Rimsky-Korsakov: 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

Which animal is Rimsky-Korsakov describing?

  1. a. Seagull
  2. b. Fish
  3. c. Bumblebee

Question 2

After the dramatic opening, a solo instrument is then used to depict Scheherazade. What is it?

  1. a. Flute
  2. b. Cello
  3. c. Violin

Question 3

In the first 10 seconds, which instrument helps to convey a typically Spanish sound?

  1. a. Guitars
  2. b. Castanets
  3. c. Violins

Question 4

Which instruments open this piece with a fanfare?

  1. a. Trombones
  2. b. French horns
  3. c. Trumpets

Question 5

Which word describes best the opening?

  1. a. Playful
  2. b. Fast
  3. c. Tranquil


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