Schubert Quiz

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Schubert Quiz

Quiz from Ashby Musical Enterprises' course, History 1.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name Schubert's year of birth.
  • 2. 
    What was Schubert's first career attempt?
    • A. 

      Composer

    • B. 

      Doctor

    • C. 

      Lawyer

    • D. 

      Schoolteacher

  • 3. 
    Schubert left more unfinished music than any great composer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which (one) of these statements is true of Schubert?
    • A. 

      Like his hero Beethoven, Schubert wrote only one opera.

    • B. 

      Schubert enjoyed great fame as a songwriter during his lifetime.

    • C. 

      Schubert was taught by Antonio Salieri, a contemporary of Mozart.

    • D. 

      The development sections of Schubert's symphonies achieve the great dramatic tension typical of romantic composers.

  • 5. 
    In which language is Der Erlkonig sung?
  • 6. 
    Der Erlkonig is a strophic lied.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following describes a Schubertiad?
    • A. 

      A festival of Schubert's music.

    • B. 

      A house where Schubert lived with friends.

    • C. 

      An amateur song recital in private homes.

    • D. 

      An anniversary of Schubert's death.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was not written by Schubert?
    • A. 

      An die ferne Geliebte

    • B. 

      Die schone Mullerin

    • C. 

      Trout Quintet

    • D. 

      Winterreise

  • 9. 
    Schubert is an example of a
    • A. 

      Famous Conductor

    • B. 

      Patron

    • C. 

      Starving Artist

    • D. 

      Virtuoso

  • 10. 
    Which element is not characteristic of Schubert's music?
    • A. 

      Frequent modulations

    • B. 

      Mixing major and minor modes

    • C. 

      Repeated rhythmic patterns

    • D. 

      Short, incisive motives