World Music Quiz

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Welcome to the captivating world of music!

Immerse yourself in our World Music Quiz and embark on a journey through diverse musical traditions from around the globe. Whether you’re a casual listener or a fervent music aficionado, this interactive quiz is designed to ignite your passion for global rhythms and melodies.

Discover unique instruments, unravel the origins of musical genres, and expand your knowledge of musical cultures. With each question, you’ll unlock fascinating insights and gain a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of world music.

Get ready to test your musical prowess, broaden your horizons, and revel in the universal language of music. Let’s dive into the enchanting realm of world music together!

Disclaimer: The hard questions in the World Music Quiz are challenging. To finish the game and reaching the master level typically requires a significant amount of grit, determination and perseverance. I you want to learn more about world music check out our article about World Music as a passion.

Question 1:

Which country is the origin of the flamenco music genre?

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This music genre is closely associated with Spanish culture.
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Spain - Flamenco music is a traditional form of song, dance, and instrumental music that originated in the Andalusian region of Spain.

Question 2:

Which musical instrument is commonly associated with Irish traditional music?

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This instrument is a type of drum.
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Bodhrán - The bodhrán is a traditional Irish frame drum that is commonly used in Irish traditional music.

Question 3:

Which African country is known for the highlife music genre?

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This country is located in West Africa.
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Ghana - Highlife is a music genre that originated in Ghana and spread to other West African countries.

Question 4:

Which of the following is a traditional string instrument from Japan?

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This instrument is commonly used in Japanese traditional music.
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Shamisen - The shamisen is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument used in various genres of Japanese folk music and kabuki theater.

Question 5:

Which of the following dance forms is associated with traditional Argentine music?

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This dance form is known for its passionate and dramatic movements.
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Tango - The tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the Río de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.

Question 6:

Which of the following is a traditional percussion instrument from Brazil?

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This instrument is commonly used in capoeira music.
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Berimbau - The berimbau is a single-string percussion instrument, originally from Africa and brought to Brazil by the slaves. It is an essential instrument in the traditional Brazilian martial art-dance-game of capoeira.

Question 7:

Which of the following musical genres originated in Jamaica?

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This music genre is closely associated with Bob Marley.
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Reggae - Reggae developed from ska and rocksteady in Jamaica and is characterized by a strong offbeat rhythm, staccato chords, and lyrics focused on social and political issues.

Question 8:

Which of the following instruments is commonly used in traditional Indian classical music?

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This instrument has a long neck and a gourd-shaped body.
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Sitar - The sitar is a popular string instrument in classical Indian music and is known for its distinctive sound and intricate playing technique.

Question 9:

Which of the following is a traditional folk dance from Ireland?

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This dance form involves rapid footwork and is commonly associated with Irish culture.
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Jig - The jig is a lively dance with a brisk tempo and is a staple of traditional Irish music and dance.

Question 10:

Which of the following music genres originated in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago?

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This music genre is closely associated with the annual Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.
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Calypso - Calypso originated in Trinidad and Tobago and is known for its rhythmic and lyrical expression often used for social commentary and storytelling.

Question 11:

Which of the following is a traditional musical instrument from the Middle East?

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This instrument is commonly associated with Middle Eastern music.
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Oud - The oud is a pear-shaped string instrument commonly found in Middle Eastern music and is considered the forerunner of the European lute.

Question 12:

Which of the following is a traditional percussion instrument from West Africa?

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This instrument is commonly associated with West African music.
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Djembe - The djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands and is widely used in West African music.

Question 13:

Which of the following is a traditional wind instrument from the Andes region of South America?

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This instrument is commonly associated with Andean music.
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Pan flute - The pan flute, also known as the panpipes, is an ancient musical instrument made of bamboo pipes of gradually increasing length and is widely played in Andean music.

Question 14:

Which of the following is a traditional vocal music style from the Caucasus region?

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This vocal style originates from the Caucasus region.
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Georgian polyphony - Georgian polyphony is a traditional form of choral singing where multiple voices create harmonies and is recognized by UNESCO as a masterpiece of oral and intangible cultural heritage.

Question 15:

Which of the following is a traditional percussion instrument from the Polynesian islands?

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This instrument is commonly associated with Polynesian music.
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Pahu - The pahu is a large, deep drum carved from a single tree trunk and is an integral part of traditional Polynesian music and dance.