Haydn: Symphonies and Compositions for String Quartet


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When did Franz Joseph Haydn live?

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1. How did Haydn earn a living for most of his career?

2. How does the Farewell symphony gets its nickname?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Haydn wrote numerous symphonies and string quartet compositions. You can use this quiz and worksheet combination to determine your understanding of this composer's work. The quiz will ask you questions about the time period during which Haydn lived and the manner in which he earned a living throughout most of his career.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools assess you on the following:

  • How the Farewell Symphony got its nickname
  • Four instruments needed for a string quartet
  • Places Haydn's string quartets typically performed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Franz Joseph Haydn's symphonies and string quartet compositions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the time period in which Haydn lived
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Haydn's string quartets

Additional Learning

Study the works of this composer in more detail by reviewing the lesson, Haydn: Symphonies and Compositions for String Quartet. The following objectives are covered:

  • Learn about Haydn's early life
  • Define symphony
  • Identify the number of symphonies and string quartets Haydn wrote
  • Explore the Surprise Symphony