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Quiz about West Side Story
Quiz about West Side Story

The Ultimate West Side Story Quiz | Movies


A great movie which won 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture of 1961. The movie was as popular as the Broadway production. It is a contemporary classic to say the least.

A multiple-choice quiz by jennyjenjen31. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
89,321
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
13 / 20
Plays
2965
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (19/20), Guest 74 (11/20), Guest 86 (9/20).
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Question 1 of 20
1. Tony was of what ethnicity? Hint


Question 2 of 20
2. The two rival gangs were named the Jets and the Sharks.


Question 3 of 20
3. 'West Side Story' was a modern day production of what Shakespeare play? Hint


Question 4 of 20
4. Bernardo was whose older brother? Hint


Question 5 of 20
5. What was the name of the "tomboy" who longed to be accepted into the Jets? Hint


Question 6 of 20
6. What was the name of the older man who employed Tony at his candy store? Hint


Question 7 of 20
7. Who sang the vocals of Maria in the movie version? Hint


Question 8 of 20
8. The lyricist for 'West Side Story' was ________________.

Answer: (Two words - He went on to great acclaim)
Question 9 of 20
9. The name of the boy who told Maria that Bernardo was dead is what?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 10 of 20
10. "How's the ________ on your mother's side of the street?" Lt. Shrank asked this of a member of the Jets. Hint


Question 11 of 20
11. Tony was a nickname for ___________.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 12 of 20
12. The original Broadway production was directed and choreographed by ___________.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 13 of 20
13. When Jerome Robbins was creating the idea for the musical he envisioned and had planned to portray the two rival gangs as Catholics and Jews.


Question 14 of 20
14. Which character sang the song 'Cool' in the movie version? Hint


Question 15 of 20
15. In the movie production, Riff had a girlfriend named what? Hint


Question 16 of 20
16. Who played Anita in the original Broadway cast? Hint


Question 17 of 20
17. Who portrayed Jet leader Riff in the movie version of 'West Side Story'? Hint


Question 18 of 20
18. What well known actor played the minor role of Glad Hand? Hint


Question 19 of 20
19. The actor who portrayed Tony in the movie version of 'West Side Story' was ________________.

Answer: (Two Words, or just surname)
Question 20 of 20
20. Richard Beymer, who portrayed one of the leading characters in the movie version, later appeared in a popular 1990 T.V. series that was called __________________.

Answer: (Two Words)

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Most Recent Scores
May 26 2024 : Guest 172: 19/20
May 21 2024 : Guest 74: 11/20
May 20 2024 : Guest 86: 9/20
May 19 2024 : Cami154: 17/20
May 15 2024 : Guest 104: 14/20
May 12 2024 : Nana7770: 16/20
May 06 2024 : Guest 86: 12/20
Apr 30 2024 : Guest 82: 8/20
Apr 30 2024 : Guest 150: 15/20

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Tony was of what ethnicity?

Answer: Polish

Tony was of Polish descent. Rival gang members enjoyed using racial slurs towards him.
2. The two rival gangs were named the Jets and the Sharks.

Answer: True

The Jets were those born in America and the Sharks were originally from Puerto Rico and had recently come to America.
3. 'West Side Story' was a modern day production of what Shakespeare play?

Answer: Romeo and Juliet

The modern play was based on Romeo and Juliet. The two gangs replaced the two feuding families with the end result being a tragedy.
4. Bernardo was whose older brother?

Answer: Maria

Bernardo was Maria's older brother and very protective of his sister.
5. What was the name of the "tomboy" who longed to be accepted into the Jets?

Answer: Anybodys

Anybodys actually helped the Jets quite a bit but was seen as an annoyance by the gang members.
6. What was the name of the older man who employed Tony at his candy store?

Answer: Doc

Doc was a true friend to Tony and was willing to finance his escape out of New York.
7. Who sang the vocals of Maria in the movie version?

Answer: Marni Nixon

Marni Nixon was on hand to do the higher parts of the vocals. After the film was finished the decision was made to totally exclude the vocals of Natalie Wood and dub them using Marni Nixon.
8. The lyricist for 'West Side Story' was ________________.

Answer: Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim is considered by many to be the most significant composer/lyricist of our time.
9. The name of the boy who told Maria that Bernardo was dead is what?

Answer: Chino

Chino was dating Maria with the permission of Bernardo. Maria was in love with Tony and had no intention of marrying Chino as he desired.
10. "How's the ________ on your mother's side of the street?" Lt. Shrank asked this of a member of the Jets.

Answer: action

At the war council Lt. Shrank was intimidating the gang members in order to get them to divulge the location and time of the upcoming rumble.
11. Tony was a nickname for ___________.

Answer: Anton

Anton was the name given to Tony at birth. Maria used this name with affection while acting out their fantasy marriage at the beginning of the song 'One Hand, One Heart.'
12. The original Broadway production was directed and choreographed by ___________.

Answer: Jerome Robbins

He was brilliant. The dancing in this movie was wonderful.
13. When Jerome Robbins was creating the idea for the musical he envisioned and had planned to portray the two rival gangs as Catholics and Jews.

Answer: True

We, of course, know that the gangs were Puerto Rican and American. It seems he originally thought to make the problems more religion-based instead of race-based.
14. Which character sang the song 'Cool' in the movie version?

Answer: Ice

In the stage production the song was performed by the character Riff. The character Ice was created strictly for the movie production.
15. In the movie production, Riff had a girlfriend named what?

Answer: Graziella

Riff took Graziella to the dance at the gym. She was devastated when he was killed, but it appeared that she would become the new girlfriend of the new Jet leader. It has been brought to my attention that Graziella was his girlfriend in the movie production, but on Broadway his girlfriend was Velma.
16. Who played Anita in the original Broadway cast?

Answer: Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera was a well known singer/dancer.
17. Who portrayed Jet leader Riff in the movie version of 'West Side Story'?

Answer: Russ Tamblyn

Russ Tamblyn was awesome in this role. His amazing dancing/acrobatic skills were integral to the role. He was a champion gymnast and acrobat. He also appeard in the movies 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' and 'Hit The Deck'. In my opinion, he made the perfect Riff.
18. What well known actor played the minor role of Glad Hand?

Answer: John Astin

John Astin played the small part in the movie. He is the father of actor Sean Astin.
19. The actor who portrayed Tony in the movie version of 'West Side Story' was ________________.

Answer: Richard Beymer

Mr. Beymer was twenty-two years old when he accepted the role of Tony in the movie musical. He was born in Iowa and moved to Los Angeles at an early age.
20. Richard Beymer, who portrayed one of the leading characters in the movie version, later appeared in a popular 1990 T.V. series that was called __________________.

Answer: Twin Peaks

'Twin Peaks' has become a cult classic.
Source: Author jennyjenjen31

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