Music 101 Week 3

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 147

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Musical Terms Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz on musical terms, including tempo, rhythm, time signatures and note values.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The speed of the regular beat in a piece of music is called
    • A. 

      Tempo

    • B. 

      Dynamics

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 2. 
    A regularly recurring grouping of beats is called
    • A. 

      Tempo

    • B. 

      Dynamics

    • C. 

      Meter

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 3. 
    What does the top number of a time signature represent?
    • A. 

      The number of beats per measure

    • B. 

      The note value that equals one beat

    • C. 

      The rhythm of the piece

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The bottom number of a time signature represents
    • A. 

      The number of beats per measure

    • B. 

      The note value that equals one beat

    • C. 

      The meter

    • D. 

      The rhythm of the piece

  • 5. 
    A quarter note is equal to two eighth notes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Two half notes are equivalent to one whole note.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Six sixteenth notes are equal in value to two quarter notes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The regular, underlying pulsation in music is called
    • A. 

      Beat

    • B. 

      Tempo

    • C. 

      Dynamics

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Meter which involves a regular repetition of three beats is called
    • A. 

      Duple

    • B. 

      Triple

    • C. 

      Quadruple

    • D. 

      Quintuple

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