Quiz: Basic Music Vocabulary Trivia Questions!

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Quiz: Basic Music Vocabulary Trivia Questions!

This is a beginning-of-the-year quiz to determine the strength of my middle school and high school choir students' basic music vocabulary and to determine which concepts and vocabulary may need review.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name we give to the exact highness or lowness of a single tone?  Remember, tone means musical sound.
    • A. 

      Tune

    • B. 

      Pitch

    • C. 

      Melody

    • D. 

      Song

  • 2. 
    What do we call a series of pitches which form a tune?  This is the part of the song we hum when we remember it.
    • A. 

      Harmony

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Beat

    • D. 

      Melody

  • 3. 
    What do we call the unchanging, repeated pulse that we can feel and count in music?
    • A. 

      Steady Beat

    • B. 

      Melody

    • C. 

      Harmony

    • D. 

      Tune

  • 4. 
    What is the name for the way short and long sounds and silences are combined in time?  Remember that this combination of short and long sounds and silences is built on the steady beat.
    • A. 

      Melody

    • B. 

      Harmony

    • C. 

      Tune

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 5. 
    What do we call two or more pitches or melodies sounding at the same time?
    • A. 

      Harmony

    • B. 

      Orchestra

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Singing

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Melody

    • B. 

      Difference

    • C. 

      Tone Color

    • D. 

      Pitch

  • 7. 
    What do we call the order in which same, similar, and different sections are organized to build one song or musical work?
    • A. 

      Form

    • B. 

      Sectioning

    • C. 

      Harmony

    • D. 

      Tone Color

  • 8. 
    What do we call the section of the song with the same lyrics and the same melody EVERY time?
    • A. 

      Chorus

    • B. 

      Refrain

    • C. 

      Verse

    • D. 

      Chorus OR Refrain

    • E. 

      Chorus OR Verse

  • 9. 
    What do you do with music that appears between these two symbols?
    • A. 

      Skip it.

    • B. 

      Sing it louder.

    • C. 

      Only a soloist sings it.

    • D. 

      Repeat it. Perform it twice.