Medieval And Renaissance Music

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Renaissance Music Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz with 7 multiple-choice questions. It is about music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.  Who was Gregorian Chant named for?
    • A. 

      Gregory Peck

    • B. 

      Guido the monk

    • C. 

      Pope Gregory the Great

  • 2. 
    What was one type of medieval music that was secular (worldly)?
    • A. 

      Mass music

    • B. 

      Estampie

    • C. 

      Gregorian chant

  • 3. 
    What class of people in the Middle Ages was most likely to compose music?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobility

    • C. 

      Peasantry

  • 4. 
    What are two musical innovations that came with the Renaissance period?
    • A. 

      Polyphonic texture (multiple melodies sung at once)

    • B. 

      Dancing added to the music in church

    • C. 

      Electrical instruments in secular songs

    • D. 

      Printed music, rather than hand-scripted

  • 5. 
    Some instruments of the Renaissance were . . . 
    • A. 

      Dulcimer and flugelhorn

    • B. 

      Bladderpipe and sacbut

    • C. 

      Sousaphone and psaltery

  • 6. 
    The Renaissance form of a cappella secular music, generally about love, is called . . .
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Motet

    • C. 

      Madrigal

  • 7. 
    The new Renaissance middle class used what as a status symbol?
    • A. 

      Musicianship

    • B. 

      Fancy cars

    • C. 

      Hot tubs

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