Your Musical Knowledge Test

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Your Musical Knowledge Test - Quiz

A jumble of questions from the history of music and theory of it. A complete small package of a test for every music lover to attempt and learn new things about music.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Helter Skelter", from The Beatles ablum "The Beatles" commonly known as "The White Album" was an attack on which band? 

    • A.

      The Who

    • B.

      Pink Floyd

    • C.

      Cream

    • D.

      Led Zeppelin

    • E.

      Wings

    Correct Answer
    A. The Who
    Explanation
    ---The Who was threatening The Beatles fame so The Beatles had said "we can kick ass if we want to."

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  • 2. 

    Which one The Beatles song titles was inspired by a roller coaster? 

    • A.

      Ticket to Ride

    • B.

      Helter Skelter

    • C.

      Rocky Raccoon

    • D.

      Coaster of Thrills

    • E.

      Your Mother Should Know

    Correct Answer
    B. Helter Skelter
    Explanation
    Helter Skelter was a roller coaster in Liverpool.

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  • 3. 

    A diminished fifth up from A flat is which note?

    • A.

      F

    • B.

      F double flat

    • C.

      E flat

    • D.

      E double flat

    • E.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. E double flat
    Explanation
    D is correct but enharmonic therefore it is incorrect

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  • 4. 

    Paul McCartney's full name is? (Don't forget, he was knighted)

    Correct Answer
    Sir James Paul McCartney
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sir James Paul McCartney" because Paul McCartney was knighted and therefore his full name includes the title "Sir." His given names are James and Paul, so his full name is "Sir James Paul McCartney."

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  • 5. 

    Spell out an A7 #9 in second inversion. (Don't spell out the word sharp, use the symbol#)

    Correct Answer
    E, G, A, B#, C#
    E G A B# C#
    Explanation
    The given answer spells out an A7 #9 chord in second inversion. The chord consists of the notes E, G, A, B#, and C#. In second inversion, the chord is arranged with the fifth (E) as the lowest note, followed by the seventh (G), the root (A), the sharp ninth (B#), and the third (C#).

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  • 6. 

    John Denver's full name is?

    Correct Answer
    Henry John Deutschendorf Jr
    Explanation
    John Denver's full name is Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.

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  • 7. 

    The chorus of John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" is

    • A.

      But the Colorado rocky mountain high I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby Rocky mountain high

    • B.

      And the Colorado rocky mountain high I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply Rocky mountain high

    • C.

      Rocky Mountain High, Rocky Mountain High

    • D.

      None of these

    • E.

      I've seen in raining streams from the sky, if you ever need a partner, there no other place on earth, Rocky mountain high

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. But the Colorado rocky mountain high I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby Rocky mountain high
    B. And the Colorado rocky mountain high I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply Rocky mountain high
    Explanation
    The given answer accurately represents the chorus of John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" song. It includes the correct lyrics and maintains the same structure and flow as the original song. The answer also captures the essence of the song, describing the beauty and awe-inspiring nature of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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  • 8. 

    Which lyric is correct from The Beatles hit single "Yesterday"

    • A.

      Why she had to go I don't know she will not say

    • B.

      Why she had to go I'm not sure she wouldn't say

    • C.

      Why she had to go I won't know she couldn't say

    • D.

      Why she had to go I can't know she wouldn't say

    • E.

      Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say

    Correct Answer
    E. Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
    Explanation
    The correct lyric from The Beatles hit single "Yesterday" is "Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say." This lyric expresses the narrator's confusion and lack of understanding about why the person in question left, as well as their frustration at not receiving any explanation from her.

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  • 9. 

    Which instrument is used on George Harrison's "With or Without You"?

    • A.

      Mandolin

    • B.

      Ukulele

    • C.

      Sitar

    • D.

      Bagpipe

    • E.

      Banjo

    Correct Answer
    C. Sitar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is sitar. The sitar is a stringed instrument commonly used in traditional Indian music. It is known for its distinctive sound and has been used in various genres of music, including rock. In George Harrison's song "With or Without You," the sitar is used, adding a unique and exotic element to the music.

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  • 10. 

    What is the I, the VI minor, the IV, and the V of G

    • A.

      G, E minor, C, D

    • B.

      G, A minor, F flat, B

    • C.

      C, E, G, B

    • D.

      G, E7#9(flat 5), B

    • E.

      A, C sharp, E

    Correct Answer
    A. G, E minor, C, D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is G, E minor, C, D. In the given question, the I, the VI minor, the IV, and the V chords of G are being asked. In the key of G, the I chord is G, the VI minor chord is E minor, the IV chord is C, and the V chord is D. Therefore, the correct answer is G, E minor, C, D.

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