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Introduction To Romantic Quiz - Quiz


from the History 1 course from Ashby Musical Enterprises


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following describes romanticism?

    • A.

      Control

    • B.

      Emotional

    • C.

      Symmetrical

    • D.

      Traditional

    Correct Answer
    B. Emotional
    Explanation
    Romanticism is a movement in art, literature, and music that emerged in the late 18th century. It emphasized the expression of emotions, individualism, and imagination. Romanticism rejected the rationality and order of the Enlightenment era and instead focused on intense emotions, passion, and subjective experiences. Therefore, the term "Emotional" accurately describes romanticism as it highlights the movement's emphasis on expressing and evoking strong emotions.

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  • 2. 

    The slogan "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" describes which movement?

    • A.

      American Revolution

    • B.

      Classical Revolution

    • C.

      French Revolution

    • D.

      Industrial Revolution

    Correct Answer
    C. French Revolution
    Explanation
    The slogan "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" is closely associated with the French Revolution. This slogan encapsulates the core ideals and principles of the revolutionaries during that time. The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France, marked by the overthrow of the monarchy, the rise of the Jacobins, and the Reign of Terror. The slogan emphasized the desire for individual freedom, equal rights, and solidarity among the people, which were key goals of the revolutionaries in their fight against the oppressive monarchy and aristocracy.

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  • 3. 

    The industrial revolution affected the transportation of composers, but otherwise had little effect on music in the romantic era.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The industrial revolution had a significant impact on music in the romantic era. It brought about advancements in technology, such as the invention of the piano and improvements in orchestral instruments, which greatly influenced the composition and performance of music. Additionally, the industrial revolution led to the rise of the middle class, who became avid consumers of music, leading to changes in musical tastes and the emergence of new genres and styles. Overall, the industrial revolution had a profound effect on music during the romantic era.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these statements is true of the romantic era?

    • A.

      Because of the violence of the French Revolution, no one was concerned with attending concerts.

    • B.

      Because composers were writing nationalistic music, they did not write music depicting anything outside of their homeland, lest they be labeled a traitor.

    • C.

      The incorporation of extra-musical elements into music became common and was known as "program music."

    • D.

      The symphonic poem was invented by Vivaldi, but developed in the romantic era by Franz Liszt.

    Correct Answer
    C. The incorporation of extra-musical elements into music became common and was known as "program music."
    Explanation
    During the romantic era, composers started incorporating extra-musical elements into their music, which became known as "program music." This means that they began to include non-musical ideas, stories, or images in their compositions, allowing the music to evoke specific emotions or tell a narrative. This was a departure from the previous era where music was primarily abstract and focused on pure musical elements. The use of program music became a significant characteristic of the romantic era and allowed composers to explore a wider range of expressive possibilities in their compositions.

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  • 5. 

    Which style of singing became popular in romantic Italy?

    Correct Answer
    Bel canto
    Explanation
    Bel canto is a style of singing that became popular in romantic Italy. Bel canto, which means "beautiful singing" in Italian, emphasizes the beauty and purity of the voice. It focuses on the technical aspects of singing, such as breath control, agility, and flexibility, as well as the expression of emotions through vocal techniques. This style of singing became popular in Italy during the romantic period, as it allowed singers to showcase their vocal abilities and convey the passion and intensity of the music.

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  • 6. 

    Romantic music was known for its extremes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Romantic music is characterized by its emotional intensity and expression, often featuring extremes of dynamics, tempo, and mood. Composers of this period sought to evoke strong emotions and create dramatic effects through their music. Therefore, it is accurate to say that Romantic music was known for its extremes.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following describes a performer with exceptional technical skills?

    • A.

      Exoticism

    • B.

      Lieder

    • C.

      Patron

    • D.

      Virtuoso

    Correct Answer
    D. Virtuoso
    Explanation
    A performer with exceptional technical skills is referred to as a virtuoso. A virtuoso is someone who displays extraordinary proficiency and mastery in their chosen field, whether it be music, dance, or any other performing art. They possess exceptional technical abilities, often characterized by their flawless execution, precision, and control. Virtuosos are highly skilled and are capable of performing complex and demanding pieces with great ease and finesse, captivating and impressing audiences with their talent and expertise.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following was not developed in the romantic era?

    • A.

      Brass instruments were given valves.

    • B.

      Harps were given double-action.

    • C.

      Pianos were given pedals.

    • D.

      String instruments were given tuning pegs.

    Correct Answer
    D. String instruments were given tuning pegs.
    Explanation
    During the Romantic era, many advancements were made in musical instruments. Brass instruments were given valves, which allowed for greater control over pitch and tone. Harps were given double-action mechanisms, enabling the player to produce a wider range of notes. Pianos were given pedals, which allowed for sustained or softened notes. However, string instruments like violins and cellos already had tuning pegs before the Romantic era, so they were not given tuning pegs during this time.

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  • 9. 

    The Faust Symphony is an example of a . . .

    • A.

      Concert Overture

    • B.

      Nocturne

    • C.

      Opera

    • D.

      Program Symphony

    Correct Answer
    D. Program Symphony
    Explanation
    The Faust Symphony is an example of a program symphony. A program symphony is a large-scale composition that follows a narrative or program, often inspired by a story, poem, or other non-musical source. In the case of the Faust Symphony, it is based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play "Faust." The symphony is divided into three movements, each representing a different aspect of the story. This type of symphony allows the composer to convey emotions, characters, and events through the music, creating a cohesive and expressive musical narrative.

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  • 10. 

    Which element is not characteristic of Romantic music?

    • A.

      Alberti bass

    • B.

      Highly expressive and emotional

    • C.

      Use of rubato

    • D.

      Wide range of dynamics

    Correct Answer
    A. Alberti bass
    Explanation
    The element that is not characteristic of Romantic music is "Alberti bass." Romantic music is known for its highly expressive and emotional qualities, the use of rubato (tempo flexibility), and a wide range of dynamics. However, the Alberti bass is a specific type of accompaniment pattern commonly found in Classical music, particularly in the music of composers like Mozart and Haydn. It consists of broken chords played in a specific pattern in the left hand of the piano. Therefore, it is not a characteristic element of Romantic music.

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