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This Quiz tests your knowledge of music terms, bands and trivia.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the minimum  number of musicians a band must have to be considered a "big band"?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Ten

    • C. 

      Twelve

    • D. 

      Fifteen

  • 2. 
    What musical instrument's sales escalated from 228,000 in 1950 to 2.3 million in 1971?
    • A. 

      Piano

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Drums

    • D. 

      Guitar

  • 3. 
    What does the Italian musical term adagio mean?
    • A. 

      Choppy

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Slow

    • D. 

      Fast

  • 4. 
    What city's opera house does " The Phantom of the Opera" prowl?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      London

    • D. 

      Atlanta

  • 5. 
    What jazz musician got his nickname by shortening "Satchel Mouth"?
    • A. 

      Jelly Roll Morton

    • B. 

      Earl Hines

    • C. 

      Red Nichols

    • D. 

      Louis Armstrong

  • 6. 
    What jazz trumpeter was dubbed the "Prince of Darkness"?
    • A. 

      Herb Alpert

    • B. 

      Dizzy Gillespie

    • C. 

      Miles Davis

    • D. 

      Louis Armstrong

  • 7. 
    What classical conductor won posthumous Grammy Awards in 1991, 1992, and 1993?
    • A. 

      Leonard Bernstein

    • B. 

      Igor Stravinsky

    • C. 

      John Cage

    • D. 

      Robert Strassburg

  • 8. 
    What tenor received a record 165 curtain calls at a Berlin opera house in 1988?
    • A. 

      Jonathan Ansell

    • B. 

      Fritz Wunderlich

    • C. 

      Luciano Pavarotti

    • D. 

      Mario Lanza

  • 9. 
    "The Dancing Cuckoos" was the theme song of which pair of comics?
    • A. 

      Abbott and Costello

    • B. 

      Laurel and Hardy

    • C. 

      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

    • D. 

      Burns and Allen

  • 10. 
    Who was the top-selling album artist of the 1970's according to Billboard?
    • A. 

      Stevie Wonder

    • B. 

      Bob Dylan

    • C. 

      James Taylor

    • D. 

      Elton John

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