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Music History Quizzes & Trivia

Music has been around for as long as humans have. Do you think you know a lot about music history? Did you know that the earliest records of music are folk and tribal songs that have been passed down for generations? The first “instrument” was the human voice, but people have been using objects as percussion instruments for nearly as long.
 
Did you know that the first known created instruments date back over 40,000 years? Flutes carved of bone have been in Slovenian caves that are between 43,000 and 45,000 years old! Throughout history, most music was religious or ceremonial in nature, used to pass down historical events and beliefs. If you think you’re ready, why don’t you try out some of our quizzes and see if you are in tune with our answers?

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A music quiz on the baroque period that flourished in Europe from the early 17th century until the 1740s. Try to answer all the questions right and see if you can get the better of this engaging quiz!

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 1596   |  Last updated: Mar 22, 2022
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    Which of the following was not a significant difference between renaissance music and baroque music?
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A review of Chapter 6, Romantic Period in Music History.

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 5415   |  Last updated: Dec 12, 2022
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    Frederick Chopin wrote most of his music for the following instrument(s).
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Western music has its origins in Europe and has undergone a lot of changes since its inception. There were different songs and notations throughout history, and some can still be heard in theatres today. How about you take up the...

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 970   |  Last updated: Mar 21, 2022
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    Who composed 'The Flying Dutchman'?
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The romantic era is known for the passion that people had for each other and how they expressed it. In this era there were artists whose music still has the power to melt hearts through a serenade or an...

Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 654   |  Last updated: Mar 21, 2022
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    The approximate time period for the Romantic period is
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Hey everyone! I just made this little quiz to prep for the coming exam. Take it if you want... making it helped me study so meh. Anyway, good luck on your exam and happy quizzing! :)

Questions: 16  |  Attempts: 263   |  Last updated: Mar 20, 2022
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    Melody in the Classical Era was
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