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Music Theory Pre-test

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This quiz will evaluate your knowledge of basic music theory. Don't stress too much. . . This is a pre-test only!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The key of G Major has how many sharps?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The key of F minor has how many sharps?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    The key of Ab Major has how many flats?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      1

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The key of Bb Major has how many flats?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The key of Eb Major has how many flats?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The key of A major has how many sharps?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      9

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The key of D minor has how many sharps?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The key of F major has how many flats?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The key of Eb minor has how many flats?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    The key of F# minor has how many sharps?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    When an instrument plays it's own written "C," what you hear is the instrument's ________
  • 12. 
    Sally plays an Eb Alto Sax.  What scale does she need to play to sound the same as the Flutes playing a Bb major scale?
  • 13. 
    Trumpets and Soprano Clarinets are both pitched in "Bb."  How much higher than concert pitch must their music be written?
  • 14. 
    Horns (French) and English Horns are both pitched in "F."  How much higher than concert pitch must their music be written?
  • 15. 
    Eb Alto Clarinets are pitched in, well, Eb.  (duh)  How much higher than concert pitch must their music be written?
  • 16. 
    The Time Signature, or Meter, has two elements: the upper and lower.  What does the upper element tell us?
  • 17. 
    Generally speaking, how many beats in a half note?
  • 18. 
    The Time Signature, or Meter, has two elements: the upper and lower.  What does the lower element tell us?
  • 19. 
    Generally speaking, how many beats in a quarter note?
  • 20. 
    Generally speaking, how many beats in a whole note?