Quiz question suggestions: The Orchestra







Quiz questions about Orchestras


  • What is the conductor's pointy stick called [Baton]
  • What's the connection between karaoke and an orchestra?  [The name is based on a a Japanese phrase meaning 'empty orchestra']
  • What's the difference between a symphony orchestra and a chamber orchestra?    [Number of members:  symphony is large, chamber is small]
  • Name the sections found in a traditional orchestra?    [strings, woodwind, brass and percussion]
  • Does every orchestra have to have instruments from every section?   [No.  Eg a Ukulele orchestra will only have ukulele's]
  • In a theatre, where does the orchestra usually sit?   [in the orchestra pit]
  • What type of instruments would be played in a  gamelan orchestra?   [Percussion ie drums etc]


  • What is the oldest orchestra in the world, which is still playing today?   [The  Royal Danish Orchestra has its roots in a Royal Chapel Orchestra founded in 1448.]
  • What are the  instruments in the Vegetable Orchestra based in Vienna made from?    [Vegetables]
  • Which orchestra was booked to travel on the Titanic's maiden voyage, but changed boats at the last minute?  [the London Symphony Orchestra ]
  • When was the Boston Symphony Orchestra founded?   [1881]
  • Which orchestra recorded the soundtrack for the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark?   [London Symphony Orchestra]

  • Where is the [NAME YOUR CITY OR COUNTRY ORCHESTRA] based [GET ANSWER LOCALLY]
  • What show is currently playing at [NAME OF YOUR LOCAL OPERA HOUSE / CONCERT HALL ETC - GET ANSWER LOCALLY]
  • What instrument does [NAME FAMOUS LOCAL MUSICIAN] play    [GET ANSWER LOCALLY]

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