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Tchaikovsky Quiz

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Tchaikovsky was born in and lived in what European nation?
Germany
Poland
Russia
Georgia

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What was the first and middle name of the composer Tchaikovsky?
Tristonne Eart
Oskar Keln
Vicka Dansa
Pyotr Ilyich

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Tchaikovsky was a musician who was active during what artistic period?
The Romantic Period
The Classical Period
The Baroque Period
The Renaissance

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In 1865, Tchaikovsky graduated from a musical conservatory in what Russian city?
Kazan
Volgograd
Saint Petersburg
Novosibirsk

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Tchaikovsky's famous work "1812 Overture" was a piece celebrating Russia's defense against what European warlord?
Kaiser Wilhelm I
Robespierre
Napoleon
King George III

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Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" famously used what peculiar device as a central part of its composition?
Tchaikovsky Quiz
A saw
A cannon
A washboard
A whip

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What is the name of the Russian pianist and composer who was a close friend to Tchaikovsky and whose death had a profound impact on Tchaikovsky's works?
Grigori Turjinson
Nikolai Rubinstein
Otto Endorf Maslow
Lujan Uvliettes

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What is the name of the Tchaikovsky ballet that follows a young lady and a prince who swears to defend her from the Rat King?
The March Hare
The Nutcracker
Cinderella
Dreams of Love

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Tchaikovsky had an often-contentious relationship with a notable group of Russia's most famous nationalist composers like Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. What is the name often given to this group of iconic Russian composers?
The Seven Sages
The Six Sojourners
The Fab Four
The Mighty Five

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What is the name of the group of Russian composers based in Saint Petersburg which Tchaikovsky was a proud member and supporter of?
The Belyayev Circle
The Crispin Gardens Organization
The Tea-Toters' Coalition
The Russian Philharmonic and Associates

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What was the name of the Tchaikovsky ballet which followed a princess named Odette who was magically transformed into an animal?
Swan Lake
Forest of the Foxes
A Glen for the Horses
Eagles' Roost

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Tchaikovsky was able to write many of his hits thanks to the patronage of what Russian ruler who promised to eternally support Tchaikovsky starting in 1884?
Nicholas II
Curtis I
Gregory IV
Alexander III

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Which of the following Shakespearian plays did Tchaikovsky NOT write a composition based upon?
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Tempest
Romeo and Juliet
Hamlet

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In his lifetime, Tchaikovsky was awarded an honorary doctorate by which famous European college?
Oxford University
University of Cambridge
King's College
University of Rathers

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Which symphony was Tchaikovsky's final before his passing?
The Bells Symphony
The Sixth Symphony
The Infernal Symphony
The Seventh Symphony

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