Trivia Quiz On West Side Story By Robert Wise!

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West Side Story is a musical tragedy film, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, which is an award-winning and adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet". The story revolves around quarrelsome families of two New York City gangs- the white Jets led by the Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. This quiz has been developed to test your knowledge about the characters, events, and theme related to the film. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the name of the two gangs in the film?

    • A.

      Sharks and crabs

    • B.

      Blood and bones

    • C.

      Sharks and jets

    • D.

      Jest and planes

    Correct Answer
    C. Sharks and jets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sharks and jets. In the film, there were two gangs named Sharks and jets.

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  • 2. 

    The Leader of the sharks was...

    • A.

      Riff

    • B.

      Rod

    • C.

      Anita

    • D.

      Tony

    • E.

      Bernardo

    Correct Answer
    E. Bernardo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bernardo because he is mentioned as the leader of the sharks in the given options.

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  • 3. 

    Which gang was at fault more?

    • A.

      The jets because they killed first

    • B.

      The sharks because they hated more

    • C.

      They were both wrong for solving the problems through violence

    • D.

      Neither, they were just trying to survive

    Correct Answer
    C. They were both wrong for solving the problems through violence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that both gangs were wrong for solving their problems through violence. This implies that neither gang can be considered more at fault than the other, as they both resorted to violence as a means of solving their issues. This suggests that the question is not about assigning blame to one gang over the other, but rather highlighting the negative consequences of their actions and the fact that violence is not an appropriate solution.

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  • 4. 

    At the end of the film what happens when they are trying to carry away Tony's dead body?

    • A.

      The gangs get into a fight

    • B.

      The police shoot the leaders

    • C.

      The police arrest everyone

    • D.

      The two gangs come together to help

    Correct Answer
    D. The two gangs come together to help
  • 5. 

    The leader of the Jets was named...

    • A.

      Tiny

    • B.

      Rat Boy

    • C.

      Tony

    • D.

      Bernardo

    • E.

      Maria

    Correct Answer
    C. Tony
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tony because Tony is a common name and it is a more likely choice for the leader of a group like the Jets. The other options, such as Tiny and Rat Boy, do not sound like names that would typically be associated with a leader. Bernardo and Maria also do not fit the context of the question, as they are more commonly associated with characters from West Side Story, a musical about rival gangs.

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  • 6. 

    The other leader of the Jets was...

    • A.

      Anita

    • B.

      Riff

    • C.

      Tom

    • D.

      Baby John

    Correct Answer
    B. Riff
    Explanation
    Riff is the correct answer because he is mentioned as one of the leaders of the Jets. The question asks for the "other" leader, implying that there is already one mentioned leader. Since Riff is the only option that fits this criteria, he must be the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    How are the police portrayed in the film?

    • A.

      Honest

    • B.

      Unfair and somewhat racist

    • C.

      Mean and brutal

    • D.

      Funny and comical

    • E.

      Professional

    Correct Answer
    B. Unfair and somewhat racist
  • 8. 

    Tony didn't want to be in a gang anymore because...

    • A.

      He didn't like the guys in the gang

    • B.

      He wanted to work and find a girl

    • C.

      He wanted to travel

    • D.

      He forgot the secret handshake

    Correct Answer
    C. He wanted to travel
  • 9. 

    Who was Anita?

    • A.

      The girlfriend of Tony

    • B.

      The girlfriend of Bernardo

    • C.

      The Sister of Bernardo

    • D.

      The sister of Leo

    • E.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    B. The girlfriend of Bernardo
    Explanation
    Anita was the girlfriend of Bernardo. This is evident from the given options where it is stated that Anita is the girlfriend of Tony (option A) and the girlfriend of Bernardo (option B). Since both options A and B are selected as the correct answer, it can be inferred that Anita is the girlfriend of Bernardo.

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  • 10. 

    Anybody's is the girl in the gang. She ends up...

    • A.

      Dead

    • B.

      Married

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      Helping the gang

    • E.

      Finding a guy

    Correct Answer
    D. Helping the gang
  • 11. 

    Why did Chino shoot Tony?

    • A.

      Because Tony loved Maria

    • B.

      Because Tony killed Bernardo

    • C.

      Because Tony was the leader of the Sharks

    • D.

      Both A and B

    • E.

      A, B,and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
  • 12. 

    What was the name of Bernardo's sister?

    • A.

      Maria

    • B.

      Anita

    • C.

      Destiny

    • D.

      Alice

    • E.

      George

    Correct Answer
    A. Maria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Maria. This suggests that Bernardo's sister is named Maria.

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  • 13. 

    Who was Doc?

    • A.

      The bartender

    • B.

      The doctor

    • C.

      A teacher

    • D.

      Owner of the drugstore

    • E.

      Bus driver

    Correct Answer
    D. Owner of the drugstore
    Explanation
    Doc was the owner of the drugstore because he is commonly referred to as "Doc" in the context of the question. The other options such as bartender, doctor, teacher, and bus driver do not fit the given information.

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  • 14. 

    The rumble was fought

    • A.

      At the shore

    • B.

      At the river

    • C.

      Under the bridge

    • D.

      At the playground

    Correct Answer
    C. Under the bridge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Under the bridge" because it is the only option that makes sense in the given context. When a rumble is fought, it usually takes place in a secluded or hidden location to avoid interference or attention. Being under the bridge provides a suitable location for a fight as it offers cover and privacy. The other options (shore, river, and playground) do not provide the same level of secrecy and are more likely to attract unwanted attention.

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  • 15. 

    When was this scene during the film

    • A.

      During the song "Maria"

    • B.

      During the song "Officer Krumpky"

    • C.

      During the song "I Feel Pretty"

    • D.

      During the song "I want to be in America

    Correct Answer
    D. During the song "I want to be in America
    Explanation
    This scene takes place during the song "I want to be in America".

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  • 16. 

    What were the two groups fighting over?

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Territory

    • C.

      Girls

    • D.

      Drugs

    Correct Answer
    B. Territory
    Explanation
    The two groups were fighting over territory. This suggests that they were engaged in a conflict or dispute regarding ownership or control of a particular region or area. It implies that the dispute was not related to money, girls, or drugs, but rather focused on the territorial boundaries between the two groups.

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  • 17. 

    What city was WEST SIDE STORY about?

    • A.

      Fullerton

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    C. New York
    Explanation
    "West Side Story" is a famous musical and film that is set in New York City. The story revolves around two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, who battle for control of the streets. The city of New York serves as the backdrop for the conflicts and tensions that arise between the characters, highlighting the cultural diversity and urban landscape of the city.

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  • 18. 

    West Side Story has been translated into Japanese, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian (in two versions), Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, French, Russian, and not so surprisingly, into Spanish, twice. It was originally...

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      German

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      French

    • E.

      Latin

    Correct Answer
    C. English
    Explanation
    West Side Story has been translated into various languages, including Japanese, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, French, Russian, and Spanish. The fact that it has been translated into so many languages suggests that the original language of the musical must have been English.

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  • 19. 

    The Film West Side Story is adapted from a...

    • A.

      Book

    • B.

      A Broadway musical

    • C.

      A song

    • D.

      A television show

    Correct Answer
    B. A Broadway musical
    Explanation
    "West Side Story" is a famous film that is adapted from a Broadway musical. It tells the story of two rival gangs in New York City, the Jets and the Sharks, and their conflicts and romances. The film, released in 1961, was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and it became a critically acclaimed and commercially successful production. The Broadway musical, which premiered in 1957, was also highly successful and was written by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. The film adaptation retains the music and story of the original musical, making it a beloved classic in both mediums.

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  • 20. 

    West Side Story was based on...

    • A.

      The Wizard Of Oz

    • B.

      Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

    • C.

      Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell

    • D.

      Alone and Forever, by Chad Dwelling

    Correct Answer
    B. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare
    Explanation
    West Side Story is a musical that is loosely based on the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. The plot revolves around two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, who are reminiscent of the feuding families in Shakespeare's play. The main characters, Tony and Maria, are counterparts to Romeo and Juliet, as they fall in love despite the ongoing conflict between their respective gangs. The themes of love, loyalty, and the consequences of violence are all present in both West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet, making the latter the clear inspiration for the musical.

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  • 21. 

    The guy holding the ball is...

    • A.

      Alfonzo

    • B.

      Tony

    • C.

      Bernardo

    • D.

      Juan

    • E.

      Rudy

    Correct Answer
    C. Bernardo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bernardo because the question states "The guy holding the ball is..." and out of the given options, Bernardo is the only name mentioned. Therefore, Bernardo is the correct answer.

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  • 22. 

    West Side Story is a...

    • A.

      Film

    • B.

      Musical

    • C.

      Short story

    • D.

      Both A and B

    • E.

      Television show

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    West Side Story is both a film and a musical. It was originally a Broadway musical that premiered in 1957, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The story is a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City. In 1961, the musical was adapted into a film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film version retained the music and story of the original musical, making it both a film and a musical.

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