Benny Goodman: Biography, Songs & Music - Quiz & Worksheet


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What instrument did Benny Goodman play?

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1. What famous classical composers wrote clarinet pieces for Benny Goodman?

2. In what year did Benny Goodman win the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Benny Goodman helped popularize jazz music during the Swing Era. Use what you know about Goodman to answer several questions about his life, musicianship, songs and career.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about:

  • Benny Goodman's instrument
  • Classical composers who wrote music for Goodman
  • When Goodman won the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award
  • Goodman's first big band
  • Songs by Benny Goodman

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Benny Goodman's music to identify songs that are and are not his
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Benny Goodman's 12-piece ensemble band
  • Interpreting information verify that you can read information regarding Benny Goodman's musical achievements and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about Benny Goodman's life and career, read the related lesson named Benny Goodman: Biography, Songs & Music. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn when Goodman first started taking music lessons
  • Name the musicians who played with Goodman in the Benny Goodman Quartet
  • Identify the biographical film that revived Goodman's career in the 1950s
  • Know Goodman's discography