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  • Q1
    In music notation, a slur MOST closely resembles which of the following symbols?
    a flat
    an eighth rest
    a repeat sign
    a tie
    30s
  • Q2
    If a musician plays notes in a short, detached manner, she is playing in what style?
    staccato
    fermata
    legato
    allegro
    30s
  • Q3
    Which of the following musical elements can be monophonic, polyphonic, homophonic, or imitative?
    timbre
    tempo
    rhythm
    texture
    30s
  • Q4
    Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven composed during which of the following eras, whose clear, simple melodies and emotional restraint contrasted with an earlier period’s complexity?
    Baroque
    Romantic
    Renaissance
    Classical
    30s
  • Q5
    Music that is sung without instrumental accompaniment is, by definition, in which of the following styles?
    a cappella
    big band
    requiem
    chamber
    30s
  • Q6
    According to Britannica’s definition of keyboard, which of the following musical instruments NEVER has a keyboard?
    synthesizer
    harpsichord
    organ
    marimba
    30s
  • Q7
    Which choice names a George Gershwin tone poem whose score called for taxi horns?
    The Rite of Spring
    An American in Paris
    “Fanfare for the Common Man”
    Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of the following composers set the poetic text “Ode to Joy” in the fourth movement of his Ninth Symphony?
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Frederic Chopin
    Johannes Brahms
    Franz Schubert
    30s
  • Q9
    Which of the following movements is non-locomotor?
    gallop
    slide
    rock
    skip
    30s
  • Q10
    Accent, duration, and beat are all subcategories of which dance element?
    time
    energy
    body
    space
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the dancer-choreographers was influenced by Middle Eastern and Asian cultures, and ran a performance school with her husband Ted Shawn?
    Ruth St. Denis
    Martha Graham
    Agnes de Mille
    Twyla Tharp
    30s
  • Q12
    Which one of the following musicals did Jerome Robbins choreograph?
    Pippin
    West Side Story
    The Pajama Game
    Chicago
    30s
  • Q13
    The Theater of Dionysus, which sits on the south side of the Acropolis, was home to some of the earliest Western plays ever performed. Its remains are in which present-day country?
    Italy
    Germany
    Greece
    France
    30s
  • Q14
    The Bird Woman, Bert, and the Banks family are all characters in which of the following musicals?
    The Music Man
    Mary Poppins
    Peter Pan
    The Producers
    30s
  • Q15
    Which word names a speech an actor delivers while alone, or while ignoring other actors onstage?
    encore
    soliloquy
    spectacle
    pantomime
    30s

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