A Quiz On Classical Orchestral Music

40 Questions | Total Attempts: 55

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Geology Quizzes & Trivia

Again, this is a practice for the notes on exam 3. Do not forget about the listening from this unit as well.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Beethoven's middle period is commonly refered to as his "Classic" period.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Haydn's Symphony No. 95 is cyclic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Beethoven goes deaf and writes a letter to his brother about his feeling of disgrace.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Miniatures were written in the Classical Era.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Programmatic music depicts an idea that isn't musical in nature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The essential point of a character piece is to tell a story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Frederick Chopin's father was French and his mother was Polish. He was born in France.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    There were only a few Operas in the Renaissance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Opera Buffa was written in Italian, with the characters portraying everyday people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Siegelend and Siegfried fell in love and had a child, Siegmund.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is the correct order of the Ring Cycle?
    • A. 

      Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung

    • B. 

      Die Walküre, Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung

    • C. 

      Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung

    • D. 

      Die Walküre, Siegfried, Das Rheingold, Götterdämmerung

  • 12. 
    What are Wagner's dates?
    • A. 

      1813- 1883

    • B. 

      1810- 1880

    • C. 

      1820- 1890

    • D. 

      1815- 1885

  • 13. 
    Which of the following accurately describe the structure of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5's third movement?
    • A. 

      Trio/ scherzo/ trio

    • B. 

      Minuet/ scherzo/ minuet

    • C. 

      Scherzo/ trio/ scherzo

    • D. 

      Scherzo/ minuet/ scherzo

  • 14. 
    In which movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 does the scherzo appear?
    • A. 

      1st and 3rd

    • B. 

      2nd and 4th

    • C. 

      3rd and 4th

    • D. 

      1st and 2nd

  • 15. 
    Which of the following pieces are cyclic?
    • A. 

      Symphonie fantastique

    • B. 

      Haydn's Symphony No. 95

    • C. 

      Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

    • D. 

      Dido and Aneas

  • 16. 
    Which composer said that his works were not for the audience of his time but for a future time?
    • A. 

      Beethoven

    • B. 

      Haydn

    • C. 

      Mozart

    • D. 

      Bach

  • 17. 
    Who was Beethoven's teacher?
    • A. 

      Mozart

    • B. 

      Haydn

    • C. 

      Chopin

    • D. 

      Bach

  • 18. 
    When was Beethoven's "Classic" period?
    • A. 

      Early Beethoven

    • B. 

      Middle Beethoven

    • C. 

      Late Beethoven

    • D. 

      Post Beethoven

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are Schumann's literay alter ego(s)?
    • A. 

      Florestan

    • B. 

      Chiarina

    • C. 

      Eusebius

    • D. 

      Master Raro

  • 20. 
    Where was Chopin born and where did he move?
    • A. 

      Poland; Paris

    • B. 

      Paris; Poland

    • C. 

      Poland; Italy

    • D. 

      Italy; Poland

  • 21. 
    Which of the following accurately describe Chopin's opinion of big concerts?
    • A. 

      He embraced the popularity and enjoyed big audiences

    • B. 

      He was very shy and only played small concerts

    • C. 

      He was timid at first but grew to perform only in big concerts

    • D. 

      He loved to play in big concerts but became sickly and fragile as he got older and only played in smaller concerts

  • 22. 
    How did Chopin make his money?
    • A. 

      Teaching

    • B. 

      Playing in big concerts

    • C. 

      Playing in small concerts

    • D. 

      Publishing

  • 23. 
    What genre of music did Chopin mostly write?
    • A. 

      Character pieces

    • B. 

      Symphonies

    • C. 

      Concertos

    • D. 

      Jingles

  • 24. 
    What were Beethoven's dates?
    • A. 

      1770- 1827

    • B. 

      1772- 1820

    • C. 

      1727- 1802

    • D. 

      1778- 1822

  • 25. 
    When was Beethoven's introspective period?
    • A. 

      Early Beethoven

    • B. 

      Middle Beethoven

    • C. 

      Late Beethoven

    • D. 

      Post Beethoven