Quizzes, Worksheets and Competitions

Quizzes, Worksheets and Competitions

Here are some more quizzes and worksheets for you to do. “Musical News” will be coming out every week in a senior and junior format and are written by one of our parents, Mary Tyler.

Music Quiz No. 2

This week’s theme is MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

1. Match the following twelve statements with the correct musical instrument:

a. There are famous concertos written for this wind instrument by Mozart, Weber, Copeland, and Finzi.

b. An Indian instrument. Ravi Shankar was a very famous player of this instrument

and would have celebrated his 100th birthday this week.

c. This wind instrument was invented by a Belgian in the 1840s. It is played by Lisa Simpson in the “Simpsons”.

d. Played using a double reed, this is one of the lowest pitched woodwind instruments.

e. The highest pitched woodwind instrument. Also, one of the smallest instruments, hence its name.

f. This instrument has 47 strings and 7 pedals

g. A six stringed instrument that is not played with a bow.

h. This instrument comes in many sizes, including treble, tenor and bass. It is also the mane of a local newspaper.

i. This stringed instrument’s music is written mostly in the alto clef.

j. A percussion instrument whose name roughly translates as “playing bells”.

k. Ravel’s Bolero is one of the most famous pieces of classical music. It is also a firm favourite with ice dancers. This percussion instrument continuously repeats the same rhythmic pattern throughout the whole 15 minute piece.

l. The only brass instrument to use a slide instead of valves.


Bassoon, guitar, clarinet, piccolo, trombone, sitar, saxophone, harp, snare drum, viola, glockenspiel, and recorder.

2.   Name as many instruments beginning with the letter ’T’ as you can.

How many did you find? Give yourself a ’T’ rating.

1 to 4 = Terrific 5 to 9 = Tremendous 10 or more = Totally awesome.

3. How many keyboard instruments do you know? Which of the following are real keyboard instruments and which are not?

Grand piano, baby grand piano, upright piano, leaning piano, square piano, round piano, spinet, clavichord, spinal chord,  Clavinova, supernova, church organ, Hammond organ, and mouth organ

Composers Quiz Answers

  1. How old was Mozart when he composed his first symphony?
  • 8 years old
  1. Which composer had 20 children?
  • J. S. Bach
  1. Name a composer that was born in the USA.
  • Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Aaron Copeland, Cole Porter – there are lots!
  1. Which composer wrote the Surprise Symphony? Why did he give it that name?
  • Joseph Haydn 
  1. Which piece of music composed by Handel was first performed on a barge on the River Thames?
  • Water Music
  1. Name a composer that was born in Russia.
  • Alexander Borodin, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prokofiev – there are lots!
  1. Which composer played the triangle in his father’s band when he was six years old?
  • Gioachino Rossini
  1. Name the composer of Cats and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  1. Which composer wrote Pictures at an Exhibition? What is it about?
  • Modest Mussorgsky
  1. Which composer continued to compose, perform and conduct after becoming deaf?
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  1. Name the composer of the Star Wars theme.
  • John Williams
  1. Which composer wrote The Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov