Film Music Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Film Music Questions! Trivia Quiz

What do you think you know about film music? Would you consider trying this top-notch quiz? You will need to recognize who the composers of the film score for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter, the concepts of film music, what music gives us, and why a film usually starts with music. This quiz will tell you all about film music. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the composer of the following film scores? Star Wars Indiana Jones Jaws Harry Potter                 
    • A. 

      James Williams

    • B. 

      Homer J Samson

    • C. 

      John Williams

    • D. 

      Hans Zimmer

  • 2. 
    A film composer does not usually start work on the score or music until the film is in its completed form. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Warner Brothers Films released the first talking film in
  • 4. 
    From the following which are the concepts of film music?
    • A. 

      Evoking Time and Place.

    • B. 

      Conveying a character or idea.

    • C. 

      Expressing emotion.

    • D. 

      Creating Mood or atmosphere.

  • 5. 
    Music serves to give
    • A. 

      Continuity

    • B. 

      Develop the action

    • C. 

      Reinforce the emotions

    • D. 

      Put people off

  • 6. 
    What musical direction would I be taking if I played Misterioso?
    • A. 

      Sinister

    • B. 

      Heroic

    • C. 

      Despair

    • D. 

      Dumb and Dumber

    • E. 

      Superb

  • 7. 
    Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg, Bach, Verdi, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner were used as accompanying music because
    • A. 

      There were no good contemporary composers alive at the time.

    • B. 

      All the great composers only wrote in Eb minor.

    • C. 

      They were not protected by copyright.

    • D. 

      Because old people hate rap music

  • 8. 
    A film usually starts with the title music. Why?
    • A. 

      They have paid the most for the title music and want to get there moneys worth.

    • B. 

      The composer would have gotten upset if it didn't.

    • C. 

      It to get the attention of the viewer.

  • 9. 
    The first movies were silent films.  There were no soundtracks – the actors mouthed words but no voices were heard and there was no background music.  Movie houses hired pianists to play while the film was running to
    • A. 

      Make use of the really expensive piano's

    • B. 

      Take your attention away from really bad jokes.

    • C. 

      Make you feel hungry.

    • D. 

      Disguise the sound of the projector.

  • 10. 
    Adagio would be played in a chase scene true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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