# Orchestra First Semester Exam

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Students will be tested on material covered during the first and second nine week of the school year.

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### How many strings are on each of the instruments of the bowed string family? (MMSIO.9b)

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3

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5

• C.

4

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6

C. 4
Explanation
The correct answer is 4 because the bowed string family includes instruments such as the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, each of which has four strings.

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• 6.

### What is the smallest bowed string instrument in the string family? (MMSIO.8)

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Trombone

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Violin

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SaxopHone

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Bass

B. Violin
Explanation
The violin is the smallest bowed string instrument in the string family. It is smaller than the bass, trombone, and saxophone, making it the correct answer.

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• 7.

### Which math term is drawn similar to  a time signature in music? (MMSIO.8b)

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Integers

• B.

Fractions

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Reciprocal

• D.

Eighth rest

B. Fractions
Explanation
Fractions in math can be represented as a time signature in music because they both involve dividing a whole into parts. In music, a time signature indicates the number of beats in each measure and the type of note that receives one beat. Similarly, in math, a fraction represents a part of a whole, where the numerator represents the number of parts and the denominator represents the total number of equal parts. Therefore, fractions can be seen as a mathematical equivalent to a time signature in music.

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• 8.

### The staff is defined as: (MMSIO.8)

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3 lines and 5 spaces

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5 spaces and 5 lines

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4 lines and 5 spaces

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5 lines and 4 spaces

D. 5 lines and 4 spaces
Explanation
The correct answer is 5 lines and 4 spaces. This means that the staff consists of 5 horizontal lines and 4 spaces in between them. In sheet music notation, the staff is used to represent musical notes and other symbols. Each line and space on the staff corresponds to a specific pitch, allowing musicians to read and perform the music accurately.

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• 9.

### What does the top number 3 represent  in 3/4 time if it appears on your music?  (MMSIO.8)

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3 notes per measure

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3 claps per measures

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3 beats per measure

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3 rest per measure

C. 3 beats per measure
Explanation
The top number 3 in 3/4 time represents the number of beats per measure. In this case, there are 3 beats in each measure of the music.

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• 10.

### What does the bottom  4 represent in 3/4 time if it appears on your music? (MMSIO.8)

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4 beats per measure

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The fourth note gets one beat

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The whole notes gets 4 beats

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The quarter note receives one beat

D. The quarter note receives one beat
Explanation
In 3/4 time, the bottom 4 represents that a quarter note receives one beat. This means that in each measure, there are 4 beats, and the quarter note is the note that gets one beat.

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• 11.

### The system for naming notes of the scale is called? (MMSBO.1c)

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Pennege

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Solfege

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Socrage

B. Solfege
Explanation
Solfege is the correct answer because it refers to the system of naming notes of the scale using syllables. In this system, each note of the scale is assigned a specific syllable, such as do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, and do. This system is commonly used in music education to help students learn and understand pitch relationships and intervals. The other options, pennege, pinhead, and socrage, do not have any relevance to the naming of notes in the scale.

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• 12.

### In the D major scale, the note D is called? (MMSBO.1c)

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Mi

• B.

Fa

• C.

Do

• D.

Re

C. Do
Explanation
In the D major scale, the note D is called "Do" because it is the tonic or the first note of the scale. In solfege, "Do" represents the first degree of the major scale. Therefore, in the key of D major, the note D is referred to as "Do".

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• 13.

### What does the word renaissance mean? (MMSBO.9d)

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Results

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Rebirth

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Renew

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Refrain

B. Rebirth
Explanation
The word "renaissance" means rebirth or renewal. It refers to a period in European history, particularly in the 14th to 17th centuries, characterized by a revival of interest in classical art, literature, and learning. During this time, there was a renewed focus on humanism, scientific inquiry, and artistic innovation. The term "renaissance" is often used to describe a period of significant cultural and intellectual growth and development.

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• 14.

### How is music and math related?  MMSBO.8b)

• A.

They both use prepositions

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They both use fractions

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They both use microscopes

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They both use hypothesis

B. They both use fractions
Explanation
Music and math are related because they both use fractions. In music, fractions are used to represent the duration of notes and the rhythm of a piece. For example, a half note is represented by a fraction of 1/2, indicating that it lasts for half the duration of a whole note. Similarly, in math, fractions are used to represent parts of a whole or to compare quantities. Both music and math require an understanding of fractions to accurately represent and interpret their respective concepts.

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• 15.

### What does a  , mean in music? (MMSBO.2d)

• A.

Up bow

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Lift bow

• C.

Stop bow

• D.

Down bow

B. Lift bow
Explanation
In music, a comma (,) is used to indicate a "lift bow" technique. This technique involves lifting the bow off the strings briefly, creating a pause or break in the sound. It is often used for stylistic purposes or to create a specific musical effect.

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### What is the connection between music and Social Studies? (MMSBO. 8b)

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Music can help tell the story of a people or culture

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Music converts fact to fiction

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Music helps people not want to be social

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Music helps hide the truth

A. Music can help tell the story of a people or culture
Explanation
Music can help tell the story of a people or culture. Music has been used throughout history to express the experiences, traditions, and values of different societies. It serves as a form of cultural expression and can provide insights into the social, political, and historical contexts of a particular group of people. By studying music, one can gain a deeper understanding of the social and cultural aspects of a society, making it closely connected to the field of Social Studies.

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### What does forte mean? (MMSIO.2d)

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To play soft

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To play fast

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To play loud

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To play slow

C. To play loud
Explanation
The word "forte" is derived from the Italian musical term "forte" which means loud. In music, when a musician is instructed to play "forte," it means they should play with a strong and loud volume. Therefore, the correct answer is "to play loud."

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### To tremelo on your instrument means to_______________________ (MMSIO.2d)

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• B.

Move the bow real fast

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Move the rosin real fast

• D.

B. Move the bow real fast
Explanation
Tremolo on a musical instrument refers to the rapid repetition of a single note. This technique is commonly achieved by moving the bow back and forth quickly on a stringed instrument such as a violin or cello. Therefore, the correct answer is "move the bow real fast."

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### If you add the value of a half note to the value of a quarter note, how many beats will that be?   MMSBIO.3c

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4 beats

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3 beats

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2 beats

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2 1/2 beat

B. 3 beats
Explanation
Adding the value of a half note (2 beats) to the value of a quarter note (1 beat) would result in a total of 3 beats. This is because a half note is equal to 2 beats and a quarter note is equal to 1 beat, so adding them together gives a total of 3 beats.

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• 20.

### What kind of note is this?  ?(MMSIO.3c)

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Whole note

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Half note

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Quarter note

• D.

Eighth note

C. Quarter note
Explanation
This note is a quarter note. In music notation, a quarter note is represented by a solid filled-in oval shape with a stem. It is used to indicate a duration of one beat in a piece of music.

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• 21.

### If the first note is do, name the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th notes: (MMSIO.1 )

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Mi so do

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Fa mi re

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Re mi fa

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So fa mi

C. Re mi fa
Explanation
The given sequence of notes starts with "do" and follows a descending pattern. The second note is "re" which is one step below "do". The third note is "mi" which is one step below "re". The fourth note is "fa" which is one step below "mi". Therefore, the correct answer is "re mi fa".

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• 22.

### This term for connecting 2 or more different notes in the same bow is called a :    : (MMSIO.3c  )

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Tie

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Slack

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Slur

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Tide

C. Slur
Explanation
A slur is a term used in music to indicate that two or more different notes should be played smoothly and connected in the same bow. It is a technique commonly used in string instruments to create a seamless and legato sound. The other options, tie, slack, and tide, do not accurately describe this musical technique.

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• 23.

### What would the correct time signature for this music example be?  (MMSIO.3c)

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2/4

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3/4

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4/4

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5/5

C. 4/4
Explanation
The correct time signature for this music example would be 4/4. This means that there are four beats in each measure and the quarter note receives one beat. The music example likely has a strong and steady pulse, with each measure being divided into four equal parts.

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