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Music Appreciation Class From: Charles Hoffer Music Listening Today 3rd Edition ©2007 ISBN:###-##-####
1. "Classical music" can be thought of as music
a. for physical activities
b. that inspires people to lead better lives
c. that was created to be listened to carefully
d. that is really relaxing
e. for singing in informal situations

2. Why is memory so important in learning to listen to music?
a. It helps us to hear the difference between high and low sounds
b. It helps us to hear the difference between loud and soft sounds
c. Because we hear just an instant of music at any particular moment, we need to remember and anticipate what preceded and might follow that instant of sound
d. Because we need to remember the pieces we like
e. Because it helps us to become more responsive to music.

3. The regular pulse in music is called the
a. Beat
b. meter
c. tempod. Rhythm
e. measure

4. Meter is the
a. speed of the music
b. regularity of the beat
c. pattern of the beats
d. pattern of the notes
e. length of a rhythmic pattern

5. Syncopation occurs when
a. the meter changes
b. the tempo changes
c. two rhythmic patterns are heard at the same time
d. the emphasis of the rhythm is placed where it is not expected
e. there is no sound for a complete beat

6. A melody is
a. any series of pitches sounded one after another
b. a series of pitches sounded one after another that seems to belong together
c. a series of pitches sounded at the same time
d. a series of the pitches, some sounded in succession and some simultaneously
e. a series of pitches that you can sing

7. A theme is
a. an especially beautiful melody
b. a melodic idea that plays a unifying role in a musical work
c. a melody that is sung with accompaniment
d. a melody that is sung without accompaniment
e. a melody, vocal or instrumental, that begins a musical work

8. Form in music refers to
a. how loudly the music is being played
b. the type of ensemble playing or singing the music
c. how the music is published
d. the overall plan for the organization of the music
e. All of the above

9. A movement in an instrumental work is
a. one pattern of the conductor's arm motion
b. the repeating of a section
c. a large independent section
d. the place in the music in which the soloist plays a paraphrase of the themes
e. the concluding section

10. Forms in music are constructed around
a. variation, modulation, and contrast
b. organization, contrast, and variation
c. repetition, variation, and contrast
d. syncopation, organization, and-repetition
e. scales, dynamics, and variation

11. The timbre of an instrument or voice is determined by
a. the pitch being played or sung
b. the number and strength of the partials it produces
c. the length of the pitch being played or sung
d. the loudness of the sound
e. All of these choices

12. Approximately what proportion of a symphony orchestra consists of string instrument
a. a fourth
b. a third
c. half
d. two thirds .,..._ . ,.... ,..„-,. -. , ,..,......
e. three fourths

13. The higher female voice is the
a. soprano
b. alto
c. tenor
d. chanteuse
e. treble

14. The harpsichord produces sound when
a. a solid felt hammer strikes a metal string
b. a solid felt hammer strikes a metal rod
c. a quill or plectrum plucks a string
d. a quill or plectrum plucks a metal rod
e. a metal hammer strikes a metal string

15. In electronic music "sampling" means using
a. only certain selected pitches
b. only certain selected timbres
c. a variety of timbres
d. recorded samples of the actual sounds of an instrument
e. a predetermined rhythm pattern

16. Gregor***** *****t has no
.a. metrical rhythm
b. harmony
c. major/minor scales
d. dramatic qualities
e. All of these choices

17. Many of the practices of the Christian church were adapted from
a. Islam
b. Judaism
c. Buddhism
d. Shintoism
e. None of these choices

18. The Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei constitute what part of the Mass?
a. the Proper
b. the Ordinary
c. the Sacred
d. the Secular
e. the Liturgical

19. The "Dies irae" is a Gregor***** *****t sung at
a. sunrise
b. sunset
c. funerals
d. weddings
e. baptisms

20. Secular music is
a. played on instruments
b. sung in Latin
c. nonreligious music
d. songs with earthy texts
e. All of these choices

21. A medieval motet was built on a phrase of Gregor***** *****t. That phrase was called the
a. ground bass
b. Dies irae
c. cantus firmus
d. superius
e. maximus

22. Which statement is true of medieval motets?
a. They were secular songs,
b. They were developed at St. Peter's in Rome,
c. They contained dramatic melodies
d. They were based on a phrase of Gregor***** *****t
e. All of these choices

23. Which statement is true about Renaissance motets?
a. They were sung at social events such as meetings of learned societies.
b. They are often in aba form.
c. They were composed for large choral groups.
d. They often used texts by great poets.
e. All the voice parts are of about equal melodic quality.

24. In order to permit portions of the text to be heard more clearly, Des Prez and Palestrina used
a. homophonic texture
b. monophonic texture
c. points of imitation
d. sections introduced by spoken words
e. repeated lines

25. The term a cappella indicates that the music is to be sung
a. loudly
b. at a moderate tempo
c. with little expression
d. without accompaniment
e. with much expression

26. The Renaissance represented a rebirth of interest in and admiration of the civilizations of
a. India and China
b. ancient Greece and Rome
c. the Inca and Maya in Central and South America
d. the Scandinavian countries
e. Turkey and Iran

27. The continuo part in Baroque music is
a. played by the timpani
b. the nearly continuous bass line
c. played by the trumpet
d. the part that plays the chorale melody
e. played by the violins

28. The approximate dates of the Baroque period in music are
a. 1100-1450
b. 1450-1600
c. 1600-1750
d. 1750-1820
e. 1820-1900

29. A feature of recitatives is
a. homophonic texture
b. rhythmic freedom
c. economical coverage of the text
d. sung in a somewhat reciting style
e. All of these choices

30. An important instrument in the Baroque period
a. trombone
b. piano
c. harpsichord
d. clarinet
e. French horn

31. One of the reasons why recitatives were favored, especially for dramatic purposes, was
a. the single melody could have a wider range
b. the melody could have more movement by half steps
c. the melody could be rhythmic
d. the words could be heard more easily
e. All of these choices

32. Today Handel is known mostly for his
a. symphonies
b. violin concertos
c. chorales
d. oratorios
e. harpsichord works

33. Chorales were
a. the chorus parts of oratorios
b. hymns to be sung by congregations in Lutheran churches
c. collections of recitatives
d. a type of oratorio
e. instrumental works played at the beginning of oratorios and cantatas

34. Opera began when a group of noblemen
a. entered into an entertainment business venture
b. wished to re-create musical dramas similar to ancient Greek dramas
c. wished to make the singing of madrigals more popular ,
d. wanted to create music for students in music conservatories
e. wished to set Shakespeare's plays to music

35. The text or words an opera is called the
a. play book
b. libretto
c. manuscript
d. novella
e. storyboard

36. An important composer of early operas was
a. J.S. Bach
b. Palestrina
c. Hildegard
d. Monteverdi
e. Palestrina

37. The reason for "Dido's Lament" in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas was because
a. she found out she had a fatal disease
b. his first-born son had died
c. she learned that Aeneas was having an affair
d. Aeneas had to leave Carthage to found Rome
e. Carthage was suffering from a severe drought

38. In the recitative from Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea, Poppea is trying to get Nero to
a. leave her alone
b. leave his wife
c. give up his excessive drinking
d. come back to her soon
e. assume control of the Roman army

39. Which instrument was not particularly important in Baroque music?
a. pipe organ
b. harpsichord
c. violin
d. piano
e. trumpet

40. A Baroque suite is a group of
a. arias
b. keyboard works
c. stylized dance works
d. pieces in equal temperament
e. pieces for performance in church

41. The traditional means of designating instrumental music works that don't have a title is with the letters
a. Ms.
b. Wk.
c. Op.
d. Lb.
e. No.

42. The instruments used in a trio sonata are
a. one violin, one cello, and a continue part
b. two violins, one cello, and a continuo part
c. one violin, two cellos, and a continuo part
d. one violin, one flute, one cello, and a continue part
e. two violins, one flute, and a continuo part

43. A concerto grosso contrasts
a. a soloist with the orchestra
b. one half of the orchestra with the other half
c. a small group of players with the rest of the orchestra
d. one harpsichord with another harpsichord
e. one harpsichord with two harpsichords

44. The initials BWV after the title of a musical composition refer to the works of which composer?
a. Vivaldi
b. Bach
c. Monteverdi
d. Purcell
e. Handel

45. The main theme of a fugue is called the
a. motive
b. principal
c. subject
d. counter subject
e. master theme

46. J.S. Bach composed six concertos, performed often today for the margrave of
a. Berlin
b. Dresden
c. Hamburg
d. Munich
e. Brandenburg

47. A toccata is
a. a free-sounding virtuoso work, usually for keyboard
b. a keyboard work built around a chorale melody
c. another name for a fugue
d. the section of a keyboard work in which the player improvises
e. any keyboard work with a fast tempo

48. The three main characteristics of Baroque art and music are
a. drama, intellectual content, and conciseness
b. large dimensions, drama, and religious intensity
c. religious intensity, conciseness, and drama
d. large dimensions, religious intensity, and intellectual content
e. restraint, conciseness, and religious intensity

49. Which is not usually included in an oratorio?
a. scenery and costumes
b. instrumental accompaniment
c. arias
d. choruses
e. recitatives

50. A virtuoso is
a. someone who is very skilled in performing
b. a very honest person
c. the first chair violinist in the orchestra
d. someone who sings with much expression
e. a soloist in an oratorio or cantata

51. The themes in the Classical style tend to be
a. long and flowing
b. loud and dramatic
c. short ideas connected together
d. very rhythmic
e. very passionate

52. Which form was not used in many Classical works?
a. fugue
b. sonata
c. theme and variations
d. rondo
e. ABA

53. Under the patronage system a composer or artist
a. was commissioned to create a particular work
b. submitted works to publishers or dealers
c. decided what and when he would create
d. accepted employment with only one person
e. received a subsidy from the government

54. The Classical period in art and music existed at about the same time as the
a. fall of the Roman Empire
b. first settlements by Europeans in America
c. Revolutionary War in America
d. Civil War in America
e. First World War

55. The phrases in Classical music are often
a. irregular
b. loud
c. in different meters
d. repeated many times
e. in a statement/answer pattern

56. The first large section in sonata form is called the
a. exposition
b. development
c. transition
d. recapitulation
e. coda

57. In the development section in sonata form, the composer can
a. fragment themes
b. modulate frequently
c. add lines of counterpoint
d. invert parts of the theme
e. All of these choices

58. The recapitulation is similar to the exposition, except that the
a. first theme appears twice
b. key does not change between the first and second themes
c. cadenza is placed between the themes
d. first and second themes trade places
e. tempo is faster

59. Mozart was highly successful in composing
a. operas
b. chamber music
c. symphonies
d. concertos
e. All of these choices

60. The first movement of a concerto during the Classical period was almost always
a. a rondo
b. a theme and variations
c. in sonata form
d. in A B A form
e. In ritornelli form

61. What city was considered the center for music during the Classical period?
a. Venice
b. Paris
c. London
d. Vienna
e. Rome

62. The trumpet for which Haydn composed his Trumpet Concerto had
a. rotary valves
b. piston valves
c. a slide
d. no valves or keys
e. a few keys

63. Haydn was very successful at composing
a. symphonies
b. chamber music
c. concertos
d. oratorios
e. All of these choices

64. In Mozart's Don Giovanni, the statue that comes to dinner is
a. the ruler of Don Giovanni's country
b. Don Giovanni's brother who is a priest
c. the image of Don Giovanni's conscience
d. Don Giovanni's father
e. the father who died defending the honor of his daughter from Don Giovanni

65. Don Giovanni dies when
a. a chandelier falls on him
b. the Commandant stabs him in a duel with swords
c. consumed by flames with demon voices announcing his demise
d. he chokes on a piece of meat Leporello has served him
e. the Commandant strangles him

66. Don Giovanni mockingly invited the statue of the Commandant to
a. a duel
b. become a monk
c. come to dinner
d. manage his estate
e. become his servant

67. The libretto for Don G/oi/ann/was written by
a. Dante
b. Mozart
c. da Pointe
d. Gluck
e. Purcell

68. Chamber music is
a. any work played in a small room or recital hall
b, a work for a small orchestra
c. a work that uses one player on each part
d. a work that uses only one instrument of each type
e. a work for a singer and a small orchestra

69. The first movement of most chamber music works during the Classical period is in
a. sonata form
b. theme and variations form
c. minuet form
d. rondo form
e. ritornelli form

70. In a theme and variations, the theme
a. is repeated over and over
b. alternates with new material
c. is played and then varied several times
d. is used in different forms -- sonata, rondo, etc.
e. begins after a long introduction

71. Which is the main characteristic of chamber music?
a. It was composed over a hundred years ago.
b. It was composed during the Classical period.
c. It has only one player on each part.
d. It consists of choral works for small ensembles.
e. It is composed for amateur players.

72. A string quartet consists of
a. four violins
b. three violins and a cello
c. two violins and two cellos
d. two violins, a viola, and a cello
e. one violin, a viola, and two cellos

73. Beethoven's "Waldstein" Sonata^was one of his
a. 3 sonatas for piano
b. 10 sonatas for piano
c. 32 sonatas for piano
d. 45 sonatas for piano ..

74. A piano sonata in the Classical period typically had
a. one movement
b. two movements
c. three movements
d. four movements
e. five movements

75. Beethoven's personality was influenced very much by the fact that he
a. suffered from what we know today as multiple sclerosis
b. had serious vision problems
c. gradually became deaf
d. suffered from malnutrition as a child
e. suffered from bouts of depression

76. Although he was born in Bonn, Germany, Beethoven spent his adult life in
a. Munich
b. Salzburg
c. Paris
d. Vienna
e. Berlin

77. In the third movement of his Symphony No.. 5, Beethoven changed the traditional minuet and trio to a
a. gigue
b. scherzo
c. theme and variations
d. country dance
e. none of the above

78. The second movement of a symphony is usually
a. based on a dance like minuet and trio
b. in rondo form
c. slow and melodious d. in a fast tempo
e. in a minor key

79. The approximate dates of the Romantic period in music are
a. 1450-1600
b. 1600-175
c. 1750-1820
d. 1820-1900
e. 1900-1975

80. The term "romance" came from
a. medieval poems about a heroic person or event in a language derived from Latin
b. a series of passionate love stories set in Rome
c. poems that were written during the time of the Roman Empire
d. stories about heroic Roman soldiers
e. tales about ancient Roman rulers

81. An art song is a(n)
a. solo song sung by a chorus
b. musical setting of a poem
c. song about a painting
d. arrangement of a folk song for piano or other instrument
e. folk melody that has been incorporated into an opera

82. Art songs are often called by their German name, which is
a. Singspiels
b. Lieder
c. Werk
d. Verzeichnis
e. Volkmusik

83. The singer of Schubert's "Der Erlkonig" represents four characters, which are the
a. horse, son, father, and Erl King
b. son, father, narrator, and horse
c. son, father, Erl King, and priest
d. narrator, father, Erl King, and priest
e. narrator, father, son, and Erl King

84. Chopin always felt strongly about his native land, which was
a. Poland
b. France
c. Belgium
d. The Netherlands
e. Bohemia

85. Important composers of piano music in the Romantic-period include
a. Verdi and Puccini
b. Chopin and Liszt
c. R. Strauss and Wagner
d. Schumann and Rossini
e. Monteverdi and Purcell

86. Program music is music that is
a. printed in the program
b. played by an orchestra
c. in none of the standard forms
d. played in response to the continued applause of the audience
e. associated by the composer with a nonmusical idea

87. Berlioz created his Symphonie fantastique to vent his feelings about
a. his love for the actress Harriet Smithson
b. his bad relationship with his father
c. being raised as an orphan
d. being dismissed from his job at a Paris hospital
e. his admiration for the poet Lamartine

88. A feature of the fifth movement of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique is the use of
a. polymeters
b. a quotation from a Gregor***** *****t
c. a theme from J. S. Bach
d. ritornelli form
e. a theme from Mozart

89. The term be I canto means beautiful
a. singing
b. melodies
c. chanting
d. choral music
e. scenery and costumes

90. In Verdi's aria "La donna e mobile," the Duke's complaint about women is that they
a. like to spend money
b. are not interested in making love
c. are temperamental and deceiving
d. spend too much time on their appearance
e. are too suspicious of what men do

91. The main characters in Puccini's opera La boheme are
a. Faust and Thais
b. Roberto and Maria
c. Clara and Drosselmeyer
d. Rigoletto and Gilda
e. Rodolfo^and Mimi

92. One translation of the title Wagner's/'Gotterdammerung is
a. "The Curse of the Gods"
b. "The Image of God"
c. "The Twilight of the Gods"
d. "The Final Judgment of the Gods"
e. "The Highlight of the Gods"

93. "Verismo" operas were about
a. mythological Greek and Roman gods
b. members of royal families
c. rulers in ancient Rome
d. people in everyday life
e. heroic warriors

94. Puccini's La boheme concludes when
a. Mimi dies in Rodolfo's apartment
b. when Mimi leaves Rodolfo for another man
c. Rodolfo decides he is in love with Musetta
d. Mimi and Rodolfo marry and move away
e. Rodolfo decides to become a priest

95. Verdi became associated with Italian nationalism because
a. he fought in the Italian army against the ruling Austrians
b. he composed the Italian national anthem
c. the letters of his name represented "Victor Emmanuel, Rex d'ltalia"
d. for several years he was the king's composer
e. his opera Rigoletto was about the king's son

96. Brahms was considered by some 19th century musicians to be out of date because he
a. admired J.S. Bach's music
b. disliked Wagner and his music
c. often used the same forms as composers of the Classical period
d. did not compose operas
e. was anxious that only his better works be published

97. How many symphonies did Brahms compose?
a. one
b. two
c. four
d. nine
e. fifteen

98. Brahms's German Requiem is so titled because
a. he composed it while living in Germany
b. it uses phrases from the Bible that are in German instead of the traditional Latin text
c. it was dedicated to Kaiser Wilhelm
d. it uses the traditional Requiem text but in a German translation
e. the music of its last section is based on the German national anthem

99. Nationalism in music refers to musical works that
a. are deliberately associated by the composer with a particular country or region
b. are particularly liked by the people of a country or region
c. have texts in a language other than English
d. contain themes based on the national anthem of a particular country
e. All of these choices

100. In which country did Impressionism develop?
a. Germany
b. France
c. England
d. Italy
e. Spain

101. The two composers most associated with Impressionism are
a. Franck and Debussy
b. Berlioz and Ravel
c. Bizet and Rachmaninoff
d. Wagner and Debussy
e. Debussy and Ravel

102. In "Clair de lune," Debussy
a. tends to blur the meter
b. uses some chords with added notes
c. "rolls out" several chords
d. works with a basically simple descending melodic line
e. All of these choices

103. Some twentieth-century music
a. expanded musical elements in earlier music
b. was influenced by new sources for music, such as Africa and Asia
c. revived practices that were in fashion centuries earlier
d. probed new and untested ways of creating music
e. All of these choices

104. It is difficult to describe accurately the features of twentieth-century music because
a. we are so close to it in terms of years
b. it was very diverse and fragmented
c. several major composers changed their style
d. many more people were composing music than ever before
e. All of these choices

105. Polytonality exists when
a. there are more than four notes in a chord
b. two or more tonal centers are present at the same time
c. chords are very dissonant
d. chords contain many accidentals
e. different sections of the orchestra each play one note in a chord

106. Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is a concerto because it
a. features a small group of players in contrast to a large group
b. features long solos by the first chair player of most of the sections of the orchestra
c. has several cadenzas, each for a different instrument
d. features contrast among the various sections and groups of instruments
e. has an important part for the piano

107. Before emigrating to the United States, Bartok's homeland was
a. The Czech Republic
b. Bulgaria
c. Austria
d. Hungary
e. Poland

108. Britten wanted his War Requiem to convey a message of
a. hope for eternal life
b. victory over the enemy
c. peace
d. despair over war
e. glory to England

109. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring features
a. vibrant rhythms
b. dissonant harmonies
c. simple melodic figures
d. interesting timbres
e. All of these choices

110. A landmark work in primitivism was
a. Berg's opera Wozzeck
b. Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms
c. Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra
d. Villa-Lobos's Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, "Aria"
e. Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring

111. In Berg's opera Wozzeck, Wozzeck
a. is stabbed by his mistress, Marie
b. commits suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills
c. stabs Marie because she had been unfaithful to him
d. stabs his tormenter, the company doctor
e. sells Marie's child to a childless couple

112. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was originally
a. for a ballet
b. a film score
c. an opera
d. incidental music for a drama
e. a symphony

113. A feature of Stravinsky's music for The Rite of Spring Is
a. its flowing melodies
b. rich, consonant harmonies
c. use of traditional forms
d. effective use of irregular rhythms
e. undulating dynamics

114. The four forms of the row are the original row and
a. inversion, retrograde, and retrograde-inversion
b. row abbreviated, retrograde, and inversion
c. row in a new key, inversion, and retrograde
d. row in chords, retrograde, and retrograde-inversion
e. row in different note values, inversion, and row in a new key

115. Schoenberg and other composers who followed him were also very interested in
a. rhythmic patterns
b. unusual harmonies
c. combinations of instruments and singers
d. manipulation of timbres
e. Classical forms

116. The main proponent of chance (aleatory) music was
a. Anton Webern
b. Milton Babbitt
c. Arnold Schoenberg
d. John Cage
e. Igor Stravinsky

117. In electronic music sounds can
a. be speeded up or slowed down
b. have their timbres altered
c. be incorporated into any rhythm pattern
d. be any dynamic level
e. All of these choices

118. Musique concrete is
a. any type of electronic music
b. electronic music that uses serial techniques
c. electronic music that is performed in conjunction with conventional instruments
d. recordings of actual sounds that have been altered and arranged e. None of these choices

119. A pioneer composer of electronic music was
a. John Cage
b. Aaron Copland
c. Edgard Varese
d. George Crumb
e. Sergei Prokofiev

120. Charles Ives made his living from
a. composing
b. teaching music
c. the insurance business
d. selling musical instruments
e. writing reviews of musical events

121. Which composer composed nationalistic America music?
a. Ellen Taafe Zwilich
b. Aaron Copland
c. ***** *****
d. William Billings
e. ***** *****

122. What American song did Copland include in Appalachian Spring?
a. "Simple Gifts"
b. "America, the Beautiful"
c. "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
d. "Yankee Doodle"
e. "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"

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