Elements Of Music Test! Trivia Quiz

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Elements Of Music Test! Trivia Quiz

Do you deeply appreciate music? Do you know what the elements of music involve? This quiz entails answers to the following questions. Which music element contains a beat, what is a pitch, what form features two or more notes sounding the same, what is melody, musical terms are written in what language, and what is rhythm. Take this quiz and discover what you know about the elements of music.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which element of music contains beat and no beat?
    • A. 

      Melody

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Harmony

    • D. 

      Form

  • 2. 
    In which element of music do pitches go up, down, or stay the same.
    • A. 

      Style

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Melody

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 3. 
    Which element talks about same and different and how they are organized?
    • A. 

      Form

    • B. 

      Texture

    • C. 

      Harmony

    • D. 

      Melody

  • 4. 
    Which form talks about two or more notes sounding at the same time?
    • A. 

      Melody

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Harmony

  • 5. 
    Which element describes the layers of music we hear?
    • A. 

      Tone Color

    • B. 

      Texture

    • C. 

      Expression

    • D. 

      Harmony

  • 6. 
    Which element talks about how loud and soft music is?
    • A. 

      Expression

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Melody

    • D. 

      Tone Color

  • 7. 
    Which element talks about the way something sounds or the timbre of the voice or instrument?
    • A. 

      Harmony

    • B. 

      Melody

    • C. 

      Tone Color

    • D. 

      Expression

  • 8. 
    Musical terms are written in what language?
    • A. 

      German

    • B. 

      Chinese

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Italian

  • 9. 
    Which meter has two or four beats to the measure?
    • A. 

      Triple meter

    • B. 

      Compound meter

    • C. 

      Duple meter

  • 10. 
    What beats are accented in triple meter?
    • A. 

      Beat 1

    • B. 

      Beat 2

    • C. 

      Beat 3

    • D. 

      All three beats

  • 11. 
    Which words for tempo mean fast and very fast?
    • A. 

      Largo

    • B. 

      Presto

    • C. 

      Andante

    • D. 

      Allegro

    • E. 

      Adagio

  • 12. 
    Which two words for tempo mean slow and very slow?
    • A. 

      Largo

    • B. 

      Presto

    • C. 

      Andante

    • D. 

      Allegro

    • E. 

      Adagio

  • 13. 
    Which dynamic marking means medium-soft?
    • A. 

      Mezzo Piano

    • B. 

      Piano

    • C. 

      Mezzo Forte

    • D. 

      Forte

  • 14. 
    Which dynamic marking means very loud?
    • A. 

      P

    • B. 

      Pp

    • C. 

      Mf

    • D. 

      Ff

  • 15. 
    What is shown by the symbol pp in music?
    • A. 

      Very Loud

    • B. 

      Soft

    • C. 

      Medium soft

    • D. 

      Very Soft

  • 16. 
    A melody may move up, down, or stay the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A melody may step, skip, or leap only upward.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    If a harmony sounds very nice and the notes do not clash, what is this called?
    • A. 

      Dissonance

    • B. 

      Mezzo Forte

    • C. 

      Piano

    • D. 

      Consonance

  • 19. 
    If a piece of music has several different melody lines going at the same time the texture is...
    • A. 

      Homophonic

    • B. 

      Polyphonic

    • C. 

      Monophonic

  • 20. 
    If a piece of music has one main melody and a chordal accompaniment the texture is...
    • A. 

      Homophonic

    • B. 

      Monophonic

    • C. 

      Polyphonic

  • 21. 
    Name the instrument that is not in the Brass family.
    • A. 

      Trumpet

    • B. 

      Viola

    • C. 

      Trombone

    • D. 

      French Horn

  • 22. 
    Name the instrument that is not in the string family.
    • A. 

      Violin

    • B. 

      Bass

    • C. 

      Cello

    • D. 

      Tuba

  • 23. 
    Name the instrument that is not in the woodwind family.
    • A. 

      Cymbals

    • B. 

      Clarinet

    • C. 

      English Horn

    • D. 

      Flute

  • 24. 
    Name the instrument that is not in the percussion family.
    • A. 

      Snare Drum

    • B. 

      Guiro

    • C. 

      Piano

    • D. 

      Bassoon

  • 25. 
    A song that has many verses sung to the same music is called...
    • A. 

      Ternary

    • B. 

      Strophic

    • C. 

      Round

    • D. 

      Binary

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