3rd Grade Music Assessment

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3rd Grade Music Assessment - Quiz

Music is a fun subject to take as it gives one an avenue to channel their emotions and make their voice heard. Music notes are the building blocks for music. How conversant are you with music notes? Take the quiz below to remind yourself about notes before the assessment test is due.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is NOT a family of instruments in the orchestra?

    • A.

      Strings

    • B.

      Percussion

    • C.

      Brass

    • D.

      Keyboards

    Correct Answer
    D. Keyboards
    Explanation
    Keyboards, while often included in orchestral compositions, are not considered a traditional family of orchestral instruments. They are typically part of the broader category of percussion instruments if acoustic (like the piano), or they may be grouped with electronic instruments if electronic keyboards are used. However, they do not form a distinct traditional family in the context of classic orchestra groupings.

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  • 2. 

    Which letter is NOT a note of the Music Alphabet?

    • A.

      C

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      H

    • D.

      G

    Correct Answer
    C. H
    Explanation
    The Music Alphabet consists of the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Therefore, the letter H is not a note of the Music Alphabet.

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  • 3. 

    Name the instrument ensemble that consists of string, woodwind, brass and percussion sections.

    • A.

      Staff

    • B.

      Orchestra

    • C.

      Opera

    • D.

      Variation

    Correct Answer
    B. Orchestra
    Explanation
    An orchestra is a musical ensemble that consists of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections. It is a large group of musicians who play various instruments together to create orchestral music. The string section typically includes instruments like violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. Woodwind instruments include flutes, clarinets, oboes, and bassoons. Brass instruments like trumpets, trombones, and French horns are also part of the ensemble, along with percussion instruments such as drums and timpani. Therefore, the correct answer is Orchestra.

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  • 4. 

    Describe the difference between "rest position" and "ready position" when playing recorder.

  • 5. 

    True or False: Rimsky-Korsakov's symphony, "Scheherezade," is about the planets in our solar system.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Rimsky-Korsakov's symphony, "Scheherezade," is not about the planets in our solar system. It is actually a symphonic suite based on the collection of Middle Eastern folk tales known as "One Thousand and One Nights." The music depicts various stories and characters from these tales, rather than focusing on the planets.

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  • 6. 

    What is the story of "Scheherezade?"

  • 7. 

    What is the name of Guztav Holst's famous music composition?

    • A.

      The Planets

    • B.

      Hey, Ho Nobody Home

    • C.

      Fifty Nifty United States

    • D.

      Scheherezade

    Correct Answer
    A. The Planets
    Explanation
    Gustav Holst's famous music composition is called "The Planets".

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  • 8. 

    Which movement of Gustav Holst's composition incorporates Roman mythology?

    • A.

      Star Wars Theme

    • B.

      Scheherezade

    • C.

      I Love You, Arizona

    • D.

      Mars: Bringer of War

    Correct Answer
    D. Mars: Bringer of War
    Explanation
    Gustav Holst's composition "Mars: Bringer of War" incorporates Roman mythology. The movement is part of his larger work called "The Planets," which is a suite of seven movements, each representing a different planet in our solar system. "Mars: Bringer of War" specifically represents the Roman god of war, Mars, and the music reflects the aggressive and tumultuous nature associated with war. The use of Roman mythology in this movement adds a symbolic and dramatic element to the composition.

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  • 9. 

    What do we call the technique of saying "two" to separate note sounds when playing the recorder?

    Correct Answer
    tonguing
    Explanation
    Tonguing is the technique of using the tongue to articulate or separate note sounds when playing the recorder. By saying "two" while playing, the tongue creates a brief interruption in the airflow, allowing the player to produce distinct and separated notes. This technique is commonly used in wind instruments to create clear and precise articulation between notes.

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