The Music Pre-test Quiz. How Much Do You Know?

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The best music pre-test quiz to help you prepare for an upcoming music exam or viva. Take this quiz and sharpen your skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many beats does a quarter note get in 4/4 time? 

    • A.

      1 beat

    • B.

      2 beats

    • C.

      3 beats

    • D.

      4 beats

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 beat
    Explanation
    In 4/4 time, the quarter note gets one beat. This is because in 4/4 time, there are four beats in a measure and the quarter note represents one beat.

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  • 2. 

    What does this symbol mean in music?

    • A.

      Play it fast.

    • B.

      Play it loud.

    • C.

      Play it well.

    • D.

      Play it sweetly.

    Correct Answer
    B. Play it loud.
    Explanation
    The given options suggest different ways of playing music. "Play it fast" refers to playing the music at a quick tempo, "Play it loud" means playing the music with a high volume, "Play it well" indicates playing the music with skill and accuracy, and "Play it sweetly" suggests playing the music in a gentle and melodious manner. Among these options, "Play it loud" stands out as it specifically emphasizes playing the music with a loud volume.

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  • 3. 

    This symbol is called a ___________ clef. 

    Correct Answer
    treble
    Explanation
    The symbol referred to in the question is commonly known as a "treble" clef. This clef is primarily used in sheet music to indicate that the notes written on the staff are to be played or sung in a higher pitch range. It is often associated with instruments such as the piano, violin, and flute, as well as with female vocalists.

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  • 4. 

    The _____________ ______________________ tells you how many beats are in each measure.

    Correct Answer
    time signature
    Explanation
    The time signature is a musical notation that consists of two numbers stacked on top of each other. The top number indicates the number of beats in each measure, while the bottom number represents the type of note that receives one beat. Therefore, the time signature tells you how many beats are in each measure, allowing musicians to understand the rhythm and structure of a piece of music.

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  • 5. 

    The structure of the music

    • A.

      Style

    • B.

      Form

    • C.

      Beat

    • D.

      Pitch

    Correct Answer
    B. Form
    Explanation
    Form refers to the overall structure or organization of a piece of music. It determines how different sections of the music are arranged and how they relate to each other. The form can be identified by analyzing the repetition and variation of musical ideas, as well as the transitions between different sections. Understanding the form of a piece helps listeners follow the musical progression and anticipate certain elements or changes. It is an important aspect of music composition and performance.

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  • 6. 

    The speed of the beat

    • A.

      Music

    • B.

      Instrumentation

    • C.

      Tempo

    • D.

      Form

    Correct Answer
    C. Tempo
    Explanation
    Tempo refers to the speed or pace of a musical piece. It determines how fast or slow the beat is. The tempo can greatly affect the overall mood and energy of the music. A fast tempo creates a sense of excitement and energy, while a slow tempo conveys a more relaxed and calm atmosphere. Therefore, tempo is an important element in music that helps to establish the rhythm and feel of a composition.

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  • 7. 

    Three or more stacked notes

    • A.

      Intro

    • B.

      Music

    • C.

      Melody

    • D.

      Chord

    Correct Answer
    D. Chord
    Explanation
    The given answer "chord" is correct because a chord is a combination of three or more notes played simultaneously in music. The question mentions "three or more stacked notes," which aligns with the definition of a chord. The other options mentioned (intro, music, melody) do not specifically refer to a combination of notes played together, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 8. 

    • A.

      THIS IS A TEMPO

    • B.

      THIS IS A STAFF

    • C.

      THIS IS A TREBLE CLEF

    • D.

      THIS IS A CANDY BAR

    Correct Answer
    C. THIS IS A TREBLE CLEF
  • 9. 

    • A.

      THIS IS A STAFF

    • B.

      THIS IS A CLEF

    • C.

      THIS IS A MAP

    • D.

      THIS IS A KEY

    Correct Answer
    A. THIS IS A STAFF
  • 10. 

    HOW MANY LINES MAKE UP THE STAFF?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
    Explanation
    The staff consists of five lines. In music notation, the staff is a set of horizontal lines and spaces on which notes are placed. Each line and space represents a different pitch. Therefore, the correct answer is 5.

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  • 11. 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    A. A
  • 12. 

    • A.

      Whole Note

    • B.

      Half Note

    • C.

      Quarter Note

    • D.

      Eighth Note

    • E.

      Sixteenth Note

    Correct Answer
    D. Eighth Note
  • 13. 

    Piano, pianissimo, forte, and fortissimo are examples of...

    • A.

      Tempo

    • B.

      Dynamics

    • C.

      Woodwinds

    • D.

      Clefs

    Correct Answer
    B. Dynamics
    Explanation
    Piano, pianissimo, forte, and fortissimo are examples of dynamics. Dynamics refers to the volume or intensity of a musical piece. Piano and pianissimo indicate softness, while forte and fortissimo indicate loudness. These terms are used to instruct musicians on how to perform a piece with the appropriate level of volume and expression.

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  • 14. 

    A sharp in music notation will

    • A.

      Raise the current note a tone

    • B.

      Raise the current note a half step

    • C.

      Lower the current note a tone

    • D.

      Lower the current note a half step

    • E.

      Only change notes located in spaces

    Correct Answer
    B. Raise the current note a half step
    Explanation
    A sharp in music notation raises the current note a half step. It is indicated by a "#" symbol placed before the note. When a note is sharpened, its pitch is increased by one semitone or half step. This means that the note is raised to the next nearest note in the chromatic scale. For example, if the current note is C, when it is sharpened it becomes C#.

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  • 15. 

    Music written higher than middle C on the piano is written in what clef?

    • A.

      Alto

    • B.

      Tenor

    • C.

      Treble

    • D.

      Bass

    • E.

      Baritone

    Correct Answer
    C. Treble
    Explanation
    The correct answer is treble. The treble clef is used for music written higher than middle C on the piano. It is also known as the G clef because it curls around the line representing the G above middle C. The treble clef is commonly used for instruments such as the violin, flute, and soprano voice.

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  • 16. 

    • A.

      THIS IS A STAFF

    • B.

      THIS IS A CLEF

    • C.

      THIS IS A MEASURE

    • D.

      THIS IS A REPEAT

    Correct Answer
    C. THIS IS A MEASURE

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