History Of Music, Instruments And Composers! Trivia Quiz

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History Of Music, Instruments And Composers! Trivia Quiz

Music has been a way of communication for the longest time. And as of today, there are different genres that we can enjoy both from the past and the present. As a music lover, how good are you when it comes to the history of music? Test yourself on your knowledge about style, form, instruments, and composers through the ages by taking a walk down history in this amazing quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Medieval music was roughly between which years?
    • A. 

      500 BC - 500 AD

    • B. 

      500 - 1400 AD

    • C. 

      1400 - 1750 AD

    • D. 

      1750 - 1830 AD

  • 2. 
    Which term means "one single line of music"?
    • A. 

      Polyphonic

    • B. 

      Homophonic

    • C. 

      Stereophonic

    • D. 

      Monophonic

  • 3. 
    Another word for Gregorian Chant is:
    • A. 

      Singsong

    • B. 

      Ostinato

    • C. 

      Plainsong

    • D. 

      Cantata

  • 4. 
    In Medieval music, the intervals most used for harmony were the:
    • A. 

      Second & seventh

    • B. 

      Third & sixth

    • C. 

      Fifth & fourth

  • 5. 
    A single melodic line with other voice parts added for decoration was called:
    • A. 

      Organum

    • B. 

      Oregano

    • C. 

      Origami

    • D. 

      Organic

  • 6. 
    The period of music which followed Medieval is the:
    • A. 

      Renaissance

    • B. 

      Modern

    • C. 

      Classical

    • D. 

      Romantic

    • E. 

      Baroque

  • 7. 
    During the Renaissance, which interval became widely used in harmony?
    • A. 

      Augmented third

    • B. 

      Major third

    • C. 

      Augmented fourth

    • D. 

      Minor seventh

  • 8. 
    Which instrument was invented during the Renaissance period?
    • A. 

      Viola

    • B. 

      Violin

    • C. 

      Viol

    • D. 

      Violoncello

  • 9. 
    The Baroque era began in about 1600 and ended at the time of the death of which composer?
    • A. 

      Palestrina

    • B. 

      Bach

    • C. 

      Beethoven

    • D. 

      Mozart

  • 10. 
    The Baroque style of a single voice accompanied by an instrumental bass line and chords was called:
    • A. 

      Parody

    • B. 

      Monody

    • C. 

      Polyphony

    • D. 

      Soliloquy

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Shawm

    • B. 

      Organ

    • C. 

      Flute

    • D. 

      Cello

  • 12. 
    Which of these musical forms were popular in the Baroque era?
    • A. 

      The Symphony

    • B. 

      The Fugue

    • C. 

      The Opera

    • D. 

      The Mazurka

    • E. 

      Plainsong

    • F. 

      The Sonata

  • 13. 
    The Classical music period spans from the death of which composer to the death of which other composers?
    • A. 

      Bach to Beethoven

    • B. 

      Bach to Mozart

    • C. 

      Palestrina to Liszt

    • D. 

      Mozart to Beethoven

  • 14. 
    Which instrument became hugely popular in the Classical era?
    • A. 

      Flute

    • B. 

      Guitar

    • C. 

      Piano

    • D. 

      Viola

  • 15. 
    What was the typical movement/ tempo arrangement of most three-movement Classical pieces?
    • A. 

      Fast-Slow-Fast

    • B. 

      Fast-Fast-Slow

    • C. 

      Slow-Fast-Slow

    • D. 

      Slow-Fast-Fast

  • 16. 
    Which type of instruments are found in a string quartet?
    • A. 

      Violin

    • B. 

      Viola

    • C. 

      Cello

    • D. 

      Double bass

    • E. 

      Guitar

    • F. 

      Harp

    • G. 

      Piano

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Mostly form

    • B. 

      Mostly emotion

    • C. 

      Form and emotion in equal measures

  • 18. 
    The end of the Romantic era has a fixed date.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following devices can be found in Modern music?that apply)
    • A. 

      Whole tone scales

    • B. 

      Major and Minor scales

    • C. 

      Pentatonic scales

    • D. 

      Quartertone scales

    • E. 

      Nuts and bolts

  • 20. 
    How long is John Cage's "Silence" piece?
    • A. 

      3'44

    • B. 

      4'33

    • C. 

      4'34

    • D. 

      4'44