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There is a whole family of clarinets, a popular woodwind instrument. There are about a dozen different sizes and tones for these instruments, with some much more rare than others. Clarinets are played with a reed in the mouthpiece and have the most range out of any woodwind instrument. Depending on the skill of the musician, a clarinet can go four octaves in range. The reed is made from a special type of cane, called the Arundo donax.

  1. 1. How many kinds of clarinets are there?
    1. a. A dozen or so
    2. b. One
    3. c. Two
  2. 2. What are clarinets known for?
    1. a. Their versatility
    2. b. Their tone
    3. c. Their range
  3. 3. What is a clarinet reed made from?
    1. a. Animal
    2. b. Plant
    3. c. Mineral