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Trivia Quiz - Classical Music Basics


All the classical music facts to test your knowledge. In fact, the best classical music trivia quiz to be found!

Quiz Number: 148
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Quiz Categories: Classical Music
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: dana
Average Score: 66.8 percent
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Classical Music Basics
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1. What did Mozart's initials W.A. stand for?
  A.   Warren Andrew
  B.   Wolfang Amadeus
  C.   Walter Allen
  D.   Wenzel Arthur

2. Henrich Schutz influenced what romantic composer to write his "German Requiem?"
  A.   Frederic Chopin
  B.   Claude DeBussy
  C.   Johannes Brahms
  D.   Andrezj Panufnik

3. The Metropolitan Opera is located in what North American city?
  A.   Chicago
  B.   Boston
  C.   Philadelphia
  D.   New York City

4. Beethoven and Mozart were said to have been good friends with which of the following composers?
  A.   Franz Joseph Haydn
  B.   Frederic Chopin
  C.   Johannes Brahms
  D.   Johann Sebastian Bach

5. The viola is part of which instrument family?
  A.   Brass
  B.   Woodwind
  C.   String
  D.   Percussion

6. Which of the following composers was romantically linked to novelist George Sand?
  A.   Johannes Brahms
  B.   Robert Alexander Schumann
  C.   Frederic Chopin
  D.   Felix Mendelssohn

7. The attempted suicide of which composer motivated Johannes Brahms to write his first piano concerto?
  A.   Frederic Chopin
  B.   Johann Sebastian Bach
  C.   Ludwig van Beethoven
  D.   Robert Alexander Schumann

8. What did Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler have in common, in regard to their wives?
  A.   they and their wives were raised in Austria
  B.   they were both at least 30 years older than their wives
  C.   they were both jealous of their musically gifted wives
  D.   they both married their first wives twice

9. Which of the following composers is most famous for his ballet music?
  A.   Johann Sebastian Bach
  B.   Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
  C.   George Frederic Handel
  D.   Franz Peter Schubert

10. Which of the following is NOT a member of the brass family?
  A.   harp
  B.   trumpet
  C.   french horn
  D.   trombone


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