Gregorian Chant Quiz

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Gregorian Chant Quiz

For the RCM History 2 exam from Ashby Musical Enterprises


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Gregorian Chant is called such because Pope Gregory...
    • A. 

      Composed 77 chants

    • B. 

      Codified and cataloged plainchant

    • C. 

      Was a famous singer of chants

    • D. 

      Commanded that people chant everywhere

  • 2. 
    Which of the following describes a text setting that involves 2-4 notes per syllable?
    • A. 

      Automatic

    • B. 

      Neumatic

    • C. 

      Melismatic

    • D. 

      Syllabic

  • 3. 
    Plainchant is typically
    • A. 

      Monophonic

    • B. 

      Monodic

    • C. 

      Homophonic

    • D. 

      Polyphonic

  • 4. 
    The first example of polyphonic notation is entitled...
    • A. 

      Clausula

    • B. 

      Haec dies

    • C. 

      Ordo virtutum

    • D. 

      Musica enchiriadis

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the early system of notation (specifically the notes)?
  • 6. 
    Haec dies is an example of...
    • A. 

      A funeral march

    • B. 

      A section of the Ordinary

    • C. 

      Responsorial style

    • D. 

      Rhythmic modes

  • 7. 
    Hildegard of Bingen was born in...
    • A. 

      Bingen

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      Rheinhesse

    • D. 

      St. Disibod

  • 8. 
    In which field was Hildegard not known to be an authority?
    • A. 

      Law

    • B. 

      Medicine

    • C. 

      Poetry

    • D. 

      Theology

  • 9. 
    According to Hildegard, the purpose of music was...
    • A. 

      To channel visions

    • B. 

      To entertain the soul

    • C. 

      To express emotion

    • D. 

      To redirect thoughts toward God

  • 10. 
    What title did Hildegard have that indicated her leadership over nuns?
    • A. 

      Abbot

    • B. 

      Prioress

    • C. 

      Scivias

    • D. 

      Virtutum