WONDER #2656: What's the Difference Between a Violin and a Fiddle?

Question 1 of 3

What is the difference between a violin and a fiddle?

  1. There is no difference; they are the same instrument.
  2. The violin has three strings and the fiddle has four.
  3. The fiddle is made from oak and the violin is made from maple
  4. The violin is much larger than the fiddle.

Question 2 of 3

People often call the four-stringed instrument played with a bow a “fiddle” when it’s used in _______ music.

  1. classical
  2. orchestra
  3. folk
  4. Baroque

Question 3 of 3

For the most part, fiddlers are able to ___________ more often than violinists.

  1. play music
  2. improvise
  3. sit down
  4. rest

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