How much do you know the music of the Pacific Islands?
They look and feel like paradise. But how well do you know the sounds of the Pacific Islands?
Which famous rock and pop stars are from Australia?
The Bee Gees
All of the above
1 / 10
What often accompanies music in the Polynesian Islands?
Narrative dance forms that tell a story such as hula and fire-dancing
Prayers to island Gods
Percussion instruments made from shells
2 / 10
Which of the following instruments are common in the music of the Pacific Islands?
Ukulele, guitar, kundu
Congas and djembes
String bass, piano, and trumpet
Pan pipes and penny-whistles
3 / 10
Which island has a famous radio station that broadcasts in four languages?
4 / 10
What famous chant-song-dance from New Zealand is performed by rugby player before each game around the world?
5 / 10
Which of the following instruments are unique to Micronesia?
6 / 10
Where was the Ukulele invented
7 / 10
What type of music grew out of the blending of native people of the Marianas and Spanish colonizers?
8 / 10
In what Australian city would you find a famous opera house?
9 / 10
Where was the "bamboo band" style--where rhythms are slapped out on bamboo tubes of various sizes with flip flops--invented?
Papua, New Guinea
10 / 10
You've learned a thing or two about the music of the Pacific Islands, but if you want to become an expert you're going to have to fill your coconut with more knowledge!
Silver Medalist -
You're not there yet, but if you keep "staring at the edge of the water . . . there's just no telling how far you'll go!"
Congratulations! You're outstanding music knowledge has you well-prepared for a trip to the Pacific Islands. The only question is whether you'll ever want to come back!