introduction to music exam 31 questions multiple choice only accept if you know questions

  1. Kargyraa is best defined as (Choose one.)
    a. the larger, two-headed drum played in Javanese gamelan
    b. a style of throat-singing that imitates the chylandyk bird
    c. a style of Mongolian urtïn duu
    d. a technique of Tuvan throat-singing characterized by an extremely low-pitched fundamental drone

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QUESTION 2

  1. Which of the following is/are clear examples of program music? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. Schumann’s Dichterliebe
    b. Brahms’s String Quintet No. 2 in G Major
    c. Schubert’s Erlkönig
    d. Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique

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QUESTION 3

  1. The concept of irama is closely associated with which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. Tuvan throat-singing
    b. tempo and density
    c. Javanese two-headed drum
    d. Borbangnadyr

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QUESTION 4

  1. Tone-color melody (i.e. Klangfarbenmelodie) is associated with the music of which of these composers? (Choose one.)
    a. Anton Webern
    b. Béla Bartók
    c. Igor Stravinsky
    d. Gustav Mahler

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QUESTION 5

  1. Who composed a famous symphony characterized by a “darkness-to-light” psychological transformation? (Choose one.)
    a. Gustav Mahler
    b. Ludwig van Beethoven
    c. Johannes Brahms
    d. Franz Schubert

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QUESTION 6

  1. Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano in an example of: (Choose all that apply.)
    a. minimalism
    b. postwar modernism
    c. music for a piano that has had all its strings removed
    d. serialism

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QUESTION 7

  1. Which of the following genres often include/s music that is strophic? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. Lieder
    b. Symphonic poem
    c. Blues
    d. Javanese gamelan

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QUESTION 8

  1. Which work exhibits a programmatic technique most similar to Berlioz’s use of idée fixe? (Choose one.)
    a. Schumann’s Dichterliebe
    b. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet
    c. Webern’s Symphony
    d. Schubert’s Erlkönig

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QUESTION 9

  1. During this musical period, “miniature” forms first became popular: (Choose one.)
    a. late Romantic
    b. early Romantic
    c. early Modernist
    d. Classical

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QUESTION 10

  1. Which of the following are associated with the The Rite of Spring? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. folk tunes collected by Stravinsky in Slavic villages
    b. Sergei Diaghilev
    c. non-imitative polyphony
    d. anti-Romanticism

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QUESTION 11

  1. Which of the following musicians is directly associated with a recording of avant-garde jazz for double quartet? (Choose one.)
    a. Dizzy Gillespie
    b. Louis Armstrong
    c. Ornette Coleman
    d. Miles Davis

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QUESTION 12

  1. Schumann’s Dichterliebe is best categorized as: (Choose one.)
    a. a symphonic poem
    b. an early Romantic song cycle
    c. a late Romantic Lied
    d. an early example of Romantic opera

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QUESTION 13

  1. The twelve-tone system (i.e. serialism) was first developed by: (Choose one.)
    a. Karlheinz Stockhausen
    b. György Ligeti
    c. Arnold Schoenberg
    d. Alban Berg

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QUESTION 14

  1. Tuvan throat-singing practices are connected to which of the following: (Choose all that apply.)
    a. controlling overtones
    b. spirit-guardians
    c. “timbral listening”
    d. irama

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QUESTION 15

  1. Debussy’s musical style could best be described as: (Choose one).
    a. expressionist and Romantic
    b. impressionist and symbolist
    c. impressionist and fauvist
    d. expressionist and impressionist

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QUESTION 16

  1. Which of the following are true statements about Bebop? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. radical treatment of harmony
    b. developed in opposition to focus on big bands
    c. fell out of popularity just after World War II
    d. made famous by Joe Oliver and Charlie Parker

1 points

QUESTION 17

  1. Which of the following are ways in which late Romantic composers reacted stylistically to the failed revolutions of 1848? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. self-conscious reshaping of Romanticism
    b. Romantic nostalgia mixed with irony
    c. a return to Classical forms, but now infused with Romantic style features
    d. the invention of the song cycle

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QUESTION 18

  1. What is the role of the gong ageng (i.e. large hanging gong) in a Javanese gamelan? (Choose one.)
    a. reinforce cyclical musical structure
    b. mediate between “strong” and “soft” styles
    c. regulate irama
    d. signal change from sléndro to pélog

1 points

QUESTION 19

  1. Which of the following are distinctive features of New Orleans style jazz? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. collective improvisation
    b. big bands
    c. stop time
    d. rebranding of jazz to suit white audiences

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QUESTION 20

  1. Which of the following are true statements about Appalachian Spring? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. abundant use of octatonic and whole-tone scales
    b. a ballet first performed by the Ballets Russes in Paris
    c. a conscious, musical effort by Aaron Copland to heal the wounds of a war-torn nation
    d. features a set of dissonant, atonal variations on a Shaker tune

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QUESTION 21

  1. Brahms’s String Quintet No. 2 in G Major features all of the following except: (Choose one.)
    a. programmatic focus
    b. a strict sonata form
    c. return to a chamber-music genre closely associated with Mozart and Schubert
    d. first theme initially played by the cello

1 points

QUESTION 22

  1. Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire features all of the following except: (Choose one.)
    a. expressionist word painting
    b. poetic images of “sinister giant black butterflies”
    c. conventional singing techniques used through the work
    d. musical representation of flickering moonlight

1 points

QUESTION 23

  1. Which of the following are true statements about Béla Bartok’s music? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. compositions have a highly abstract connection with folk music
    b. melodies often have tonal centers
    c. often employs irregular meters
    d. includes sonata-form movements, but with modernist adaptations

1 points

QUESTION 24

  1. Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians is an example of which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. postmodernism
    b. music for Javanese gamelan instruments
    c. minimalism
    d. cyclical form

1 points

QUESTION 25

  1. Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire share which of the following characteristics? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. expressionism
    b. emancipation of dissonance
    c. atonality
    d. avant-garde approach to traditional genres

1 points

QUESTION 26

  1. Crawford’s Prelude for Piano No. 6, Andante mystico is an example of all of the following except: (Choose one.)
    a. a modernist take on a piano miniature genre
    b. the American avant-garde
    c. pan-diatonicism
    d. atonality

1 points

QUESTION 27

  1. Tania León’s music incorporates which of the following musical features? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. atonal, modernist materials
    b. tunes derived from Cuban Carnival festival
    c. prepared piano
    d. inspiration from Javanese Gamelan music

1 points

QUESTION 28

  1. What do Stockhausen’s Gesang der Jünglinge and György Ligeti’s Lux aeterna have in common? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. singing
    b. timbre acting as a fundamental guiding principle of composition
    c. both pieces make use of recorded and electronically synthesized sound
    d. both were composed during World War II

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QUESTION 29

  1. The concept of “Emancipation of Dissonance” refers to which of the following concepts: (Choose all that apply.)
    a. dissonance replacing harmony all together
    b. dissonance taking precedence over formal cohesion
    c. increasing presence of dissonance for its own sake in modernist music
    d. movement away from strict tonality

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QUESTION 30

  1. Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 exhibits which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. a formal design typical of Classical string quartets
    b. the use of fugue to serve radical Romantic expressive ends
    c. a stylistic approach typical of Beethoven’s late period
    d. a strict adherence to Enlightenment ideals

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QUESTION 31

  1. **Extra Credit: Which musical work’s premiere was purportedly met with an actual riot? (Choose one.)
    a. Stockhausen’s Gesang der Jünglinge
    b. Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire
    c. Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
    d. Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano

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