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Test Your Nutcracker Knowledge! - Quiz

As we embark on our first Nutcracker, let's see how much you know about it! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who composed the music for The Nutcracker?

    • A.

      Mozart

    • B.

      Tchaikovsky

    • C.

      Taylor Swift

    • D.

      Bach

    Correct Answer
    B. Tchaikovsky
    Explanation
    Tchaikovsky composed the music for The Nutcracker. He is a famous Russian composer known for his ballets and symphonies. The Nutcracker is one of his most well-known works, featuring beautiful melodies and enchanting orchestration. Tchaikovsky's music captures the magical and festive atmosphere of the story, making it a beloved holiday tradition. Mozart, Bach, and Taylor Swift are not associated with composing the music for The Nutcracker.

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  • 2. 

    Who choreographed the first Nutcracker?

    • A.

      Jaimie Bernstein

    • B.

      Lev Ivanov

    • C.

      Marius Petipa

    • D.

      George Balanchine

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Lev Ivanov
    C. Marius Petipa
    Explanation
    Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa choreographed the first Nutcracker.

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  • 3. 

    In which scene does the stage become an outside winter wonderland?

    • A.

      The party scene

    • B.

      Land of the Sweets

    • C.

      Winter Miracles scene

    • D.

      The Snowflakes

    Correct Answer
    D. The Snowflakes
    Explanation
    In the Snowflakes scene, the stage transforms into an outside winter wonderland. This suggests that the scene depicts a snowy setting, with snowflakes falling and creating a magical atmosphere. The other options, such as the party scene, Land of the Sweets, and Winter Miracles scene, do not specifically mention a winter wonderland or snowflakes, making them less likely to be the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Who ends up "killing" the Mouse King in order to save the Nutcracker?

    • A.

      Clara

    • B.

      The mice

    • C.

      The soldiers

    • D.

      Sugar Plum Fairy

    Correct Answer
    A. Clara
    Explanation
    Clara ends up "killing" the Mouse King in order to save the Nutcracker.

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  • 5. 

    What is the "weapon" that finally kills the Mouse King?

    • A.

      Sword

    • B.

      Gun

    • C.

      Ballet shoe

    • D.

      Crown

    Correct Answer
    C. Ballet shoe
    Explanation
    In the story of the Nutcracker, the "weapon" that finally kills the Mouse King is a ballet shoe. This is because the protagonist, Clara, throws her slipper at the Mouse King, hitting him and causing him to be defeated. The ballet shoe symbolizes Clara's bravery and resourcefulness in the face of danger, as well as the power of imagination and the magic of the Nutcracker world.

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  • 6. 

    There is only ONE version of Nutcracker and if you don't do it that way, it is wrong. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because there is not just one version of Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is a ballet that has been performed by numerous ballet companies around the world, and each company may have their own interpretation and choreography for the production. While there may be a traditional or well-known version of Nutcracker, it does not mean that any other interpretation is automatically considered wrong.

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  • 7. 

    Which divertisements are included in the Land of the Sweets (ACT 2)?

    • A.

      Chinese Tea

    • B.

      Russian Trepak/Candy Canes

    • C.

      Arabian Coffee

    • D.

      American Apple Pie

    • E.

      Danish Marzipan

    • F.

      Spanish Chocolate

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Chinese Tea
    B. Russian Trepak/Candy Canes
    C. Arabian Coffee
    E. Danish Marzipan
    F. Spanish Chocolate
    Explanation
    The Land of the Sweets is a scene in Act 2 of the ballet "The Nutcracker." It is a magical land where various divertisements or dances representing different countries are performed. The divertisements included in the Land of the Sweets are Chinese Tea, Russian Trepak/Candy Canes, Arabian Coffee, Danish Marzipan, and Spanish Chocolate. These dances showcase the cultural diversity and flavors of different countries, adding to the enchantment and spectacle of the ballet.

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  • 8. 

    What profession is Herr (Mr. ) Drosselmeyer?

    • A.

      Toy maker

    • B.

      Ballet Master

    • C.

      Pirate

    • D.

      Butler

    Correct Answer
    A. Toy maker
    Explanation
    Herr Drosselmeyer is a toy maker because in the context of the question, "Herr" is a German honorific for "Mr." and "Drosselmeyer" is a German surname. Additionally, the other options (Ballet Master, Pirate, and Butler) do not align with the name "Drosselmeyer" or the profession commonly associated with the character in various adaptations of the Nutcracker ballet. Therefore, it can be inferred that Herr Drosselmeyer is a toy maker.

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  • 9. 

    What part/scene is your favorite in Nutcracker? Don't forget to buy tickets to our first Nutcracker! Visit our website www.dancetheatreofnewjersey.com for more information!

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