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					Name: _________ _______________                Date: ________________
Period: _________

                        West Side Story Test
Multiple Choice: Circle the appropriate response to the following questions. (1
point each)

   1. The book for West Side Story was written by _________________.
         a. Arthur Laurents
         b. Leonard Bernstein
         c. Stephen Sondheim
         d. William Shakespeare

   2. The music for West Side Story was composed by _________________.
         a. Arthur Laurents
         b. Leonard Bernstein
         c. Stephen Sondheim
         d. William Shakespeare

   3. The lyrics for West Side Story were written by _________________.
         a. Arthur Laurents
         b. Leonard Bernstein
         c. Stephen Sondheim
         d. William Shakespeare

Matching: Match each character with their role in the play. (1 point each)

___ 4. Tony               a. The officer of the town who patrols the streets
___ 5. Riff               b. A tomboy who wants to be part of the Jets
___ 6. Officer Krupke     c. The Puerto Rican Gang
___ 7. Maria              d. Leader of the Sharks and older brother to Maria
___ 8. Chino              e. The adult who chaperones the dance.
___ 9. The Jets           f. The American Gang
___ 10. Anita             g. Co-founder of the Jets who has left the gang but
                          still
___ 11.   Anybodys             communicates with its members.
___ 12.   Doc             h. Bernardo’s second in command who is bestowed to
___ 13.   Bernardo             Maria
___ 14.   The Sharks      i. Bernardo’s girlfriend and Maria’s best friend
___ 15.   Glad Hand       j. Owner of the drug store where the gangs hang out
                          k. New leader of the Jets
                          l. Bernardo’s younger sister, bestowed to Chino but
                          falls in love with Tony
Fill In The Blank: (2 points each)

   16. West Side Story is based on ___________________________________,
       a play written by William Shakespeare.
   17. Maria falls in love with _________________, a member of the rival gang.
   18. Broadway debut was in the year ___________. The film was released in
       ___________.
   19. The setting of West Side Story is _______________________________
      _____________________________________.
   20. West Side Story won a _________ Award in ________ for Jerome
       Robbins’ choreography.
   21. The scene where Anita goes to Doc’s store to warn Tony is commonly
       referred to as the __________ scene.
   22. _____________ is the person who kills Bernardo during the rumble.
   23. _____________ delivers the news that Tony killed Bernardo.
   24. _____________ is the adult who supervises the dance.


Short Answer:

   25. Define an overture: (3 points)
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

   26. List five songs from West Side Story (5 points)
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

   27. Name five awards that the West Side Story film won (5 points)
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

   28. Name the two gang members and their gang affiliation who were killed
   during the rumble (4 points)
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