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   Exam: 007503RR – THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, PART 1

1. The piano became a popular instrument for middle-class families when
A. mass production became possible.
B. the Civil War ended.
C. the Transcontinental Railroad was completed.
D. Dvořák composed The American.

2. Symphonie fantastique, which depicts an artist’s execution by guillotine, was written by the nineteenth
century composer
A. Caspar David Friedrich.
B. Berlioz.
C. Erlkönig.
D. Giacchino Rossini.

3. Franz Schubert was known for having written
A. 11 symphonies.
B. 144 lieder.
C. 100 violin concertos.
D. four operas.

4. _______ music is generally associated with nonmusical ideas and objects.
A. Recital
B. Literary
C. Character
D. Program

5. Influenced by Dvořák, _______ is credited as the first American woman to have written a symphony.
A. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
B. Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
C. Clara Wieck Schumann
D. Louise Farrenc

6. In his Fifth Symphony, Beethoven
A. limits the harmony of the string section.
B. introduces the short-LONG-short-LONG rhythm.
C. utilizes the percussion section in a whole new way.
D. contrasts the wind instruments with the string instruments.

7. When the individual movements of a work are linked using a common musical idea, the work as a whole
is commonly described as
A. polyphonic.
B. nationalistic.
C. cyclic.
D. harmonic.

8. Which composer called himself a tone poet—a poet who creates with music rather than words?
A. Schubert
B. Chopin
C. Schumann
D. Beethoven

9. In 2001, the President of Turkmenistan banned
A. all music.
B. rock music.
C. jazz.
D. ballet and opera.

10. 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.
B. triangle.
C. flute.
D. piccolo.

11. When you hear a recurring melody in a programmatic piece like Symphonie fantastique, you’re
experiencing which of the following?
A. Coda
B. Idée fixe
C. Mode
D. Polyphony

12. The oratorio Elijah was written by the nineteenth century composer
A. Felix Mendelssohn.
B. Franz Schubert.
C. Robert Schumann.
D. Frédéric Chopin.

13. Prolonged exposure to volume greater than _______ decibels is considered dangerous.
A. 80
B. 40
C. 70
D. 50
14. _______ was called the “Valkyrie of the Piano.”
A. Clara Wieck Schumann
B. Robert Schumann
C. Teresa Carreno
D. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

15. Berlioz insisted that a _______ be distributed to his audiences to provide an overview of the dramatic
structure of his work.
A. musical score
B. transcript
C. libretto
D. program

16. Which of the following works helped to redefine the symphony as a genre?
A. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
B. Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony
C. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
D. Symphonie fantastique

17. A piano trio is made up of
A. three pianos.
B. a piano, violin, and viola.
C. a piano, violin, and cello.
D. a piano, organ, and pianoforte.

18. The rhythm of the opening statement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is
A. L-s-s-s.
B. s-L-s-s.
C. s-s-s-L.
D. s-L-s-L.

19. Clara Wieck Schumann’s “Forward!” was written for a/an
A. brass band.
B. madrigal choir.
C. full orchestra.
D. a capella chorus.
End of exam

20. Which of the following was not one of the obstacles Fanny Hensel had to overcome as a composer?
A. Social attitudes prevented women from undertaking careers in music.
B. Agoraphobia kept her from traveling and performing.
C. Her brother was a famous composer and performer.
D. Her father discouraged her from pursuing music as a vocation.