Have you ever asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? Then congratulations! You’ll probably ace our Pocahontas trivia quiz. See how many questions below you can answer.
1) Which of these characters is not based on an actual historical figure?
B) John Smith
C) Governor Ratcliffe
2) Pocahontas was released on June 23, 1995. What was significant about that date?
A) It was the date, 30 years before, that Walt Disney had decided to film the story
B) It was the four hundredth anniversary of Pocahontas’ birth
C) It was four years to the day from the day work on the film began
D) It was the date when John Smith’s ship landed
3) Meeko and Flit are Pocahontas’ animal buddies. Who’s Ratcliffe’s pet?
B) John Bull
4) Who provided the voice of Grandmother Willow?
A) Julie Andrews
B) Linda Hunt
C) Eleanor Audley
D) Angela Lansbury
5) What vision leads Pocahontas to believe that her world is about to change?
A) A burning river
B) A ship on the horizon
C) A spinning arrow
D) An eclipse
6) What becomes of Pocahontas and John Smith at the end of the film?
A) They get married
B) John remains with Pocahontas and her people to learn more about their culture
C) Pocahontas sails to England with John
D) John departs for England, leaving Pocahontas behind
Scroll down for the answers!
1) D – Powhatan, John Smith, and John Ratcliffe were all inspired by real people, along with many of the other characters in the film. There’s no evidence that the real John Ratcliffe was such a rat as Governor Ratcliffe is, though.
2) B – Although we don’t know the exact date when Pocahontas was born, the film was released four hundred years after her birth, which was believe to had occured in 1595.
3) A – You’d think his pet might be a rodent or an English bulldog, but Ratcliffe actually favors Percy the pug.
4) B – Although all of the actresses named have done sterling work with Disney, it was Linda Hunt who lent her voice to Pocahontas’ wise guide.
5) C – An arrow changing direction points toward changes in her world.
6) D – It’s a rare Disney romance that ends with the couple parting – but Pocahontas does make her way to London in Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World.