Measures & Time Signature

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  • 1. 
    What is the name of the black lines that divide the staff into measures?
    • A. 

      Bar lines

    • B. 

      Staff lines

    • C. 

      Measure lines

    • D. 

      Music lines

    • E. 

      Note lines

  • 2. 
    How many measures does this staff have?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      7

  • 3. 
    What are these numbers called?
    • A. 

      Beats

    • B. 

      Time line

    • C. 

      Staff

    • D. 

      Measure

    • E. 

      Time signature

  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of a time signature?
    • A. 

      To indicate the speed at which music must be played

    • B. 

      To show who wrote a piece of music

    • C. 

      To define the amount and type of notes in each measure

    • D. 

      To determine how long each note must be played

    • E. 

      To show how loudly each note must be played

  • 5. 
    How many quarter notes does this measure contain?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      7

  • 6. 
    What does the 4 mean in this picture?
    • A. 

      The measure contains whole notes

    • B. 

      The measure contains half notes

    • C. 

      The measure contains quarter notes

    • D. 

      The measure contains eighths notes

    • E. 

      The measure contains sixteenths notes

  • 7. 
    What does this time signature mean?
    • A. 

      Each measure contains 6 quarter notes

    • B. 

      Each measure contains 8 half notes

    • C. 

      Each measure contains 6 whole notes

    • D. 

      Each measure contains 6 eighths notes

    • E. 

      Each measure contains 8 sixths notes

  • 8. 
    How many half notes does a measure in 3/2 time contain?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4

  • 9. 
    How many whole notes does a measure in 4/4 time contain?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4

  • 10. 
    How many quarter notes does a measure in 6/8 time contain?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4

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