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Musical Instruments Quiz and Music Trivia


  1. In Peter and the Wolf what animal is represented by the clarinet?

  2. Who joined the London Symphony Orchestra for a live performance of The Chariots of Fire theme music in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics?
  3. American comedian, actor and musician Steve Martin is well known for playing which stringed instrument?
  4. Which musical instrument is the national symbol of Ireland?
  5. What instrument means 'small' in Italian, and is a half-size flute?
  6. Almost every modern piano has 52 white keys and how many black keys?
  7. B. B. King named his first guitar and every one he's owned since with what woman's name?
  8. Bud Shank is well known for his solo on the song California Dreamin' recorded by The Mamas & the Papas in 1965; which instrument does he play?
  9. Which former Premier League footballer is also an accomplished amateur percussionist and invented an instrument, which he called 'The Dube'?
  10. Name the Russian stringed musical instrument with a characteristic triangular body and three strings?


  1. Cat
  2. Rowan Atkinson in the role of Mr. Bean
  3. Banjo
  4. Harp
  5. Piccolo
  6. 36
  7. Lucille
  8. Alto flute (accept flute)
  9. Dion Dublin
  10. Balalaika

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