Modest Mussorgsky: Biography, Music & Facts


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Mussorgsky was inspired to write Pictures at an Exhibition following the death of which friend?

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1. Which of the following was inspiration for Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain?

2. What was the name of the group of amateur composers that included Mussorgsky?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian composer of the 19th Century whose works still bear popularity and influence today. The questions in this assessment will go over some basic information on Mussorgsky's life and works, such as his notable compositions and their inspiration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The inspiration for Mussorgsky's most notable works
  • Mussorgsky's musical peers
  • Members of The Mighty Handful
  • Works by Mussorgsky

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - read through the assessment and use the questions to go over your recollection of Mussorgsky's life and music
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of some of Mussorgsky's most famous compositions and their inspiration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Mussorgsky's life and musical career to identify aspects of his life, and especially his grouping with other composers

Additional Learning

Exand you knowledge about Mussorgsky's life and music by checking out the corresponding lesson called Modest Mussorgsky: Biography, Music & Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Mussorgsky's early life and career
  • Relationship with other composers
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Night on Bald Mountain
  • Other notable works