MUNM 3613: 300/301/302/304 SPRING 2020 EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE EXAM DATES: February 24-26 FORMAT Listening w/ 3-4 excerpts (multiple choice). See specifics under each week below regarding the musical elements you should know for each except. You should also be able to recognize/identify each track (no need to memorize titles such as “Mabruk alayk” or track numbers), but you should be able to indicate genres/types (e.g., azan, taqasim, zaffa song, saidi song, etc). Matching with pairs (similar to the matchings you’ve done in the quizzes; some of the matchings will be taken directly from older quizzes) Multiple choice questions (some will be new and some will be taken from older quizzes). Written part. 1 Term/Concept to identify/discuss: Be prepared to write a paragraph (100-150 words). Be as detailed as possible. MATERIAL COVERED Readings and activities (including PowerPoints) of weeks 1-5. See specifics below organized by week. WEEK 1 Topic: What is the Middle East? Which countries are included in the roster of the Middle East? Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. Name three languages spoken in the Middle East: All but 2 are Arabic, Iran is is Persian, Israel is Hebrew and Arabic. Name three major religions practiced in the Middle East: Islam, Christianity, Juadism Is Islam equated to the Arab world? No Topic: Classification of Musical Instruments Be able to classify the following musical instruments according to the international system of classification: Oud: plucked lute chordophone Qanun: plucked zither chordophone Violin: bowed lute chordophone
Kawala / Nay: flute aerophone Mizmar: Reed Aerophone Tabla: Struck Membranophone Riqq: Struck Membranophone WEEK 2 Topic: Azan (the call to prayer) Know basic info about the following terms/concepts (essentially, know what they mean): Imam: head of the mosque (most graduate from a religious college) Muezzin: man appointed to call for prayer Azan: when, who, where, origins: Azan is the call to prayer for Muslims, instituted by Muhammed in the early 7th century. Originally delivered at the top of the Mosque tower, the caller Muezzin calls for Muslims through a speaker system to come perform the ritual 5 times a day. These times change depending on the sun.
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