Medieval Practice Test (600-1450)

31 Questions  I  By DebraFerdinand
Please take the quiz to rate it.

European History Quizzes & Trivia
A review of Medieval music 600-1450.

  
Changes are done, please start the quiz.


Questions and Answers

Removing question excerpt is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
  • 1. 
    1. The medieval era falls into which period time in the following?
    • A. 

      650-1450

    • B. 

      1450-1600

    • C. 

      600-1450


  • 2. 
    2. Which of the following composers valued music as educating and promoting virtue (goodness or moral excellence)?
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Apollo


  • 3. 
    3. Which group had the most influence on music theory development from its inception?
    • A. 

      Romans

    • B. 

      Greeks

    • C. 

      Jews


  • 4. 
    4. The greater perfect system developed by the Greeks is represented by which of the following:
    • A. 

      A tetrachord

    • B. 

      Four tetrachords

    • C. 

      Two tetrachords


  • 5. 
    5. Aristotle defined music as consistng of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Words, harmony, and melody

    • B. 

      Words, melody, and rhythm

    • C. 

      Words, harmony, and rhythm


  • 6. 
    7. Which of the following represent the Antiphony of the medieval era?
    • A. 

      Soloist vs. congregation

    • B. 

      Call and response

    • C. 

      Unison performance


  • 7. 
    6. The style of the medieval chant (rhythmic speaking or singing of words) can be characterized by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Octave doubling

    • B. 

      Accompanied solo

    • C. 

      Many melodic leaps


  • 8. 
    7. Which of the following is included in the very early development of a system of notation in the medieval era?
    • A. 

      Staff

    • B. 

      Rest

    • C. 

      Neumes


  • 9. 
    8. In secular music, dance songs belonged to which of the following types?
    • A. 

      Ballade

    • B. 

      Alba

    • C. 

      Patorella


  • 10. 
    9. Renegade cleric drop outs who wrote and preserve some secular music can be identified as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Goliards

    • B. 

      Minstrels

    • C. 

      Toubadours


  • 11. 
    10. Which of the following represent a very important contribution of the trouveres in experimenting with musical form?
    • A. 

      Laude: A A B

    • B. 

      Stanza: a a b C a a b C

    • C. 

      Frons: ab ab; Cauda: x


  • 12. 
    11. The most important type of dance music of the medieval era was called which of the following?
    • A. 

      Estampie

    • B. 

      Clausula

    • C. 

      Conductus


  • 13. 
    12. Which of the following represent what early polyphonic music was called?
    • A. 

      Melisma

    • B. 

      Cantus Firmus

    • C. 

      Organum


  • 14. 
    13. What is the name of the composer who expanded early polyphony to organum triplum and quadruplum?
    • A. 

      Leonin

    • B. 

      Perotin

    • C. 

      De Vitry


  • 15. 
    14. Composing 23 motets all in three-part voices is associated with whom in the following list?
    • A. 

      Leonin

    • B. 

      Guillaume Du Fay

    • C. 

      Guillaume de Machaut


  • 16. 
    15. Which of the following techniques brought about elaboration of the liturgy comprising of music, text, and drama?
    • A. 

      Troping

    • B. 

      Ornametation

    • C. 

      Dissonance


  • 17. 
    16. The ealiest surviving setting of a complete polyphonic mass ordinary by the single composer, Guillaume de Machaut is called which of the following?
    • A. 

      Messe de Notre Dame

    • B. 

      Victimae Paschali Laudes

    • C. 

      Vox Pricipalis


  • 18. 
    17.Which of the following represent the new direction of music in medieval polyphony?
    • A. 

      Horizontal music

    • B. 

      Vertical music

    • C. 

      Circular music


  • 19. 
    18. Which of the following recorded a new appraoch to notating complex rhythms?
    • A. 

      Council of Constance

    • B. 

      Council of Trent

    • C. 

      Ars Nova Trestise


  • 20. 
    19. Medieval polyphony resulted in which of the following?
    • A. 

      Rhythm no longer reflected oral language details

    • B. 

      Oranmentation could be freely used in compositions

    • C. 

      The use of melismatic settings was expanded


  • 21. 
    20. Primarily giving parity to duple and triple groupings and divisions of all duration signs in music is called which of the following?
    • A. 

      Isorhythm

    • B. 

      Mensuration

    • C. 

      Melisma


  • 22. 
    21. The underlying belief that music can powerfully influence human character and behavior is found in the ________________.

  • 23. 
    22. Music distracting worshipers and its ability to motivate was a key concern of _________ in the medieval era.

  • 24. 
    23. Biblical evidence of music in worship is part of the __________________.

  • 25. 
    24. The Kanon with its nine canticles each having an ode (lyrical poem expressing great exaltation) of several stanzas is part of the ________________ on medieval music.

  • 26. 
    25. _______________ developed the use of syllables to describe 6 notes - ut, re, me, fa, so, la. "Ut" was replaced by "do."

  • 27. 
    26. In dance music, the Estampie consisted of a series of paired parallel phrases called __________.

  • 28. 
    27. A further feature of the rhythmic modal system of Notre Dame polyphony was the creation of phrases separated by rests called  ___________

  • 29. 
    28. _______________ led to the establishment of the institution of the univesity around 1150.

  • 30. 
    29. The polytextual medieval motet with its two - or three-part voices presented the challenge of ___________________.

  • 31. 
    30. Perotin and other 13th Century composers often used possessed _____________ (note against note).

Back to top

Removing ad is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
Take Another Quiz
We have sent an email with your new password.