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"West Side Story" Chapters 6-10 Quiz - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What did Tony buy for his mother to ease the heat or their apartment?

    • A.

      A fan

    • B.

      An air-conditioner

    • C.

      A swimming pool

    • D.

      Ice cream

    Correct Answer
    A. A fan
    Explanation
    Tony bought a fan for his mother to ease the heat of their apartment. A fan is a cost-effective and practical solution to provide air circulation and coolness in a room. It helps to create a breeze and make the environment more comfortable, especially during hot weather. An air-conditioner would be a more expensive option and may require installation, while a swimming pool and ice cream are not relevant to cooling down the apartment.

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  • 2. 

    What did Baby John buy for the rumble?

    • A.

      Switchblade

    • B.

      Gun

    • C.

      Baseball bat

    • D.

      Ice-pick

    Correct Answer
    D. Ice-pick
    Explanation
    Baby John bought an ice-pick for the rumble.

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  • 3. 

    What did Tony promise he would do for Maria?

    • A.

      Buy her jewelry

    • B.

      Stop her brother Bernardo from fighting

    • C.

      Ask her parents for her hand in marriage

    • D.

      Rent an apartment for them to live in

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop her brother Bernardo from fighting
    Explanation
    Tony promised that he would stop Maria's brother Bernardo from fighting. This suggests that Tony cares about Maria and wants to protect her and her family. By intervening in the conflict, Tony shows his commitment to maintaining peace and ensuring the safety of those close to Maria.

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  • 4. 

    What did Riff and Bernardo both hide in their pockets before the rumble?

    • A.

      Guns

    • B.

      Knives

    • C.

      Ice-picks

    • D.

      Mace

    Correct Answer
    B. Knives
    Explanation
    Riff and Bernardo both hid knives in their pockets before the rumble. This suggests that they were prepared for a violent confrontation and intended to use the knives as weapons. The presence of knives indicates a heightened level of danger and aggression during the rumble.

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  • 5. 

    Who interrupted the fight between Diesel and Bernardo?

    • A.

      Baby-John

    • B.

      Anita

    • C.

      Tony

    • D.

      Riff

    Correct Answer
    C. Tony
    Explanation
    Tony interrupted the fight between Diesel and Bernardo.

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  • 6. 

    Why did Riff get stabbed by Bernardo?

    • A.

      He had no weapon to fight with

    • B.

      He was a poor fighter

    • C.

      Graziella distracted Riff

    • D.

      Tony distracted Riff

    Correct Answer
    D. Tony distracted Riff
    Explanation
    Riff got stabbed by Bernardo because Tony distracted him. This suggests that Tony's distraction caused Riff to lose focus or be caught off guard, giving Bernardo the opportunity to stab him. Without Tony's distraction, it is possible that Riff would have been more alert and able to defend himself.

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  • 7. 

    What happened to Bernardo after he killed Riff?

    • A.

      He was arrested

    • B.

      He was killed by Tony

    • C.

      He was killed by Diesel

    • D.

      He turned his own blade on himself

    Correct Answer
    B. He was killed by Tony
    Explanation
    Bernardo being killed by Tony suggests that Tony took revenge for Riff's death by killing Bernardo. This implies that Tony, driven by anger and grief, sought justice for his friend's murder and took matters into his own hands.

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  • 8. 

    What sound did Maria associate with death?

    • A.

      Sirens

    • B.

      Screaming

    • C.

      Alarms

    • D.

      Phones Ringing

    Correct Answer
    A. Sirens
    Explanation
    Maria associated sirens with death because sirens are commonly used by emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks. These vehicles are often associated with accidents, emergencies, and tragic events, which can result in loss of life. Therefore, the sound of sirens can evoke a sense of fear, danger, and mortality, making it a logical association with death.

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  • 9. 

    What did Chino find behind the bathtub in Bernardo's apartment?

    • A.

      A gun

    • B.

      An engagement ring

    • C.

      A switchblade

    • D.

      A plunger

    Correct Answer
    A. A gun
    Explanation
    Chino found a gun behind the bathtub in Bernardo's apartment.

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  • 10. 

    What did Maria instruct Tony to do?

    • A.

      Turn himself into the police

    • B.

      Lie down and rest

    • C.

      Find Chino

    • D.

      Never speak to her again

    Correct Answer
    B. Lie down and rest
    Explanation
    Maria instructed Tony to lie down and rest.

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  • 11. 

    Who did Baby-John call on to help him?

    • A.

      The police

    • B.

      His older brother

    • C.

      Tony

    • D.

      Super-heroes

    Correct Answer
    D. Super-heroes
    Explanation
    Baby-John called on Super-heroes to help him.

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  • 12. 

    Who was spying on the Sharks and overheard their plan to kill Tony?

    • A.

      Baby-John

    • B.

      Anybodys

    • C.

      Diesel

    • D.

      Action

    Correct Answer
    B. Anybodys
    Explanation
    Anybodys was spying on the Sharks and overheard their plan to kill Tony.

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  • 13. 

    Why doesn't Tony want to marry Maria anymore?

    • A.

      He killed her brother

    • B.

      He fell in love with someone else

    • C.

      She already married Chino

    • D.

      Her parents would not let them get married

    Correct Answer
    A. He killed her brother
    Explanation
    Tony doesn't want to marry Maria anymore because he killed her brother. This event has likely caused a significant rift between Tony and Maria, leading to a loss of trust and love. Tony may feel guilt and remorse for his actions, making it impossible for him to continue the relationship and marry Maria. The death of her brother has created an insurmountable obstacle in their relationship, ultimately leading to Tony's decision to end their engagement.

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  • 14. 

    Why does Maria say that Tony should not die even though Riff and Bernardo did?

    • A.

      Tony changed his life around and deserves a second chance

    • B.

      Tony didn't do anything wrong

    • C.

      Riff and Bernardo were not important to her

    Correct Answer
    A. Tony changed his life around and deserves a second chance
    Explanation
    Maria says that Tony should not die even though Riff and Bernardo did because Tony has changed his life around and deserves a second chance. This implies that Tony has made positive changes in his life and has shown remorse for his past actions. Maria believes that everyone should be given an opportunity to redeem themselves and start afresh.

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  • 15. 

    Where was Maria supposed to meet Tony if she wanted to go away with him?

    • A.

      The church

    • B.

      His apartment

    • C.

      Doc's Pharmacy

    • D.

      The Bridal Shop

    Correct Answer
    C. Doc's Pharmacy
    Explanation
    Maria was supposed to meet Tony at Doc's Pharmacy if she wanted to go away with him. This suggests that they had made plans to meet at this specific location, indicating that it holds some significance to their arrangement. It is possible that they chose Doc's Pharmacy as a meeting place because it is a public location where they can discreetly discuss their plans without drawing too much attention.

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  • 16. 

    Where was Maria taken so she could not meet Tony?

    • A.

      The police station

    • B.

      Anita's apartment

    • C.

      Chino's apartment

    • D.

      To see her parents and sisters

    Correct Answer
    A. The police station
    Explanation
    Maria was taken to the police station so that she could not meet Tony. This suggests that Maria may have been involved in some sort of legal trouble or investigation, and the police wanted to keep her away from Tony, possibly to prevent any interference or collusion between them. The police station is a common place where individuals are taken for questioning or to be held in custody during legal proceedings.

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  • 17. 

    What did A-Rab do to Anita when she went to Doc's Pharmacy?

    • A.

      Helped her find Doc

    • B.

      Attacked her

    • C.

      Told her to leave

    • D.

      Gave her aspirin for Maria

    Correct Answer
    B. Attacked her
  • 18. 

    Why was Tony searching for Chino?

    • A.

      He wanted to apologize for Bernardo's death

    • B.

      He wanted to kill Chino

    • C.

      He wanted Chino to kill him

    • D.

      He was trying to find Maria, who was with Chino

    Correct Answer
    C. He wanted Chino to kill him
    Explanation
    Tony was searching for Chino because he wanted Chino to kill him. This suggests that Tony was overwhelmed with guilt and remorse for Bernardo's death, which he felt responsible for. By seeking out Chino, Tony hoped to provoke him into seeking revenge and taking his own life as a form of punishment for his actions. This choice reflects Tony's deep emotional turmoil and his desire to atone for the consequences of his actions.

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  • 19. 

    Why did Maria want Chino's gun?

    • A.

      To shoot Chino

    • B.

      To shoot Anybodys

    • C.

      To shoot herself

    • D.

      To shoot Doc

    Correct Answer
    C. To shoot herself
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the reason why Maria wanted Chino's gun. Out of the given options, the only logical explanation is that she wanted the gun to shoot herself. This suggests that Maria may have been feeling desperate or hopeless, leading her to consider taking her own life.

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  • 20. 

    This story reminds me of what play by Shakespeare?

    Correct Answer
    Romeo and Juliet
    Explanation
    The story mentioned in the question reminds the person of Romeo and Juliet, a play written by Shakespeare. This suggests that the story may involve themes of love, tragedy, and young romance, similar to the plot of Romeo and Juliet. The answer implies that the person sees similarities between the two stories, possibly in terms of characters, events, or overall themes.

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  • 21. 

    Did you like the ending of the story?

    Correct Answer
    Yes
    No
    Explanation
    The question asks for the individual's opinion on the ending of the story. The answer "Yes, No" suggests that the person has mixed feelings about the ending. They may have liked certain aspects of it but also disliked other elements.

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  • 22. 

    Do you think Maria killed herself in the end?  Why or why not?

  • 23. 

    Gang related violence has been an issue for decades. What can be done to stop gang violence?

  • 24. 

    Baby-John was calling to super-heroes for help, although he was involved in violent gang activity.  What does this say about his age and maturity?  Why do you think children get involved with gangs?

  • 25. 

    If you could change one thing about this story, what would it be?  Why?

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