Friday, February 18, 2011: Contest #2!

A zarzuela? a da capo? acappella?

Test your musical knowledge. Take this quick quiz on music terms, just for the fun of it.

Read the music terms below and choose the answer that seems right. You might know more than you think!

Answers are at the bottom of the page … but no peeking!

Ready? Begin …

1. Acappella is …

a) a kind of salami for pizza
b) singing without musical instruments
c) playing sweetly

2. Da capo:

a) a device put on a guitar to change the key
b) instructions meaning “go back to the beginning”
c) a US movie star

3. A kappellmeister is …

a) the director of music for a king, nobleman, or bishop
b) a king, nobleman, or bishop
c) a kind of cheese first created for a king, nobleman, or bishop

4. The title “maestro” is given to …
a) a great singer
b) a great composer
c) a great musician

5. The term “zarzuela” describes …
a) a stage located in the Palace of Zarzuela, near Madrid
b) a short play with music and dancing
c) light opera popular in the second half of the 19th century

Answers are below the salami.

A zarzuela? a da capo? acappella?

Answers:
1.b; 2.b; 3.a; 4. any of the above; 5. all of the above

Scoring:
Award yourself:
1 point for the correct answer for #1
2 points for the correct answer for #2
2 points for the correct answer for #3
4 points for the correct answer for #4
6 points for the correct answer for #5

Maximum score: 15 points

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