How Much Do You Know About The History Of Music?

You might consider yourself to be a true a music aficionado, but how much do you really know about the history of music? Take these 12 questions and find out just how music savvy you truly are!
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Medieval music existed roughly in what years?
1750 - 1830 AD
500 - 1400 AD
1400 - 1750 AD
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Which term denotes "one single line of music?"
Monophonic
Polyphonic
Stereophonic
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What is another word for Gregorian Chant?
Cantata
Plainsong
Singsong
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In Medieval music, the intervals most used for harmony were the.....
Third & sixth
Second & seventh
Fifth & fourth
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A single melodic line with other voice parts added for decoration was referred to as.....
Organum
Organic
Original
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Which period of music followed the Medieval era?
Baroque
Romantic
Renaissance
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Which instrument was invented during the Renaissance period?
Violin
Viola
Viol
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The Baroque era began in about 1600 and ended with the death of which composer?
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
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Which of these musical forms were popular in the Baroque era?
The symphony
The opera
Plainsong
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The Classical music period spans from the death of which composer to the death of which other composer?
Palestrina to Liszt
Bach to Beethoven
Bach to Mozart
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Which instrument became hugely popular in the Classical era?
Flute
Piano
Oboe
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What was the main musical focus during the romantic era?
Form
Emotion
Form and emotion in equal measure
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true music maven! While you might not know everything there is to know about the history of music, you've got a strong base knowledge. We think with a little time and practice, you can be a true expert in no time.

C+, Music Maven

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly music magical! While many have struggled to pass this music history quiz, you managed to correctly answer more than half of these tricky questions. We commend you for being a true aficionado and history buff! That's a rare combination in this day and age!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are clearly the music master! Many have struggled to pass this music history quiz, but not you. You managed to correctly answer nearly every music history question on this quiz, proving yourself a true music expert. We commend you for your high musical skill set, love of history, and overall trivia knowledge. Well done!

A+, Music Master

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1
Medieval music existed roughly in what years?
1750 - 1830 AD
500 - 1400 AD
1400 - 1750 AD
2
Which term denotes "one single line of music?"
Monophonic
Polyphonic
Stereophonic
3
What is another word for Gregorian Chant?
Cantata
Plainsong
Singsong
4
In Medieval music, the intervals most used for harmony were the.....
Third & sixth
Second & seventh
Fifth & fourth
5
A single melodic line with other voice parts added for decoration was referred to as.....
Organum
Organic
Original
6
Which period of music followed the Medieval era?
Baroque
Romantic
Renaissance
7
Which instrument was invented during the Renaissance period?
Violin
Viola
Viol
8
The Baroque era began in about 1600 and ended with the death of which composer?
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
9
Which of these musical forms were popular in the Baroque era?
The symphony
The opera
Plainsong
10
The Classical music period spans from the death of which composer to the death of which other composer?
Palestrina to Liszt
Bach to Beethoven
Bach to Mozart
11
Which instrument became hugely popular in the Classical era?
Flute
Piano
Oboe
12
What was the main musical focus during the romantic era?
Form
Emotion
Form and emotion in equal measure