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Which String Instrument Burns Longer?

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Which String Instrument Burns Longer?

"The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer. " --Victor Borge This exercise shows the differences among the four string instruments through the practice of the comparatives of adjectives & adverbs. visit: Cora Chen's website

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
                               Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The viola is a bit larger in size than the violin.

    • B. 

      A standard violin is around 24 inches long.

    • C. 

      A standard viola is around 27 inches long.

    • D. 

      The violin is as big as the viola.

  • 2. 
                   Which instrument is over 6 feet high and has sloping shoulders?
    • A. 

      The violin

    • B. 

      The bass

    • C. 

      The viola

    • D. 

      The cello

  • 3. 
                                        This is a photo of ____________________ .  
    • A. 

      Two violas with a bass

    • B. 

      Two violins with a cello

    • C. 

      One violin, one viola and a bass

    • D. 

      One violin, one viola and a cello

  • 4. 
                        He is playing a standard cello which is around 4 feet long.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
                                                        Which two instruments have chin rests and are played by tucking them between your chin and shoulder?
    • A. 

      The violin and the cello

    • B. 

      The viola and the cello

    • C. 

      The violin and the viola

    • D. 

      The cello and the bass

  • 6. 
                                            Both of the cello and bass have tail spikes and metal pegs to support them to rest on the floor while they are played.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
                        The musician standing in the back is playing the bass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
                                              The cello is standing in the garden.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
                                          Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Both of the violin bow and the viola bow are around 29 inches long, but the viola bow is a little thicker and heavier than the violin bow.

    • B. 

      The cello bow is over 28 inches long and is thicker than a viola bow.

    • C. 

      A bass bow is 26-27 inches long which is very thick and heavy.

    • D. 

      The bass bow is the longest and the heaviest of all.

  • 10. 
                                         Which of the following statements is NOT true?  
    • A. 

      The sound of the violin is high, bright and sweet, while the sound of the viola is deeper and warmer than the violin.

    • B. 

      The violas often play the melody in an orchestra or ensemble.

    • C. 

      The cello makes a wide range of beautiful sounds, from warm low notes to rich high notes.

    • D. 

      The deep, very low sounds of the bass are often used to help hold together the harmonies and to help carry the rhythm.

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