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1. A poem that tells a story is called a A. chorale. C. limerick. B.

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1. A poem that tells a story is called a
A. chorale. C. limerick.
B. ballad. D. stanza.
2. Symphonie fantastique, which depicts an artist’s execution by
guillotine, was written by the nineteenth century composer
A. Caspar David Friedrich. C. Erlkönig.
B. Berlioz. D. Giacchino Rossini.
3. The piano became a popular instrument for middle-class
families when
A. composed The American.
B. the Transcontinental Railroad was completed.
C. mass production became possible.
D. the Civil War ended.
Lesson 4
The Nineteenth Century, Part 1
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Lesson 4, go to and submit
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50 Examination, Lesson 4
4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare’s play about the collision of reality
and fantasy, was captured in a musical piece by
A. Felix Mendelssohn. C. Franz Schubert.
B. Hector Berlioz. D. Ludwig van Beethoven.
5. Franz Schubert was known for having written
A. 100 violin concertos. C. four operas.
B. 11 symphonies. D. 144 lieder.
6. In his Fifth Symphony, Beethoven
A. limits the harmony of the string section.
B. contrasts the wind instruments with the string instruments.
C. utilizes the percussion section in a whole new way.
D. introduces the short-LONG-short-LONG rhythm.
7. Clara Wieck Schumann’s “Forward!” was written for a/an
A. a capella chorus. C. full orchestra.
B. brass band. D. madrigal choir.
8. A piano trio is made up of
A. three pianos. C. a piano, organ, and pianoforte.
B. a piano, violin, and cello. D. a piano, violin and viola.
9. Berlioz insisted that a _______ be distributed to his audiences to provide an overview
of the dramatic structure of his work.
A. libretto C. program
B. musical score D. transcript
10. Prolonged exposure to volume greater than _______ is considered dangerous.
A. 40 decibels C. 70 decibels
B. 50 decibels D. 80 decibels
11. Which of the following was not one of the obstacles Fanny Hensel had to overcome as
a composer?
A. Agoraphobia kept her from traveling and performing.
B. Her brother was a famous composer and performer.
C. Her father discouraged her from pursuing music as a vocation.
D. Social attitudes prevented women from undertaking careers in music.
Examination, Lesson 4 51
12. Which of the following works helped to redefine the symphony as a genre?
A. Symphonie fantastique
B. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
C. Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony
D. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
13. _______ music is generally associated with nonmusical ideas and objects.
A. Character C. Recital
B. Program D. Literary
14. Which composer called himself a tone poet—a poet who creates with music rather
than words?
A. Beethoven C. Schubert
B. Schumann D. Chopin
15. Influenced by , _______ is credited as the first American woman to have
written a symphony.
A. Clara Wieck Schumann C. Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
B. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel D. Louise Farrenc
16. In 2001, the President of Turkmenistan banned
A. all music. C. rock music.
B. jazz. D. ballet and opera.
17. The overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a one-movement work
A. in sonata form.
B. famous for the interplay of piano, violin and cello.
C. known for the massive sound of the orchestra.
D. that presents the same basic musical idea in each strophe of the text.
18. _______ was called the “Valkyrie of the Piano.”
A. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel C. Robert Schumann
B. Clara Wieck Schumann D. Teresa Carreno
19. The composer utilized the minor mode in Symphonie fantastique to represent
A. solemnity and brilliance. C. gloom and ferocity.
B. joy and love. D. earthiness.
20. In the overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the kingdom of the fairies, led by
Oberon and Titania, is represented by the
A. strings. C. flute.
B. piccolo. D. triangle.

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