Mandolin: Look, Listen & Answer


Read each question below, then play the music and choose your answer – click or tap on the answer to see if you are right!

Question 1

There is another instrument playing here, aside from the mandolin. What is it?

  1. a. Harpsichord
  2. b. Ukulele
  3. c. Archlute

Question 2

This music is for a ‘mandolin orchestra’ – what is a mandolin orchestra?

  1. a. A group of mandolinists who play together
  2. b. A symphony orchestra with additional mandolin players
  3. c. A string jazz band

Question 3

Why is the character Don Giovanni singing this song?

  1. a. He wants to complain about the weather.
  2. b. He is trying to impress a woman.
  3. c. He needs to practise his scales and arpeggios.

Question 4

The mandolin originated in the country of this music – which country is it?

  1. a. Italy
  2. b. France
  3. c. China

Question 5

What special technique is being used to make the note repeat?

  1. a. Pedalo
  2. b. Piccolo
  3. c. Tremolo


All media credits – titles, composers, artists, sources etc. – may be found in the Teacher Sheet, accessed from the Info box at the top of this page.