The Ultimate Quiz On Ballet

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There are so many interesting facts about ballet. How much do you know the subject? If you are a ballerina or just a fan, then this quiz is for you. Get to learn more about ballet below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a ballerina dances "en pointe", what is she doing?
    • A. 

      Dancing On Her Toes

    • B. 

      Being Lifted By Another Dancer

    • C. 

      Doing The Splits

    • D. 

      Leaping Through The Air

  • 2. 
    What British ballerina ended her 20-year career in ballet at the Royal Opera House in 2007?
    • A. 

      Darcey Bussell

    • B. 

      Suzanne Farrell

    • C. 

      Margot Fonteyn

    • D. 

      Patricia McBride

  • 3. 
    Who wrote the music for the ballet "Coppelia"?
    • A. 

      Leo Delibes

    • B. 

      Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    • C. 

      Edvard Grieg

    • D. 

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • 4. 
    The title of which artist's painting translates as "Ballet Hall of the Opera in the Rue Peletier"?
    • A. 

      Edgar Degas

    • B. 

      Master Bertram

    • C. 

      Michelangelo

    • D. 

      Kartner Meister

  • 5. 
    What is the term indicating that a ballet step is to be made towards the audience?
    • A. 

      En Avant

    • B. 

      Envers

    • C. 

      Advance

    • D. 

      Leading

  • 6. 
    When ballet dancers talk of "turnout", what do they mean?
    • A. 

      Arms Extended Above Head

    • B. 

      Standing On One Foot

    • C. 

      Feet Turned Out, Away From Body

    • D. 

      Knees Bent Deeply

  • 7. 
    What sport were the five ballet positions inspired by?
    • A. 

      Fencing

    • B. 

      Polo

    • C. 

      Volleyball

    • D. 

      Swimming

  • 8. 
    What famous choreographer was one of the founders of the New York City Ballet?
    • A. 

      George Balanchine

    • B. 

      Jacques D'Amboise

    • C. 

      Darci Kistler

    • D. 

      Lincoln Kirstein

  • 9. 
    In the ballet "Giselle", what are the "wilis"?
    • A. 

      Peasants

    • B. 

      Ghosts

    • C. 

      Nymphs

    • D. 

      Sausages

  • 10. 
    In ballet, what type of move is a "jete"?
    • A. 

      Turn

    • B. 

      Jump

    • C. 

      Tip-Toe

    • D. 

      Slide

  • 11. 
    In what venue does the New York City Ballet perform?
    • A. 

      Carnegie Hall

    • B. 

      Apollo Theater

    • C. 

      Lincoln Center

    • D. 

      Radio City Music Hall

  • 12. 
    In the ballet "The Nutcracker", who or what attacks Clara and the Nutcracker?
    • A. 

      Mice

    • B. 

      Boys

    • C. 

      Sugar Plum Fairies

    • D. 

      Walnuts

  • 13. 
    Who was the principal male ballet dancer of the American Ballet Theatre from 1974 to 1979?
    • A. 

      Mikhail Baryshnikov

    • B. 

      Vladimir Nijinsky

    • C. 

      Julio Bocca

    • D. 

      Maximiliano Guerra

  • 14. 
    Which city's famous ballet company often performs in Lincoln Center?
    • A. 

      Los Angeles

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Boston

    • D. 

      New York

  • 15. 
    What was the birth name of prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn?
    • A. 

      Edris Stannis

    • B. 

      Peggy Hookham

    • C. 

      Margaret Fountain

    • D. 

      Anna Murray

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