A helicopter

20: What does activity does Michael want to do with his father?
a. Fly a kite
b. Go fishing
c. Play catch
d. Play poker

21: Where do Mary Poppins and Bert take the children for a “jolly holiday”?
a. The beach
b. A chocolate factory
c. A park
d. The circus

To win a pair of tickets, send your answers (i.e. 1b, 2c) to ... by May 24 at 11 p.m. PST. You must also leave a comment below about your favorite part or a memory of Mary Poppins. The winner will be chosen by random.org, and answers will be verified to be sure you answered at least 15 correctly. You will have 24 hours to respond to an email notifying you of a win, and then we will move on to the next winner. You can choose from the May 29 or June 5 show.


  1. I regularly sing about how a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down (especially as a nurse.) Thanks for the giveaway. I'm off to track down some of the answers.

  2. I remember I played the record on my small record player until I literally wore it out. My parents bought me a dress up kit of Mary Poppins complete with her hat with cherries - I loved that costume and used to get my umbrella and pretend I was jumping into chalk pictures with Bert. Good times!

  3. That is funny LWK--I had a hand-me-down record player like that too on which I played the record my mother gave to me with Chim-Chim-Cheree and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious on it. My favorite memory from my childhood is just how happy all the music made me in general. Now my best memory is seeing my own children enjoy reading all the Travers - Poppins books (8 in all), watching the film, singing the songs together and "meeting Mary Poppins and Bert" at Disneyland!

  4. I have always loved the idea of being able to fly places simply with wind power and an umbrella. Haven't yet let go of that dream. Also I remember being quite proud when I finally mastered the words to "Supercalifragilistic..." I sang it all the time!

  5. Mary Poppins was the very first movie I saw and have such fond memories. I grew up singing the songs. And now I see my children asking to see the movie over and over again, singing those very same songs. My kids crack up when they see the scene with the penguins and Bert dancing like one of them. Such a special movie and message for people of all ages to enjoy!!

  6. Love Mary Poppins - Difficult to choose a favorite scene but if pressed, it would be the penquins dance.