Hardyes GCSE Aos1 Mozart

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A revision quiz about the first movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a symphony?
    • A. 

      A piece for orchestra and voices

    • B. 

      A large scale orchestral piece usually in four movements

    • C. 

      An orchestral piece which tells a story

  • 2. 
    Which movement of the symphony do you have to study?
    • A. 

      1st

    • B. 

      2nd

    • C. 

      3rd

    • D. 

      4th

  • 3. 
    When was Symphony No. 40 written?
    • A. 

      1688

    • B. 

      1788

    • C. 

      1888

    • D. 

      1988

  • 4. 
    Which is the only brass instrument used in this piece?
  • 5. 
    What is the tempo marking at the start of the first movement?
  • 6. 
    Which of the following instruments were invented during the Classical Period?
    • A. 

      Flutes

    • B. 

      Oboes

    • C. 

      Clarinets

    • D. 

      Trumpet

    • E. 

      Piano

    • F. 

      Timpani

  • 7. 
    What is the structure of this piece?
  • 8. 
    What is the first main section of Sonata form called?
  • 9. 
    What is the middle section of Sonata Form called?
  • 10. 
    What is the last section of Sonata Form called?
  • 11. 
    How many subjects are there within the Exposition?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 12. 
    True or False:  The first subject in the exposition is in G minor, the tonic key.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    True or False:  The second subject in the exposition is in G minor, the tonic key.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    True or False:  The second subject in the recapitulation is in G minor, the tonic key.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    True or False:  The second subject in the recapitulation is in G minor, the tonic key.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The opening dynamic of this movement is...
    • A. 

      Piano

    • B. 

      Mezzo piano

    • C. 

      Mezzo forte

    • D. 

      Forte

  • 17. 
    Which of the following applies to the second subject? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Chromatic movement

    • B. 

      Descending melody

    • C. 

      Ascending melody

    • D. 

      Brass and woodwind alternate

    • E. 

      Woodwind and strings alternate

    • F. 

      Use of arpeggios

  • 18. 
    The section which links the first and second subjects in the exposition is known as the Bridge Passage.  Which of the following are true of this bridge passage? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Descending chromatic melody

    • B. 

      Arpeggios

    • C. 

      Loud dynamic

    • D. 

      Quiet dynamic

    • E. 

      Use of sforzandos

    • F. 

      Use of a Pedal

  • 19. 
    What is the overall texture of this piece?
    • A. 

      Monophonic

    • B. 

      Homophonic

    • C. 

      Polyphonic

    • D. 

      Heterophonic

  • 20. 
    What is a melodic sequence?
    • A. 

      A melody which is repeated lots of times

    • B. 

      A melody in the bass

    • C. 

      A melody which is repeated up or down one note each time

    • D. 

      A melody which descends

    • E. 

      A melody which uses semi-quavers

    • F. 

      A melody which is immediately followed by a contrasting melody

  • 21. 
    What is the last ending section of this piece called (after the second subject in the recapitulation)?
  • 22. 
    Which of the following are generally true of music from the Classical period?
    • A. 

      Homophonic texture

    • B. 

      Polyphonic texture

    • C. 

      Balanced 4 bar phrases

    • D. 

      Diatonic functional harmony

    • E. 

      Atonal

    • F. 

      Basso Continuo

    • G. 

      Medium sized orchestra

    • H. 

      Lots of chromaticism

    • I. 

      Clear cadences

    • J. 

      Simple harmony

    • K. 

      In a major key

  • 23. 
    What is the time signature of this piece?
    • A. 

      2/4

    • B. 

      3/4

    • C. 

      4/4

    • D. 

      6/8

  • 24. 
    Name another composer of the Classical period other than Mozart.
  • 25. 
    From which musical period is this piece from?
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      20th Century

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