Nhes Music History Pre-test

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Music History Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Johann Sebastian Bach belongs to the  ___________________ era.
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 2. 
    George Frederic Handel belongs to the ___________________ era.
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 3. 
    Franz Joseph Haydn belongs to the ____________________ era.
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 4. 
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart belongs to the _________________ era.
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 5. 
    Ludwig van Beethoven belongs to the ____________________ era.
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 6. 
    Johannes Brahms belongs to the __________________ era.
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 7. 
    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky belongs to the __________________ era.
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 8. 
    George Gershwin belongs to the __________________ era.
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Modern

  • 9. 
    What is the name for a piece music that has a religious theme, many movements, and several solos?
    • A. 

      Opera

    • B. 

      Symphony

    • C. 

      Oratorio

    • D. 

      Prelude and Fugue

  • 10. 
    Which of the following describes counterpoint?
    • A. 

      Musical decoration

    • B. 

      Musical argument

    • C. 

      Changing timbre

    • D. 

      Range in dynamics

  • 11. 
    Baroque composers made their music more beautiful by using _______________ .
    • A. 

      Newer instruments

    • B. 

      Colors

    • C. 

      Ornaments

  • 12. 
    What important event ended the Baroque era?
    • A. 

      The death of Bach

    • B. 

      Founding of the United States

    • C. 

      Invention of the organ

    • D. 

      The birth of Mozart

  • 13. 
    Which composer wrote the opera, The Marriage of Figaro?
    • A. 

      Handel

    • B. 

      Gershwin

    • C. 

      Mozart

    • D. 

      Beethoven

  • 14. 
    Which very important piece did Beethoven compose after he went deaf in 1820?
    • A. 

      Piano Sonata No. 23

    • B. 

      Fur Elise

    • C. 

      Symphony No. 9

    • D. 

      Moonlight Sonata

  • 15. 
    Which composer is known as the Father of the String Quartet?
    • A. 

      Mozart

    • B. 

      Haydn

    • C. 

      Gershwin

    • D. 

      Brahms

  • 16. 
    Tchaikovsy, the composer of the music for The Nutcracker was born in which country?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Austria

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 17. 
    George Gershwin was inspired by what genre of music?
    • A. 

      Jazz

    • B. 

      Gypsy music

    • C. 

      Folksongs

    • D. 

      Polka