1. The second section of a sonata is commonly called the
2. The scene in which Dorothy returns to Kansas in the movie The Wizard of Oz can be likened to which part of a sonata's form?
3. The music of the Classical era reflects the principles of
A. extravagance and unpredictability.
B. clarity and balance.
C. the splendor of the church.
D. ornamentation and extremes.
4. What dates are commonly assigned to the Classical period?
5. The first section of a sonata in which the theme is presented is commonly called the
6. When the Italian words da capo appear at the end of a measure, the musician is being instructed to
A. play the main part of the musical piece over again.
B. play the refrain.
C. play the next part of the music quietly.
D. hold the notes for an extra three beats.
7. Which of the following instruments in a chamber orchestra typically provides the harmonic underpinning for other melodic instruments but can carry the principal melody on their own as well?
8. The dialogue in an opera is translated for the audience in the
9. Which of the following does opera buffa portray?
A. Historical characters and situations
B. Real-life characters and situations
C. Mythological characters and stories
D. Religious characters and stories
10. In an opera, the standard accompaniment for a recitative is
A. sung by a soprano.
B. played by the orchestra.
C. the basso continuo alone.
D. a function of the string quartet.
11. While a string quartet is a collaborative enterprise, which musician usually takes the lead in a performance?
A. The second violinist
B. The first violinist
C. The violist
D. The cellist
12. The Japanese koto is what type of instrument?
13. Japanese music uses a _______ scale; instead of having seven notes, typically the scales have only five.
14. In a string quartet, the bass instrument is the
A. bass guitar.
15. The double exposition concerto form differs from the standard sonata form in that
A. it's played by two pianos.
B. the exposition stays in the same key.
C. it includes a single refrain.
D. it has a cadenza.
16. Which of Mozart's works is for a string quartet and two horns, is full of intentional mistakes, and pokes fun at bad composers?
B. "String Quartet in G Minor"
C. A Musical Joke
D. A Little Serenade
17. Which one of the following patterns represents the rondo form?
18. Singing the alphabet song to the tune of Mozart's "Ah, vous dirai-je, maman" is an example of
B. musical appropriation.
C. musical duplication.
D. thematic variation.
19. The last "act" of a sonata is known as the
D. secondary key area.
20. A sonata closes with a/an