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91 quizzes and 1,274 trivia questions.
1.
  Music to My Years - 10 questions - 4 mins
Western 'Classical' music has changed significantly over the centuries since someone first tried to write the notes down. Can you match the composer to the musical era for which they are best known?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Oct 08 20
Average
reedy gold member
Oct 08 20
457 plays
2.
  Industrial Power editor best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
Industrial music involves experimental noise orientated compositions built upon electronic and altered instrumentation. This quiz looks at the influences, some theory and chronology of the genre.
Average, 15 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 27 21
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Oct 27 21
214 plays
3.
If buildings could be muses - then the Brill Building would be Euterpe. You might be surprised at just how much musical brilliance this building has inspired.
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Dec 13 16
Average
Nannanut
Dec 13 16
555 plays
4.
Every time I take a quiz on the history of music, it turns out to be rock and roll only - about which I know diddly squat. This quiz then is on the history of music going right back to the very beginning. Have fun :)
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 06 11
Easier
Creedy gold member
1009 plays
5.
  Pick Your Period top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Historians of music love to categorize various periods and eras of Western music. Can you match each depiction to the name of the period described? Take your time and attend to characteristics, dates, and composers! (Use all info.) Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, gracious1, May 22 21
Average
gracious1 gold member
May 22 21
169 plays
6.
  Urban Legends: Music top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
From secret messages in album covers to the psychotic episodes of musicians, the music industry is ripe for stories. How well do you know these musical legends?
Tough, 10 Qns, czolgolz, Mar 31 22
Tough
czolgolz
Mar 31 22
3695 plays
7.
  A Short History of Punk great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Punk rock was a 20th century slap in the face. It grew out of genres that came before it, and a range of styles evolved from it.
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Nov 20 19
Easier
AcrylicInk gold member
Nov 20 19
230 plays
8.
  Music Hall Songs top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
One of the historical music genres I love is Music Hall songs. They're funny, sentimental, loving, romantic, always entertaining and are often revived in later years. Here are ten of them for you. Pleasant memories.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Sep 28 18
Average
Creedy gold member
Sep 28 18
292 plays
9.
Music historians and lovers of obscure minstrel songs may know these, but watch for hints. These songs are from an era when dialect and stereotypes were common, so be prepared. What was normal then is not considered polite now.
Easier, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 14 16
Easier
littlepup
Nov 14 16
403 plays
10.
These 19th Century U.S. songs were everyday catchy tunes that are still sometimes known, especially by music historians. Brace yourself for period dialect. Some are Stephen Foster's, with others mixed in. How many do you recognize?
Easier, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 09 16
Easier
littlepup
Nov 09 16
267 plays
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11.
  Famous Songs and Melodies popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about some of the most popular and famous pieces of music (mainly songs) from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Southendboy, Jul 05 20
Average
Southendboy gold member
Jul 05 20
308 plays
12.
  Please Present Your Ticket best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Give me your ticket and you can gain entry to one of the most famous places in musical history, Liverpool's Cavern Club. This quiz covers some of the main events from the Club's history.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 11 12
Average
rossian editor
470 plays
13.
  The 60s and '16 Magazine' popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
The groundbreaking '16 Magazine' defined the mid-60s for me. How much do you know about the bands who appeared in the magazine and the magazine itself?
Average, 15 Qns, annaheldfan, Jan 24 12
Average
annaheldfan
576 plays
14.
The 19th Century was an era with different humor and different ideas about offensiveness, but many of the songs have stood the test of time, at least among music historians. Some of these are Stephen Foster's, some aren't. How many do you recognize?
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 06 16
Average
littlepup
Nov 06 16
321 plays
15.
  Music History 101: 15 Questions - 15 questions - 5 mins
A stroll through the evolution of Western music...complete with listening recommendations.
Average, 15 Qns, belle_a_cello, Feb 23 22
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belle_a_cello
Feb 23 22
1967 plays
16.
  The Legendary Mothers Club (Birmingham UK) great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Mothers was voted the best live rock venue in the world in the late 'sixties by the American Billboard magazine. Just the mention of its name will have Brummie rock fans of a certain age go all misty-eyed with nostalgia. Oh yes, we all loved our Mothers!
Average, 10 Qns, mutchisman, Apr 18 10
Average
mutchisman
193 plays
17.
  More Obscure 19th Century Songs, with Hints popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These obscure 19th Century minstrel songs are something music historians may know, but watch for lots of hints for everyone! Dialect was common in this era, so be forewarned. Stereotypes that were inoffensive then are not now.
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 22 16
Average
littlepup
Nov 22 16
192 plays
18.
  Musical Milestones great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
From music that earned a monk a Papal audience to music that earned money for the world's starving people, from firsts for music celebrating revolution to revolutionary musical firsts - enjoy the Quiz Makers Guild's initial musical offering.
Difficult, 10 Qns, uglybird, Dec 05 04
Difficult
uglybird gold member
852 plays
19.
  The Roots of Rhythm top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The first music might have been a caveman pounding two rocks together. We've come a long way from that, mostly. See if you can identify the types and styles of music in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Nov 05 14
Average
CmdrK gold member
331 plays
20.
  Vinyl Revival - 10 questions - 4 mins
The collecting of vinyl records has become increasingly popular in the twenty-first century. This quiz explores some of the key aspects of this hobby.
Easier, 10 Qns, redwaldo, Feb 27 22
Easier
redwaldo gold member
Feb 27 22
279 plays
21.
  Yo! Goin' Baroque an More popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Goin' Baroque but you've got some change. Name these composers.
Average, 10 Qns, vendome, Jun 18 04
Average
vendome
1941 plays
22.
Like Joan Jet and the Blackhearts, "I Love Rock and Roll", but this quiz covers the era BEFORE rock became popular, and even as rock was being born. Music that influenced the rock era is important, too!
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Jul 18 22
Average
logcrawler gold member
Jul 18 22
467 plays
23.
  A Time Voyage in Music History top quiz - 15 questions - 9 mins
Here are some music history questions to test the depths of your music knowledge. They are taken from throughout time.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Bruyere, Aug 29 04
Difficult
Bruyere editor
2484 plays
24.
  The History Of Music - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is the story of how music, that we know today, began. It begins in 500 A.D. and ends with the death of a famous composer. Who are the people that are responsible for the creation of music? To find out the answers, please enter.
Tough, 10 Qns, JuniorTheJaws, Aug 03 12
Tough
JuniorTheJaws gold member
1625 plays
25.
  Musical Forms popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Music has changed much over the course of the last several hundreds of years. Nevertheless, several fixed forms of music have served to unite the music of various eras.
Average, 10 Qns, kevinatilusa, Feb 12 04
Average
kevinatilusa
1967 plays
26.
  Music Hath Charms - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you imagine a world without music? Neither can I! This quiz is about music from the dawn of time to the present. (My source is the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.) Ready? And a one, and a two....
Average, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Jul 22 09
Average
Cymruambyth gold member
378 plays
27.
  Composers Datebook 2006 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
John Zech hosts this interesting daily NPR segment which inspired this quiz. Everything musical is fair game.
Average, 10 Qns, biblioholik, Jul 31 11
Average
biblioholik
369 plays
28.
  The Day the Music Died - 15 questions - 6 mins
The events of that fateful day on February 3, 1959 were recreated in the Don McLean classic song of 1971 "American Pie". Here are some interesting facts before and after that fateful day known historically now as "The Day the Music Died".
Difficult, 15 Qns, zambesi, Oct 27 17
Difficult
zambesi
Oct 27 17
401 plays
29.
  Musical Lawsuits - 10 questions - 4 mins
Although most music is original there have been some cases in which the artist was later challenged or even taken to court for either stealing ideas or copying what others had created. See how many of these cases you remember.
Average, 10 Qns, RAgamer51, Apr 23 13
Average
RAgamer51
244 plays
30.
  New Rhythms - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz deals with the cultural background of several music genres developed in the modern era. Did you ever wonder where were some of your favorite rhythms and sounds first developed?
Average, 10 Qns, Mr5, Oct 25 18
Average
Mr5
Oct 25 18
441 plays
31.
  Early Music - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz dedicated to music before 1700. Primarily Medieval and Renaissance. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, Aurania, Jun 20 04
Tough
Aurania
466 plays
32.
  Music History 101 Test Your Knowledge - 25 questions - 5 mins
Remember your 'Music Appreciation' classes in high school and college.
Average, 25 Qns, loyalty80, Nov 14 04
Average
loyalty80
1325 plays
33.
  Rock and Roll Firsts - 10 questions - 5 mins
Rock wasn't the first musical form but history may show it to be the most popular. So you ought to know your history if you are a rocker.
Tough, 10 Qns, tncvols, Oct 25 10
Tough
tncvols
1189 plays
34.
  Elvis And The Beatles - 10 questions - 7 mins
After touring Abbey Road Studios in London and Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, Allena has learned that both talents have a great history. This quiz might add to what you know.
Tough, 10 Qns, Allena1, Nov 01 17
Tough
Allena1
Nov 01 17
214 plays
35.
  Red Rocks Arena: A Historic Music Venue - 10 questions - 5 mins
Red Rocks arena in Morrison, Colorado is significant in the history of music. Many legendary performances have played here. Immerse yourself in the history of this venue.
Tough, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Aug 24 09
Tough
jstagamtome
244 plays
36.
  The Four Periods of Music History - 10 questions - 3 mins
See if you know about all four periods.
Average, 10 Qns, fetchfreak3000, Jan 12 11
Average
fetchfreak3000
654 plays
37.
  Songwriters' Inspirations No. 1 - 10 questions - 4 mins
Most Americans know that Francis Scott Key's inspriation for the "Star Spangle Banner" was the battle at Ft. McHenry. How about the creative inspiration of other favorites?
Tough, 10 Qns, rblayer, Sep 21 04
Tough
rblayer
540 plays
38.
  Music - Stone Age to 18th Century popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is mainly about instruments, Stone Age to Medieval.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Katval, Apr 01 12
Difficult
Katval
321 plays
39.
  Gregorian Chant - 10 questions - 6 mins
Test your knowledge of the oldest, most beautiful form of Christian music!
Difficult, 10 Qns, shusem81, Jul 27 16
Difficult
shusem81
Jul 27 16
837 plays
40.
  Music Legends - 10 questions - 6 mins
Music Legends of the 20th century. A little of everything.
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 03 07
Difficult
robert362
1735 plays
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