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1.

 

Schoenberg's 12-tone composition is based on a/an _______ scale.

A.

 

minor

B.

 

pentatonic

C.

 

major

D.

 

chromatic

2.

 

_______ music is written in two or more chords played simultaneously.

A.

 

Polychoral

B.

 

Polytonal

C.

 

Polyrhythmic

D.

 

Polyphonic

3.

 

A _______ scale is based on five notes.

A.

 

ostinato

B.

 

octaval

C.

 

polytonic

D.

 

pentatonic

4.

 

_______ was recognized as a musical pioneer who challenged convention and went against the grain.

A.

 

Duke Ellington

B.

 

Charles Ives

C.

 

Igor Stravinsky

D.

 

Scott Joplin

5.

 

Debussy's Voiles

was inspired by a Javanese ensemble known as a

A.

 

gamelan.

B.

 

gong.

C.

 

quartet.

D.

 

wave.

6.

 

Expressionist music is generally thought of as

A.

 

extravagant.

B.

 

probing.

C.

 

happy.

D.

 

bouncy.

7.

 

In The Unanswered Question,

the strings are played

A.

 

as if they're playing a slow hymn quietly with an even tempo.

B.

 

fast and loud for shock value.

C.

 

in constant competition with the brass.

D.

 

in unresolved dissonance.

8.

 

The _______ were interested in the hypnotic quality of the repeated melodic fragments and interlocked

patterns created by the gamelan.

A.

 

minimalists

B.

 

neo-classicists

C.

 

expressionists

D.

 

impressionists

9.

 

Which of the following composers sought to obtain a nonpercussive sound from the piano in his

compositions?

A.

 

Ives

B.

 

Debussy

C.

 

Glass

D.

 

Ellington

10.

 

Constantly repeated musical patterns with many abrupt changes in length and tempos are known as

A.

 

kebyars.

B.

 

ostinatos.

C.

 

gongs.

D.

 

voiles.

11.

 

Bebop is a style of

A.

 

fusion.

B.

 

ragtime.

C.

 

jazz.

D.

 

pop.

12.

 

Standard Song Form for popular hits of the 1920s and 1930s was

A.

 

ABA.

B.

 

AABA.

C.

 

AABB.

D.

 

ABBA.

13.

 

_______ notes are produced by lowering the third, fifth, or seventh steps of major scales.

A.

 

Low

B.

 

Falsetto

C.

 

Minor

D.

 

Blue

14.

 

Music that doesn't center on a particular key is referred to as

A.

 

intoned.

B.

 

untoned.

C.

 

atonal.

D.

 

nontonal.

15.

 

The most

common pattern of verses in blues songs is the _______ pattern.

A.

 

12-bar

B.

 

28-note

C.

 

6-bar

D.

 

8-note

16.

 

Roland says that Ruth Crawford Seeger was a modernist composer. Clive says that she was a collector

and arranger of American folksongs. Who is correct?

A.

 

Only Clive is correct.

B.

 

Only Roland is correct.

C.

 

Both Roland and Clive are correct.

D.

 

Neither Roland nor Clive is correct.

17.

 

The _______ style is an attempt to revive the approach used by composers in the latter half of the

eighteenth century.

A.

 

Pre-romantic

B.

 

New Baroque

C.

 

Post-modern

D.

 

Neo-classical

18.

 

You'll find the "circle-of-fifths" chord progression used in which of the following types of music?

A.

 

Big band jazz

B.

 

Classical

C.

 

Baroque

D.

 

Rock

19.

 

The Rite of Spring

was composed by

A.

 

Arnold Schoenberg.

B.

 

Alban Berg.

C.

 

Heitor Villa-Lobos.

D.

 

Igor Stravinsky.

 

20.

Modernism, a movement that represented an abolishment of tradition and a quest for novelty, took

place when?

A.

Early twentieth century

B.

Classical period

C.

Early twenty-first century

D.

Middle nineteenth century

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