Ans Doc471


1. Which of the following composers wrote the music for West Side Story?
A. Jerome Kern
B. Cole Porter
C. Leonard Bernstein
D. George M. Cohan
2. The progression of four basic chords that was used in many popular songs of the 1950s and 1960s is
referred to as _______ chord progression.
A. bebop
B. vamp
C. doo-wop
D. pop
3. John Cage’s 4’33” is an example of _______ music.
A. silent
B. idiosyncratic
C. achromatic
D. aleatory
4. Tamra says that the difference between an opera and a musical is that the opera includes more spoken
word than singing. Eduardo says that the musical contains singing with some spoken dialog. Who is correct
in citing the difference?
A. Neither Tamra nor Eduardo
B. Eduardo
C. Tamra
D. Both Tamra and Eduardo
5. Notes that begin a phrase before a downbeat are known as pick-up notes or a/an
A. call and response.
B. duck walk.
C. shuffle groove.
D. anacrusis.
6. _______ music is based on frequent repetition (with small variations) of a small musical idea.
A. Atonal
B. Rap
C. Ostinato
D. Minimalist
7. For the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Chinese-American _______ was enlisted to play the
cello to offset the Asian-sounding erhu.
A. Yo-Yo Ma
B. Ang Lee
C. Tan Dun
D. Xiaohui Ma
8. A repeated melodic and rhythmic figure in the lower register of the piano is typical of the Afro-Cuban
dance music known as
A. reggae.
B. mambo.
C. guaguanco.
D. salsa.
9. Which song crossed racial boundaries by achieving success on both the R&B and pop charts?
A. “My Ding-a-Ling”
B. “Please Mr. Postman”
C. “School Day”
D. “Fight the Power”
10. A musical style that combines traditional and modern elements is called
A. minimalism.
B. exhibitionism.
C. postmodernism.
D. modernism.
11. Which of John Cage’s works has been perceived by some as a joke?
A. Imaginary Landscape no. 4
B. Einstein on a Beach
C. 4’33”
D. Illiac Suite
12. In the song “Tonight” from the musical West Side Story, the composer distributed two basic melodies
among different characters to create a kind of _______, in which nothing disappears but new layers are
constantly introduced.
A. consonant counterpoint
B. layered presence
C. additive form
D. dissonant form
13. A chromatic scale consists entirely of
A. quarter steps.
B. tonal centers.
C. whole steps.
D. half steps.
14. Einstein on a Beach was a unique opera because it
A. was written in Chinese.
B. had no plot and very little singing.
C. had a single violinist.
D. was exclusively recitative.
15. The hand-clapping at the beginning of the song “Please Mr. Postman” is known as the
A. vamp.
B. hook.
C. shuffle groove.
D. ostinato.
16. The musician who ushered in the twentieth-century era of virtuosic rock guitar playing was
A. Chet Atkins.
C. Jimi Hendrix.
D. Chuck Berry.
17. The _______ is a xylophone-like instrument with tubular resonators under each bar.
A. suspended cymbal
B. marimba
C. conga
D. timbales
18. Which one of the following composers is best known for promoting aleatory music?
A. Franz Wozzek
B. John Cage
C. Béla Bartók
D. Richard Strauss
19. The musical movement that started in the mid-1960s on the West Coast was the _______ movement.
A. folk
B. rock
C. progressive
D. psychedelic
20. The first African American to have a major opera performed by a major American opera company was
A. Langston Hughes.
B. William Grant Still.
D. Scott Joplin.