Introduction To Baroque Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Scott Ashby
Scott Ashby
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 10 | Total Attempts: 6,304
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 118

SettingsSettingsSettings
Introduction To Baroque Quiz - Quiz


from the course, History 1, from Ashby Musical Enterprises.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following terms does not apply to Baroque art?

    • A.

      Bold

    • B.

      Subtle

    • C.

      Energetic

    • D.

      Dramatic

    Correct Answer
    B. Subtle
    Explanation
    Baroque art is characterized by its bold, energetic, and dramatic qualities, making it a style that is known for its grandeur and theatricality. However, the term "subtle" does not apply to Baroque art as it is not known for its understated or delicate qualities. Baroque art is typically characterized by its bold use of color, intricate details, and dynamic compositions, which are the opposite of subtlety.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Which two religious traditions formed the deep tensions in Europe in 1600?

    • A.

      Islam vs. Orthodox Christian

    • B.

      Anglicanism vs. Lutheranism

    • C.

      Catholicism vs. Protestantism

    • D.

      Catholicism vs. Orthodox Christian

    Correct Answer
    C. Catholicism vs. Protestantism
    Explanation
    In 1600, Europe was deeply divided between Catholicism and Protestantism, which caused significant tensions. The Catholic Church held a dominant position, while the Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther challenged its authority and doctrines. This religious divide resulted in conflicts, such as the Thirty Years' War, as well as political and social unrest across Europe. The tensions between Catholicism and Protestantism shaped the religious landscape and had profound impacts on the history of Europe during this period.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    La nuove musiche was a collection of music representing . . .

    • A.

      Monody

    • B.

      Opera

    • C.

      Polyphony

    • D.

      Dance Suites

    Correct Answer
    A. Monody
    Explanation
    La nuove musiche was a collection of music representing monody. Monody refers to a style of music in which a single voice or instrument takes the lead, accompanied by a simple harmonic accompaniment. This style emerged during the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods and was a departure from the complex polyphonic textures of earlier music. La nuove musiche, composed by Giulio Caccini, was a significant publication that helped popularize the monody style and contributed to the development of opera.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Which of the following describes the Baroque tendency to have one clear emotion for an entire composition of movement?

    • A.

      Figured bass

    • B.

      Basso continuo

    • C.

      Doctrine of the Affections

    • D.

      Florentine Camerata

    Correct Answer
    C. Doctrine of the Affections
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Doctrine of the Affections. The Baroque period was characterized by a focus on expressing emotions through music. The Doctrine of the Affections refers to the belief that music should evoke and convey one specific emotion throughout an entire composition or movement. This concept was influential in shaping the structure and emotional impact of Baroque music.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not a baroque keyboard instrument?

    • A.

      Virginal

    • B.

      Taille

    • C.

      Harpsichord

    • D.

      Clavichord

    Correct Answer
    B. Taille
    Explanation
    The Taille is not a baroque keyboard instrument. The Virginal, Harpsichord, and Clavichord are all examples of baroque keyboard instruments. The Virginal is a small, rectangular-shaped keyboard instrument with strings that are plucked. The Harpsichord is a larger keyboard instrument with strings that are plucked by quills. The Clavichord is a smaller keyboard instrument with strings that are struck by metal tangents. However, the Taille is not a baroque keyboard instrument.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Which of the following is a staged work with costumes and sets?

    • A.

      Opera

    • B.

      Oratorio

    • C.

      Passion

    • D.

      Cantata

    Correct Answer
    A. Opera
    Explanation
    Opera is a staged work with costumes and sets. It is a form of musical theater that combines singing and acting, along with elaborate sets, costumes, and sometimes dance. Operas tell stories through music and lyrics, and they often feature large ensembles and orchestras. The combination of music, drama, and visual elements makes opera a highly theatrical and visually stunning art form.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not a dance form?

    • A.

      Minuet

    • B.

      Bourree

    • C.

      Sonata

    • D.

      Passepied

    Correct Answer
    C. Sonata
  • 8. 

    What do we call the "script" or text of an opera?

    Correct Answer
    libretto
    Explanation
    A "libretto" refers to the script or text of an opera. It contains the lyrics and dialogue that the performers sing or speak during the opera. The libretto serves as a guide for the performers, providing them with their lines and cues. It is an essential component of an opera, as it helps convey the story and emotions to the audience. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "libretto."

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    What is the name of the small group of instruments in a concerto grosso?

    Correct Answer
    concertino
    Explanation
    The small group of instruments in a concerto grosso is called the concertino. In a concerto grosso, the concertino typically consists of a solo violin, a solo cello, and a solo harpsichord. These instruments are featured prominently and often engage in dialogue with the larger accompanying ensemble, known as the ripieno. The concertino section adds variety and contrast to the overall composition, showcasing the virtuosity and musicality of the individual players.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    A basso continuo consists of 2 instruments.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A basso continuo consists of 2 instruments because it is a musical accompaniment technique used in the Baroque period, where a keyboard instrument (such as a harpsichord or organ) and a bass instrument (such as a cello or bassoon) play together. The keyboard instrument provides the harmonic foundation and the bass instrument plays the bass line, creating a rich and full texture. This combination of two instruments allows for flexibility and improvisation within the music.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 14, 2024
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Dec 15, 2009
    Quiz Created by
    Scott Ashby
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.