Classical Era of Music: Timeline, Characteristics & Facts


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Which of the following is NOT a period discussed as part of the Classical Era of music?

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1. Which instrument made the Classical period possible?

2. Wagner and Puccini wrote operas in which period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the major features and composers of the Classical Era in music. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what instrument made the Classical period possible and the period in which Wagner and Puccini wrote operas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Periods that make up the Classical Era
  • Instrument that made the Classical Era possible
  • Period in which Wagner and Puccini composed
  • Earliest composer of the Classical Era
  • Compositions of Gilbert and Sullivan

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Classical Era music
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about musical history in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about classical composers

Additional Learning

To learn more about this genre of music, review the related lesson titled Classical Era in Music: Timeline, Characteristics & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the three periods of the Classical Era in music
  • Learn about instruments used during the era
  • Discuss the Baroque period
  • Explore the Romantic period
  • Review timelines of the era and its periods