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Question 1: [2] Up to about the 18th century, the tárogató was a type of ________, with a double reed, conical bore, and no keys.
BassoonShawmOboeCor anglais (English horn)

Question 2: Its use was suppressed in the 18th century by the ________.
Francis II, Holy Roman EmperorHabsburg MonarchyAustria–HungaryAustrian Empire

Question 3: In the 1920s, Luţă Ioviţă, who played the instrument in the army during World War I, brought it to ________ (Romania), where it became very popular under the name taragot.
BanatTransylvaniaHungaryVojvodina

Question 4: The tárogató has a Persian origin, and it appeared in Hungary during the ________.
Ottoman wars in EuropeOttoman EmpireAustro-Ottoman WarBattles involving the Ottoman Empire

Question 5: [2] It uses a single reed, like a ________ or saxophone, and has a conical bore, similar to the saxophone.
ChalumeauBasset hornBass clarinetClarinet

Question 6: In the 1890s a modern version was invented by Vencel József Schunda, a ________ instrument maker.
ViennaBratislavaBudapestBelgrade

Question 7: A modern tárogató may occasionally be heard in Act 3 of Tristan und Isolde by ________ where it has become traditional in some opera houses (e.g.
Felix MendelssohnFranz LisztHector BerliozRichard Wagner

Question 8: Manufacturing in Hungary ceased after ________, though tárogatós continued to be made in Romania and other countries.
Second Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsWorld War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 9: Being a very loud and raucous instrument, the tárogató was used as a signaling instrument in battle (like the bugle or the ________).
BagpipesGreat Highland BagpipePipe bandUilleann pipes

Question 10: The most common size, the soprano tárogató in B♭, is about 29 inches (74 cm) in length and has a mournful sound similar to a cross between an ________ and a soprano saxophone.
OboeOboe d'amoreCor anglais (English horn)Bassoon







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