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Movie Musicals Quiz: Mamma Mia!

Updated on October 7, 2014

Mamma Mia! The Movie -- Trivia and Quiz

The movie version of the musical Mamma Mia! has to be one of the happiest movies out there. With it's gorgeous scenery, funny performances, joyous dancing, and that ABBA soundtrack it just couldn't fail to win hearts everywhere it has been shown.

If you've ever laughed your blues away watching Mamma Mia! I invite you to relive the fun and test your knowledge of Mamma Mia! movie trivia with these three quizzes. The first two are all about the plot and characters. The last quiz is one about the ABBA songs featured in the movie. (The Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack pictured is available to buy via

What are you waiting for? Come on, take a chance on Mamma Mia!

Quiz 1

Did you do well on the easy Mamma Mia! quiz?

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Mamma Mia! the Musical - From London's West End to New York's Broadway and Beyond!


The musical Mamma Mia! was based on songs written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame and originally performed with Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog (my apologies for the lack of accented characters on the names).

In April 1999 the curtain rose in London on a stage musical based on many of ABBA's most popular hits. The original London cast starred Siobhan McCarthy as Donna and Lisa Stokke as bride-to-be Sophie.

12 years later Mamma Mia! is as popular as ever as a stage musical, and has been staged in countries around the world including Denmark, Italy, Spain, Brazil, China, Japan (see the Japanese cast of Mamma Mia! in action), and Korea.

Louise Pitre opened the Broadway production playing Donna Sheridan with Tina Maddigan as Sophie. Lisa Brescia and Liana Hunt currently star as the mother and daughter.

The Movie Trailer - Mamma Mia! Here we go again...

Quiz 2

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Making a Movie Version - Mamma Mia! Hits the Screen


Mamma Mia! The Movie burst onto our screens in 2008. Meryl Streep, a huge fan of the stage musical, had jumped at the chance to play Donna. She was joined by former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan in the role of Sam.

Colin Firth and Swedish star Stellan Skarsgard took on the roles of her other old flames, Harry and Bill. Sophie and her husband-to-be were played by Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper.

Mamma Mia! Cast Trivia

Meryl Streep has 2 Academy Awards (Oscars) and has had a record-breaking 16 nominations. She will be 62 years old this year. Her real name is Mary Louise Gummer.

Amanda Seyfried was 23 when Mamma Mia! was released. She is 5 foot 3 and a half inches (1.61m) tall. She stars with Justin Timberlake in sci-fi thriller Now (2011) and in 2012 will appear in another thriller, Gone.

Pierce Brosnan was born in Ireland. He also now has American citizenship. One of his talents is fire eating.

Mamma Mia! Movie Trivia

The church in the movie is on the island of Skopelos in the Greek Islands. Filming in Greece also took place on Skiathos, with beach scenes shot in California.

Pierce Brosnan signed up on the strength of playing opposite Meryl Streep in Greece -- he didn't know what the movie would be.

Box office profits for Mamma Mia! in the UK beat those of Titanic.

Own Mamma Mia! on DVD - A Real Feel-Good Film

With the Mamma Mia! The Movie DVD we can join the wedding party any time we choose.

For me, Mamma Mia! is the perfect rainy afternoon film, or for watching when you are unwell or down in the dumps. It is full of sunshine, laughter, song and dance.

Mamma Mia! The Movie [Blu-ray]
Mamma Mia! The Movie [Blu-ray]

You already know I love this movie. If you head on over to and read the customer reviews for Mamma Mia! you will see that almost 600 people agree that this is a dazzling movie musical.


British Spoof Version of Mamma Mia! - Produced for TV Charity Event Comic Relief (Red Nose Day)

This spoof version of Mamma Mia! features a variety of British comedians, in aid of annual charity event Red Nose Day.

Jennifer Saunders in the role of Donna/Meryl teams up with two of her former comic partners, Dawn French (Rosie/Julie) and Joanna Lumley ("The Posh One", i.e. her other comic role Patsy). Dawn French was originally shortlisted for the part of Rosie in the genuine Mamma Mia! casting but did not have strong enough singing talents and the role went to Julie Walters.

Various comedians take on the role of crew. Bill is played by a swede (a yellow turnip, known as a rutabaga in some parts of the world). Donna's other old flames are James Bond and Darcy, as a tribute to the most famous roles of the actors who played the Mamma Mia! boyfriends. Sienna Miller plays Sophie.

Quiz 3

Are you a Dancing Queen?

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ABBA need no introduction. This legendary Swedish pop group shot to fame in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. You can discover the full ABBA story on their official site.

The ABBA stars are now all in their sixties. Although Benny and Frida, and Bjorn and Agnetha, were at one time married the couples both divorced. The group split up in 1982.

Benny and Bjorn went on to work together on the musical Chess. Frida released a solo album in 1996 and Agnetha released a CD of some of her favorite songs in 2004. However, it seems unlikely that the group will reunite and their music lives on in their recordings, the musical Mamma Mia! and tribute bands.

© 2011 Indigo Janson

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    5 years ago

    Not a big Abba fan, still a terrific lens.

  • asereht1970 profile image


    5 years ago

    Enjoyed the quizzes, although I failed most of them hahaha.Great lens.

  • Scindhia H profile image


    5 years ago from Chennai

    Good Quiz. I enjoyed it.

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    5 years ago

    I got 100% on the quizzes - really enjoyed this lens :) :)

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    Indigo Janson 

    7 years ago from UK

    @VspaBotanicals: Thanks for having a go at them!

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    7 years ago

    Although i didn't do very well, I still had fun. Thanks for the quizzes!

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    Gloria Freeman 

    7 years ago from Alabama USA

    A fun quiz, plus I learned a thing or two.

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    7 years ago

    Boy did I forget a lot of facts! Good lens! Enjoyed it.

  • lclchors profile image


    7 years ago

    I am not an Abba fan but I did love the movie

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    7 years ago

    I'm Almost There!

  • Rangoon House profile image


    7 years ago from Australia

    I am a super trouper! Blessings.

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    7 years ago

    I love, love, love Mamma Mia. On my top ten list

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    7 years ago

    I am changing my name to Fernand Know after this

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    E L Seaton 

    7 years ago from Virginia

    Great qizz unfortunately, I know so little. Thanks for the fun.

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    sarahrk lm 

    7 years ago

    I loved this movie, but cannot answer all of these questions.

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    Malu Couttolenc 

    7 years ago

    Suprisingly I got 100%! Love this movie, because it is fun and entertaining. ABBA's music is great and love Pierce Brosnan!

    I have seen it lots of times, had lots of fun with all these Mamma Mia quizzes :)

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    7 years ago

    If I didn't get 100% on this, I'd have to give up -- I've only seen this movie about a thousand times. I love it!!

  • dahlia369 profile image


    7 years ago

    Wonderful quiz lens about - I agree - one of the happiest movies around. Blessed! :)

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    Jim Sterling 

    7 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

    We love this movie, thanks for the great quiz.

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    7 years ago


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    7 years ago

    Never saw the movie, but still learned and had fun with this lens.

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    7 years ago

    Love ABBA. Love Mamma Mia. And LOVE this quiz!

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    franstan lm 

    8 years ago

    I saw the movie but didn't do well on the quizzes

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    Tolovaj Publishing House 

    8 years ago from Ljubljana

    Nice quiz, never saw a movie, just knew Maryl Streep starred in, but enjoyed it. I have a lot of great memories on Abba songs. It was great band and its music still has all freshness. Thanks!

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    8 years ago

    I really enjoyed myself playing this quiz, thank you! :)

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    pimbels lm 

    8 years ago

    I absolutely love this movie. Great quiz, thank you.

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    8 years ago

    I have not seen this one yet. I now have it on my list to see. Great fun. It really made me want to watch this one.

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    Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

    8 years ago from United States

    Another fun quiz! I have seen this one more recently, but surprisingly did not do as well on the quizzes. It helps if you can remember the name of each man :)

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    8 years ago

    Wow, I saw the movie about a year ago, but my scores on the quiz are embarrassing! I did love it, and the scenery was gorgeous. Fun quiz.

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    8 years ago

    I haven't seen this one yet. Great quiz questions though.

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    Mary Beth Granger 

    8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

    I loved Mamma Mia...both the musical and the movie! Thanks for some fun quizzes.

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    8 years ago

    I'm an ABBA fan but not one of the movie... Hm... any way, I took all quizzes and failed, of course, lol.

    But I enjoyed the page as it's filled with cleverly placed ABBA's most famous titles turned into a real conversation and that's something that definitely deserves a blessing.

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    Addy Bell 

    8 years ago

    I did pretty badly ... but then, I didn't see the movie, only French and Saunders' spoof version :)

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    Laurel Johnson 

    8 years ago from Washington KS

    I didn't see the movie. The most I knew for sure was that Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep were in the movie. But it was fun failing all the tests. :))

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    8 years ago

    My daughters and I watched this movie when it first came out on DVD and loved it. Not much of an ABBA fan though, take them or leave them.

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    8 years ago from Iowa

    Loads of fun. The last quiz I missed a couple of who sang which song but I loved this movie and pull it out whenever I need a pick-me-up.

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    8 years ago from Cheshire UK

    Excellent and really good quizzes! Thank you for the fun :-)

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    8 years ago from Sweden

    I was an ABBA fan. The movie I have not seen thou

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    Jenn Dixon 

    8 years ago from PA

    I didn't see the movie all the way through, but I wish I did!


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