Choir Literacy Skills, Level 1, Pre-test

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Choir Literacy Skills, Level 1, Pre-test

This pre-test must be completed by the due date given in class. You may choose to complete this test in one or multiple sittings. You will receive full points for completing this test no matter your score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The two main concepts in singing are
    • A. 

      Support and posture

    • B. 

      Posture and inhale in a circle

    • C. 

      Support and space

    • D. 

      Space and approach from above

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 2. 
    Air supports the
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Vowel

    • C. 

      Diaphragm

    • D. 

      Rib cage

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 3. 
    All of the following are principles of correct singing posture except
    • A. 

      Shoulders up

    • B. 

      Hands at the side

    • C. 

      Chest up

    • D. 

      Neck long and straight

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 4. 
    When you inhale correctly to sing, 
    • A. 

      The shoulders rise

    • B. 

      The tummy is pulled in

    • C. 

      The rib cage expands

    • D. 

      The chest rises

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 5. 
    When you sing, space occurs in all of the following except
    • A. 

      Head

    • B. 

      Neck

    • C. 

      Throat

    • D. 

      Mouth

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 6. 
           This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Pause

    • B. 

      Repeat

    • C. 

      Get louder

    • D. 

      Get softer

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 7. 
    This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Raise by a half step

    • B. 

      Raise by two half steps

    • C. 

      Lower by one half step

    • D. 

      Lower by two half steps

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 8. 
            This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Very soft

    • B. 

      Soft

    • C. 

      Very loud

    • D. 

      Loud

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 9. 
    This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Two of the same (pitch) notes to be played as one longer note

    • B. 

      Two different pitches which are connected (in one breath)

    • C. 

      5 lines and 4 spaces, upon which music is written

    • D. 

      Tells what notes to play sharp of flat in a piece or section

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 10. 
    This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Raise a note by one half step

    • B. 

      Raise a note by two half steps

    • C. 

      Lower a note by one half step

    • D. 

      Lower a note by two half steps

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 11. 
     This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Emphasis on a note or chord

    • B. 

      Pause

    • C. 

      Hold the note longer than the rhythm indicates

    • D. 

      Silence

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 12. 
              This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Loud immediately followed by soft

    • B. 

      Sudden, strong accent

    • C. 

      Cancel a sharp or flat

    • D. 

      Emphasis on a note or chord

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 13. 
              This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Go back to the beginning

    • B. 

      Go back to the sign

    • C. 

      Ending

    • D. 

      Repeat the previous measure

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 14. 
              This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Sing the music one octave higher

    • B. 

      The ending to be used upon taking a repeat

    • C. 

      An ornamentation consisting of the alternation of two consecutive notes

    • D. 

      Go back to this sign at a D.S.

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 15. 
           This symbol most clearly means
    • A. 

      Indicates the end of a piece or section

    • B. 

      Indicates F below middle C on the fourth line of the staff

    • C. 

      Indicates middle C on the third line of the staff

    • D. 

      Means go back to this sign at a D.S.

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 16. 
    Non marcato can be defined as
    • A. 

      Without stress

    • B. 

      Not detached and separated

    • C. 

      Less motion

    • D. 

      Not marked

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 17. 
    Poco ritardando can be defined as
    • A. 

      Speed up a little

    • B. 

      Growing slower and slower

    • C. 

      Slow down a little bit

    • D. 

      Always dying away

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 18. 
    Senza diminuendo can be defined as
    • A. 

      Suddenly getting softer

    • B. 

      Aways dying away

    • C. 

      Without slowing down

    • D. 

      Without getting softer

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 19. 
    Andante cantabile can be defined as
    • A. 

      Moderately singable

    • B. 

      At a walking tempo with sweetness

    • C. 

      Smoothly at a moderate tempo

    • D. 

      In a singable style at a walking tempo

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 20. 
    The term which means always getting faster is
    • A. 

      Piu allegro

    • B. 

      Piu vivace

    • C. 

      Sempre crescendo

    • D. 

      Sempre accelerando

    • E. 

      I don’t know.

  • 21. 
    The term which means very separated is
    • A. 

      Molto legato

    • B. 

      Piu marcato

    • C. 

      Molto staccato

    • D. 

      Piu pesante

    • E. 

      I don’t know.

  • 22. 
    The term which means returning to the previous tempo
    • A. 

      Cut time

    • B. 

      Common time

    • C. 

      Piu allegro

    • D. 

      A tempo

    • E. 

      I don’t know.

  • 23. 
    Piu accelerando can be defined as
    • A. 

      Without getting louder

    • B. 

      Suddenly getting faster

    • C. 

      Go much faster

    • D. 

      Growing less loud

    • E. 

      I don't know.

  • 24. 
    Subito fortissimo can be defined as
    • A. 

      Always very loud

    • B. 

      Always loud

    • C. 

      Suddenly very loud

    • D. 

      Suddenly loud

    • E. 

      I don't know.

  • 25. 
    Rallentando poco a poco can be defined as
    • A. 

      Slowing down little by little

    • B. 

      Speeding up little by little

    • C. 

      Suddenly getting louder

    • D. 

      Suddenly getting softer

    • E. 

      I don't know.

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