Johann Pachelbel: Biography, Music & Facts


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Johann Pachelbel met which important family in Erfurt and Eisenach?

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1. At which genre did Pachelbel excel?

2. What is a chorale prelude?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Johann Pachelbel composed in many genres during the German Baroque period. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of his life and many works. The quiz will ask you questions about the important family he met in Erfurt and Eisenach and the genre in which Pachelbel excelled.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following:

  • Definition of a chorale prelude
  • Occupations of two of his sons
  • The instrument for which his most important work was composed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Johann Pachelbel's life and work
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main term, such as chorale prelude
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who he met while he lived in Erfurt and Eisenach
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the genre that he excelled in

Additional Learning

Learn more about this composer by reading through the lesson, Johann Pachelbel: Biography, Music & Facts. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Discover where and with whom he studied music
  • Identify his most famous work
  • Learn about his family
  • Recognize his most important appointment