Ballet History Quiz

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Test your ballet history knowledge
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Question 1

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Who was known as the sun king?
Answer
  • Jean Baptise Lully
  • Louis XIV
  • Catherine de Medici
  • George Balanchine

Question 2

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Turn out of the feet and legs in ballet was influenced by the wearing of swashbuckling boots.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 3

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What dance created controversy for the Ballet Russe?
Answer
  • Coppelia
  • Swan Lake
  • Rite of Spring
  • Afternoon of a Faun

Question 4

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Who composed the Swan Lake ballet?
Answer
  • Claude Debussy
  • Johann Strauss
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Igor Stravinsky

Question 5

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The white ballet or ballet blanc was performed during the baroque period?
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 6

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Throughout ballet history ballet dancers have always worn flat ballet slippers.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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What sport influenced the ballet foot positions
Answer
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Cricket

Question 8

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Sergei Diagliev was one of the founders of the New York City ballet company.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 9

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During which ballet period did the ballets began to tell the lives of ordinary people rather than mythical heroes?
Answer
  • 16th Century
  • 17th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 19th Century

Question 10

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What was Catherine de Medici's influence on ballet?
Answer
  • First woman to dance on point
  • Brought ballet to France from Italy
  • Established the first Ballet school
  • Was known as the Sun King
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