Music History And Theory Quiz January 2012

16 Questions | Total Attempts: 59

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Hey everyone! I just made this little quiz to prep for the coming exam. Take it if you want. . . Making it helped me study so meh. Anyway, good luck on your exam and happy quizzing! :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Melody in the Classical Era was
    • A. 

      Very simple and singable

    • B. 

      Complex and chromatic

    • C. 

      Always major

    • D. 

      Very ornate

  • 2. 
    Harmony in the Classical Era was
    • A. 

      Only chromatic

    • B. 

      Only diatonic

    • C. 

      A mix of chromatic and diatonic

    • D. 

      Neither chromatic nor diatonic

    • E. 

      Mostly diatonic

  • 3. 
    Dynamics in the Classical Era were
    • A. 

      Exactly the same as they are now, with a full dynamic range

    • B. 

      Determined by how many people were playing

    • C. 

      Always built gradually throughout the piece

    • D. 

      Much the same as they are now, but only fortes and pianos

  • 4. 
    A popular style in the Classical Era was
    • A. 

      Opera

    • B. 

      Concerto

    • C. 

      Symphony

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 5. 
    The three main composers of the Viennese School were
    • A. 

      Handel

    • B. 

      Beethoven

    • C. 

      Bach

    • D. 

      Tchaikovsky

    • E. 

      Schubert

    • F. 

      Haydn

    • G. 

      Mozart

  • 6. 
    The Classical Era was
    • A. 

      During the 1600s

    • B. 

      Known as The Age of Enlightenment

    • C. 

      After the death of Bach

    • D. 

      A part of the Romantic Era

    • E. 

      Inspired by the simplicity of Ancient Greek and Roman architecture

    • F. 

      When the invention of the piano occurred.

  • 7. 
    The Aristocracy grew to be dominant in the Classical Era.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    List 3 historical events of the classical era that impacted the arts. Breifly explain each.
  • 9. 
    Explain the Age of Enlightenment. :)
  • 10. 
    How did each of the composers do in the patronage system?
  • 11. 
    Mozart was a virtuoso on organ, clavier and violin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Beethoven's third period was very intense and depressive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Opera Seria was called Singspiel in German.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Death of Bach ended the Classical Era.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Libretto is the Music for an opera.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False