Theory 8 All Terms Quiz

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Theory 8 All Terms Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following terms indicates “separated, detached”??
    • A. 

      Accent

    • B. 

      Legato

    • C. 

      Marcato

    • D. 

      Staccato

  • 2. 
    Which of the following terms means to gradually speed up?
    • A. 

      Accelerando

    • B. 

      Adagio

    • C. 

      Allegretto

    • D. 

      A tempo

  • 3. 
    Which of the following terms means to play the note for its full value?
    • A. 

      Legato

    • B. 

      Marcato

    • C. 

      Staccato

    • D. 

      Tenuto

  • 4. 
    What is the meaning of "legato"?
    • A. 

      Connect the notes smoothly

    • B. 

      Hammer each note

    • C. 

      Play each note separated, detached

    • D. 

      Play with your legs and toes

  • 5. 
    What is the meaning of “animato?”
    • A. 

      Like a cartoon

    • B. 

      Like a machine

    • C. 

      Lively, animated

    • D. 

      Like an animal

  • 6. 
    What is the meaning of “accent”?
    • A. 

      Play smoothly

    • B. 

      Play softly

    • C. 

      Play with emphasis

    • D. 

      Play with grace

  • 7. 
    What is the meaning of “ben, bene?”
    • A. 

      Location

    • B. 

      Not

    • C. 

      Son of

    • D. 

      Well

  • 8. 
    Which of the following images most closely represent the meaning of "marcato"? 
    • A. 

      Bubbling brook

    • B. 

      Feather pillow

    • C. 

      Figure skater

    • D. 

      Hammer striking a nail

  • 9. 
    Which of the following terms indicates “in a singing style?”
    • A. 

      Brillante

    • B. 

      Cantabile

    • C. 

      Leggiero

    • D. 

      Vivace

  • 10. 
    Which of the following terms indicates "very loud"?
    • A. 

      Forte

    • B. 

      Fortissimo

    • C. 

      Mezzo forte

    • D. 

      Fortepiano

  • 11. 
    Which of the following terms means to pause and hold the note or rest longer than its written value?
    • A. 

      Con moto

    • B. 

      Fermata

    • C. 

      Loco

    • D. 

      Più

  • 12. 
    Which of the following terms means to gradually get louder?
    • A. 

      Crescendo

    • B. 

      Decrescendo

    • C. 

      Diminuendo

    • D. 

      Forte

  • 13. 
    What is the meaning of "larghetto"?
    • A. 

      Large

    • B. 

      Not as slow as largo

    • C. 

      Slower than largo

    • D. 

      Smoothly

  • 14. 
    What is the meaning of "mezzo piano"?
    • A. 

      Moderately soft

    • B. 

      Soft and fuzzy

    • C. 

      Use the soft pedal

    • D. 

      Very soft

  • 15. 
    Which of the following collections of terms move from softest to loudest?
    • A. 

      Forte - mezzo forte - piano

    • B. 

      Fortissimo - pianissimo - crescendo

    • C. 

      Piano - mezzo forte - fortissimo

    • D. 

      Pianissimo - forte - piano

  • 16. 
    Which of the following terms indicate that the performer should return to the beginning?
    • A. 

      Da capo

    • B. 

      Dal segno

    • C. 

      Fine

    • D. 

      Tempo primo

  • 17. 
    In Italian, "Fine" means . . .?
    • A. 

      Monetary penalty

    • B. 

      Not coarse

    • C. 

      The end

    • D. 

      Well done

  • 18. 
    Which of the following terms indicates "always"?
    • A. 

      Ma

    • B. 

      Meno

    • C. 

      Sempre

    • D. 

      Senza

  • 19. 
    What is the meaning of "Dal segno"?
    • A. 

      Return to the beginning

    • B. 

      Return to the sign

    • C. 

      Play to the end

    • D. 

      Follow the time signature

  • 20. 
    Which of the following describes this symbol?
    • A. 

      Add value to the notes

    • B. 

      C clef

    • C. 

      Repeat sign

    • D. 

      Staccato

  • 21. 
    What is the meaning of "D.C. al Fine"?
    • A. 

      The weather in Washington is nice.

    • B. 

      Return to the beginning and play to the end as marked.

    • C. 

      Repeat many times.

    • D. 

      Wear a nice hat.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following terms indicates "very fast"?
    • A. 

      Allegro

    • B. 

      Andante

    • C. 

      Grave

    • D. 

      Presto

  • 23. 
    "Andantino" means . . .?
    • A. 

      A little bit andante

    • B. 

      Less slow than andante

    • C. 

      Slower than andante

    • D. 

      Very andante

  • 24. 
    What is the meaning of "andante"?
    • A. 

      Moderately fast; at a jogging pace

    • B. 

      Moderately slow; at a walking pace

    • C. 

      Quite fast; at a running pace

    • D. 

      Super slow; at a crawling pace

  • 25. 
    Which of the following collections of terms move from slowest to fastest?
    • A. 

      Allegro-andante-lento

    • B. 

      Andante-presto-moderato

    • C. 

      Lento-allegro-prestissimo

    • D. 

      Largo-presto-andantino

  • 26. 
    What is the meaning of "dolce"?
    • A. 

      Covered in chocolate

    • B. 

      Sweet and gentle

    • C. 

      Old and wrinkled

    • D. 

      Slow and solemn

  • 27. 
    What is the meaning of "grazioso"?
    • A. 

      Gracefully

    • B. 

      Grazing

    • C. 

      Thankfully

    • D. 

      Scraped

  • 28. 
    What is the meaning of "Tempo primo"?
    • A. 

      Return to the original tempo

    • B. 

      Slow down

    • C. 

      Speed up

    • D. 

      Use your favourite tempo

  • 29. 
    What is the meaning of "rallentando"?
    • A. 

      Gradually slowing down

    • B. 

      Gradually speeding up

    • C. 

      Return to the original tempo

    • D. 

      Rolling along

  • 30. 
    Which of the following tells a string performer to resume bowing after playing pizzicato?
    • A. 

      Arco

    • B. 

      Bewegt

    • C. 

      Mit Ausdruck

    • D. 

      Stringendo

  • 31. 
    Con sordino means . . .
    • A. 

      In the manner of

    • B. 

      With expression

    • C. 

      With mute

    • D. 

      Be silent

  • 32. 
    Mässig means . . .
    • A. 

      Slow

    • B. 

      Majestic

    • C. 

      Marked

    • D. 

      Moderate

  • 33. 
    Which of the following means "broadly"?
    • A. 

      Bewegt

    • B. 

      Largamente

    • C. 

      Sehr

    • D. 

      Sonore