6th Grade Music Final Exam

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Are you a music class student in the 8th grade waiting on your final exam? You have covered some great types of music and the different composers of the past and present times. Give the revision quiz below a try and test your preparedness for the finals. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The 1600’s began a new era of music in Europe emphasizing an exuberant style called:

    • A.

      Classicism

    • B.

      Romanticism

    • C.

      Shakespearism

    • D.

      Baroque

    Correct Answer
    D. Baroque
    Explanation
    The 1600's marked the beginning of the Baroque period in music, which was characterized by an exuberant and ornate style. This era saw the development of new musical forms and techniques, such as the opera and the concerto, as well as the use of elaborate ornamentation and complex harmonies. Baroque music was known for its dramatic and emotional expression, making it a fitting choice for the given description.

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  • 2. 

    The forerunner of the modern piano produced in Germany during the Baroque Period was the:

    • A.

      Organ

    • B.

      Marimba

    • C.

      Xylophone

    • D.

      Forte-Piano

    Correct Answer
    D. Forte-Piano
    Explanation
    During the Baroque Period, the forerunner of the modern piano produced in Germany was the Forte-Piano. This instrument was an early version of the piano and was developed to address the limitations of the harpsichord. The Forte-Piano had the ability to produce both soft and loud sounds, hence the name "forte" (meaning loud) and "piano" (meaning soft). It featured a keyboard and strings that were struck by hammers, allowing for greater dynamic control and expression in music. Over time, the Forte-Piano evolved into the modern piano that we know today.

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  • 3. 

    What form of music was restructured by the Baroque composer Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck?

    • A.

      The Symphony

    • B.

      Opera

    • C.

      The Musical

    • D.

      The Tone Poem

    Correct Answer
    B. Opera
    Explanation
    Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck is known for his significant contributions to the restructuring of opera. He aimed to create a more unified and coherent form of opera by emphasizing the dramatic elements and reducing the excessive ornamentation of the Baroque era. Gluck's reforms focused on creating a balance between music and drama, with a focus on natural expression and emotional impact. His works, such as "Orfeo ed Euridice" and "Alceste," revolutionized the operatic form and laid the foundation for the development of classical opera in the 18th century.

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  • 4. 

    This style of music followed the Baroque Period with a less complex and more balanced musical form.  

    • A.

      Romantic

    • B.

      Modern

    • C.

      Impressionism

    • D.

      Classical

    Correct Answer
    D. Classical
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Classical. Classical music emerged as a response to the complexity of the Baroque Period. It featured a more balanced and structured musical form, characterized by clear melodies, symmetrical phrases, and a focus on clarity and simplicity. Unlike the emotional and dramatic nature of Romantic music or the experimental and unconventional style of Modern music, Classical music aimed for a more refined and restrained expression. Impressionism, on the other hand, was a movement primarily associated with visual arts rather than music.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following terms is NOT a part of sonata-allegro form?  

    • A.

      Exposition

    • B.

      Coda

    • C.

      Recapitulation

    • D.

      Rondo

    Correct Answer
    D. Rondo
    Explanation
    Rondo is not a part of sonata-allegro form. Sonata-allegro form consists of three main sections: exposition, development, and recapitulation. The exposition introduces the main themes, the development section explores and develops these themes, and the recapitulation restates the main themes in their original form. The coda is an optional section that concludes the piece. Rondo, on the other hand, is a musical form characterized by the repetition of a main theme interspersed with contrasting sections. It is not typically found in sonata-allegro form.

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  • 6. 

    Which type of vocal music is Franz Schubert known for?

    • A.

      English Sea Shanties

    • B.

      Opera Arias

    • C.

      German Lieder

    • D.

      Madrigals

    Correct Answer
    C. German Lieder
    Explanation
    Franz Schubert is known for German Lieder. Lieder is a genre of vocal music that originated in Germany and is characterized by its setting of German poetry to music. Schubert was a prolific composer of Lieder, having composed over 600 songs in his lifetime. His Lieder are known for their expressive melodies and sensitive interpretation of the text, making him one of the most important composers in this genre.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following composers is NOT a classical period composer?  

    • A.

      Scott Joplin

    • B.

      Joseph Haydn

    • C.

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • D.

      Ludwig von Beethoven

    Correct Answer
    A. Scott Joplin
    Explanation
    Scott Joplin is not a classical period composer because he is known for his contributions to ragtime music, which emerged in the late 19th century and was popular in the early 20th century. The classical period, on the other hand, refers to the time between approximately 1750 and 1820, during which composers like Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven were prominent. Joplin's style and genre of music differ significantly from the classical period composers, making him the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following compositions is NOT composed by Mozart?

    • A.

      “Eine Kleine Nacht Musik” for String Ensemble

    • B.

      “Dove Sono” from the opera The Magic Flute

    • C.

      “Toccata and Fugue in D minor for Organ”

    • D.

      Overture from the opera “The Abduction from the Seraglio”

    Correct Answer
    C. “Toccata and Fugue in D minor for Organ”
    Explanation
    The composition "Toccata and Fugue in D minor for Organ" is not composed by Mozart. This piece is actually composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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  • 9. 

      The first president of the United States George Washington was alive at the same time as the following European composers EXCEPT:  

    • A.

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • B.

      Franz Haydn

    • C.

      Clara Schumann

    • D.

      Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Correct Answer
    C. Clara Schumann
    Explanation
    Clara Schumann was born in 1819 and died in 1896, while George Washington was the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Therefore, Clara Schumann was not alive at the same time as George Washington. However, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Haydn, and Christoph Willibald Gluck were all alive during the same time period as George Washington.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following voice classifications describes professional opera singer Leontyne Price’s voice?  

    • A.

      Baritone

    • B.

      Tenor

    • C.

      Mezzo Soprano

    • D.

      Soprano

    Correct Answer
    D. Soprano
    Explanation
    Leontyne Price is described as a professional opera singer, indicating that she sings in the operatic genre. The voice classifications commonly used in opera are soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone. Based on this information, it can be inferred that Leontyne Price's voice classification is soprano, as sopranos are typically female singers with high vocal ranges suitable for opera.

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  • 11. 

    A treble clef is also sometimes called a ________________.Choose one of the following:  Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind

    Correct Answer
    G Clef
    Explanation
    A treble clef is also sometimes called a G Clef because it is used to indicate that the second line from the bottom of the staff represents the note G above middle C.

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  • 12. 

    A bass clef is also sometimes called an _________________.Choose one of the following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind

    Correct Answer
    F Clef
    F Clef
    Explanation
    The correct answer is F Clef. The F Clef is also known as the bass clef. It is used to notate lower-pitched instruments such as the bass guitar, cello, and trombone. The symbol of the F clef resembles a backward "C" with two dots on either side of the fourth line, indicating that the note F is located on that line. This clef is used to indicate that the notes written on or below the fourth line are in the lower register.

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  • 13. 

    What are the notes of the musical alphabet?____________________________  Choose one of the following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind

    Correct Answer
    a,b,c,d,e,f,g
    a, b, c, d, e, f, g
    A,B,C,D,E,F,G
    A, B, C, D, E, F, G
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a, b, c, d, e, f, g, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. This answer lists all the notes of the musical alphabet, starting with lowercase letters a-g and then repeating with uppercase letters A-G.

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  • 14. 

    The second line of the treble clef is ____________________. Choose One of the Following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind  

    Correct Answer
    G
    g
    Explanation
    The second line of the treble clef is represented by the note G or g.

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  • 15. 

    The second line of the bass clef is ___________________. Choose One of the Following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind  

    Correct Answer
    B
    b
    Explanation
    The second line of the bass clef is B or b. In music notation, the lines and spaces of the bass clef represent different pitches. The second line from the bottom of the staff corresponds to the note B or b, depending on whether it is in a higher or lower octave.

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  • 16. 

    The __________________ family of orchestral instruments produces sound using air vibrated with the lips and a metal mouthpiece. Choose One of the Following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind  

    Correct Answer
    Brass
    brass
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Brass". Brass instruments produce sound by vibrating air with the lips and a metal mouthpiece. These instruments include trumpets, trombones, French horns, and tubas. The term "brass" refers to the material that these instruments are made of, which is a combination of copper and zinc.

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  • 17. 

    The ________________ family of orchestral instruments produces sound by striking, shaking, or scratching. Choose One of the Following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind

    Correct Answer
    Percussion
    percussion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Percussion". Percussion instruments produce sound by striking, shaking, or scratching. This category includes instruments such as drums, cymbals, tambourines, maracas, and xylophones.

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  • 18. 

    The ________________ family of orchestral instruments produces sound with vibrating string that are plucked or bowed. Choose One of the Following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind  

    Correct Answer
    String
    Strings
    string
    strings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "String". The family of orchestral instruments that produce sound with vibrating strings that are plucked or bowed is called the "String" family. These instruments include the violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

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  • 19. 

    The ________________ family of orchestral instruments produces sound with the use of a single or double wooden reed.  Choose One of the Following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind  

    Correct Answer
    Woodwind
    woodwind
    Woodwinds
    woodwinds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Woodwind" because the family of orchestral instruments that produce sound with the use of a single or double wooden reed is known as the woodwind family. This family includes instruments such as the clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon.

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  • 20. 

    Key Signatures are usually interpreted by the position and number of _____________________. Choose One of the Following: Tenor Clef, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Soprano Clef, Brass, G Clef, F Clef, Percussion, Sharps and Flats, String, Woodwind  

    Correct Answer
    Sharps and Flats
    sharps and flats
    Explanation
    Key signatures are usually interpreted by the position and number of sharps and flats. Sharps and flats indicate the alteration of certain notes in a musical key, either raising or lowering them by a half step. The presence and arrangement of sharps and flats in a key signature help determine the tonality and scale of a piece of music.

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