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This quiz is intended to test you on your knowledge of binary form, based on the content from Clarion's PODs Projects.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A ______ form is musical form that consists of two approximately equivalent sections, although they may be of an equal length.

    Explanation
    Binary form is made of two sections. This is the basis of this lesson.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following diagrams best represents the most basic variety of binary form?

    • A.

      | A |

    • B.

      | A | B |

    • C.

      | A | B | C |

    • D.

      | A | B | C | D |

    Correct Answer
    B. | A | B |
    Explanation
    Binary is made up of TWO sections, A and B.

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  • 3. 

    Which diagram best represents "two-reprise" binary?

    • A.

      | A | B |

    • B.

      ||: A :|| B |

    • C.

      | A ||: B :||

    • D.

      ||: A :||: B :||

    Correct Answer
    D. ||: A :||: B :||
    Explanation
    In two-reprise binary, both the A AND B sections are REPEATED.

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  • 4. 

    True or False:Continuous binary ends the first section of a form on the tonic triad.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Continuous binary MUST end the first section of a form on anything other than tonic.

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  • 5. 

    What chord does the first half of a sectional binary example end on? (in a major key)(answer with a roman numeral)

    Correct Answer
    I
    Explanation
    Sectional binary means the first section of a piece ends on a tonic triad. This creates a feeling of closure for the first section.

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  • 6. 

    What kind of music is binary form most often found in?

    • A.

      Renaissance

    • B.

      Baroque

    • C.

      Classical

    • D.

      Romantic

    Correct Answer
    B. Baroque
    Explanation
    As discussed in the video, binary form is often found in Baroque suites.

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  • 7. 

    True or False:Just because a song has an introduction, does not mean it is in binary form.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An introduction is not necessarily an A section.

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  • 8. 

    True or False:If the end of the first section of a binary example modulates, this is known as continuous binary.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a modulation occurs between sections A and B, it is classified as continuous binary.

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