Penn Foster Exam Exam: 007500RR – THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE 1. Native American chant incorporates meaningless sung syllables that serve as a form of melodic instrument called A. drone bass. B. duple meter. C. pulse. D. vocables. 2. An example of a percussion instrument is the A. shawm. B. drum. C. violin. D. lute. 3. If you’re studying the science of sound, you’re studying which of the following? A. Pitch B. Wavelength C. Acoustics D. Frequency 4. Until the sixteenth century, music was written primarily A. for just one voice. B. in the minor mode. C. for dance. D. in the major mode. 5. A series of notes that moves stepwise and covers a complete span is called a/an A. melody. B. interval. C. octave. D. whole step. 6. What invention during the Renaissance period enabled people to purchase music for their own personal use? A. Electronic recording devices B. Faster delivery service C. Printing press D. Instruments for trained transcription workers 7. A measured performance that adheres consistently to the duple meter would be read as A. 1-2-3-4. B. 1-2-3-4. C. 1-2-3-4. D. 1-2-3. 8. The basic framework for ordering music through time is the A. phrase. B. syllable. C. value. D. meter. 9. Accented notes that run against the regular pulse of the musical meter are referred to as A. duple meter. B. iambic. C. syncopated. D. anapestic. 10. Smooth, stepwise movement within a melodic phrase, subphrase, or statement is known as _______ motion. A. tonal B. chordal C. harmonic D. conjunct 11. In musical language, mezzo forte (mf) signals that the music’s volume should be A. medium loud. B. very loud. C. medium soft. D. soft. 12. A single, long note held underneath a melodic line is known as a A. homophonic line. B. drone bass. C. plainchant. D. phrase. 13. In plainchant, a sentence of text almost always ends with A. the note D. B. disjunct motion. C. cadence. D. a minor chord. 14. Landini’s tendency to intersperse occasional melismas in text that was generally syllabic in nature helped to ensure that the music A. had enjoyable rhythm. B. was easily understood by the listener. C. conveyed happiness. D. wasn’t monotonous. 15. Roy will play a melody in triple meter and place the pulse of the meter on the first beat. Chuck will play the triple meter melody and place the pulse of the meter on the third beat. Who is playing the melody with the correct pulse? A. Roy B. Both are playing the melody correctly. C. Neither is playing the melody correctly. D. Chuck 16. Von Bingen’s Play of Virtues is set to which of the following types of music? A. Orchestral B. Liturgical plainchant C. Madrigal D. Harmonic 17. When a composer sets a single syllable of a word to several notes of music, he or she is using _______ style. A. melismatic B. syllabic C. plainchant D. cadence 18. An example of a double reed musical instrument is the A. bassoon. B. piccolo. C. clarinet. D. saxophone. 19. In _______ texture, every line is, in effect, a melody. A. homophonic B. monophonic End of exam C. harmonic D. polyphonic 20. Harmony is used to support the melody by using A. chords. B. tonic. C. monophonic chant. D. meter.