Facts You Didn't Know About Aaron Copland! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Discover shocking and interesting facts about the American composer, composition teacher, and music writer, Aaron Copland by attempting this trivia quiz. From his awards to his selected works to his personal life, get to discover this and many more. He is also best known for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At what age did Aaron Copland die?
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      85

    • D. 

      95

  • 2. 
    In which year was Aaron Copland presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom?
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1966

    • C. 

      1964

    • D. 

      1963

  • 3. 
    In which year was Aaron Co[pland awarded the National Medal of Arts?
    • A. 

      1985

    • B. 

      1984

    • C. 

      1983

    • D. 

      1986

  • 4. 
    Which of these conductors suggested that Aaron Copland "helped define the modern consciousness of America's ideals, character, and sense of place"?
    • A. 

      Stravinsky

    • B. 

      Paul Hindemith.

    • C. 

      Leon Botstein

    • D. 

      Carlos Chavez

  • 5. 
    Which of these conductors encouraged Aaron Copland to master conducting?
    • A. 

      Carlos Chavez

    • B. 

      Igor Stravinsky

    • C. 

      Paul Hindemith

    • D. 

      Leon Botstein

  • 6. 
    Copland's work in the late 1940s and 1950s included use of?
    • A. 

      Schoenberg's nine-tone system,

    • B. 

      Schoenberg's ten-tone system,

    • C. 

      Schoenberg's twelve-tone system

    • D. 

      Kapell's ten-tone system

  • 7. 
    All but one of these are compositions written by Aaron Copland before 1970?
    • A. 

      Night Thoughts: Homage to Ives

    • B. 

      Dirge in the Woods

    • C. 

      The North Star

    • D. 

      The Cummington Story

  • 8. 
    Copland’s music was prominently featured throughout which of Spike Lee’s film?
    • A. 

      He Got Game

    • B. 

      Clockers

    • C. 

      Crooklyn

    • D. 

      Summer of Sam

  • 9. 
    At what age did Copland first write his notated melody?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      12

  • 10. 
    What was the name of the seven bars of Opera written by Copland as his first notated melody?
    • A. 

      Zenatello

    • B. 

      Zentello

    • C. 

      Zenetallo

    • D. 

      Sound of Music