The Ultimate Dance Quiz

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The Ultimate Dance Quiz

Find out how much you know about dance by taking part in this fun quiz. Put your dancing skills if any and knowledge to the test and find out how well informed you are about the different versions of dance. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which Spanish dance is famous for the noise and passion with which it is performed?
    • A. 

      Flamenco

    • B. 

      Cha-Cha

    • C. 

      Mambo

    • D. 

      Square Dance

  • 2. 
    What does the name "polka" mean in Czech?
    • A. 

      Sunday

    • B. 

      Excitement

    • C. 

      Half-Step

    • D. 

      Happy

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Twist

    • B. 

      Swing

    • C. 

      Jitterbug

    • D. 

      Waltz

  • 4. 
    Which dance does the American version of the polka closely resemble?
    • A. 

      Jitterbug

    • B. 

      Square Dance

    • C. 

      Foxtrot

    • D. 

      Two-Step

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Dionysus

    • B. 

      Athena

    • C. 

      Zeus

    • D. 

      Eros

  • 6. 
    Referring to dancing, what is the person who creates structures in which movement occurs called?
    • A. 

      Lyricist

    • B. 

      Ballet Master

    • C. 

      Conductor

    • D. 

      Choreographer

  • 7. 
    Which authority temporarily banned the "waltz" in parts of Germany in 1760?
    • A. 

      Church

    • B. 

      King

    • C. 

      Dictator

    • D. 

      Government

  • 8. 
    Which dance is performed in the famous ballroom scene of "The King and I"?
    • A. 

      Can-Can

    • B. 

      Bolero

    • C. 

      Polka

    • D. 

      Tango

  • 9. 
    Which piece of French peasant music was the predecessor of the Waltz?
    • A. 

      Arbeau

    • B. 

      Province

    • C. 

      Volta

    • D. 

      Playford

  • 10. 
    In tribal dances performed by Native Americans, which part of the body was not considered important?
    • A. 

      Torso

    • B. 

      Arms

    • C. 

      Head

    • D. 

      Feet

  • 11. 
    Which slow, stately dance captured the attention of European kings and queens for over 150 years?
    • A. 

      Mambo

    • B. 

      Swing

    • C. 

      Jazz Dance

    • D. 

      Minuet

  • 12. 
    Which scandalous dance found fame in Paris, France during the 19th century?
    • A. 

      Flamenco

    • B. 

      Can-Can

    • C. 

      Swing

    • D. 

      Waltz

  • 13. 
    Where did barn dances originate?
    • A. 

      Algeria

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Turkey

    • D. 

      Scotland

  • 14. 
    Which dance was not incorporated into the development of the Calypso?
    • A. 

      Rumba

    • B. 

      Clogging

    • C. 

      Samba

    • D. 

      Bolero

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Hey

    • B. 

      Line Dance

    • C. 

      Spin

    • D. 

      Run

  • 16. 
    What 1960's teenage dance fad originated from Jazz and rock 'n' roll music?
    • A. 

      Two-Step

    • B. 

      Go-Go

    • C. 

      Can-Can

    • D. 

      Cha-Cha

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Jews

    • B. 

      Puritans

    • C. 

      Druids

    • D. 

      Christians

  • 18. 
    What type of movement made the Minuet different from other dances in the 17th and 18th centuries?
    • A. 

      Quick Head Turns

    • B. 

      Exaggerated Steps

    • C. 

      Small Steps

    • D. 

      Flailing Arm Movements

  • 19. 
    Approximately how many years of recorded history does Chinese dance have?
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      10,000

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 20. 
    Even though Swing developed in the 1920's, when did dance schools start formally teaching it?
    • A. 

      Late 1950's

    • B. 

      Early 1940's

    • C. 

      Mid 1960's

    • D. 

      Late 1970's

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Sugar Hill Masquerade

    • B. 

      Killer Diller

    • C. 

      Hellzapoppin'

    • D. 

      The Godfather

  • 22. 
    What is, statistically, the word with the longest definition ever recorded?
    • A. 

      Bible

    • B. 

      And

    • C. 

      Antidisestablishmentarianism

    • D. 

      Set