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01) One of the most revolutionary periods in music history was the A) Renaissance, B) early baroque. C) middle baroque. D) late baroque. 02) The early baroque was characterized by A) elaborate counterpoint. B) homophonic texture. C) development of the standardized orchestra. D) diffusion of the style into every corner of Europe. 03) The middle baroque was characterized by A) elaborate counterpoint. B) homophonic texture. C) development of the standardized orchestra. D) diffusion of the style into every corner of Europe. 04) A popular keyboard instrument in which sound was produced by means of brass blades striking the strings was the A) clavichord. B) harpsichord. C) organ. D) basso continuo. 05) Affections in baroque usage refers to A) the nobility's manner of deportment. B) the doctrine of universal brotherhood. C) terraced dynamics. D) emotional states or moods of music. 06) The most characteristic feature of baroque music is the A) word painting. B) basso continuo. C) large brass section in the orchestra. D) use of the piano. 07) Terraced dynamics refers to A) a gradual change between loud and soft. B) the performance of music outside. C) a sudden change between loud and soft. D) a consistence in dynamics throughout the entire piece. 08) In the baroque period, the ordinary citizen's opportunities for hearing music usually came from the A) court. B) church. C) concert hall. D) corner tavern. 09) Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, was a A) flutist. B) composer. C) general. D) all of the above. 10) In Italy, music schools were often connected with A) orphanages. B) noble courts. C) public schools. D) universities.
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11) The music director of a court in the baroque period A) supervised and directed the musical performances. B) composed much of the music required for performances. C) was responsible for the upkeep of the instruments and music library. D) all of the above. 12) A large court during the baroque period might employ about __________ performers. A) 18 B) 24 C) 80 D) 120 13) A small group of soloists is pitted against a larger group of players in a A) ritornello. B) conservatory. C) concerto grosso. D) tutti. 14)The structure of the concerto grosso most often consists of __________ movements. A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 15) A ritornello is a A) refrain. B)
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