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Slang Quiz: Music

This quiz tests you on music slang.

1. beat box

If someone is beat boxing, they are

a. making music

b. fighting

c. exercising

2. emo

Emo kids usually like to wear

a. tight dark clothes

b. loose light clothes

c. formal business clothes

3. gig

If you're going to a gig on Friday night, you'll be

a. hearing live music

b. gambling in a casino

c. listening to someone give a talk

4. groupie | groupy

Most of the groupies who followed The Beatles were

a. little old ladies

b. truck drivers

c. teenage girls

5. grunge

If someone asks you if you like grunge, they're asking you if you like

a. a style of rock music

b. a variety of cheese

c. a checked fabric used to make shirts

6. indie

Musicians who form indie bands often say the most important thing for them is

a. making money

b. creative freedom

c. being famous

7. mash-up

The best place to do a mash-up is

a. in a kitchen

b. in a gym

c. in a music studio

8. mosh pit

If you're in a mosh pit, you're probably at

a. a children's playground

b. a rock concert

c. a gold mine

9. sax

The sax is

a. a brass instrument

b. a percussion instrument

c. a surgical instrument

10. veejay | VJ

Which person is most likely to get a job as a veejay?

a. a bearded sixty-year-old man

b. an overweight forty-year-old woman

c. a cool-looking twenty-year-old guy

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. beat box - If someone is beat boxing, they are: a) making music b) fighting c) exercising

2. emo - Emo kids usually like to wear: a) tight dark clothes b) loose light clothes c) formal business clothes

3. gig - If you're going to a gig on Friday night, you'll be: a) hearing live music b) gambling in a casino c) listening to someone give a talk

4. groupie | groupy - Most of the groupies who followed The Beatles were: a) little old ladies b) truck drivers c) teenage girls

5. grunge - If someone asks you if you like grunge, they're asking you if you like: a) a style of rock music b) a variety of cheese c) a checked fabric used to make shirts

6. indie - Musicians who form indie bands often say the most important thing for them is: a) making money b) creative freedom c) being famous

7. mash-up - The best place to do a mash-up is: a) in a kitchen b) in a gym c) in a music studio

8. mosh pit - If you're in a mosh pit, you're probably at: a) a children's playground b) a rock concert c) a gold mine

9. sax - The sax is: a) a brass instrument b) a percussion instrument c) a surgical instrument

10. veejay | VJ - Which person is most likely to get a job as a veejay?: a) a bearded sixty-year-old man b) an overweight forty-year-old woman c) a cool-looking twenty-year-old guy

Contributor: Matt Errey