Composer Max Steiner Quiz – 10 Trivia Questions And Answers

Are you a fan of classic Hollywood film scores? Do you think you know all there is to know about the legendary composer Max Steiner?

Put your knowledge to the test with this Max Steiner Composer Quiz! We’ve compiled 10 trivia questions and answers to challenge your understanding of this iconic musician’s life and work.

From his early life in Austria to his illustrious career in Hollywood, this quiz covers a wide range of topics related to the father of film music. Whether you’re a casual fan or a die-hard Steiner enthusiast, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.

So, grab a pen and paper or simply keep track of your answers in your head, and let’s see how well you know the maestro behind some of the most memorable film scores in history. Good luck, and have fun!

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  1. What year was Max Steiner born?
    • 1891
    • 1888
    • 1889
    • 1890
    The correct answer is 1888.
    Max Steiner was born on May 10, 1888, in Vienna, Austria.
  2. In which city was Max Steiner born?
    • Berlin
    • Rome
    • Vienna
    • Paris
    The correct answer is Vienna.
    Max Steiner was born in Vienna, Austria, which was a major center of music and culture during his time.
  3. For which film did Max Steiner compose the iconic score “Gone with the Wind”?
    • King Kong
    • Casablanca
    • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    • Gone with the Wind
    The correct answer is Gone with the Wind.
    Max Steiner’s score for the 1939 film “Gone with the Wind” is one of his most famous and memorable works.
  4. How many Academy Awards did Max Steiner win throughout his career?
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    The correct answer is 3.
    Max Steiner won three Academy Awards for Best Original Score for the films “The Informer” (1935), “Now, Voyager” (1942), and “Since You Went Away” (1944).

  1. How many times was Max Steiner nominated for an Academy Award?
    • 22
    • 24
    • 20
    • 18
    The correct answer is 24.
    Throughout his career, Max Steiner received 24 Academy Award nominations for his work in film scoring.
  2. Which of these films did Max Steiner NOT compose the score for?
    • Mildred Pierce
    • King Kong
    • The Wizard of Oz
    • Casablanca
    The correct answer is The Wizard of Oz.
    Max Steiner did not compose the score for “The Wizard of Oz” (1939); that score was composed by Herbert Stothart.
  3. What was Max Steiner’s full name?
    • Maximilian Otto Steiner
    • Maximilian Johann Steiner
    • Maximilian Richard Steiner
    • Maximilian Raoul Steiner
    The correct answer is Maximilian Raoul Steiner.
    Max Steiner’s full name was Maximilian Raoul Steiner, though he was commonly known as Max Steiner.
  4. Which film studio did Max Steiner primarily work for during his career?
    • MGM
    • Warner Bros.
    • Paramount
    • 20th Century Fox
    The correct answer is Warner Bros.
    Max Steiner primarily worked for Warner Bros. during his career, composing scores for many of their most famous films.
  5. What instrument did Max Steiner play as a child prodigy?
    • Flute
    • Cello
    • Violin
    • Piano
    The correct answer is Piano.
    Max Steiner was a child prodigy on the piano, giving his first public performance at the age of 12.
  6. What nickname was Max Steiner given due to his significant contributions to film music?
    • “The Film Music Pioneer”
    • “Maestro of the Movies”
    • “Father of Film Music”
    • “King of the Soundtrack”
    The correct answer is “Father of Film Music”.
    Max Steiner was often called the “Father of Film Music” due to his pioneering work in composing scores for films and creating a new language for film music.
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