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1. A short musical form written especially for the piano is called a

   A. prelude.
    B. berceuse.
    C. character.
    D. waltz.
2. Modest Mussorsky's most famous opera is

   A. Otello.
    B. Eugene Onegin.
    C. Boris Gudonov.
    D. Falstaff.
3. Many composers of the Impressionist era wrote harmonies consisting of chords that moved in _______ motion.

   A. reverse
    B. indirect
    C. parallel
    D. convex
4. Who was the virtuoso violinist that had a profound influence on Franz Liszt?

   A. Giuseppe Verdi
    B. Franz Schubert
    C. Giacomo Puccini
    D. Niccolo Paganini
5. The Romantic period included most of the _______ century.

   A. sixteenth
    B. seventeenth
    C. eighteenth
    D. nineteenth
6. Which one of the following musical notations allows performers to improvise slightly with the rhythm?

   A. Sostenuto
    B. Moderato
    C. Allegretto
    D. Rubato
7. Post-Romantic music usually has a _______ quality.

   A. massive
    B. soothing
    C. cerebral
    D. delicate
8. A poem set to music and sung is called a(n)

   A. étude.
    B. art song.
    C. tone poem.
    D. impromptu.
9. Richard Wagner's major work is a four-opera cycle called

   A. Carmen.
    B. The Barber of Seville.
    C. The Ring of the Nibelung.
    D. Siegfried.
10. A _______ is a musical motive associated with a character, idea, or emotion in the works of Wagner.

   A. pedal
    B. sostenuto
    C. leitmotiv
    D. scherzo
11. The Nutcracker is a(n)

   A. ballet.
    B. opera.
    C. symphony.
    D. oratorio.
12. The music of Brahms is often described as

   A. negative.
    B. dissonant.
    C. disorganized.
    D. optimistic.
13. _______ music is generally associated with nonmusical ideas and objects.

   A. Character
    B. Program
    C. Recital
    D. Literary
14. The opera Faust was written by

   A. Charles Gounod.
    B. Carl Maria Von Weber.
    C. Claude Debussy.
    D. Franz Schubert.
15. The music of the Romantic era is typically very

   A. intellectual.
    B. emotional.
    C. scientific.
    D. unimaginative.
16. Which one of the following describes one aspect of Romanticists?

   A. Trusted rational intellect
    B. Withdrawn
    C. Cold and formal
    D. Interested in nature
17. Piano music of the Romantic period frequently relies on the use of the

   A. staccato.
    B. reed.
    C. manuals.
    D. pedals.
18. How many movements are there in a tone poem?

   A. One
    B. Two
    C. Three
    D. Four
19. Which one of the following is characteristic of Brahms's compositions?

   A. Feeling of self-pity and despair
    B. Well-organized and well-developed themes
    C. Radical innovations
    D. Hollow sounds and dissonant melodies
20. The _______ chant was incorporated into several musical works of the Romantic period.

   A. Kyrie
    B. Agnus dei
    C. Dies irae
    D. Credo

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