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Introduction to Music
Final Exam: 12 December 2007
Name:______________________
MUS 1000-013
1. Identify the historical period from which the following musical example comes:
a. Medieval period
b. Renaissance period
c. Baroque period
d. Classical period
e. Romantic period
f. 20th/21st century
2. Identify the historical period from which the following musical example comes:
a. Medieval period
b. Renaissance period
c. Baroque period
d. Classical period
e. Romantic period
f. 20th/21st century
3. Identify the historical period from which the following musical example comes:
a. Medieval period
b. Renaissance period
c. Baroque period
d. Classical period
e. Romantic period
f. 20th/21st century
4. Identify the historical period from which the following musical example comes:
a. Medieval period
b. Renaissance period
c. Baroque period
d. Classical period
e. Romantic period
f. 20th/21st century
5. Music can be defined as _________________________.
a. sounds produced by musical instruments
b. sounds that are pleasing, as opposed to noise
c. an art based on the organization of sounds in time
d. a system of symbols that performers learn to read
6. The relative highness or lowness of a sound is called:
a. Timbre
b. Pitch
c. Dynamics
d. Octave
7. The distance in pitch between two notes is called:
a. Duration
b. Dynamic accent
c. Timbre
d. An interval
8. Degrees of loudness and softness in music are called
a. Dynamics
b. Pitches
c. Notes
d. Tone colors
9. A gradual increase in loudness is known as a:
a. Decrescendo
b. Crescendo
c. Fortissimo
d. Diminuendo
10. True or False. All instruments made of brass are classified as members of
the “Brass Family.”
a. True
b. False
11. Which of the following is NOT a member of the “Woodwind Family” of
instruments?
a. Oboe
b. Clarinet
c. Trombone
d. Bassoon
12. Which of the following is NOT a member of the “Brass Family” of
instruments?
a. Trumpet
b. French Horn
c. English Horn
d. Tuba
13. A series of single tones that add up to a recognizable whole is called a:
a. Cadence
b. Rhythm
c. Melody
d. Sequence
14. Monophonic texture consists of
a. A single melodic line without accompaniment
b. One main melody accompanied by chords
c. Two or more melodies of relatively equal interest performed
simultaneously
d. All of the above
15. Form in music is
a. A statement followed by a contrasting statement
b. The technique of combining several melodic lines into a
meaningful whole
c. The organization of musical ideas in time
d. Constant repetition of a music idea
16. An important woman composer of the Middle Ages was:
a. Alicia de la Rocha
b. Amy Beach
c. Hildigard of Bingen
d. Mary Lowell
17. Gregorian chant:
a. Is monophonic in texture
b. Is polyphonic in texture
c. Is homophonic in texture
d. Has no texture
18. The first steps toward the development of polyphony were taken sometime
between 700 and 900, when:
a. Musicians composed new music to accompany dancing
b. The French nobles began to sing hunting songs together
c. Monks in monastery choirs began to add a second melodic line
to Gregorian chant
d. All of the above
19. A cappella refers to:
a. Unaccompanied choral music
b. Men taking their hats off in church
c. Singing in a hushed manner
d. Any form of music appropriate for church use
20. The stylistic period in western art music known as the Baroque period,
encompassed the years:
a. 1450-1600
b. 1600-1750
c. 1750-1820
d. 1820-1900
21. Baroque melodies often are:
a. Elaborate and ornamental
b. Easy to sing and remember
c. Impossible to play
d. Short and simple
22. The two giants of baroque composition were George Frideric Handel and:
a. Giovanni Gabrieli
b. Galileo Galilei
c. Johann Christian Bach
d. Johann Sebastian Bach
23. Terraced dynamics refers to:
a. A gradual change from soft to loud
b. A gradual change from loud to soft
c. The sudden alternation from one dynamic level to another
d. Dynamics that are not written in the music but added by the
performer
24. The orchestra evolved during the baroque period into a performing group
based on instruments of the ___________ family:
a. Violin
b. Woodwind
c. Brass
d. Percussion
25. The position of the composer during the baroque period was that of:
a. A free agent working on commissions
b. An equal to the nobility, based on merit
c. A high-class servant with few personal rights
d. A low-class wandering minstrel
26. Embellishments are:
a. Ornamental tones not printed in the music that 17th & 18th
century performers were expected to add to the melody
b. Music created at the same time it is performed
c. Notes printed in the music that embellish the melody
d. Obsolete in contemporary performances
27. The abbreviation op. stands for opus, Latin for:
a. A cartoon character
b. Spring
c. Work
d. Opulent
28. Bach was recognized as the most eminent __________ of his day:
a. Organist
b. Composer
c. Violinist
d. Cellist
29. George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is an example of:
a. An oratorio
b. An Opera
c. Musical theater
d. A song
30. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and ________________ were two of the more
important pre-classical composers.
a. Jean Honoré Fragonard
b. Johann Christian Bach
c. Johann Sebastian Bach
d. Joseph Haydn
31. The stylistic period in western art music know as the Classical period,
encompassed the years:
a. 1450-1600
b. 1600-1750
c. 1750-1820
d. 1820-1900
32. The typical orchestra of the classical period consisted of:
a. A Loose ensemble of available instruments
b. Stings, pairs of woodwinds, horns, trumpets, and timpani
c. Strings with harpsichord continuo
d. Woodwinds, trombones, drums, and strings
33. The first movement of a classical symphony is almost always fast, and in
_________ form.
a. Sonata
b. Rondo
c. Minuet
d. ABA
34. Classical chamber music is designed:
a. To display the virtuosity of the players
b. For the intimate setting of a small room
c. Exclusively for performance by paid professional musicians
d. To be conducted by experienced orchestral directors
35. Mozart composed his Requiem:
a. For his own funeral
b. As an exercise for his composition teacher
c. On commission from a stranger/nobleman
d. To help his pupil Süssmayr
36. What was Wolfgang Mozart’s middle name?
a. Ludwig
b. Frederic
c. Amadeus
d. Ilyitch
37. The musical heir of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven bridged the __________
and _____________ periods.
a. Renaissance, Baroque
b. Baroque, Classical
c. Classical, Romantic
d. Romantic, Impressionist
38. Romanticism, as a stylistic period in western art music, encompassed the
years:
a. 1450-1600
b. 1600-1750
c. 1750-1820
d. 1820-1900
39. The 1844 Treatise on Modern Instrumentation and Orchestration that
signaled the recognition of orchestration as an art in itself was written by:
a. Franz Liszt
b. Robert Schumann
c. Hector Berlioz
d. Bedrich Smetana
40. The composers whose career was a model for many romantic composers
was:
a. Ludwig van Beethoven
b. Joseph Haydn
c. Johann Sebastian Bach
d. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
41. Clara Wieck was:
a. The daughter of Schumann’s piano teacher
b. A virtuoso pianist
c. Robert Schumann’s wife
d. All of the above
42. Chopin was:
a.
b.
c.
d.
An extroverted virtuoso
Robust and flamboyant
Sloppy and careless in dress
Shy and reserved
43. The Symphonic Poem, or tone poem, a one-movement orchestral
composition based to some extent on literary or pictorial ideas, was created
by:
a. Robert Schumann
b. Richard Strauss
c. Franz Liszt
d. Franz Schubert
44. Mendelssohn is known as the man who rekindled an interest in the music of:
a. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
b. Johann Sebastian Bach
c. George Frideric Handel
d. Franz Schubert
45. Instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene, popular
during the romantic period, is called:
a. Absolute music
b. Opera
c. Program music
d. Symphony
46. Non-program music is also known as _______________ music.
a. Pure
b. Absolute
c. Concert
d. Symphonic
47. Today’s movie scores may be regarded as examples of:
a. Pure music
b. Incidental music
c. Folk music
d. Absolute music
48. The most famous riot in music history occurred in Paris in 1913 at the first
performance of:
a. Arnold Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder
b. Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
c. Richard Wagner’s Siegfried
d. Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces
49. Twelve-tone compositional techniques used to organize rhythm, dynamics,
tone color, and other dimensions of music to produce totally controlled and
organized music are called:
a. Chance music
b. Minimalism
c. Klangfarbemelodie
d. Serialism
50. Minimalist music is characterized by:
a. The development of music materials through random methods.
b. Rapidly changing dynamics and textures.
c. A steady pulse, clear tonality, and insistent repetition of short
melodic patterns.
d. Use of twelve-tone techniques to organize the dimensions of
music.
Extra Credit:
51. One of the greatest of all jazz improvisers and a towering figure among bebop
musicians was the saxophonist:
a. Charlie Parker
b. Thelonious Monk
c. Cootie Williams
d. Dizzy Gillespie
52. Identify the composition and the composer of the selection currently playing
in class.
Selection: ___________________________________
Composer: __________________________________
53. List three significant events that occurred during the 20th Century:
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