What is the Emo Subculture?


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From which genre of music did the emo subculture emerge?

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1. Which two decades saw an influx of hardcore punk rock bands coming out of Washington, D.C.?

2. What was the main difference between hardcore punk rock and emocore music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will measure your understanding of the characteristics of emo subculture. Quiz questions include the music genre that emo subculture originated from and the two decades that saw an increase in hardcore punk rock bands coming from Washington D.C.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to check how much you know about the following topics:

  • The main difference between hardcore punk rock and emocore music
  • Characteristics of how an emo youth would appear or dress
  • Common emo personality traits

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about the emo subculture from the lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding common emo youth personality traits
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about which music genre emo subculture grew out of

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called What is the Emo Subculture? if you are interesting in learning more about emo subculture. This lesson covers the following information:

  • Examine and discuss emocore fashion and how emocore youth present themselves
  • Get a better understanding of the emotions associated with emo subculture
  • Define emotional hardcore or emocore