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Exam: 007667RR – FINAL EXAM
1. A _______ is a type of folk song that tells a story.
A. broadside
B. hoedown
C. canon
D. ballad
2. Notes in a major key are considered to be _______ notes.
A. bland
B. happy
C. flat
D. sad
3. When we hear three or more notes played simultaneously, we’re hearing a
A. melody
B. chord.
C. polyphonic texture.
D. monophonic line.
4. A _______ is a duple-meter dance associated with square dancing.
A. hoedown
B. broadside
C. stomp
D. corrido
5. Bach’s Cantata no. 140 is an intricate reconstruction of a
A. patriotic song.
B. well-known hymn.
C. popular ballet tune.
D. Baroque operetta.
6. Which of the following was typically used in the symphonic finale in the Classical Era?
A. Tremolo
B. Fugue
C. Minuet
D. Rondo
7. The repetition (AA), variation (AA’), and contrast (AB) of a piece of music are all part of the music’s
A. genre.
B. texture.
C. timbre.
D. form.
8. The text of an opera is called the
A. buffa.
B. vibrato.
C. program.
D. libretto.
9. The music of Philip Glass is written mostly in the _______ style.
A. post-Romantic
B. impressionist
C. minimalist
D. expressionist
10. Which one of the following is an example of an oratorio?
A. Coronaton of Poppea
B. The Four Seasons
C. Messiah
D. Cantata no. 97
11. _______ is designed for performance in an intimate setting.
A. Opera buffa
B. Opera seria
C. Symphony
D. Chamber music
12. Which one of the following represents the most important element of sonata form?
A. Use of Latin texts
B. Doctrine of affects
C. Use of word painting
D. Development of themes
13. Dido and Aeneas is an example of _______ opera.
A. Romantic
B. Baroque
C. Greek
D. Italian
14. What is the musical term for a prescribed series of pitches that step upward and downward?
A. meter.
B. scale.
C. measure.
D. cadence.
15. What is the musical term for one of many verses of poetry in a song?
A. Refrain
B. Strophe
C. Canto
D. Chorus
16. Changing from one key to another is called
A. variation.
B. imitation.
C. modulation.
D. regulation.
17. In music, the Italian term for “loud” is
A. piano.
B. forte.
C. fortissimo.
D. mezzo .
18. “Erlk├Ânig” is one of the hundreds of songs written by
A. Schubert.
B. Haydn.
C. Chopin.
D. Schumann
19. The character of a sound is referred to as its
A. pitch.
B. texture.
C. timbre.
D. line.
20. The combination of antecedent and consequent units that make a larger whole is called the
A. theme and variations form.
B. periodic phrase structure.
C. full cadence.
D. punctuation.
21. The term melody refers to a pattern of
A. notes.
B. instruments.
C. beats.
D. tempos.
22. One of the key components of the double-exposition concerto form is the
A. chorale.
B. single exposition.
C. theme.
D. cadenza.
23. An example of African American syncretism is
A. a capella chorale.
B. treble singing.
C. rhyme singing.
D. call-and-response.
24. The estampie and the saltarello are two forms of
A. African musical instruments.
B. medieval dances.
C. syllabic text-setting.
D. Italian musical instruments.
25. Opera took hold in England in the _______ century.
A. early nineteenth
B. seventeenth
C. eighteenth
D. late nineteenth
26. The second movement of a symphony is usually written in _______ form.
A. A B C D
B. A B C
C. A B A
D. A B C A
27. Baroque composers considered the _______ to be the touchstone of their art.
A. recitative
B. minuet
C. fugue
D. concerto
28. Who wrote The Nutcracker?
A. Alexandr Pushkin
B. Piotr Tchaikovsky
C. Boris Gudonov
D. Felix Mendelssohn
29. A _______ is a melodic pattern in Indian music designed to express or produce a specific feeling.
A. karnataka
B. raga
C. tabla
D. tala
30. The Broadway musical is descended from the
A. operetta.
B. oratorio.
C. aria.
D. recitative.
31. The unique quality of Mendelssohn’s overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s sonata form is that
the
A. length is expanded.
B. development is minimal.
C. development is exaggerated.
D. exposition isn’t repeated.
32. Word painting is a technique commonly used by composers of
A. madrigals.
B. plainsong.
C. suites.
D. program music.
33. The _______ is a plucked lute with four to six strings and is used to provide a drone.
A. mandolin
B. tambura
C. bass guitar
D. bass
34. What is the pattern of the Standard Song Form?
A. A A B A
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B. A B B A
C. A B A B
D. A B A C
35. Music sung without instrumental accompaniment is usually referred to by the term
A. figured bass
B. countersubject
C. a capella.
D. ordo virtuous
36. What musical form is defined as a poem set to music?
A. Impromptu
B. Fantasie
C. Episode
D. Lied
37. The term ritornello refers to the main theme of a
A. suite.
B. concerto grosso.
C. sonata.
D. virtuoso cadenza.
38. The instrument that usually has the leading role in a piano trio is the
A. viola.
B. violin.
C. cello.
D. piano.
39. The rhythmic feature of Chuck Berry’s “School Day” is
A. harmonic ascent.
B. the wall of sound.
C. honky-tonk.
D. anacrusis.
40. Which composer drew heavily on northern European mythology, including many of the same sources
used by J.R.R. Tolkien in his Lord of the Rings?
A. Berlioz
B. Wagner
C. Verdi
D. Vivaldi