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1. The styles of singing in Wagner and Verdi operas differ.

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1. 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. Only Jane is correct.
B. Only Lynn is correct.
C. Both Jane and Lynn are correct.
D. Neither Jane nor Lynn is correct.
2. Which one of the following musical notations allows
performers to improvise slightly with the rhythm?
A. Sostenuto C. Allegretto
B. Moderato D. Rubato
Lesson 5
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60 Examination, Lesson 5
3. Why was Richard Wagner considered the most progressive composer of his day?
A. He combined choral music and orchestral music.
B. He introduced the libretto to the opera.
C. He advanced the harmonic idiom of music into new, exciting realms.
D. He used the tala pulses in his orchestrations.
4. 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. Gottschalk C. Mendelssohn
B. Brahms D.
5. In Verdi’s La Traviata, Violetta sings _______ when unsure of herself.
A. an aria C. in recitative
B. a virtuoso D. in a lower key
6. To show his intense national pride, _______ wrote a large number of mazurkas.
A. Verdi C. Shankar
B. Chopin D.
7. During the nineteenth century, harmony became
A. more discordant.
B. a large-scale structural element.
C. more chromatic.
D. highly important in program music.
8. The third movement of ’s “String Quartet in F Major” contains a light-hearted
passage in a fast tempo and in triple meter called a
A. variation. C. rondo.
B. prelude. D. scherzo.
9. Ravi Shankar is known for his mastery of the 18-stringed lute called the
A. ragar. C. jhala tar.
B. sitar. D. table.
10. The _______ measures musical time using a pendulum.
A. metronome C. intermezzo
B. lyre D. timbrephone
Examination, Lesson 5 61
11. A single pair of notes played repeatedly in succession is known as a/an
A. a capella. C. hee haw.
B. drone bass. D. sotto voce.
12. Wagner drew on _______ for his opera The Ring of the Nibelungs.
A. religious dogma C. Greek mythology
B. Roman mythology D. northern European mythology
13. The various melodies heard in “ ’s String Quartet in F Major” have
a/an _______ quality.
A. jazz-like C. folk-like
B. Bach-like D. operetta
14. Which of the following composers helped the United States establish its own musical
sound by drawing on cultural idioms?
A. Brahms C.
B. Wagner D. Verdi
15. Which composer is thought to epitomize Romanticism?
A. C. Gottschalk
B. Chopin D. Schumann
16. The first American-born piano virtuoso to achieve international fame was
A. . C. Schumann.
B. Wagner. D. Gottschalk.
17. _______ exemplifies the best elements of nineteenth-century Italian opera.
A. La Boheme C. Rigoletto
B. Pagliacci D. La Traviata
18. Compared to a violin, a cello has a _______ register.
A. low C. high
B. calm D. baudy
19. In Brahms’ Symphony no. 4 in E Minor, the composer derived much of the form and
theme from the
A. music of the middle ages. C. Classical era.
B. Baroque era. D. music of the Renaissance.
20. Which opera was written to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal?
A. Aida C. Il Trovatore
B. Rigoletto D. Requiem
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