Everyone knows guitar and drums. But perhaps you don’t know some very basic things about musical instruments

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Perhaps you do know a little about music instruments besides what infants know. There is a way to find out: Take this quiz.

  • Question /

    What material was originally used to make violin strings?

    • rubber
    • tree roots
    • animal intestines
    • earthworms
  • Question /

    What style of music used bottles and eating utensils in guitar playing?

    • classical
    • rock
    • blues
    • polka
  • Question /

    What is the literal translation of ukulele, a traditional Hawaiian instrument?

    • fly swatter
    • little guitar
    • dull ax
    • jumping flea
  • Question /

    What is another word for panpipes?

    • syrup
    • syringe
    • syrinx
    • cirrus
  • Question /

    Which of these is not a percussion instrument?

    • tom-tom
    • snare drum
    • crash cymbal
    • flute
  • Question /

    How many strings does a violin have?

    • 6
    • 3
    • 12
    • 4
    • 4
  • Question /

    Which of the following is not a keyboard instrument?

    • piano
    • pipe organ
    • harpsichord
    • xylophone
  • Question /

    What is the higher-pitched version of a flute called?

    • ocarina
    • piccolo
    • kazoo
    • concertina
  • Question /

    What provides the sound in a carillon?

    • drum
    • reed
    • pipe
    • bell
  • Question /

    What are two of the oldest instruments?

    • organ and harp
    • bugle and guitar
    • drum and flute
    • trumpet and piano
  • Question /

    Which of these is not a percussion instrument?

    • drum
    • shaker
    • cymbal
    • bugle
  • Question /

    What is a tabla?

    • a hand drum
    • a horn played with the nose
    • a flat note
    • a musical table
  • Question /

    Why was the electric guitar invented?

    • Volume
    • weight
    • portability
    • appearance
  • Question /

    What is the name of a Russian stringed folk instrument with a triangular body that was featured in the film “Dr Zhivago”?

    • cymbal
    • shaker
    • balalaika
    • bugle
  • Question /

    In 1856 a double-reed instrument was patented by Pierre-Louis Gautrot. This instrument was named for a French bandleader. It became popular in 19th century France, replacing the less powerful oboes and bassoons in outdoor band music. Name this instrument.

    • Sordun
    • Shawm
    • Sousaphone
    • Sarrusophone

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Eric Brown

Written by Eric Brown

There is a reason people say that kids are smart these days. It’s because they will certainly score more than you in this quiz

You will never brag again about your music after taking this quiz. Dare to try?