Review Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Baroque Suite! Trivia

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Dance Quizzes & Trivia

A quick quiz to check how much you can remember about the dances from the Baroque Suite that you need to know about for your listening exam (GCSE AQA).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following dances originated in Great Britain?
    • A. 

      Sarabande

    • B. 

      Minuet

    • C. 

      Gigue

    • D. 

      Gavotte

  • 2. 
    Which of the following dances remained popular during the Classical period, being used in instrumental works such as symphonies?
    • A. 

      Sarabande

    • B. 

      Gavotte

    • C. 

      Gigue

    • D. 

      Minuet

  • 3. 
    How many beats in a bar does a sarabande have?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 4. 
    What is the structure of a minuet?
    • A. 

      Binary (AB)

    • B. 

      Ternary (ABA)

  • 5. 
    A gigue is most likely to have which of the following key signatures?
    • A. 

      2/4

    • B. 

      6/8

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      5/4

  • 6. 
    A sarabande and a minuet both have three beats in a bar, but one of them is much slower. Which one is the slower dance?
    • A. 

      Sarabande

    • B. 

      Minuet

  • 7. 
    A rhythmic feature of one of the dances is a two-beat anacrusis. This means that the piece (and the musical phrases) starts on the third beat of the bar and the missing first two beats are added at the end. Which dance is it?
    • A. 

      Sarabande

    • B. 

      Gavotte

    • C. 

      Gigue

    • D. 

      Minuet

  • 8. 
    Which of the dances has an accent or a halting feeling on the second beat of the bar?
    • A. 

      Sarabande

    • B. 

      Gavotte

    • C. 

      Gigue

    • D. 

      Minuet

  • 9. 
    Which of the following instruments would you NOT expect to hear playing a dance from the Baroque Suite?
    • A. 

      Timpani

    • B. 

      Harpsichord

    • C. 

      Flute

    • D. 

      Saxophone

    • E. 

      Bassoon

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a typical line-up of a Baroque orchestra?
    • A. 

      Strings, harpsichord, timpani

    • B. 

      Strings, piano, full brass, woodwind and percussion sections

    • C. 

      Strings, harpsichord, flute, oboe, bassoon, horn, trumpet, timpani