Music History Quiz 1

7 Questions | Total Attempts: 210

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Music History Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following composers is NOT from the Baroque era?
    • A. 

      G.F. Handel

    • B. 

      J.S. Bach

    • C. 

      Henry Purcell

    • D. 

      Robert Schumann

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the correct order of Western music periods?
    • A. 

      Classical, Baroque, Romantic, Renaissance

    • B. 

      Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic

    • C. 

      Romantic, Classical, Baroque Renaissance

    • D. 

      Baroque, Renaissance, Classical, Romantic

  • 3. 
    Polyphonic literally means "many sounds."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The earliest form of Western music was comprised of instrumental music, NOT vocal music.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The premiere of which work prompted the audience members to cause a riot and throw vegetables at the performers.
    • A. 

      Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"

    • B. 

      G.F. Handel's "The Messiah"

    • C. 

      Mozart's "Don Giovanni"

    • D. 

      Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5"

  • 6. 
    Who is the person in the picture?
    • A. 

      Claude Debussy

    • B. 

      Josef Haydn

    • C. 

      Franz Schubert

    • D. 

      Ludwig van Beethoven

  • 7. 
    Listen to the music by clicking on the link.  Identify what musical texture is being utilized.
    • A. 

      Polyphonic

    • B. 

      Monophonic

    • C. 

      Homophonic

    • D. 

      None of the above