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Music Quiz I

  1. Who composed the opera Rigoletto?




  2. What was the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's middle name?
  3. Who composed the music for Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and the first two Jaws films?
  4. The Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012 outside Buckingham Palace was organised by which singer-songwriter?
  5. Who had a 1985 hit with Slave to the Rhythm?
  6. Who composed the songs Here Comes the Sun and Something?
  7. Mr. Booth was born in Wigan, on 26 May 1904, who is he better known as?
  8. Who rose to fame in 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions?
  9. Shawn Corey Carter is better known by what stage name?
  10. Which American music magazine do you most associate with several weekly music charts listing the most popular songs and albums in the U.S.?

Answers:

  1. Giuseppe Verdi
  2. Joseph
  3. John Williams
  4. Gary Barlow
  5. Grace Jones
  6. George Harrison
  7. George Formby
  8. Joss Stone
  9. Jay Z
  10. Billboard



Music Quizzes II

  1. Which composer was given the nickname 'Little Mushrooom' because of his lack of height?





  2. What do the initials of the group JLS stand for?
  3. What's Going On is a studio album by which musician?
  4. Who's the mother of Jake Roche, best known as the lead singer of Rixton?
  5. What is 'spitting bars' or 'emceeing' better known as?
  6. Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album of which band?
  7. Who wrote the children's book The English Roses in 2003, which became the fastest-selling children's picture book of all time?
  8. What do the intials MOBO stand for, as in the MOBO awards?
  9. What Japanese word comes from the phrase meaning 'empty orchestra'?
  10. Who won the X-Factor in the year Diana Vickers was a semi-finalist?

Answers:

  1. Franz Schubert
  2. Jack the Lad Swing
  3. Marvin Gaye
  4. Coleen Nolan
  5. Rapping
  6. Beach Boys
  7. Madonna
  8. Music of Black Origin
  9. Karaoke
  10. Alexandra Burke



Music Quizzes I

  1. Andy Warhol painted a picture of what fruit for the iconic The Velvet Underground & Nico album cover?
  2. Which composer was great-great grandson of potter Josiah Wedgwood and great-nephew of Charles Darwin?
  3. Who had number one hits with She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing?
  4. Exile on Main St. is a double album by which rock band?
  5. What is the stage name of Yusuf Islam?
  6. Ali Campbell is the lead singer and founding member of which group?
  7. Stevie Nicks is best known for her work with which group?
  8. Which group's members include Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards?
  9. Who cancelled The Bionic Tour to focus on her first feature film Burlesque?
  10. Which album cover shows a baby boy underwater with a US dollar note just out of his reach?

Answers:

  1. A banana




  2. Ralph Vaughan Williams
  3. Fine Young Cannibals
  4. The Rolling Stones
  5. Cat Stevens
  6. UB40
  7. Fleetwood Mac
  8. Little Mix
  9. Christina Aguilera
  10. The Nevermind (by Nirvana)








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