Thursday, January 31, 2008

Black History Quiz On Classical Music

[Afro-American Symphony; Royal Philharmonic Symphony; Karl Kruger, conductor; Bridge 9086 (1999)]

Classical Music is an important historical category which is too often missing from quizzes on Black History., the website companion to AfriClassical, features a Black History Quiz On Composers and Musicians of African Descent The 51 questions are in three sections, and are progressively more challenging. Here are three sample questions and answers:

Instruction: Name the composer or musician for each question

Sample Questions:

1 Composer of the Afro-American Symphony

2 First African American Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Music

3 Violinist accompanied on piano by Ludwig van Beethoven

Sample Answers:

1 William Grant Still

2 George T. Walker

3 George Bridgetower

The Black History Quiz can also be used as a study aide; each question at the website is followed by a link to the web page on the composer or musician.

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