Musical Instruments—Near and Far

    “Musical Instruments—Near and Far,” Friend, Aug. 1977, 14

    Musical Instruments—Near and Far

    Place the letter designating a musical instrument inside the bracket that best fits its description.

    [ ] 1. A reed instrument of the accordion family invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in England.

    a. maracas

    [ ] 2. Dried gourds with seeds for rattles from Latin America.

    b. balalaika

    [ ] 3. Popular strumming instrument in the United States, originally from Africa.

    c. samisen

    [ ] 4. Clay wind instrument from Egypt and China used at Italian carnivals.

    d. sitar

    [ ] 5. French hand-cranked barrel organ.

    e. banjo

    [ ] 6. Russian stringed instrument with a triangular shape that is plucked.

    f. bagpipe

    [ ] 7. Kilts should properly be worn when playing this Scottish instrument.

    g. ukulele

    [ ] 8. Small Turkish drum with loose metal discs set in its rim.

    h. castanets

    [ ] 9. Steel bars on a lyre-shaped frame that Germans strike with mallets.

    i. ocarina

    [ ] 10. Ebony wood clappers used by Spanish dancers.

    j. xylophone

    [ ] 11. Three-stringed Japanese instrument resembling a banjo.

    k. accordion

    [ ] 12. Percussion instrument with wooden keys struck with mallets, probably from East Africa originally.

    l. tambourine

    [ ] 13. Long-necked lute from India that usually has seven strings.

    m. concertina

    [ ] 14. Four-stringed instrument popular in Hawaii, but derived from a Portuguese fiddle.

    n. hurdy-gurdy

    [ ] 15. Large American shoulder tuba, invented by the “March King.”

    o. sousaphone

    [ ] 16. “Squeeze” piano from Vienna.

    p. glockenspiel