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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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Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 1811   |  Last updated: Apr 3, 2013
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    Johann Sebastian Bach belongs to the  ___________________ era.

A review of Chapter 6, Romantic Period in Music History.

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 2647   |  Last updated: Jan 11, 2013
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    Frederick Chopin wrote most of his music for the following instrument(s).

A music history quiz.

Questions: 3  |  Attempts: 535   |  Last updated: Jan 2, 2013
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    Who wrote the Clock symphony?

This quiz will test you on the 5 different music periods including the MIddle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque Age, the Classical Period, the Romantic Era,and the Twentieth Century.

Questions: 13  |  Attempts: 350   |  Last updated: Jan 11, 2013
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    Gregorian chants were first used in _____________.

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: 271   |  Last updated: May 4, 2020
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    Who composed 'The Flying Dutchman'?
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