Orchestral Instruments And Terms Grade 5 (Exam Format)

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Orchestral Instruments And Terms Grade 5 (Exam Format)

This quiz is created to improve student's knowledge of orchestral instruments in ABRSM grade 4 theory syllabus. The questions given in this quiz is almost similar to what is given in ABRSM grade 4 theory exam and it tests the student's knowledge of orchestral instruments and terms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which instrument produces sounds of indefinite pitch?
    • A. 

      Celesta

    • B. 

      Cymbals

    • C. 

      Marimba

    • D. 

      Glockenspiel

  • 2. 
    Which instrument below produces sounds of definite pitch?
    • A. 

      Tambourine

    • B. 

      Castanets

    • C. 

      Triangle

    • D. 

      Glockenspiel

  • 3. 
    Woodwind instruments are sometimes played ‘arco’.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The violin sometimes uses the alto clef.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The pianist may sometimes be asked to play 'sul ponticello'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A trombonist may sometimes be asked to play 'con sord.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The oboist may sometimes be asked to play 'pizzicato'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The flute is a transposing instrument
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The bassoon is a transposing instrument
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A double bassist may be asked to play pizzicato
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The bassoon is a double-reed instrument
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The tuba is a non-transposing instrument
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The oboe is a single-reed instrument
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Is Double Bass a transposing or non transposing instrument?
    • A. 

      Transposing

    • B. 

      Non transposing

  • 15. 
    Is trumpet a transposing or non transposing instrument?
    • A. 

      Transposing

    • B. 

      Non transposing

  • 16. 
    Select one instrument in the below that is a transposing instrument.
    • A. 

      Cello

    • B. 

      Timpani

    • C. 

      Viola

    • D. 

      Clarinet

  • 17. 
    Select one instrument in the below that is a transposing instrument.
    • A. 

      Flute

    • B. 

      Horn

    • C. 

      Viola

    • D. 

      Trombone

  • 18. 
    Select one instrument in the list below that is NOT a transposing instrument.      
    • A. 

      Trumpet

    • B. 

      Double bass

    • C. 

      Bassoon

    • D. 

      Clarinet

  • 19. 
    Select one instrument in the list below that is NOT a transposing instrument.      
    • A. 

      Trumpet

    • B. 

      Double bass

    • C. 

      Trombone

    • D. 

      Horn

  • 20. 
    The kettledrum produces sounds of definite pitch
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The clarinet is the lowest-sounding member of the woodwind family
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The double bass is the lowest-sounding string instrument
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The bassoon is the lowest sounding member of the brass family
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The violin is the highest sounding member of the woodwind family
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The baritone voice has a lower range than the tenor voice
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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