Opera And Monteverdi Quiz

8 Questions | Total Attempts: 224

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Opera Music Quizzes & Trivia

For the RCM History 2 exam from Ashby Musical Enterprises


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the name of the group of Italian artists, writers and musicians who sought to revive Greek drama?
    • A. 

      Florentine Camerata

    • B. 

      Le Nuove Musiche

    • C. 

      Orfeo

    • D. 

      Stile Rappresentativo

  • 2. 
    Which style of writing became popular with composers from the group in question #1?
    • A. 

      Homophony

    • B. 

      Monody

    • C. 

      Monophony

    • D. 

      Polyphony

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was a musical collection by Giulio Caccini?
    • A. 

      Le nuove musiche

    • B. 

      Musica trasalpina

    • C. 

      Orfeo

    • D. 

      The triumphs of Oriana

  • 4. 
    When was the first public opera house opened in Venice?
    • A. 

      1588

    • B. 

      1600

    • C. 

      1607

    • D. 

      1637

  • 5. 
    Monteverdi was born in...
    • A. 

      Cremona

    • B. 

      Mantua

    • C. 

      Venice

    • D. 

      Vienna

  • 6. 
    Monteverdi married...
    • A. 

      The daughter of the Maestro di Cappella at the Cremona cathedral

    • B. 

      A singer at the Gonzaga court in Mantua

    • C. 

      A nun associated with St. Mark's cathedral in Venice

    • D. 

      A violinist at the Venice opera house

  • 7. 
    Monteverdi died in...
    • A. 

      1607

    • B. 

      1637

    • C. 

      1643

    • D. 

      1685

  • 8. 
    Monteverdi is known for...
    • A. 

      Madrigals and masses

    • B. 

      Masses and motets

    • C. 

      Motets and operas

    • D. 

      Operas and madrigals