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String quartets - A customary string quartet is composed of two violins, a cello and a viola. In the world of classical music, Budapest, Julliard and Cleveland are all well known ...

       a. Music schools
       b. Opera houses
       c. String quartets
       d. Symphony orchestras

Waltz - The waltz was originally copied from well-liked peasant dances of Austria and Bavaria.Of the following, which kind of music is written in a 3/4 time signature, and is meant to be danced to?

       a. Sonata
       b. Waltz
       c. Baroque
       d. Overture

Grateful Dead - The renowned rock poster artist Name the rock band that has a skull and roses for their logo?

       a. Guns n' Roses
       b. Grateful Dead
       c. Metallica
       d. Black Sabbath

The Sounds of Silence - The song reached number one on New Year's Day in 1966.What song did Simon and Garfunkel's score their very first #1 hit with?

       a. Scarborough Fair
       b. I Am a Rock
       c. The Sounds of Silence
       d. Bridge over Troubled Water

Handel - Interesting enough, both Bach and Handel were born in the same year - 1685.Which of the following composers was a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach?

       a. Handel
       b. Mendelssohn
       c. Wagner
       d. Brahms

La Paloma - La Paloma is a popular Mexican song.One of these songs is not a national anthem. Name it.

       a. La Paloma
       b. La Marseillaise
       c. The Star-Spangled Banner
       d. God Save the King

Forte - softly - The term forte indicates a loud volume.Which of the following musical terms is not defined correctly?

       a. Lento - slowly
       b. Forte - softly
       c. Allegro - briskly
       d. Legato - evenly

John Coltrane - The instrument had all but been retired since the days of Sidney Bechet, one of the founders of jazz.Which musician revitalized the soprano saxophone as a jazz instrument?

       a. John Coltrane
       b. Coleman Hawkins
       c. Lester Young
       d. Miles Davis

Small flute - A flageolet is very similar in range and tone to the piccolo.If I were playing the flageolet, what kind of instrument would I be playing?

       a. Small flute
       b. Wooden drum
       c. Small harp
       d. Recorder

Captain Fantastic - The album 'Captain Fantastic' was released in 1975.Which character can be found on an Elton John album?

       a. Dr. Love
       b. Ziggy Stardust
       c. Captain Fantastic
       d. Spaceman

The Mamas and the Papas - Monday, Monday reached number one in May of 1966.Which popular group from the sixties had a #1 hit entitled "Monday, Monday"?

       a. The Mamas and the Papas
       b. The Byrds
       c. The Zombies
       d. The Yardbirds

Michael Jackson - Michael received a $15 million cash advance and a royalty deal for $2 per album sold.Which pop artist released a best-selling album entitled "Dangerous" in 1991?

       a. Michael Jackson
       b. Paula Abdul
       c. Rod Stewart
       d. George Michael

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