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Quiz about Lean On Me Part II
Quiz about Lean On Me Part II

"Lean On Me" Part II Trivia Quiz


This is the second of three quizzes on the great film about a tough NJ principal determined to turn around his failing school. As we begin, Mr. Clark is piling up a list of enemies, while employing drastic strategies to motivate his students.

A multiple-choice quiz by sweetness15. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
sweetness15
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
269,948
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1847
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: purplecat (4/10), Guest 129 (7/10), Guest 174 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What does Mr. Darnell do that leads to a nasty showdown between him and Mr. Clark in the principal's office? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What incident causes Mr. Clark to have all of his school's doors chained? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In which New Jersey City is "Lean On Me" set? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which composer's work is being rehearsed when Mr. Clark and the music teacher have their nasty argument?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which award-winning TV actor portrays Clark's friend and Board of Education superintendent Frank Napier? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A bright Hispanic girl asks to switch her elective from home economics. Clark grants her request, noting that the class she wants to take could lead to a high-paying job in what field? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Where in the school does Mr. Clark first hear the beautiful rendition of the revamped school song? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. School board lawyer Mr. Rosenberg makes one dumb and rather racist statement, when discussing the chains on the school door policy with Clark and Napier. What is the remark? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. As time goes on, Mr. Clark takes to carrying a controversial prop with him. What is this questionable item? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The title of the revised school song is "Lean On Me".



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Most Recent Scores
Jun 26 2024 : purplecat: 4/10
Jun 20 2024 : Guest 129: 7/10
Jun 18 2024 : Guest 174: 7/10
Jun 01 2024 : Guest 67: 9/10
May 30 2024 : Ms.Pantyhose: 9/10
May 26 2024 : Mattamuskeet: 9/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What does Mr. Darnell do that leads to a nasty showdown between him and Mr. Clark in the principal's office?

Answer: He is picking up a piece of paper off the floor as Clark is addressing the students.

In "Lean On Me," Mr. Darnell had already been humiliated by Clark's demoting him as the football coach, so he is in no mood to allow himself to be abused publicly again.
The actor portraying Mr. Darnell (Michael Beach) has been a semi-regular on "ER" for several seasons, playing an AIDS-infected husband who gave the disease to his wife. He has had a more prominent regular role on the NBC prime-time drama "Third Watch", and feature roles in such films as "Waiting to Exhale" and "Cadence".
2. What incident causes Mr. Clark to have all of his school's doors chained?

Answer: A student is assaulted by a violent intruder.

The tactic does keep intruders out, but it violates the state fire code. In NJ, all public buildings must keep their exits barrier-free, including chains.
3. In which New Jersey City is "Lean On Me" set?

Answer: Paterson

All four cities have dealt with serious education problems over the past 20 years. All have been classified as Abbott school districts, which means they receive extra government funding for special needs programs and additional faculty.
4. Which composer's work is being rehearsed when Mr. Clark and the music teacher have their nasty argument?

Answer: Mozart

Mr. Clark rudely interrupts the music class in order to demand that all students be taught the school anthem. The music teacher complains that she is in the middle of teaching a complicated section of the piece, and resents being interrupted. Of course, that annoys Mr. Clark, and he winds up firing her.
5. Which award-winning TV actor portrays Clark's friend and Board of Education superintendent Frank Napier?

Answer: Robert Guilluame

By and large Mr. Napier is supportive of Clark, battling even the mayor on behalf of the principal. But he, too, recognizes that Clark steps over the line, and during one argument has to remind his colleague that it is he, and not the principal, who is the head person in charge. All four of the actors featured in this question have had stellar film and/or television careers. Before his role as Mr. Napier, Guillaume won Emmy Awards as the irascible title character "Benson" and as the sarcastic butler (the same Benson character) in "Soap". Poitier starred in "To Sir With Love" and was the first African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Homer Smith in 1963's "Lilies of the Field". Braugher had major roles in "Glory" and TV's "Homicide: Life on the Streets", winning an Emmy Award for his work in the latter. Rhames has starred in many projects, winning a Golden Globe Award for his role in HBO's "Don King: Only in America".
6. A bright Hispanic girl asks to switch her elective from home economics. Clark grants her request, noting that the class she wants to take could lead to a high-paying job in what field?

Answer: Automotive Engineering

She wants to switch to auto shop. In the film it is obvious that Clark's heart belongs the students. He cares beyond the normal principal-student circle, helping them with family problems and spending fun time with them. He is sharp with them, but he mixes in a whole lot of love and practical wisdom.
7. Where in the school does Mr. Clark first hear the beautiful rendition of the revamped school song?

Answer: In the boys' bathroom.

It is performed by Samms and four cohorts, who are caught loitering during class time. Clark demands they sing the school song upon the threat of a three-day suspension.What comes out of their mouths is poetry. He is told by the singers that the author of the revamped school song is the new music teacher.

She later tells Clark she rewrote the song because the students found the original boring.
8. School board lawyer Mr. Rosenberg makes one dumb and rather racist statement, when discussing the chains on the school door policy with Clark and Napier. What is the remark?

Answer: "I thought you people didn't like chains?"

Surprisingly, the remark draws little more than quick stares from Clark and Napier. The fire chief's labeling of the Eastside students as "savages" however, doesn't please the trouble-making parent Ms. Barrett. However, even she gives the insensitive statement short shrift, in order to continue the bullying of the mayor to arrest Mr. Clark for having the chains on the school door exits.
9. As time goes on, Mr. Clark takes to carrying a controversial prop with him. What is this questionable item?

Answer: A baseball bat

Clark even dares the fire chief publicly to call him "Crazy Joe" for carrying the prop, and tells everyone to call him "Batman". The newspapers love the name and run many pictures of Clark toting the prop. However, he never uses or threatens to use the item in the film.
10. The title of the revised school song is "Lean On Me".

Answer: False

The Eastside song is your basically solemn, pretty anthem. Its title is never identified in the movie, but it surely isn't "Lean On Me," which was a major hit for Bill Withers in 1972.
There are three renditions of the spiritually uplifting "Lean On Me" performed in the film, the best known being Club Nouveau's 1986 version that earned the group a Grammy Award. A different version is performed by the students and staff during an assembly scene, and a gospel-inspired version is heard during the ending credits. Interestingly, Bill Withers' version is not used in the film.
Source: Author sweetness15

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