Midterm II Practice Quiz

17 Questions | Total Attempts: 84

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Midterm Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short quiz geared to help solidify your knowledge and understanding of some of the terms you will need to know in order to successfully pass the midterm. This is purely for fun and practice, and you will not receive any credit for doing this. Your score will not be shared with other students. There is no limit to the number of times this quiz may be taken.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The "Enlightenment" is also referred to as
    • A. 

      The Stone Age

    • B. 

      The Age of Reason

    • C. 

      The "Lighten Up" period

    • D. 

      The return to Ars Antiqua

  • 2. 
    A Trio Sonata consists of
    • A. 

      Three soloists

    • B. 

      One soloist and two basso continuo players

    • C. 

      Two soloists and two basso continuo players

    • D. 

      Two soloists and a harpsichordist

  • 3. 
    A Cantata can be on
    • A. 

      A religious subject and performed in a Lutheran church

    • B. 

      A secular subject and performed for a private audience

    • C. 

      A religious subject and performed as an opera

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 4. 
    A Basso Continuo may consist of
    • A. 

      1 instrument

    • B. 

      2 instruments

    • C. 

      3 instruments

    • D. 

      4 or more instruments

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The Basso Continuo is responsible for the 
    • A. 

      Melody

    • B. 

      Monody

    • C. 

      Chordal harmony

    • D. 

      Chordal monody

  • 6. 
    During the baroque period, a sudden shift in volume was referred to as
    • A. 

      Pianoforte

    • B. 

      Mezzo forte

    • C. 

      Terraced Dynamics

    • D. 

      Dynamic contrast

  • 7. 
    A genre of music that consists of singers, who are usually required to act and/or dance, an orchestra, costuming, staging, scenery, and text derived from a libretto is known as
    • A. 

      Opera

    • B. 

      A Cantata

    • C. 

      An Oratorio

    • D. 

      An Aria

  • 8. 
    Rondo form may include
    • A. 

      ABABA

    • B. 

      ABACA

    • C. 

      ABACABA

    • D. 

      ABACADA

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What three sections must the Sonata-allegro form contain
    • A. 

      Subject; Exposition; Episode

    • B. 

      Introduction; Theme; Coda

    • C. 

      Form; Function; Composition

    • D. 

      Exposition; Development; Recapitulation

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    The first movement of a classical period sonata must be in what form
    • A. 

      Sonata-allegro form

    • B. 

      Minuet and Trio form

    • C. 

      Theme & Variation form

    • D. 

      Rondo form

    • E. 

      Binary form

  • 11. 
    What would best describe the style of a recitative
    • A. 

      Lyrical

    • B. 

      Melodic

    • C. 

      Musically heightened speech

    • D. 

      Monodic

  • 12. 
    Define Symphony (mind your spelling)
  • 13. 
    Ludwig van Beethoven was considered a "bridge" composer between which two music periods?
    • A. 

      Baroque and Renaissance

    • B. 

      Renaissance and Medieval

    • C. 

      Classical and Romantic

    • D. 

      Baroque and Classical

  • 14. 
    The symphony, which is performed by an orchestra, evolved from the overture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Opera seria literally means comic opera.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A style of music that consists of a single vocal melodic line and instrumental accompaniment is known as
    • A. 

      Monody

    • B. 

      Melody

    • C. 

      Harmony

    • D. 

      Opera

  • 17. 
    A contrapuntal piece that contains a subject (a theme or short melody), an exposition (the complete statement of the subject by two or more voices), and an episode (free-writing based on the subject) is known as a
    • A. 

      Suite

    • B. 

      Fugue

    • C. 

      Sonata

    • D. 

      Motet

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