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1 Which ballet started a riot when it premiered in Paris in 1913? The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, The Rite of Spring
2 In the 2010 film Black Swan, based on Swan Lake, who played the Swan Queen? Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel
3 Who directed the film Black Swan (in ballet)? Martin Scorsese, Darren Aronofsky, Wes Anderson, Stephen Frears
4 What is the approximate translation of ?demi-plie? (in ballet)? Half-bend, Half-foot, Half-move, Half-dance
5 What is the approximate translation of ?grand battement? (in ballet)? Big theatre, Big dance, Big feet, Big beat
6 Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint Georges and who else wrote the libretto for Giselle (in ballet)? Igor Stravinsky, Theophile Gautier, Paul Dukas, Victor Hugo
7 Giselle took its inspiration from a prose passage by whom (in ballet)? Heinrich Heine, Hermann Hesse, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Jules Verne
8 Who was the first to dance the role of Giselle (in ballet)? Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, Svetlana Adyrkhaeva, Carlotta Grisi
9 In the ballet, who is Giselle? A cook, A mother, A librarian, A peasant girl
10 In Giselle, what does she originally die of (in ballet)? Falling, A broken heart, Poisoning, Drowning
11 In which year was Giselle first performed (in ballet)? 1844, 1843, 1841, 1842
12 Frederic Franklin’s 1988 restaging of Giselle set the play in which US state in the 1840s (in ballet)? Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Georgia
13 Theophile Gautier was inspired to write Giselle after reading a poem by whom (in ballet)? Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Lord Byron, Emily Dickinson
14 Giselle features the character Duke Albrecht of… (in ballet)? Silesia, Moldova, Bohemia, Moravia
15 What is the name of Giselle’s mother (in ballet)? Myrtha, Berthe, Odette, Moyne
16 In Giselle, what is Hilarion (in ballet)? A dancer, A gamekeeper, A teacher, A cook
17 In Giselle, Bathilde is the daughter of the Duke of… (in ballet)? Moravia, Bohemia, Rhineland, Courland
18 In which decade was the Mariinsky Ballet founded? 1750s, 1770s, 1760s, 1740s
19 Who became the first ballerina to tour the world? Svetlana Adyrkhaeva, Rudolf Nureyev, Carlotta Grisi, Anna Pavlova
20 From what did Anna Pavlova die? Heart attack, Pleurisy, AIDS, Cancer