West Side Story Exam

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5th graders watched watched West Side Story. After 4 classes and discussion, they take this exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The leader of the Jets was named

    • A.

      Bernardo

    • B.

      Tony

    • C.

      Riff

    Correct Answer
    C. Riff
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Riff.

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  • 2. 

    In the song, "America" the Puerto Rican women feel that they are not treated fairly in America and want to go back to Puerto Rico

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in the song "America" from the musical "West Side Story," the Puerto Rican women express their desire to stay in America rather than going back to Puerto Rico. They mention the struggles they face in America but also highlight the opportunities and dreams they have in the country. The song portrays the conflicting feelings of the characters towards their identity and their hopes for a better future in America.

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  • 3. 

    Which songs are DUETS?

    • A.

      Somewhere

    • B.

      Maria

    • C.

      One Hand One Heart

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Somewhere
    C. One Hand One Heart
    Explanation
    The songs "Somewhere" and "One Hand One Heart" are considered duets because they involve two singers performing together. In a duet, two vocalists share the song and often sing different parts or harmonize with each other. Therefore, these two songs fit the criteria of being duets as they feature multiple singers. The song "Maria" is not mentioned in the answer, so it is not considered a duet in this context.

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  • 4. 

    In the song "When Your A Jet", the best way to describe the feelings of the Jets is ________________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    pride
    bravery
    fear
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is pride, bravery, and fear. In the song "When You're a Jet," the Jets are a gang and these three emotions accurately describe their state of mind. They take pride in their gang and their reputation, showing bravery in their confrontations with rival gangs. However, they also experience fear as they navigate the dangerous and violent world they live in.

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  • 5. 

    The fight conditions of the rumble is

    • A.

      Knives

    • B.

      Guns

    • C.

      Only fists

    Correct Answer
    C. Only fists
    Explanation
    The given answer "only fists" suggests that the fight conditions of the rumble do not permit the use of knives or guns. This implies that the participants are only allowed to engage in hand-to-hand combat using their fists. The absence of weapons adds an element of physicality and close-quarters combat to the rumble, potentially making it more intense and personal.

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  • 6. 

    Anita wants Tony to stop the fight because she feels that any fight is bad for the reputation of Puerto Ricans.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Anita's desire for Tony to stop the fight is not solely based on her belief that any fight is bad for the reputation of Puerto Ricans. The given statement does not mention any specific reason for Anita's request. Therefore, it cannot be concluded that the answer is true.

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  • 7. 

    The music of West Side Story was written by

    • A.

      Stephen Sondheim

    • B.

      Leonard Bernstein

    • C.

      P.Diddy

    Correct Answer
    B. Leonard Bernstein
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Leonard Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein was a renowned American composer and conductor who composed the music for the musical West Side Story. His collaboration with Arthur Laurents (book), Jerome Robbins (choreography), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) resulted in a groundbreaking and highly acclaimed musical that premiered on Broadway in 1957. Bernstein's music for West Side Story is known for its fusion of classical music and jazz, creating a unique and vibrant sound that perfectly captures the story's themes of love, rivalry, and cultural conflict.

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  • 8. 

    Name 1 way that the song "Tonight" is differently sung, when it is heard before the fight scene.

    Correct Answer
    The second time, the song is sung as a quintet.
    Explanation
    The song "Tonight" is sung differently the second time it is heard before the fight scene because it is performed as a quintet. This means that instead of being sung by a single person or a small group, it is sung by a group of five people. This change in the number of voices singing the song adds complexity and depth to the performance, creating a different musical experience for the audience.

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  • 9. 

    Tony killed Chino because he stabbed his best friend Riff.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Tony killed Chino because he stabbed his best friend Riff. However, the given information does not provide any evidence or context to support this claim. Without further details, it is not possible to determine the reason behind Tony's actions. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    There are many events that led the final scene, but if you were to assign blame for Tony's death, who would you choose and why?  Think about the actions of all the characters and defend your answer in at least 3 sentence stating why you feel that person is responsible.

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