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Rodgers and Hammerstein: Musicals, Songs and Plots

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What was the working relationship between Rodgers and Hammerstein?

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1. What was Rodger and Hammerstein's first musical collaboration?

2. Why was OKLAHOMA! so influential in terms of Broadway musicals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rodgers and Hammerstein are responsible for many Broadway hits. This combination quiz and worksheet will allow you to check your knowledge of these works. The quiz will ask you to identify which one in the duo composed the music and which one wrote the lyrics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test you on the following:

  • Their first musical production together
  • The way this first piece of work changed Broadway musicals
  • Plot of 'The King and I'
  • Aspects of their 'formula musical'

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding who wrote the lyrics and who composed the music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plot in 'The King and I'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about their first joint musical production

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this famous Broadway duo by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Rodgers and Hammerstein: Musicals, Songs and Plots. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Identify the play on which OKLAHOMA! was based
  • Explore the plots of OKLAHOMA! The Sound of Music and The King and I
  • Discover the songs that made these works so successful
  • Understand the influence of their work on other musicals
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