Romantic Era Quiz

Think you know everything there is to know about Romantic era music? How well do you know Chopin, Liszt, and Schumann? What about their deepest darkest secrets?

Well we don't know their deepest darkest secrets either, but we do know a thing or two about the masters of the Romantic Era. Take the quiz to see how much of a Romantic Era musical genius you are!

Created by: Alliance MTA of Alliance Music Teachers' Association
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1. Frederic Chopin was born in what country?
Switzerland
Russia
Poland
Mexico
2. What was the name of Robert Schumann's wife?
Anita
Clara
Hannah
Jennifer
3. Short works that contained descriptive titles like "intermezzo", "rhapsody" and "ballade" are called what?
character pieces
dances
pop songs
soundtracks
4. The Romantic Era lasted from about...
1600-1900
1900-now
2000-1500 B.C.
1820-1900
5. The term "piano recital" can be attributed to what famous romantic era performer?
Robert Schumann
Franz Liszt
Frederic Chopin
Johannes Brahms
6. Liszt and Paganini were said to be "virtuosos" at their particular instruments. What does the term "virtuoso" mean?
People who wore cool glasses to experience made-up digital worlds
Someone who was always nice and stood by their values and morals
Someone who was extremely skilled at various musical techniques
7. In 19th century America, the most popular piano was named after a geometric shape. What was the name of this piano?
cylindrical piano
pentagon piano
round piano
square piano
8. Chopin was famous for writing in a style termed "rubato." What does rubato mean?
The literal "robbing" of beats so some notes are longer and others are shorter, making the tempo change often
Short, separated, and detached, shown by a small dot over or below a note
The sound from note to note is connected, shown by a long slur over the notes
Using vegetables to determine how long notes should be
9. Which of these pieces was Chopin famous for composing?
Preludes
Waltzes
Nocturnes
All of the above
None of the above
10. True or False: Etudes are technical exercises that help develop certain skills while still having a melodious sound to them.
True
False
11. During the Romantic era, one of the growing trends among musicians and other artists was to express the love of their home country. This movement was called...
Nationalism
Industrialism
Symbolism
Antidisestablishmentarianism
12. In 1836, this state won its independence from Mexico after the Battle of San Jacinto led by Sam Houston. In 1845, it became the 28th state to join the union. Name the state.
Colorado
Louisiana
Texas
New Mexico

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