Stephen Sondheim: Biography, Songs & Musicals


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Which one of these Broadway luminaries was an early mentor for Stephen Sondheim?

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1. Stephen Sondheim debuted on Broadway with his lyrics for:

2. Who was Stephen Sondheim's collaborator for Company, Sweeney Todd, and A Little Night Music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the American composer, Stephen Sondheim, his life and numerous theatrical works. The quiz questions will ask you to identify a song from one of his musicals and the musical that debuted his lyrics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Sondheim's mentor
  • His collaborator for Company, Sweeney Todd, and A Little Night Music
  • The musical featuring the song 'Send in the Clowns'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the life and works of Stephen Sondheim
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding Sondheim's collaborator for such works as Company, Sweeney Todd, and A Little Night Music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding songs from his various musicals
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the musical which debuted his lyrics

Additional Learning

To learn more about this composer's life and works, review the accompanying lesson, Stephen Sondheim: Biography, Songs & Musicals. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify which theater was renamed 'Stephen Sondheim Theater'
  • Learn about his work over the past twenty years
  • Understand his contribution to the theatrical genre
  • Discover which of his songs found popularity outside of the theater