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uiz Q 3 Question1of25 The element of music that organizes movement in time is: A.rhythm B.melody C.form D.harmony Question2of25 Melody and harmony function independently of one another. True False Question3of25 According to your text, the musical element that makes the widest and most direct appeal is: A.texture B.melody C.timbre D.rhythm Question4of25 The distance between the highest and lowest tones of a melody is called A.thephrase B.thetonic C.thetempo D.therange Question5of25 The distance between two different pitches is called A.acountermelody B.aninterval C.aphrase D.acadence. Question6of25 The resting place at the end of a phrase is called A.apause B.aperiod C.acadence D.acomma Question7of25 Most music cultures share the concept of melody or musical line True False Question8of25 Disjunct motion describes melodies that skip in disjointed intervals True False Question9of25 The basic unit of rhythm that divides time into equal segments is called A.theaccent B.thebeat C.themeter D.thesyncopation Question10of25 In triple meter, the strongest pulse occurs on A.thethirdbeat B.thefirstbeat C.allbeatsequally D.thesecondbeat Question11of25 The patriotic song America (My country tis of thee) is an example of A.compoundmeter B.duplemeter C.triplemeter D.quadruplemeter Question12of25 Syncopation is a rhythmic characteristic of American jazz True False Question13of25 All world musics feature a strong regular pulse or beat True False Question14of25 A combination of three or more tones that constitutes a single block of harmony is called A.ascale B.achord C.aninterval D.anoctave Question15of25 The principle of organization around a central tone is called A.tonality B.chromaticism C.consonance D.centralization Question16of25 Should a composer write a film score to a horror movie, one might reasonably expect that the harmony would include a great deal of: A.conjunctmotion B.consonance C.syncopation D.dissonance Question17of25 The use of a drone, or sustained tone underlying a melody, is used in some European folk musics True False Question18of25 When two or more independent melodic lines are combined, the resulting texture is called A.polyphonic B.monophonic C.homophonic D.noneoftheabove Question19of25 A texture in which a single voice takes over the melodic interest while the accompanying voices are subordinate is called A.polyphonic B.monophonic C.contrapuntal D.homophonic Question20of25 What best describes the texture of Row, Row, Row Your Boat? A.heterophonic B.homophonic C.round D.monophonic Question21of25 The restatement of a musical idea at a higher or lower pitch is called A.atheme B.asequence C.amotive D.anostinato Question22of25 Ternary form is best outlined as A-B-A True False Question23of25 In what language are tempo markings generally given? A.Italian B.French C.German D.Dutch Question24of25 Which of the following dynamic markings is the softest? A.pianissimo(pp) B.mezzopiano(mp) C.mezzoforte(mf) D.piano(p) Question25of25 The gradual swelling of the volume of music is called A.piano B.adagio C.accelerando D.crescendo Quiz 4a Question1of20 The quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument or voice from another is: A.tempo B.volume C.timbre D.pitch Question2of20 The generally accepted term for the high male vocal range is: A.tenor B.soprano C.alto D.bass Question3of20 Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string are called: A.membranophones B.aerophones C.chordophones D.idiophones Question4of20 Instruments that produce sound by using air as the vibrating means are called: A.membranophones B.chordophones C.idiophones D.aerophones Question5of20 How do idiophones produce sound? A.fromavibratingstring B.fromatightlystretchedmembrane C.byshaking,scraping,orstrikingtheinstrumentitself D.bysettingacolumnofairinvibration Question6of20 A guitar is an example of a chordophone. True False Question7of20 A Japanese koto is an example of an aerophone. True False Question8of20 The highest-sounding member of the woodwind family is: A.thepiccolo B.theoboe C.theflute D.theclarinet Question9of20 Which of the following is a double reed instrument? A.theclarinet B.theflute C.theoboe D.thesaxophone Question10of20 Which of the following brass instruments is sometimes played with the performers hand plugging the bell? A.Frenchhorn B.tuba C.trumpet D.trombone Question11of20 Tympani are members of the ____________ family of instruments. A.string B.brass C.percussion D.woodwind Question12of20 Which of these is a pitched percussion instrument? A.gong B.snaredrum C.xylophone D.bassdrum Question13of20 String instruments are generally played by either bowing or plucking. True False Question14of20 All woodwind instruments are made of wood. True False Question15of20 The term a cappella refers to choral music performed: A.withoutanyaccompaniment. B.withorganaccompaniment C.withorchestralaccompaniment. D.withpianoaccompaniment. Question16of20 Approximately two-thirds of a symphony orchestra consists of: A.strings B.woodwinds C.brass D.percussion Question17of20 The standard instrumentation of a string quartet is two violins, viola, and cello. True False Question18of20 A piano trio is an ensemble of three pianos. True False Question19of20 Chamber music of India often combines plucked strings and percussion instruments. True False Question20of20 The most recently invented member of the woodwind family is the saxophone. True False Quiz 4b Question1of10 The instrument pictured below is a(an): A.Clarinet B.Flute C.Oboe D.Bassoon Question2of10 The instrument pictured here is a(an): A.Bass B.Violin C.Cello D.Viola Question3of10 The instrument pictured here is a(an): A.Trumpet B.Tuba C.Horn D.Trombone Question4of10 The instrument pictured here is a(an): A.Trumpet B.Tuba C.Horn D.Trombone Question5of10 The instrument pictured here is a(an): A.Triangle B.Gong C.BassDrum D.SnareDrum Question6of10 The Audio Example for this question presents which instrument? A.Oboe B.Flute C.Clarinet D.Bassoon Question7of10 The Audio Example for this question presents which instrument? A.Oboe B.Flute C.Clarinet D.Bassoon Question8of10 The Audio Example for this question presents which instrument? A.Horn B.Trumpet C.Trombone D.Tuba Question9of10 The Audio Example for this question presents which instrument? A.Timpani B.SnareDrum C.BassDrum D.Triangle Question10of10 The audio example for this question features what instrumental group of the orchestra? A.Woodwind B.String C.Brass D.Percussion Quiz 5 Question1of25 The term Dark Ages refers to the time: A.beforethebirthofChrist. B.between1000and1450c.e. C.between500and1000c.e. D.betweenthebirthofChristandthefalloftheRomanempire,around476c.e. Question2of25 The most important patron of music in the Middle Ages was: A.Lonin B.Charlemagne C.theRomanCatholicChurch D.HildegardofBingen Question3of25 Most of the surviving music from the early Middle Ages is secular. True False Question4of25 Which civilization did NOT play a significant role in shaping the early music of the Christian church? A.Byzantine B.Greek C.Hebrew D.Egyptian Question5of25 What does NOT characterize Gregorian chant? A.monophonictexture B.triadicharmonies C.generallyconjunctmotion D.freeverserhythm Question6of25 The service in the Roman Catholic Church that symbolically reenacts the sacrifice of Christ is: A.theMatins B.theVespers C.theMass D.theOffice Question7of25 The text of the Kyrie comes from: A.theoldFrankishliturgy B.apoembyPopeGregory C.theOldTestament D.aGreekprayerformercy Question8of25 The singing leader in Jewish religious services is called: A.thegriot B.thechanter C.thecantor D.theclergy Question9of25 The Notre Dame style of polyphony, in which the tenor line was based on a preexisting chant melody and the upper voice moved freely (and more rapidly), was called: A.organum B.plainsong C.liturgicaldrama D.chanson Question10of25 The sacred text of Islam is the Book of Psalms. True False Question11of25 Which was NOT a function of secular music in medieval court life? A.accompanimentfordancingandbanquets B.militarymusic,tosupportcampaignsandtroops C.ceremonialoccasionsandtournaments D.devotionalservices Question12of25 Raimbauts Kalenda maya is based on: A.afamousmelodyfromaplay B.asungdanceformcalledestampie C.Gregorianchant D.secularspringrituals Question13of25 An end-blown flute with a whistle mouthpiece is called: A.apsaltery B.ashawm C.acrumhorn D.arecorder Question14of25 The fretted string instrument of the guitar family with a rounded back is: A.therebec B.thelute C.thepsaltery D.theshawm Question15of25 A medieval brass instrument usually made from wood with fingerholes is called: A.thesackbutthevielle B.theshawm C.thecornetto Question16of25 Troubadours, trouvres, and trobairitz were medieval poet-musicians. True False Question17of25 Who is the Greek god of music? A.Donysius B.Pan C.Apollo D.Venus Question18of25 Which institution supported music in Renaissance society? A.thechurch B.thecityandstate C.thearistocraticcourts D.alloftheabove Question19of25 The fixed melody used as a basis for elaborate polyphonic writing in the Renaissance was called A.acappella B.acantusfirmus C.asaltarello D.wordpainting Question20of25 The sixteenth century has been regarded as a low point in music history. True False Question21of25 The special Mass sung at funerals and memorials in the Roman Catholic Church is: A.theMagnificat B.theReqiuiem C.theLitany D.the<i>Haecdies</i> Question22of25 Who is the composer of the Pope Marcellus Mass? A.DuFay B.Palestrina C.Machaut D.Josquin Question23of25 The structure known as binary form is: A.aabb B.aba C.abba D.ABaAabAB Question24of25 The first composer to indicate dynamics and specific instrumentation in music was: A.Palestrina B.Monteverdi C.Josquin D.Gabrieli Question25of25 Italian madrigalists set words such as weeping, trembling, and dying with great expression. True False Quiz 6 Question1of20 In Western music, the octave is divided into how many equal intervals? A.six B.eight C.twelve D.fifteen Question2of20 A twelve-tone scale, including all the semitones of the octave, is called: A.minor B.major C.chromatic D.diatonic Question3of20 Tonality means that we hear a piece of music in relation to a central tone, called: A.thetonic B.thesubdominant C.thedominant D.thescale Question4of20 A North Indian raga: A.hassevennotes,likeamajorscale B.hasextramusicalassociations C.usesonlythreenotes D.usesthefullchromaticscale Question5of20 The triad built on the first note of the scale is called: A.thetonic B.thesubdominant C.thesubtonic D.thedominant Question6of20 The three triads basic to our musical systems are the tonic, the dominant, and: A.thesupertonic B.thesubmediant C.thesubdominant D.themediant Question7of20 The process of passing from one key to another is known as: A.transformation B.transposition C.development D.modulation Question8of20 Which best describes how Baroque musicians made a living? A.asservantstoroyaltyornobility B.asmembersofthechurch C.asemployeesofafreecity D.alltheabove Question9of20 Religion remained a driving force behind power struggles in the Baroque era. True False Question10of20 The introduction of monody in music represented a major shift in texture from: A.polyphonictohomophonic B.polyphonictomonophonic C.majortominor D.dupletotriple Question11of20 Which two instruments would most likely have played the basso continuo in the Baroque era? A.vilinandcello B.celloandharpsichord C.bassoonandpiano D.bassoonandviolin Question12of20 The Baroque technique of placing numerals, indicating the harmony required, above or below the bass notes, is called: A.equaltemperament B.figuredbass C.thedoctrineoftheeffections D.ostinato,orgroundbass Question13of20 The Baroque performance practice where musicians embellished the melodies was called: A.continuousmelody B.ritornelloprocedure C.improvisation D.drivingrhythm Question14of20 A highly emotional song in an opera is called: A.anensemble B.anaria C.achorus D.arecitative Question15of20 The orchestral introduction heard at the beginning of an opera is called: A.ensemble B.recitative C.ritornello D.anoverture Question16of20 The text of an opera is called: A.thescript B.theplay C.thelyrics D.thelibretto Question17of20 Strozzi&rsquo;s <i>Begli occhi</i> is an example of the Italian: A.oratorio B.madrigal C.sacredcantat D.secularcantata Question18of20 In a simple four-part harmonization, the chorale tune was most likely put in: A.thetenorvoice B.thealtovoice C.thesopranovoice D.thebassvoice Question19of20 The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from: A.contemporarylife B.medievalhistory C.Greekmythology D.theBible Question20of20 How did Handel change the role of the chorus in his oratorios? A.Hedecreaseditsimportance B.Hemadeitthecenterofthedrama C.Hereplaceditwiththearia D.Heremoveditaltogether Quiz 7 Question1of25 Which was NOT an important keyboard instrument in the Baroque? A.theorgan B.thepiano C.theclavichord D.theharpsichord Question2of25 The harpsichord is different from the piano because: A.itusuallyhastwokeyboards,ratherthanone B.itsstringsareplucked,ratherthanstruck C.itisnotcapableofawidedynamicrange D.alloftheabove Question3of25 The Baroque composer who wrote over five hundred keyboard sonatas whose structure led to the development of sonata-allegro form was: A.Frescobaldi B.Bach C.Vivaldi D.Scarlatti Question4of25 A gigue is best described as: A.alivelysextuplemeterdance B.astatelytriplemeterdance C.amoderateduplemeterdance D.aquickpacedquadruplemeterdance Question5of25 The standard Baroque suite consists of a variety of international dance types True False Question6of25 Which Baroque genre was the direct ancestor of the symphony? A.Italianoverture B.Grenchoverture C.sonatadachiesa D.sonatadacamera Question7of25 In a fugue, a section in which the theme is imitated in close succession is called: A.diminution B.stretto C.anepisode D.augementation Question8of25 In a fugue, the technique of stating the theme in faster rhythmic values is called A.augmentation B.diminution C.retrograde D.stretto Question9of25 Which of the following is noted as a reformer of eighteenth-century opera? A.Watteau B.J.S.Bach C.C.P.E.Bach D.Gluck Question10of25 In music compositions, a theme is: A.aliterarystorythatisassociatedwiththework. B.thecompositionsunderlyingmeaning C.amusicalideathatisusedasabuildingblock D.thecompositionsoverallmood Question11of25 The famous four-note figure at the beginning of Beethovens Symphony No. 5 is best described as: A.atheme B.acoda C.amotive D.akey Question12of25 Which movement is the most highly organized and most characteristic of the multimovement cycle? A.first B.second C.third D.fourth Question13of25 The three main sections of sonata allegro form are the exposition, development, and: A.trio B.coda C.bridge D.recapitulation Question14of25 In sonata-allegro form, the section that features the most tension and drama through modulation and motivic interplay is called: A.theexposition B.thedevelopment C.therecapitulation D.thecoda Question15of25 Theme and variation form often utilizes which of the following compositional techniques? A.melodicvariation B.harmonicvariation C.rhythmicvariation D.alltheabove Question16of25 The Classical attitude toward art is considerably more objective than the Romantic. True False Question17of25 The Classical period in music ranged from approximately: A.1600to1650 B.1560to1700 C.1700to1750 D.1750to1825 Question18of25 The system in which the aristocracy sponsored musicians is called: A.sponsorship B.patronage C.scholarship D.apprenticeship Question19of25 Public performances were rare in the Classical era. True False Question20of25 Music for a small ensemble of two to about ten players with one player to a part is called: A.chambermusic B.programmusic C.operabuffa D.puremusic Question21of25 A piano trio consists of: A.threepianos B.piano,viola,andcello C.pianoandtwoviolins D.piano,violin,andcello Question22of25 Which composer established the scherzo as a regular alternative to the minuet movement? A.Haydn B.Beethoven C.Schubert D.Mozart Question23of25 The Classical string quartet literature follows the same basic formal design as the symphony and sonata. True False Question24of25 Eine kleine Nachtmusik: A.isGermanforALittleNightMusic B.isanexampleofprogrammusic C.isasymphonyforfullorchestra D.alloftheabove Question25of25 Modern scientists have shown that listening to Mozart: A.helpswithsolvingmathproblems B.calmstheagitated C.improvesathleticskills D.facilitatessleepatnight Quiz 8 Question1of20 The early Classical symphony was characterized by quickly ascending themes with a strong rhythmic drive. These are known as: A.torpedothemes B.rocketthemes C.steamrollerthemes D.operaticthemes Question2of20 In the Classical orchestra, which group of instruments served as the ensembles nucleus? A.percussion B.brass C.woodwinds D.strings Question3of20 The third movement of a Classical symphony is most frequently in: A.minuetandtrioform B.sonataallegroform C.themeandvariationsform D.rondoform Question4of20 Of which genre is Haydns The Creation representative? A.opera B.concerto C.oratorio D.mass Question5of20 How did Haydns Surprise Symphony earn its nickname? A.Asurpriseloudchordisplayedintheslowmovement. B.Haydnaddedanunexpectedfifthmovement. C.ItwasasurprisegifttoSalomon. D.Thelastmovementendssurprisingly. Question6of20 belonged Beethoven to a generation of artists who were influenced by the full impact of: A.theFrenchRevolution. B.theAmericanRevolution. C.thecollapseoftheHapsburgdynasty. D.theIndustrialRevolution. Question7of20 Beethoven suffered perhaps the most traumatic of all maladies for a musician. What was it? A.blindness B.paralysis C.diabetes D.deafness Question8of20 How many symphonies did Beethoven write? A.5 B.9 C.32 D.104 Question9of20 Beethovens own instrument, for which he wrote numerous concertos and sonatas, was: A.thecello B.theviolin C.thepiano D.theclarinet Question10of20 Which best describes the opening idea of Beethovens Symphony No. 5? A.athreenotemotive B.afournotemotive C.arockettheme D.adanceliketheme Question11of20 lthough Beethoven received support from music-loving aristocrats, he functioned primarily as a freelance, or independent, composer. True False Question12of20 Unlike Mozart, Beethoven used sketchbooks to work out musical ideas. True False Question13of20 How many movements are in a Classical concerto? A.two B.three C.four D.six Question14of20 The word concerto implies the mixing of two dissimilar elements, such as a soloist or solo group versus an orchestra. True False Question15of20 Beethovens Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, was subtitled Moonlight by: A.thepoetRellstabshortlyafterthecomposersdeath B.thecomoser C.hispublisher D.modernpublishers Question16of20 Beethoven gave his Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, the designation: A.Adagiocantabile B.quasiunafantasia C.conamibilita D.MoonlitSonata Question17of20 In the Classical era, the sonata was intended for professional musicians only. True False Question18of20 A musical setting of the Mass for the Dead is called: A.anoratorio B.anopera C.arequiem D.acantata Question19of20 In the nineteenth century, the Mass was performed only in church. True False Question20of20 Mozarts Requiem was sung in a worldwide memorial for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. (try Google) True False Quiz 9 Question1of20 The democratic character of the Romantic movement is illustrated by: A.alloftheabove B.sympathyfortheoppressed C.faithinhumankindanditsdestiny D.interestinfolkculture Question2of20 One of the prime traits of Romantic artists was their emphasis on intense emotional expression. True False Question3of20 Of the following, which instrument first appeared in the Romantic era? A.bassoon B.saxophone C.trombone D.piano Question4of20 During the nineteenth century, concert life began to center in the: B.palace C.publicconcerthall Question5of20 Of the following, which does NOT describe orchestras of the nineteenth century? A.Theconductoremergedasacentralfigure. B.Therangeofdynamicsincreased. C.Thesizeoforchestrasdecreased,makingformorecompactensembles. D.Newinstrumentswereaddedtotheensemble. Question6of20 Mendelssohns Italian Symphony, Bizets Carmen, and Ravels Spanish Rhapsody are examples of: A.exoticism B.opera C.nationalism D.symphonicpoems Question7of20 Of the following, who is a noted woman composer of the Romantic era? A.PrincessCarolyneSaynWittgenstein B.AmyCheneyBeach C.GeorgeSand D.NadezhdavonMeck Question8of20 A song form in which the same melody is repeated with every stanza of text is called: A.rubato B.strophic C.durchkomponiert D.throughcomposed Question9of20 A song structure that is composed from beginning to end without repetition of whole sections is called: A.themeandvariations B.throughcomposed C.modifiedstrophic D.strophic Question10of20 The German term for the art song is: A.durchkomponiert B.Lied C.chorale D.Gesange Question11of20 In which genre is Schubert NOT indebted to Classical traditions? A.symphony B.chambermusic C.Lied D.pianosonata Question12of20 In Schubert's Erlking, the obsessive triplet rhythm of the piano accompaniment represents: A.thewind B.theterrorintheboy'smind C.thegallopingofthehorse D.alloftheabove Question13of20 Robert Schumanns wife, Clara, was: A.thedaughterofhispianoteacher B.oneoftheforemostpianistsofherday C.theinspirationforAPoetsLove D.alloftheabove Question14of20 The short, lyric piano piece was the instrumental equivalent of: A.theopera B.thesong C.thesymphony D.theconcerto Question15of20 Chopin primarily composed for which type of venue? A.salonordrawingroom B.recitalhall C.publiccourtyards D.theatricalstage Question16of20 The term tempo rubato means: A.stricttempo B.slowtotheend C.borrowedtime D.accelerate Question17of20 An tude is a short but highly technical study piece for piano. True False Question18of20 Clara Schumanns Music for an Evening Entertainment, Op. 6, is written for: A.solopiano B.violinandpiano C.fourhandpiano D.astringquartet Question19of20 Clara Schumann wrote primarily piano and vocal works and composed no symphonies. True False Question20of20 Louis Moreau Gottschalk was born in: A.Berlin B.NewOrleans C.Boston D.SanFrancisco Quiz 10 Question1of20 Which of the following compositions is LEAST likely to be an example of program music? A.StringQuartetinBflatmajor B.RomeoandJuliet C.1812Overture D.HaroldinItaly Question2of20 Who is the first composer to use the term symphonic poem? A.Tchaikovsky B.Berlioz C.Liszt D.Mendelssohn Question3of20 Berliozs Symphonie fantastique is an example of: A.atonepoem B.aprogramsymphony C.aconcertoverture D.asymphonicpoem Question4of20 The Dies irae is: A.aLiedbySchubert. B.achantfromtheMassfortheDead C.anoperabyBerlioz D.theidefixeinBerliozsSymphoniefantastique. Question5of20 Which of the following is NOT a famous Russian ballet based on folklore? A.Tchaikovsky's<i>TheNutcracker</i> B.Proofiev's<i>RomeoandJuliet</i> C.Prokofiev's<i>Cinderella</i> D.Stravinsky's<i>TheFirebird</i> Question6of20 Of the following, who wrote more than seven symphonies? A.Tchaikovsky B.Brahms C.Mendelssohn D.Haydn Question7of20 Which movement of a symphony is traditionally the slowest? A.thefirstmovement B.thesecondmovement C.thethirdmovement D.thefourthmovement Question8of20 The typical Romantic symphony has four movements. True False Question9of20 Brahms wrote no symphonies until he was past the age of forty, in part because he was in awe of the symphonies of: A.Berlioz B.Mozart C.Schubert D.Beethoven Question10of20 Which of the following does NOT characterize Brahmss Symphony No. 3? A.shiftingmoods B.programmaticimages C.cyclicunity D.classicalforms Question11of20 Brahmss Symphony No. 3 is a program symphony. True False Question12of20 A large-scale work in several movements for solo instrument(s) and orchestra is called: A.asymphony B.asuite C.aconcertoverture D.aconcerto Question13of20 In the nineteenth century, where did serious American musicians complete their studies? A.inNewYork B.inEurope C.inNewEngland D.inthenewAmericanconservatories Question14of20 Edward MacDowell incorporated Native American tunes into several of his works. True False Question15of20 Which of the following statements is NOT true about Romantic choral music? A.Schubert,Schumann,Brahms,andMendelssohn,amongmanyothers,wrotechoralmusic. B.Onlyprofessionalsingersparticipatedinnineteenthcenturychoruses. C.Choralsingingattractedmanymusicloverswhohadneverlearnedaninstrument. D.Choralmusicfloweredduringthenineteenthcentury. Question16of20 Which of the following choral forms was NOT originally intended for performance in church? A.partsong B.oratorio C.requiem D.mass Question17of20 English street songs found in Shakespeares plays are known as: A.arias B.ballads C.partsongs D.chansons Question18of20 National styles of opera developed in: A.Italy B.Germany C.France D.alloftheabove Question19of20 An Italian comic opera is called: A.Singspiel B.operabuffa C.operaseria D.opracomique Question20of20 Viewing opera often requires suspending logic and reality in order to appreciate its drama and music. True False Quiz 11 Question1of20 La Scala, the famous opera house where Verdis operas were performed, is in: A.Milan B.Venice C.Vienna D.Rome Question2of20 The librettist for Verdis Rigoletto was: A.Metastasio B.Piave C.Boito D.Goethe Question3of20 The ensemble that follows La donna mobile in Act III of Rigoletto is a: A.sextet B.duet C.octet D.quartet Question4of20 Wagners cycle of four music dramas is called: A.TheRingoftheNibelung B.DieMeistersingervonNurnberg C.Lohengrin D.TristanandIsolde Question5of20 A special theater was built at ____________ for the presentation of Wagners music dramas. A.Berlin B.Munich C.Bayreuth D.Dresden Question6of20 The principal themes in Wagners operas, which recur throughout a work and carry specific meanings, are called: A.motives B.fixedideas C.leitmotifs D.libretti Question7of20 Who are the Valkyries from Wagners Ring of the Nibelung? A.theenemiesofWotan B.theNibelungdwarfs C.theRhinemaidens D.theninedaughtersofWotan Question8of20 In Act III, scene 1 of Die Walkre, what are the Valkyries carrying on their horses? A.fallenheroes B.slaiinfoes C.weaponsofwar D.armor Question9of20 The focal point of Wagnerian music drama is the voice. True False Question10of20 At the close of the opera Madame Butterfly, the title character: A.returnstoherlifeasageisha B.marriesPrinceYamadori C.goestotheUnitedStateswithPinerton D.killsherselfwithasamuraidagger Question11of20 In her aria Un bel d from Madame Butterfly, Cio-Cio-San sings of: A.herplantokillherself B.herlifeasageisha C.herloveforherson D.herwishforherhusbandtoreturn Question12of20 Puccinis opera Madame Butterfly, with its Japanese melodies and pentatonic and whole-tone scales, is an example of exoticism. True False Question13of20 Which of the following Russian composers was famous for his ballets? A.Musorgsky B.Tchaikovsky C.RimskyKorsakov D.Cui Question14of20 The post-Romantic era lasted from approximately: A.18801900 B.18701900 C.18901910 D.19001920 Question15of20 ____________ was a dynamic composer and conductor who served as director of both the Vienna Opera and the New York Philharmonic. A.ClaudeDebussy B.GustavMahler C.EdvardGrieg D.MauriceRavel Question16of20 Impressionism was a style cultivated principally in: A.Rome B.London C.Paris D.Berlin Question17of20 Impressionism in music is best exemplified by the works of: A.ClaudeDebussy B.GustavMahler C.HectorBerlioz D.FrdricChopin Question18of20 Which of the following was NOT characteristic of Impressionist music? A.wholetonescales B.parallelchords C.accentsonthefirstbeatofeachmeasure D.ninthchords Question19of20 What is unusual about the opening of Debussys Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun? A.Itopenswithaflutesolointhevelvetylowerregister. B.Itopenswithsolobassooninthehighregister. C.Itopenswithadrumrollandfanfare. D.Itopenswithunisonstrings. Question20of20 Impressionist composers avoided parallel motion of chords because it was prohibited in the Classical system of harmony. True False Quiz 12 Question1of20 The artistic trends of the early twentieth century can best be characterized as: A.anextensionofRomanticideals B.influencedbyRomanticism C.areactionagainstRomanticism D.influencedbyanearlierera Question2of20 In which country did the Expressionist movement originate? A.Italy B.Germany C.UnitedStates D.England Question3of20 The early-twentieth-century style that sought to revive certain principles and forms of earlier music was: A.Expressionism B.Impressionism C.Neoclassicism D.postRomanticism Question4of20 The element of rhythm in twentieth century music is best characterized by: A.theadherencetothebasicmetricalpatternsofthepast B.adisregardforthebasicmetricalpatternsofthepast C.theadoptionofdancerhythmsborrowedfromthefolkidiom D.areturntothepatternsoftheBaroqueera Question5of20 Composers introduced new harmonic styles in the twentieth century, including: A.atonality B.polytonality C.twelvetonemusic D.alloftheabove Question6of20 The melody in twelve-tone music is called: A.ananswer B.acountermelody C.asubject D.atonerow Question7of20 The emphasis on rhythm brought the ____________ section of the orchestra into greater prominence. A.brass B.string C.percussion D.woodwind Question8of20 The element of melody in early twentieth-century music is characterized by wide leaps and dissonant intervals. True False Question9of20 Stravinsky immigrated to ____________ just before World War II. A.theSovietUnion B.England C.theUnitedStates D.France Question10of20 The Rite of Spring opened in Paris in 1913 to: A.anemptytheater B.audienceindifference C.anearriotafterthefirstperformance D.greatcriticalacclaim Question11of20 The Introduction to Stravinskys The Rite of Spring begins with a melody played by the: A.clarinet B.flute C.Frenchhorn D.bassoon Question12of20 What best describes the meter in Stravinskys Dance of the Youths and Maidens from The Rite of Spring? A.unpredictableaccentssetagainstaduplemeter B.acleartriplemeter C.unpredictableaccentswithnosenseofregularmeter D.afloatingqualitywithnoaccents Question13of20 Schoenberg created a new style in which vocal melodies were spoken rather than sung with exact pitches and rhythms. This was known as: A.Klangfarbenmelodie B.Singspiel C.Sprechstimme D.recitative Question14of20 Like Stravinsky, Schoenberg became a U.S. citizen and spent a major portion of his creative life in the United States. True False Question15of20 Which of the following English composers is viewed as one of the foremost twentieth-century opera composers? A.Delius B.Elgar C.Britten D.VaughanWilliams Question16of20 Bartk immigrated to ____________ during World War II and remained there for the last few years of his life. A.LosAgneles B.Zurich C.Paris D.NewYorkCity Question17of20 The model for Bartks melodies can be found in: A.Wagnerianoperas B.Elizabethandances C.Hungarianfoldsongs D.theworksofBeethoven Question18of20 Which nineteenth-century American composer is best remembered for his popular ballads and minstrel show tunes? A.WilliamBillings B.CharlesGriffes C.CharlesIves D.StephenFoster Question19of20 In his early years,William Grant Still was associated with which artistic movement? A.imagism B.theHarlemRenaissance C.abstractexpressionism D.impressionism Question20of20 Coplands Billy the Kid is: A.aballet B.anopera C.acantata D.afilmscore Quiz 13 Question1of25 African-American music forms the roots of which of these popular American musical styles? A.ragtime B.blues C.jazz D.alloftheabove Question2of25 What American composer is known as the king of ragtime? A.Joplin B.Strauss C.Sousa D.Armstrong Question3of25 What is a bent, or blue, note? A.anoteinwhichthepitchdropsslightly B.anotethatisnotheard C.anotethatissustained D.anoteinwhichthepitchrisesslightly Question4of25 What American city is considered the birthplace of jazz? A.NewOrleans B.NewYork C.LosAngeles D.Chicago Question5of25 A jazz style of singing that sets syllables without meaning to an improvised vocal line is known as: A.holler B.Sprechstimme C.Singspiel D.scatsinging Question6of25 Billie Holidays song Billies Blues demonstrates ____________ form. A.12barblues B.32barpopularsongform C.16barblues D.rittornelloform Question7of25 What kind of jazz is Duke Ellington known for? A.thirdstream B.bebop C.bigband D.NewOrleans Question8of25 What was the trademark of bebop? A.useofminorkeys B.atwelvebarprogression C.dissonantcounterpoint D.atwonotephrase Question9of25 The principal exponent of cool jazz was trumpeter: A.HerbertL.Clarke B.DukeEllington C.RaphaelMendez D.MilesDavis Question10of25 The form of Dizzy Gillespies A Night in Tunisia is: A.roundedternary B.throughcomposed C.expandedbinary D.32barsongform Question11of25 George Gershwin was one of the first white American composers to: A.leadanintegratedbigband B.writemusicforDukeEllingtonsband C.incorporateAfricanAmericanbluesandjazzstylesintohiscompositions D.writeforthemusicaltheater Question12of25 What is considered to be Americas unique contribution to world theater? A.theballadopera B.thepantomime C.theoperetta D.themusical Question13of25 What American folk opera by George Gershwin was far ahead of its time? A.PorgyandBess B.MyFairLady C.GuysandDolls D.ShowBoat Question14of25 Which of the following is an example of a rock musical? A.SundayintheParkwithGeorge B.SweeneyTodd C.Hair D.Evita Question15of25 Jonathan Larsens rock opera, Rent, is inspired by which opera? A.Pagliacci B.Carmen C.TheMarriageofFigaro D.LaBohme Question16of25 Bernsteins West Side Story updates the feud of the Capulets and the Montagues to that between: A.TonyandMaria B.theJetsandtheSharks C.AfricanAmericansandPuertoRicans D.theJetsandthepolice Question17of25 In Trinidad and Tobago, oil drums were fashioned into which musical instruments? A.chekere B.giro C.steeldrums D.congadrums Question18of25 Rock and roll emerged as a union of which two styles? A.gospelandjazz B.jazzandclassical C.rhythm/bluesandcountry/western D.discoandgrunge Question19of25 Who is considered by many to be the father of soul? A.NeilSedaka B.ChuckBerry C.RayCharles D.PaulMcCartney Question20of25 What instrument did George Harrison of the Beatles take up that brought a more international sound to rock? A.Javanesegamelan B.Indiansitar C.Turkishbelltree D.Japanesekoto Question21of25 All of the following are representatives of the British rock invasion EXCEPT: A.TheWho B.theBeatles C.theRollingStones D.theByrds Question22of25 One of the foremost groups in the genre of Latin rock is: A.theBeatles B.Nirvana C.Santana D.theGratefulDead Question23of25 Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath play in the ____________ style. A.glitterrock B.punkrock C.heavymetal D.disco Question24of25 An Irish rock group of the late 1980s interested in political activism was: A.ElvisCostello B.GunsN'Roses C.U2 D.TheWho Question25of25 The term for the style that combines elements of Cajun and Creole music is: A.zydeco B.honkytonk C.haricot D.bluegrass ... View Full Document

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