Music Quiz: The European Union!

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  • 1. 

    The lyrical verse "Ode to Joy" was written by:

    • A.

      Friedrich von Schiller

    • B.

      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • C.

      Friedrich Wolf

    Correct Answer
    A. Friedrich von Schiller
    Explanation
    Friedrich von Schiller is the correct answer because he is the known author of the lyrical verse "Ode to Joy". This poem was later set to music by Ludwig van Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Wolf are not associated with the writing of "Ode to Joy".

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  • 2. 

     The lyrical verse "Ode to Joy" was written in:

    • A.

      1758

    • B.

      1823

    • C.

      1785

    Correct Answer
    C. 1785
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1785. "Ode to Joy" is a lyrical verse that was written in 1785.

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  • 3. 

    The Council of Europe adopted Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme as its anthem in:

    • A.

      1970

    • B.

      1972

    • C.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    B. 1972
    Explanation
    In 1972, the Council of Europe adopted Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme as its anthem. This decision was made to symbolize the values of unity, peace, and harmony that the Council of Europe strives to promote among its member states. The uplifting and universal nature of Beethoven's composition resonated with the Council's mission, making it a fitting choice for their anthem.

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  • 4. 

    The melody used to symbolize the EU comes from:

    • A.

      The Fifth Symphony

    • B.

      The Seventh Symphony

    • C.

      The Ninth Symphony

    Correct Answer
    C. The Ninth Symphony
    Explanation
    The melody used to symbolize the EU comes from the Ninth Symphony. This symphony, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, is also known as the "Ode to Joy" and is considered a masterpiece. The melody is often associated with unity, peace, and the celebration of humanity. It is fitting that the EU chose this melody as its anthem, as it represents the values and ideals that the EU aims to promote and uphold.

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  • 5. 

    Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme was adopted by EU leaders as the official anthem of the European Union in:

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1985

    • C.

      1987

    Correct Answer
    B. 1985
    Explanation
    In 1985, EU leaders adopted Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme as the official anthem of the European Union. This decision was made to symbolize the unity and shared values of the member countries, as well as to promote a sense of belonging and identity among European citizens. The uplifting and powerful melody of "Ode to Joy" resonates with the ideals of peace, solidarity, and harmony that the EU aims to uphold.

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  • 6. 

    The "Ode to Joy" first line is:

    • A.

      Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,

    • B.

      Your magic reunites

    • C.

      All men will become brothers

    Correct Answer
    A. Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the first line of the "Ode to Joy" poem, which is "Joy, beautiful spark of the gods." This line expresses the idea that joy is a divine and beautiful force that brings people together. It suggests that joy has the power to unite humanity and create a sense of brotherhood among all individuals.

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  • 7. 

    The melody used to symbolize the EU was composed.

    • A.

      By Robert Schumann

    • B.

      By Ludwig Van Beethoven

    • C.

      By Johann Sebastian Bach

    Correct Answer
    B. By Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Explanation
    The melody used to symbolize the EU was composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from his Symphony No. 9 is considered the anthem of the European Union. This powerful and uplifting melody has become a symbol of unity, peace, and solidarity among the member countries of the EU. Beethoven's composition captures the essence of the EU's values and aspirations, making it a fitting choice for their symbolic melody.

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  • 8. 

    The European anthem:

    • A.

      Is intended to replace the national anthems of the EU countries

    • B.

      Is not intended to replace the national anthems of the EU countries

    Correct Answer
    B. Is not intended to replace the national anthems of the EU countries
    Explanation
    The European anthem is not intended to replace the national anthems of the EU countries. This means that the anthem is not meant to replace or override the individual national identities and symbols of each member state. Instead, it serves as a symbol of unity and cooperation among the European countries. The anthem is meant to represent the European Union as a whole, while still respecting and acknowledging the diversity and individuality of each member country.

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  • 9. 

    The melody used to symbolize the EU was composed in:

    • A.

      1785

    • B.

      1823

    • C.

      1832

    Correct Answer
    B. 1823
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1823. This means that the melody used to symbolize the EU was composed in 1823.

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  • 10. 

    The poem "Ode to Joy" expresses an idealistic vision of:

    • A.

      The human race becoming brothers

    • B.

      The human race praying together

    • C.

      The human race respecting nature

    Correct Answer
    A. The human race becoming brothers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the human race becoming brothers." The poem "Ode to Joy" portrays an idealistic vision of unity and brotherhood among all human beings. It emphasizes the importance of solidarity and the elimination of divisions and conflicts. The poem celebrates the idea that all people can come together and live in harmony, supporting and caring for one another like brothers. It promotes a sense of togetherness and a shared humanity, suggesting that by embracing this ideal, the human race can achieve a more peaceful and fulfilling existence.

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