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Musical Instruments Trivia Quiz

A mixed bag on musical instruments. 10 Questions.

 
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1

What is a Gibson Flying V?

  • An acoustic guitar
  • A bass guitar
  • An electric guitar

2

Which 17th and 18th century Italian family is renowned as makers of violins? The founder, Andrea, was a pupil of Amati.

  • Guarneri
  • Micheli
  • Stradivari

3

In an orchestra, what is a commonly-used term for a large gong?

  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-tom
  • Tum-tum

4

The saxophone is not just one instrument but a whole family. How many commonly used saxophones are there?

  • Three
  • Four
  • Five

5

Which electronic musical instrument was invented by Leon Termen, a Russian cellist and electronics engineer, in 1917?

  • The Dynamaphone
  • The Theremin
  • The Trautonium

6

What is a marimba?

  • A brass instrument
  • A percussion instrument
  • A wind instrument

7

In Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade, which solo instrument depicts the heroine teller of tales from A Thousand and One Nights?

  • A harp
  • A piano
  • A violin

8

The obsolete ophicleide was superseded by which modern brass instrument?

  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

9

Which three solo instruments featured in Beethoven's Triple Concerto?

  • Piano, Violin and Cello
  • Piano, Violin and Clarinet
  • Piano, Violin and Harpsichord

10

American-born Larry Adler was a great virtuoso on which instrument?

  • The harmonica
  • The saxophone
  • The trumpet

 

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