In “The Sound of Music,” how many children are in the Von Trapp family?
In Robert Wise’s 1965 adaptation of the Broadway musical, which was based on the true story of Maria Kutschera and the Von Trapp family, Maria (Julie Andrews) leaves the convent to become a governess for a naval captain’s large family. She is put in charge of seven children — Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl. The real Von Trapp family actually had 10 children, but the musical took some liberties with the source material.
The correct answer is 7.