The following quiz is a 15-question multiple choice quiz on Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' 1961 musical drama "West Side Story" that is a loose adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer. The quiz can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies class and is not a trivia quiz about the story or production anecdotes; it is also not a simple, low-level comprehension quiz based on events in the film. The quiz contains high level, critical thinking questions on the understanding through evaluation levels of Bloom's revised taxonomy model. The quiz assesses a taker's understanding of the film's camera movement, casting, characterization, cinematography, color connotation/symbolism, conflict, costume design, inferences, irony, lighting, mise en scene, movement, plot, setting/set design, sound, story, style, and suspense.
A packet on the film that can be used as a formative assessment to prepare students for this summative assessment is available as a separate purchase by clicking here