The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz

"The Wizard of Oz: Symbolism in the 1939 Classic Film" - Test your knowledge on the hidden meanings and symbolism behind the beloved American musical fantasy film. Explore how characters and concepts in the movie reflect the hardships and hopes of the 1930s, offering viewers a relatable yet optimistic perspective.

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Questions and Answers

Which material was used to create the flapping wings of the monkey costumes?

Rubber

What powered the flapping wings of the monkey costumes?

Batteries

How were the diminutive men dressed up for the scene?

As monkeys

What was used to create the steam effect for the Melting Witch?

<p>Dry ice</p> Signup and view all the answers

What caused the Melting Witch's dress to puff up?

<p>Air from the elevator</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why was the hem of the Melting Witch's dress pinned?

<p>To make it stay up</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did the Melting Witch switch to make her head look like it was shrinking?

<p>Her hat</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was used to hang the diminutive men dressed as monkeys?

<p>Piano wire</p> Signup and view all the answers

How were additional monkeys added to the scene?

<p>Rubber miniatures</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who directed The Wizard of Oz?

<p>Victor Fleming</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the character Dorothy symbolize in the film?

<p>The typical American individual during the Great Depression</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which character represents farmers in The Wizard of Oz?

<p>Scarecrow</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the character Cowardly Lion symbolize in the film?

<p>Government officials</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the character Tin Man represent in the film?

<p>The need for oil</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the character Wicked Witch of the West symbolize in the film?

<p>The drought/dust bowl</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the character Glinda represent in the film?

<p>FDR showing Americans a path to a better future</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the character The Wizard represent in the film?

<p>Hoover's misleading ways as president</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the rainbow symbolize in the film?

<p>A promise of hope of a brighter future</p> Signup and view all the answers

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