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1. Which one of the following musical notations allows performers

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1. Which one of the following musical notations allows performers to improvise slightly with the rhythm?
A. Sostenuto
B. Moderato
C. Allegretto
D. Rubato
2. A raga solo always begins with the sounding of tones in _______ motion.
A. octaval
B. ascending
C. atonal
D. descending
3. In response to the outbreak of the Civil War, which composer wrote a solo piano piece that incorporated
the "Star Spangled Banner," "Hail Columbia," and "Yankee Doodle" into the work?
A. Brahms
B. Mendelssohn
C. Dvořák
D. Gottschalk
4. _______ exemplifies the best elements of nineteenth-century Italian opera.
A. Pagliacci
B. La Traviata
C. La Boheme
D. Rigoletto
5. In opera, a brief musical phrase or idea connected to some person, event, or idea is known as a/an
A. exposition.
B. leitmotif.
C. overture.
D. ode.
6. The various melodies heard in Dvořák's "String Quartet in F Major" have a/an _______ quality.
A. Bach-like
B. jazz-like
C. operetta
D. folk-like
7. The _______ measures musical time using a pendulum.
A. metronome
B. intermezzo
C. lyre
D. timbrephone
8. Which composer is thought to epitomize Romanticism?
A. Dvořák
B. Chopin
C. Schumann
D. Gottschalk
9. The styles of singing in Wagner and Verdi operas differ. Jane says that the style of singing in a Verdi
opera is virtuosic and elaborate. Lynn says that the style of singing in a Wagner opera is more syllabic.
Who is correct in describing the different styles of singing?
A. Both Jane and Lynn are correct.
B. Only Jane is correct.
C. Neither Jane nor Lynn is correct.
D. Only Lynn is correct.
10. The first American-born piano virtuoso to achieve international fame was
A. Wagner.
B. Gottschalk.
C. Schumann.
D. Dvořák.
11. Wagner drew on _______ for his opera The Ring of the Nibelungs.
A. Greek mythology
B. Roman mythology
C. religious dogma
D. northern European mythology
12. Which opera was written to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal?
A. Requiem
B. Il Trovatore
C. Rigoletto
D. Aida
13. Louis Moreau Gottschalk's "Union: Concert Paraphrase on National Airs" was written for
A. chamber orchestra.
B. orchestra.
C. piano.
D. string quartet.
14. A mazurka is a Polish folk dance written in which of the following meters?
A. Quarter
B. Triple
C. Half
D. Double
15. During the nineteenth century, harmony became
A. a large-scale structural element.
B. more chromatic.
C. more discordant.
D. highly important in program music.
16. In Brahms' Symphony no. 4 in E Minor, the composer derived much of the form and theme from the
A. music of the Renaissance.
B. Baroque era.
C. music of the Middle Ages.
D. Classical era.
17. Compared to a violin, a cello has a _______ register.
A. high
B. low
C. baudy
D. calm
18. Ravi Shankar is known for his mastery of the 18-stringed lute called the
A. sitar.
B. table.
C. ragar.
D. jhala tar.
19. Why was Richard Wagner considered the most progressive composer of his day?
A. He introduced the libretto to the opera.
B. He used the tala pulses in his orchestrations.
C. He advanced the harmonic idiom of music into new, exciting realms.
D. He combined choral music and orchestral music.
End of exam
20. A single pair of notes played repeatedly in succession is known as a/an
A. sotto voce.
B. drone bass.
C. hee haw.
D. a capella.
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