West Side Story True or False?
Riff and the Jets are an all-white street gang at war with Bernardo and his Puerto Ricans, the Sharks.
_____ 1. We first see the Jets on a city playground.
_____ 2. The Jets dump paint on some Puerto Rican Sharks.
_____ 3. Lt. Schrank asks Baby John why he’s crying.
_____ 4. Riff doesn’t want girls to join the Jets.
_____ 5. Riff doesn’t want to fight with guns or blades.
_____ 6. Riff started the Jets all by himself.
_____ 7. Tony works at Doc’s candy store.
_____ 8. Maria wants Anita to lower the neckline of her (Maria’s) dress.
_____ 9. Bernardo is Maria’s brother.
____ 10. At the dance the kids enjoy making new friends with a “musical
____ 11. At the dance Tony and Maria almost kiss.
____ 12. At the dance Bernardo and Riff plan a war council.
____ 13. Tony sings, “The most beautiful sound I ever heard—Maria,
____ 14. Anita hates America and wants to go back to Puerto Rico.
____ 15. Anita tells Bernardo that a war council is the only answer.
____ 16. Maria prays at bedtime.
____ 17. Maria lives with her brother and sister, not with her parents.
____ 18. Maria and Tony talk on the balcony of Maria’s apartment.
______19. Tony, Maria, and Anita sing, “Today the world was
just an address—no better than all right.”
______20. Tony and Maria plan to meet again at Doc’s Candy Store.
______21. The Jets jokingly sing “to” Officer Krupke.
______22. The gangs plan to rumble under the highway.
______23. Lt. Schrank doesn’t favor either the Sharks or the Jets.
______24. Doc is happy for Tony and Maria.
______25. Anita sings, “I feel pretty.”
______26. Maria wants Tony to stop the rumble.
______27. Maria and Tony sing, “From Hand to Heart.”
______28. Bernardo stabs Riff with a knife.
______29. Tony kills Bernardo in a blind rage.
______30. Anita gives Maria the news of Bernardo’s death.
______31. Maria prays, “Make it not be true.”
______32. Maria and Tony sing, “There’s no place for us—nowhere a
place for us.”
______33. After the rumble, Baby John breaks down and cries.
______34. The Jets try to “cool down” in a parking garage.
______35. Chino has a gun and wants to kill Tony.
______36. Tony refuses to go to Maria’s bedroom.
______37. Tony says he’ll get money from Doc.
______38. Anita doesn’t see Tony leave Maria’s room.
______39. While Anita looks on in silence, Maria sings, “When love comes
so strong, there is no right or wrong.”
______40. Maria sends Anita to Doc’s Candy Store for aspirin, not to
deliver a message.
______41. The Jets almost rape Anita.
______42. Anita tells the Jets that Chino has killed Maria.
______43. Tony keeps calling to Chino, “Come and get me, too.”
______44. Tony and Chino both die.
______45. The Jets refuse to let the Sharks help them carry Tony’s body.