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Music Quiz with Answers

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Music Quiz Questions and Answers:

Ques. What is the song ”Cracklin’ Rosie”, a 1970 song written and performed by Neil Diamond, about?
(a) A type of wine
(b) A pig
(c) A red-headed woman
(d) A flower
Ans. (a)

Ques. What instrument has a long neck and a round body of parchment stretched over a metal frame?
(a) Tuba
(b) Oboe
(c) Banjo
(d) Viola
Ans. (c)

Ques. Who created and performed the most soundtracks for the film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps?
(a) Craig Armstrong
(b) Ali Zafar and Baqir Abbas
(c) Shiny Toy Guns
(d) David Byrne and Brian Eno
Ans. (d)

Ques. Which of these was a hit record for Madonna in 1986?
(a) Oh Mein Papa
(b) Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
(c) Papa Don’t Preach
(d) Daddy Cool
Ans. (c)

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Ques. Who composed the music for the musical Chess”?
(a) Richard Rodgers
(b) Andrew Lloyd Webber
(c) Lionel Bart
(d) Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Ans. (d)

Ques. What was the subtitle of the Beatles song ”Norwegian Wood”?
(a) Stronger than teak
(b) This bird has flown
(c) Isn’t it good
(d) And Finnish copse
Ans. (b)

Ques. With what would one play a kazoo?
(a) Fingers
(b) Bow
(c) Mouth
(d) Plectrum
Ans. (c)

Ques. Which piece of music was composed by Tchaikovsky to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon I?
(a) The Marseillaise
(b) 1812 Overture
(c) Moonlight Sonata
(d) Brandenburg Concerto
Ans. (b)

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Ques. Which of these was a Norwegian composer and pianist who is best known for his ”Pi-ano Concerto in A minor” and his inci­dental music to Henrik Ibsen’s play ”Peer Gynt”, which includes ”In the Hall of the Mountain King”?
(a) Gabriel Faure
(b) Edvard Grieg
(c) Georges Bizet
(d) Henrik Ibsen
Ans. (b)

Ques. Which Canadian-born bandleader and violinist formed The Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert and Victor?
(a) Paul Whiteman
(b) Guy Lombardo
(c) Charles “Buddy” Bolden
(d) Benny Goodman
Ans. (b)

Ques. The number of keys in an ordinary piano are –
(a) Eighty eight
(b) Ninety eight
(c) Seventy eight
(d) Sixty eight
Ans. (a)

Ques. What is the musical term for playing each note separated from the rest?
(a) Rallentando
(b) Glissando
(c) Andante
(d) Staccato
Ans. (d)

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Ques. Which of these is not an annual music fes­tival in Belgium?
(a) Pukkelpop
(b) Rock Werchter
(c) Graspop Metal Meeting
(d) Rock am Ring
Ans. (d)

Ques. Which band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, had the original members of Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, John Steel, and ”Chas” Chandler?
(a) The Kinks
(b) The Alan Price Set
(c) Herman’s Hermits
(d) The Animals
Ans. (d)

Ques.  __ was a famous Sarangi player
(a) Asad Ali Khan
(b) Ustad Binda Khan
(c) Latif Khan
(d) Naina Devi
Ans. (b)

Ques. The song ”Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” was famously performed by Mar­ilyn Monroe in which 1953 film?
(a) The Carpetbaggers
(b) Stagecoach
(c) Viva Las Vegas
(d) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Ans. (d)

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Ques. What is the name for a group of musicians formed to imitate a famous band?
(a) Tributary band
(b) Tribute band
(c) Triangular band
(d) Trident band
Ans. (b)

Ques. Which of these was the first person to win all 4 of Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards?
(a) Helen Hayes
(b) Richard Rodgers
(c) Rita Moreno
(d) John Gielgud
Ans. (b)

Ques. A compilation of whose inspirational let­ters to a young jazz student named An­thony, has been published as  “To a Young Jazz Musician”?
(a) Wynton Marsalis
(b) Paul Whiteman
(c) ”Jelly Roll” Morton
(d) Benny Goodman
Ans. (a)

Ques. The mediaeval wind instrument called a shawm typically had a cover over its keys called what?
(a) Keyboard
(b) Mute
(c) Cap
(d) Fontanelle
Ans. (d)

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Ques. Which American blues, soul, R&B, rock & roll and jazz singer/songwriter has won 4 Grammys, 17 Blues Foundation Mu­sic Awards, and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1993), the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame (2001) and the Grammy Hall of Fame (both 1999 & 2008)?
(a) Patti LaBelle
(b) Etta James
(c) Aretha Franklin
(d) Irma Thomas
Ans. (b)

Ques. Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath are associated with what style of music?
(a) Country
(b) Jazz
(c) Heavy metal
(d) Opera
Ans. (c)

Ques. Normally, a string quintet contains how many violins?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4
Ans. (b)

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