Cole Porter: Songs, Music & Accomplishments


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What was it about Cole's family that aided his pursuit of a career in music?

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1. Why did Porter leave Harvard?

2. Which of these was the first Broadway hit musical written by Cole Porter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cole Porter is an important figure in the American musical landscape. This quiz will assess your knowledge of his life and works, including his most influential and lasting pieces and productions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your knowledge of:

  • Porter's upbringing and family life
  • Porter's education
  • Titles of Porter's most important pieces and productions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you identified the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted Porter's biography and major musical contributions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Porter's life and works

Additional Learning

For more on Cole Porter, study the accompanying lesson titled Cole Porter: Songs, Music & Accomplishments. The lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Porter's early life and education
  • Porter's family life and marriage
  • Failures and successes in Porter's musical career