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quiz 1690 – ballet (QA)

1 Who painted the 1874 work, The Dance Class, depicting a ballet performance? Monet, Van Gogh, Manet, Degas Degas
2 The terminology of ballet is generally derived from which language? French, German, Spanish, English French
3 How many acts are there in The Nutcracker, a famous ballet? Three, One, Two, Four Two
4 Who composed the music for The Nutcracker? Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov Tchaikovsky
5 In which century did the word ballet come into the English language? 19th, 17th, 21st, 15th 17th
6 The Greek word ?ballizo? means what in its original form (in ballet)? Swing, Move, Jump about, Reach Jump about
7 An 1869 Leon Minkus ballet was named after which literary character (in ballet)? Coriolanus, Don Quixote, Richard III, King Lear Don Quixote
8 In what year was the San Francisco Ballet founded? 1937, 1933, 1935, 1931 1933
9 Which word, of Greek origin, is given to the area of a theatre surrounding the stage opening? Mound, Proscenium, Ballare, Arch Proscenium
10 Who composed The Creatures of Prometheus (in ballet)? Haydn, Bach, Handel, Beethoven Beethoven
11 Manuel de Falla composed El amor brujo. What nationality was he (in ballet)? Argentinian, Colombian, Portuguese, Spanish Spanish
12 Ballet Comique de la Reine is believed to be the first ballet. What city was it first performed in? New York City, Milan, Venice, Paris Paris
13 A notable ballet theatre, what is the oldest theatre in Moscow? Bolshoi, Vakhtangov, Malyi, Tretyakov Bolshoi
14 Which artist designed the costumes and sets for the ballet Pulcinella? Cassatt, Warhol, Degas, Picasso Picasso
15 In what year was the first known ballet performed? 1575, 1581, 1593, 1587 1581
16 Complete the name of this ballet performance: Ritual — Dance. Wind, Fire, Water, Sea Fire
17 Which birthday is now observed as International Dance Day (in ballet)? Jean-Georges Naverre, Alexander Glazunov, Paul Dukas, Igor Stravinsky Jean-Georges Naverre
18 Who composed Orpheus (in ballet)? Stravinsky, Panufnik, Prokofiev, Dukas Stravinsky
19 What is the term for a dance for two people (in ballet)? Duet, Waltz, Duo, Pas de deux Pas de deux
20 As in demi-plie, what is the meaning of the word demi (in ballet)? Both, Less, Two, Half Half