Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra

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Young Person

Question types: Multiple Choice, Essay. Instructions: Choose the appropriate answer after thoroughly reading each question. Use the provided video that will be referenced in the quiz. Some light research may be required to answer certain questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who composed this piece, and in what year?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Britten, 1946

    • B. 

      Benjamin Britten, 1954

    • C. 

      Igor Stravinsky, 1960

    • D. 

      Aaron Copland, 1944

    • E. 

      Aaron Copland, 1948

  • 2. 
    After the entire orchestra's introduction, in what order do the instrument families play the theme?
    • A. 

      Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, Percussion

    • B. 

      Woodwinds, Strings, Brass, Percussion

    • C. 

      Percussion, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Percussion

  • 3. 
    At around 2 minutes into the piece, what instrument is playing?
    • A. 

      Trumpet

    • B. 

      Flute

    • C. 

      Violin

    • D. 

      Cello

  • 4. 
    What is the order of solo instruments in the Strings section of the piece (After Woodwinds, end of part 1 and beginning of part 2--just use the related videos to pick part 2)?
    • A. 

      Violins, Cellos, Violas, Harp, Double Basses

    • B. 

      Violas, Violins, Cellos, Double Basses, Harp

    • C. 

      Cellos, Double Basses, Harp, Violins, Violas

    • D. 

      Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses, Harp

  • 5. 
    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is based on what composer's theme, "The Moor's Revenge"?
    • A. 

      Patrick Henry

    • B. 

      Henry II

    • C. 

      Henry Pintell

    • D. 

      Henry Purcell

  • 6. 
    Beginning with the Woodwind solo section (around 2 min into it), count all instruments that have their own solo part. Include Strings, Brass, and Percussion (Use part 2 of the video for Brass and Percussion (Perc. counts as one instrument). For every instrument you hear, that counts as one variation. How many variations are there, total?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      12

    • E. 

      10

  • 7. 
    No wrong answer here - What is your favorite instrument/family of instruments/section in The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, and why?