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Trivia Quiz - Tchaikovsky: The Father of The Nutcracker


Tchaikovsky's life and work with music.

Quiz Number: 5601
Date Submitted: April 03, 2016
Quiz Categories: Classical Music
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: BENJ95
Average Score: 33.1 percent
Times Taken: 13 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1
Quiz is about: Peter I. Tchaikovsky

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Tchaikovsky The Father of The Nutcracker
(Image Source: Peter Tchaikovsky State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow)


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1. What Russian city was Tchaikovsky born on May 7, 1840?
  A.   St. Petersburg
  B.   Votkinsk
  C.   Moscow
  D.   Tikhvin

2. Where did Tchaikovsky graduate school in 1865?
  A.   Imperial School of Jurisprudence
  B.   Moscow Conservatory
  C.   Russian Musical Society
  D.   St. Petersburg Conservatory

3. When did Tchaikovsky compose his First Piano Concerto?
  A.   1859
  B.   1861
  C.   1866
  D.   1875

4. What was Tchaikovsky's first opera?
  A.   The Voyevoda
  B.   Iolanta
  C.   The Enchantress
  D.   The Maid of Orleans

5. How many ballets did Tchaikovsky write and continue to be the most popular of his compositions?
  A.   1
  B.   2
  C.   3
  D.   4

6. Which author was Tchaikovsky's ballet, "The Nutcracker", based on?
  A.   Hans Christian Andersen
  B.   E.T.A. Hoffmann
  C.   The Grimms
  D.   Charles Perrault

7. Who did Tchaikovsky marry and became his patroness?
  A.   Nadezhda von Meck
  B.   Antonina Miliukova
  C.   Desiree Artot
  D.   All of the above

8. Whom did Tchaikovsky write his Piano Trio in A minor to as a dedication?
  A.   Anton Rubinstein
  B.   Nikolai Rubinstein
  C.   Tsar Alexander III
  D.   The Russian Five (a group of composers)

9. Where was Tchaikovsky's last home?
  A.   Alexandrov
  B.   St. Petersburg
  C.   Volkhov
  D.   Klin

10. When was Tchaikovsky's death?
  A.   November 6, 1893
  B.   October 25, 1900
  C.   November 9, 1877
  D.   October 28, 1894


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