Quizzes for Music- A Social Experience (Chapter 1-6)

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Music may have been a fundamental building block in the development of culture because: A. instruments were bought and sold B. it preceded speech C. it provided an early model for social cooperation D. it expanded the size of the brain

Orpheus and Euridice

Music’s regenerative powers can be seen in the myth of:


The story of Tawa and the Spider Woman comes from: A. Greek mythology B. the Hopi of the Southwestern U.S. C. Hinduism D. the Temiar people of Malaysia and Southeast Asia

Edward Tylor

The 19th- century British anthropologist who defined culture as a "complex whole" is:

a continuous bass line

A feature that unifies Baroque music is the use of basso continuo, which is:


Which of the following is NOT true. A. Culture is fixed and impermeable. B. Culture involves material, social, and intellectual aspects of life. C. Culture is fluid and adaptable. D. Culture is a people’s way of living in the world.


Music is often categorized into three broad categories. They are: A. country, rock, hip-hop B. indigenous, historical, current C. religious, secular, commercial D. world music, popular music, western art music


Music scholars divide Western art music into _________historical periods.

Classical period

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived during the:


Which of the following is NOT true? A. Volume is measured in decibels. B. Loud sounds can cause heart disease. C. Going to a symphony orchestra concert often damages hearing. D. Listening to music with earbuds can cause hearing loss.


The six elements (or fundamentals of music are): A. melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, texture, form B. melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, instruments, tempo C. monophony, polyphony, homophony, heterophony, harmony, cadence D. pitch, duration, chord, rhythm, tempo, beat

moves by step

A conjunct melody:


Which of the following statements is NOT true? A. Music is a culture-specific system of communication. B. Music is a universal language. C. Every music culture has its own language (grammar and syntax). D. Music is not a universal language.


Melodies, in all cultures, have the following in common: A. all can be considered as distinctly ordered tones sounding through time B. all are based on major or minor scales C. all are conjunctly ordered pitches above a harmonic bass D. all are based on whole steps and half steps


What is the phrase structure of "Summertime?"


The reason you can tell the difference between your mother’s voice and your girlfriend’s voice, or the difference between a clarinet and a flute is because of:


______________ is an essential element of the Balinese rhythmic system.


A time signature indicates: A. the tempo or speed of a piece of music B. the date the piece was composed C. the duration of individual note heads D. the meter and which type of note gets the beat


In Western music the home tone (or chord) is called the_______.


Most hymns, folk tunes, and popular songs are:


Which of the following is NOT true about J. S. Bach? A. He was known as a skilled improviser. B. He worked for the Lutheran church. C. He lived in several European countries. D. He wrote over 1000 compositions.

danced by the nobility

In Bach’s time a bourrée was:


A suite is: A. a collection of dances meant to be listened to B. a pleasing consonant sound C. a work for solo guitar D. a 17th-century peasant dance Page 23

Japanese bamboo flute

A shakuhachi is a:


A scale with five tones is called:


A shirabe is: A. a folk dance B. a short introductory piece (Japanese) C. a school of shakuhachi playing D. a subtle pitch bending gesture

32-bar song form

Thousands of songs, including "Over the Rainbow," have been written in:

Art Tatum

______________was a blind, jazz pianist from Toledo, Ohio.


The American Songbook consists of music: A. from the Revolutionary War B. recorded by early 20th century jazz artists C. with patriotic themes D. drawn from musical theater, film, Tin Pan Alley


The texture of Judy Garland’s performance of "Over the Rainbow" would be classified as:


Béla Bartók collected and incorporated music from which country into his music?


A jali is a West African storyteller who uses a 21-string chordophone, called a _____ to accompany important cultural stories.

William Grant Still

An important African-American composer of symphonic music, who incorporated elements of the blues into his first symphony, was:


Béla Bartók’s, Allegro Barbaro contains examples of:


Which of the following is NOT true of Klezmer music? A. It is played in the temple on High Holy Days. B. It is undergoing resurgence in Europe and America. C. It came to North American with Eastern European Jewish immigrants. D. It is often played by a violin or clarinet, cimbalom, drums, bass.

Duke Ellington

This composer is thought of as a jazz musician, yet he wrote works for Broadway, theatrical dance, and the concert hall.


The "blues" began: A. in New Orleans B. as a rural, Mississippi delta tradition in the 19th century C. in the urban north D. in the 1920s


The most common blues form is the _______-bar blues.


Today, a center for West African popular music, including the blues, is:


Which of the following statements is TRUE? A. The habanera is an impressionist painting that inspired Ravel. B. Bartok used the habanera to portray Hungarian folk songs. C. The habanera is a dance with Cuban, French, and African influences. D. The habanera is used by Ravel AND originally was a Basque dance.

pants role

When a woman sings a male role in opera it is called a:


Reclamation history refers to: A. the act of restoring an under-represented group to the historical narrative B. the act of reclaiming historical documents plundered during a time of war C. the act of encouraging women to compose music and create art D. the act of women asserting their right to equality


Siegfried plays the _________, an instrument that signified masculine identity and power in the 19th century.


This opera features a 19th-century seductive woman who lived outside conventional gender roles of the time.


Which of the following is ALL true about the piece "Ma Guarita"? A. It is a bocete, is modal, and monophonic B. It is a bocete, is modal, and is heterophonic C. It is homophonic, is modal, and uses vocables D. It is a lament, is monophonic, and uses simple harmonies


A castrato is: A. a male who has been castrated before puberty in order to retain his soprano or alto voice range B. a person who elevates himself to a higher caste C. a woman who sings an adolescent male role in opera D. a man who sings in the falsetto range


_____________ are short musical ideas that represents a person, place, thing or idea, especially in 19th-century German operas.


Until recently,___________ in Bali did not participate in playing the gamelan.

Aretha Franklin

One of this singer’s greatest commercial hits represents the antithesis of "girl group" dependency.


Which of the following is NOT true? A. Gender roles are learned. B. Gender roles differ from one culture to the next. C. Gender roles are dictated by our biology. D. Gender roles are performed.


This theoretical system governs Turkish melody:

a cappella

This term refers to choral music that uses voices only—no accompanying instruments.


The Gelug monks of Tibet often use the technique of___________ singing, where the fundamental tone and overtones sound at the same time:


This talking drum, which is used by the Yoruba to perform oríkì, is capable of imitating the Yoruba language:

sacred harp or shape note

The American folk tradition that uses songbooks with differently shaped note heads is called:


What is the name of the instrument (a ram’s horn) used in certain Jewish services?


Which answer is completely true about Palestrina’s Pope Marcellus Mass? A. It is polyphonic. It was written in the 16th century. It is a cappella. B. It is homophonic. It was written in the 16th century. It is part of a Mass. C. It is polyphonic. It was written in the 15th century. It is chant. D. It uses harmonic chanting. It was written in the 16th century. It is from a Mass.


The _____________is to the early Lutheran church as plainchant is to the early Catholic church.


This religion, called ______________, is a combination of Catholicism and Nigerian (and other African) beliefs and is growing in places such as New York City and Miami.


The text "Amazing Grace" was written: A. after the author’s near-death experience at sea B. for use in a sermon and possibly for a hymn-text competition C. after the author was convinced that slavery was immoral D. to commemorate the 1883 Cherokee "Trail of Tears"

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