Ludwig van Beethoven:
Judith P. Josephson
Beethoven Quiz: Music, Always Music
(hint, click on the "X" to reveal the answer)
Q. Where did Beethoven spend most of his adult life?
A. Vienna, Austria
Q. What Beethoven piano piece do many beginning students learn to play.
A. Fur Elise
Q. What physical challenge did Beethoven have to face?
Q. Sixteen-year-old Beethoven hoped to study with another famous German composer. Who was he?
A. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Q. Four energetic notes-DA, DA, DA, DUM!-begin which familiar and popular Beethoven symphony?
A. Symphony No. 5
Q. Which symphony did Beethoven write last, when he was completely deaf. Hint: It contains the hymn-like poem, the "Ode to Joy."
A. Symphony No. 9
Q. Beethoven enjoyed a pastime having to do with water? What was it?
A. Pouring buckets of water over his head and taking baths
Q. How did Beethoven communicate with people after he became deaf?
A. Conversation books
Q. Where was Beethoven born?
A. Bonn, Germany
Q. Where is the Beethoven Society in America located?
A. San Jose, California