Beethoven Mass In C...A Quiz

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Beethoven Mass In C...A Quiz

We have obtained a glimpse of Beethoven and his Mass in C over the past 3 weeks. After break we will dive in and get to the nuts and bolts of the work. Along the way, I hope new terms and musical concepts will become more familiar to you, if they were not already. This quiz is a litmus test for you and I to see how much is sticking thus far.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    So far, which of the 4 movements that we have begun in Beethoven's Mass in C is the most enjoyable for you?  To the best of your ability, use musical terminology to describe your answer. If none of them are enjoyable, also use musical terminology to explain that which you don't like about this piece of music.
  • 2. 
    Please write your FIRST and LAST name__________________________
  • 3. 
    What was Beethoven's first name?
    • A. 

      Leopold

    • B. 

      Ludwig

    • C. 

      Lawrence

    • D. 

      Leonardo

  • 4. 
    In which country was Beethoven born?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Switzerland

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      France

  • 5. 
    Who were some of Beethoven's Classical peers?
    • A. 

      Corelli, Mozart, and Monteverdi

    • B. 

      Bernstein, Chopin, and Stravinsky

    • C. 

      Hadyn, Mozart, and Schubert

    • D. 

      Handel, Bach, and Palestrina

  • 6. 
    Choral Diction refers to:
    • A. 

      Rhythm of the words

    • B. 

      Clarity of consonants and vowels

    • C. 

      Cultural accent in singing

    • D. 

      Meaning behind the words

  • 7. 
    The Sturm und Drang , begun in the late Classical Era, refers to composers' use of dramatic shifts in tempo, dynamics, and/or rhythms to evoke emotion in the listener.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Orchestras became smaller moving from the Classical into the Romantic Era.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Beethoven was one of the first composers to give Programmatic names to his compositions reflecting visual imagery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Catholic Mass was originally spoken in Hebrew.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Check all of the words below that are movements within the Catholic Mass
    • A. 

      Sanctus

    • B. 

      Kyrie

    • C. 

      Sacrum

    • D. 

      Gloria

    • E. 

      Agnus Dei

  • 12. 
    Check all of the symbols below referring to dynamics in music.
    • A. 

      Accel.

    • B. 

      Cresc.

    • C. 

      P

    • D. 

      Fff

    • E. 

      Stac.

  • 13. 
    Check all of the Italian terms that commonly apply to the speed of a piece of music.
    • A. 

      Allegro

    • B. 

      Andante

    • C. 

      Prima

    • D. 

      Adagio

    • E. 

      Vigilant

  • 14. 
    What is the term used to require all singers instead of just soloists?
  • 15. 
    A composition that employs a short theme or motive that is repeated at different pitch levels with strict rules is known as a :
  • 16. 
    The texture that uses different notes and different rhythms in all vocal parts simultaneously is known as
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