Ballet History Quiz

Question 1 of 10

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Who was known as the sun king?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Jean Baptise Lully

  • Louis XIV

  • Catherine de Medici

  • George Balanchine

Question 2 of 10

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

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 10

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What dance created controversy for the Ballet Russe?

Select one of the following:

  • Coppelia

  • Swan Lake

  • Rite of Spring

  • Afternoon of a Faun

Question 4 of 10

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Who composed the Swan Lake ballet?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Claude Debussy

  • Johann Strauss

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • Igor Stravinsky

Question 5 of 10

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The white ballet or ballet blanc was performed during the baroque period?

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 10

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Throughout ballet history ballet dancers have always worn flat ballet slippers.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 10

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What sport influenced the ballet foot positions

Select one of the following:

  • Rugby

  • Tennis

  • Fencing

  • Cricket

Question 8 of 10

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Sergei Diagliev was one of the founders of the New York City ballet company.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 10

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During which ballet period did the ballets began to tell the lives of ordinary people rather than mythical heroes?

Select one of the following:

  • 16th Century

  • 17th Century

  • 18th Century

  • 19th Century

Question 10 of 10

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What was Catherine de Medici's influence on ballet?

Select one or more of the following:

  • 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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Ballet History Quiz

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