An assignment that has students answer questions about an assigned composer. Some sample questions:
_____________ (composer name) wrote a famous piece called _______________ that was meant to be played by _______________ (name of instrument/ensemble).
__________________________ (name) died from _________________ in the year _______________. (The kids love this question!)
I use these in music appreciation classes and in middle school ensemble classes. I generally assign each student a composer so we don't get duplicates or students trading off (unless you're ok with that).