Vaudeville: Definition, History, Acts & Music


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Vaudeville was a type of entertainment. What kind of entertainment did they show?

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1. Some vaudevillians became Hollywood stars through Vaudeville. Who were some of them?

2. Twentieth-century technology had a major impact on vaudeville. Which invention contributed to the end of vaudeville?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Vaudeville was a popular form of entertainment that included many types of acts. These quiz questions will test your knowledge on the vaudeville era of entertainment.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested on the following:

  • Vaudeville's types of entertainment
  • Hollywood stars who started in vaudeville
  • What caused the end of vaudeville
  • Where vaudeville still exists

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - ensuring that you draw the most important points from the lesson on the history of vaudeville
  • Information Recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding vaudeville
  • Knowledge Application - using your knowledge to answer questions about vaudeville

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the article Vaudeville: Definition, History, Acts & Music. The lesson will help you master the various subtleties of the history of vaudeville. It covers the following topics:

  • Entertainment prior to vaudeville
  • History of vaudeville
  • Media and the end of vaudeville
  • Famous vaudeville performers