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Question 1: In 1841, Sax relocated permanently to ________ and began work on a new set of instruments which were exhibited there in 1844.
MarseilleÉvry, EssonneVersaillesParis

Question 2: An example is the Jedforest Instrumental Band which formed in 1854 within the ________ only a decade after saxhorn models became available.
OrkneyFifeDumfries and GallowayScottish Borders

Question 3: Adolphe's first important invention was an improvement of the ________ design which he patented at the age of twenty-four.
Basset hornBass clarinetClarinet choirClarinet concerto

Question 4: He subsequently studied those two instruments at the Royal School of Singing in ________.
BerlinAmsterdamBrusselsPrague

Question 5: Today, they are widely used in ________ and sometimes in orchestras.
Marching bandConcert bandSchool bandTimpani

Question 6: Adolphe Sax was born in Dinant in ________, Belgium.
BrusselsLiègeWalloon Region (federal region)Wallonia

Question 7: The period around 1840 saw Sax inventing the clarinette-bourdon, an early (and unsuccessful) design of ________.
Clarinet concertoContrabass clarinetAlto clarinetE-flat clarinet

Question 8: Sax also developed the ________ family, valved brass instruments with narrower bore than the saxhorns, in 1845, though they survived only briefly.
Alto hornHorn (instrument)SaxtubaSaxotromba

Question 9: Most significantly, at this time he developed the instrument for which he is now best known, the ________, patented in 1846.
ClarinetChalumeauSaxophoneTenor saxophone

Question 10: Adolphe began to make his own instruments at an early age, entering two of his flutes and a ________ into a competition at the age of fifteen.
Basset hornClarinetBass clarinetChalumeau







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