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Question 1: Soviet astronomer ________ named a minor planet 2205 Glinka in his honor.
Lyudmila ChernykhNikolai ChernykhRussiaUkraine

Question 2: His father was a wealthy retired army captain, as the family had a strong tradition of loyalty and service to the ________, while several members of his extended family had also developed a lively interest in culture.
RussiaKievan Rus'TsarEmperor

Question 3: Glinka remained on his estate, took Russian citizenship, and converted to the ________ religion.
Armenian Apostolic ChurchGeorgian Orthodox ChurchBulgarian Orthodox ChurchRussian Orthodox Church

Question 4: The route was leisurely, ambling uneventfully through ________ and Switzerland, before they settled in Milan.
GermanyNetherlandsGreecePoland

Question 5: Cylinder recording of a Glinka composition, from the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project at the ________ Library.
University of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of California, IrvineUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, San Diego

Question 6: At the age of 13 Glinka was sent to the capital, ________, to study at a school for children of the nobility.
Leningrad OblastSaint PetersburgMoscowRussia

Question 7: His return route took him through the Alps, and he stopped for a while in Vienna, where he heard the music of ________.
Franz LisztRichard WagnerFrédéric ChopinHector Berlioz

Question 8: The plot, based on the tale by ________, was concocted in 15 minutes by Konstantin Bakhturin, a poet who was drunk at the time.
Mikhail GlinkaVasily ZhukovskyAlexander PushkinMikhail Lermontov

Question 9: Mikhail Glinka was born in the village of Novospasskoye, not far from the Desna River in the Smolensk Guberniya of the ________.
Golden HordeBritish EmpireRussian EmpireOttoman Empire

Question 10: Glinka's compositions were an important influence on future Russian composers, notably the members of ________, who took Glinka's lead and produced a distinctive Russian style of music.
Alexander GlazunovNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovThe FiveMily Balakirev







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