The Woodwind Family: Instrument List & Overview


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Many of the earliest instruments of the woodwind family were originally made out of what material?

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1. Which woodwind instrument sounds by blowing air across a hole near the top of the instrument?

2. What are the two woodwind instruments that use double reeds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Woodwind instruments play an important part within bands and orchestras; and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their history, characteristics and applications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various aspects of the woodwind family, including:

  • What early woodwind instruments were often made of
  • The sound of various woodwind instruments
  • Double reed instruments
  • Single reed instruments

Skills Practiced

The quiz gives students the opportunity to use the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define instruments based on their sound
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different instruments from the woodwind family
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the earliest instruments of the woodwind family

Additional Learning

For more information about woodwind instruments, review the accompanying lesson, The Woodwind Family: Instrument List & Overview. The lesson includes these objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with how woodwind instruments work
  • Know the function of reeds
  • Differentiate between the instruments of the woodwind family
  • Know which instruments use single reeds, and which use double