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The Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Modern periods all fall under the heading 'Classical.'
171 Classical Music quizzes and 2,394 Classical Music trivia questions.
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  Melodies and Motifs Classical Melodies and Motifs: Classical - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are ten snippets of melodies from classical pieces. Can you name them all?
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Sep 02 22
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qrayx
Sep 02 22
112 plays
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  Melodies and Motifs Classical Again Melodies and Motifs: Classical Again - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are ten more snippets of melodies from classical pieces. Can you name them all?
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Sep 03 22
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qrayx
Sep 03 22
91 plays
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  Surprising Facts Behind Popular Classics best quiz - 25 questions - 10 mins
Are you a classical music "dummy" who has occasionally wondered about the various classical pieces which turn up in movies, on TV, at weddings, etc? This quiz is for you. Good luck!
Average, 25 Qns, jouen58, Mar 01 19
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jouen58
Mar 01 19
4867 plays
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  Great Choral Music editor best quiz best quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
This quiz deals with the greatest works of both sacred and secular choral music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Good luck and enjoy!
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, Mar 26 17
Tough
jouen58
Mar 26 17
3265 plays
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  Classical Soundtracks top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
What would a movie be without music? Here are ten movies in which the music of a classical composer is used prominently. Match the composer to the movie and have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 03 16
Easier
JanIQ gold member
Nov 03 16
507 plays
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A Flemish advertisement for milk stated "Everyone prefers to dance to the music of their youth". So apparently I was young in the 1870s. Match the oeuvre to the composer and have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 05 20
Easier
JanIQ gold member
Dec 05 20
225 plays
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  Temporal Rift - 10 questions - 4 mins
A rift in time opened up right in the middle of my rehearsal - there are composers from the past here right now! Can you help determine which musical period each of these composers need to go back to?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jan 19 22
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
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reedy gold member
Jan 19 22
4619 plays
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  The World's Greatest Conductors best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
In the world of Western classical music, the phenomenon of the conductor as superstar really dates from the early part of the twentieth century. How many of these famous maestros can you identify?
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Mar 08 13
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stedman editor
1589 plays
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  That Glorious Song of Old great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Some of the best loved songs and arias come from opera, operettas and oratorios. Come for a musical journey with me to visit some of the best known songs of old.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 23 17
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rossian editor
Oct 23 17
2042 plays
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  Alphabet of Musical Oddities best quiz - 25 questions - 4 mins
Composers, conductors, instruments or musical instructions from A to Z. Can you find the odd one out in these sets? Nearly all of them are taken from the world of classical music.
Average, 25 Qns, Lottie1001, Jul 19 18
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Lottie1001 gold member
Jul 19 18
1618 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who is considered to be the father of Serialism, and perfected the 12-tone method of composition?

From Quiz "Music History for Classical Fanatics"




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  Listening to Music the Classical Way popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
One of the greatest types of music is that of classical music. Recall (or perhaps learn about) just a few of them when you take this quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, Buddy1, Dec 21 19
Easier
Buddy1 gold member
Dec 21 19
1553 plays
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  My Country 'Tis Of Thee popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many classical composers have written pieces, such as tone poems and overtures, that are inspired by the landscape, history, and folklore of the country of their birth. Can you match these composers with their patriotic works?
Easier, 10 Qns, stedman, Mar 29 21
Easier
stedman editor
Mar 29 21
173 plays
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  Classical Music 101 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
These classical melodies are so great that they will live forever. Do you think you know these masterpieces? Good luck and I hope you enjoy.
Easier, 10 Qns, Alba66, Jun 08 14
Easier
Alba66
1545 plays
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  Ten Great Pianists top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
As a solo instrument, the piano is second to none in classical music, and many internationally famed players have made their mark as performers. This quiz tests your knowledge of just ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, May 26 11
Average
stedman editor
1163 plays
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  Orchestras of the World top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
There are many first-class orchestras active throughout the world today. Can you identify some of the most famous from these clues?
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Apr 14 11
Average
stedman editor
1986 plays
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  Symphonies and their Nicknames great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 5 mins
Many symphonies over the years have had names attached to them: sometimes by the composer, sometimes not. Can you match the composer with the named symphony?
Average, 25 Qns, stedman, Nov 16 13
Average
stedman editor
1776 plays
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  Ten Great Violinists top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
From the start of the nineteenth century to the present day, many great solo violinists have made their mark in the world of classical music. This quiz tests your knowledge of just ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, May 02 09
Average
stedman editor
1541 plays
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  Musical Flowers great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Fans of cryptic crosswords will know that the word "flower" in a clue usually refers to a river - i.e. something that flows. So, taking a sideways look at Jazmee27's Author Challenge, here's a quiz about rivers in classical music.
Easier, 10 Qns, stedman, Jul 25 13
Easier
stedman editor
795 plays
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  Animals in Classical Music popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Several classical composers have named one or more of their works after an animal. Here are some questions about these classical compositions.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 12 10
Average
JanIQ gold member
839 plays
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  Dead Music top quiz - 25 questions - 9 mins
I don't do music by living, breathing humans on the whole, so here's one about music and composers who've by-and-large well and truly snuffed it.
Tough, 25 Qns, anselm, Feb 24 05
Tough
anselm
1736 plays
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  Back to the Fugue editor best quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
How do you pronounce "fugue"? Say the word "few" and add a hard G (like at the end of "dog") to the end. Now that we've covered that, we can move on to questions like "What are some features of fugues?" and "What are some famous fugues"?
Average, 10 Qns, celicadriver, Oct 15 11
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celicadriver
1715 plays
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  The Renaissance Madrigal editor best quiz best quiz - 25 questions - 8 mins
The madrigal was one of the most diverse forms in Renaissance music, employing a wide range of emotions and musical effects. This quiz covers madrigals from all over Europe. Good Luck!
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, Jan 02 19
Tough
jouen58
Jan 02 19
1213 plays
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  A Symphony of Animals great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz, inspired by an Author Challenge by kyleisalive, features a brief survey of animals in classical music. How many do you recognize?
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Jul 22 11
Average
stedman editor
1188 plays
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As I was looking at my CD collection I got to wondering about the meaning of all those letters after the titles of the pieces. Seasoned listeners of art music know what Op. and K. mean, but can you match Wolf, AV, and FS numbers to their composers?
Tough, 10 Qns, celicadriver, Jun 01 08
Tough
celicadriver
475 plays
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  The Curse of the Ninth Symphony top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Beethoven completed nine symphonies before his death. Since then, some composers have been superstitious about reaching this total, and a surprising number have in fact failed to make it to number ten. This quiz tests your knowledge of some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Dec 19 08
Average
stedman editor
2180 plays
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  Parts of a Whole popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match each musical piece with the larger composition where it can be found.
Easier, 10 Qns, chicagojanet, May 10 17
Easier
chicagojanet
May 10 17
364 plays
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  Verirrt in der Uebersetzung - 10 questions - 4 mins
The title is German for "Lost in Translation". Some German lyrics of classical music were translated into English, but the melody was "lost in translation". Can you answer a question if I give you the translated lyrics? Sing along if you dare.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 29 21
Average
JanIQ gold member
Aug 29 21
142 plays
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  Welcome to The Proms top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts have for many years played a central role in London's musical life. This quiz is a short introduction to the history, music and strange rituals attached to this great music festival.
Average, 15 Qns, stedman, Dec 20 04
Average
stedman editor
610 plays
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  The Invasion of Classical Music popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
From Bugs Bunny to the silver screen, you have slowly been brainwashed to accept classical music in your daily life without even knowing its true origins. So, who are the composers who penned these catchy tunes?
Average, 10 Qns, triviasoprano, Dec 10 21
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triviasoprano
Dec 10 21
2312 plays
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  Requiem great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
You can't get closer to Christian music than Requiem Masses, which are among the most stirring of musical compositions. Requiems have been created by several well known classical composers, and some lesser known. Can you identify them from the clues?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 30 19
Average
davejacobs
May 30 19
149 plays
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