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Ancient music: Quiz


Question 1: The epics of ________ were originally sung with instrumental accompaniment, but no notated melodies from Homer are known.
Ancient GreeceTroyClassical antiquityHomer

Question 2: Harps are shown in murals from the time Ramesses III of ________, about 1200 BCE.

Question 3: The history of the ________, an ancient Chinese musical instrument, is a long one.
PipaRuanGuqinGuqin history

Question 4: At his capital at ________ is a bas-relief showing the fall of the Judean city of Lachish.

Question 5: It was written at an uncertain date in classical ________ (between 200 BC and 200 AD).
IndiaLok SabhaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 6: In 1929 Leonard Woolley discovered pieces of four harps while excavating in the ruins of the ancient city of Ur located in what was ________ and is contemporary Iraq.
MesopotamiaSumerAkkadian EmpireBabylonia

Question 7: Much is known about the theories of ________ and Aristoxenus (some of it from Greek sources and some through the writings of later Roman authors), and there exist about 40 deciphered examples of Greek musical notation.

Question 8: The most authoritative commentary on the Natya Shastra is Abhinavabharati by ________.

Question 9: During the ________, that famous "Persian Empire," it was stated by Herodotus that music played an important role, especially in court.
Sassanid EmpireMedesAlexander the GreatAchaemenid Empire

Question 10: Musical instruments, such as the seven-holed flute and various types of stringed instruments have been recovered from the ________ archaeological sites.
Bronze AgeIndus Valley CivilizationAncient Near EastIndo-Aryan migration

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