The twentieth century part

1. Which of the following musicals was the first to tackle the issue of racism?
A. Rent
B. My Fair Lady
C. Show Boat
D. South Pacific

2. "The Walls Converge" is an example of _______ music.
A. non-diegetic
B. neoclassical
C. postmodern
D. diegetic

3. Which of the following is a strophic song?
A. "Fight the Power"
B. "School Day"
C. "Knee Play 1"
D. "Nascence"

4. The first African American to have a major opera performed by a major American opera company was
A. Langston Hughes.
B. Scott Joplin.
C. Robert Johnson.
D. William Grant Still.

5. A modern-day retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is carried out in the musical
A. The Mikado.
B. H.M.S. Pinafore.
C. My Fair Lady.
D. West Side Story.

6. _______ composers were not attempting to recreate or imitate past styles, but to incorporate past styles into a contemporary idiom.
A. Opera
B. Neoclassical
C. Nationalist
D. Art song

7. Debussy's Voiles was inspired by a Javanese ensemble known as a
A. gong.
B. gamelan.
C. quartet.
D. wave.

8. Which of the following is used in Sonata II's prepared piano?
A. Small pieces of rubber
B. Copper wire
C. Coins
D. Wooden blocks

9. The "classic" in "Neoclassical" refers to the music of the _______ century in general.
A. seventeenth
B. sixteenth
C. eighteenth
D. nineteenth

10. What does the word kebyar mean?
A. Explosive
B. Interlocking
C. Ensemble
D. Shimmering

11. Tamra says that the difference between an opera and a musical is that the opera includes more spoken word than singing. Eduardo says that the musical contains singing with some spoken dialog. Who is correct?
A. Both Tamra and Eduardo
B. Neither Tamra nor Eduardo
C. Tamra
D. Eduardo

12. When a scale goes by so fast we almost can't hear the individual notes, it's called
A. through-composed.
B. a glissando.
C. a rondo.
D. an operetta.

13. _______ music is based on frequent repetition (with small variations) of a small musical idea.
A. Ostinato
B. Atonal
C. Rap
D. Minimalist

14. A repeated melodic and rhythmic figure in the lower register of the piano is typical of the Afro-Cuban dance music known as
A. reggae.
B. salsa.
C. mambo.
D. guaguancó.

15. What is the second step in the process of composing a musical soundtrack?
A. The composer develops ideas based on the general outline of the story and genre.
B. The orchestra records the score.
C. The music editor superimposes the recorded soundtrack onto the film.
D. The orchestra rehearses the score.

16. The type of music that blended the musical styles of jump blues and honky-tonk was

B. jazz.
C. hip hop.
D. rock 'n' roll.

17. Minimalist techniques have been applied in many different kinds of music, including
A. hip-hop.
B. techno.
C. reggae.
D. rock ‘n' roll.

18. Which of the following composers wrote the music for West Side Story?
A. Jerome Kern
B. Cole Porter
C. George M. Cohan
D. Leonard Bernstein

19. A musical style that combines traditional and modern elements is called
A. exhibitionism.
B. postmodernism.
C. minimalism.
D. modernism.

20. The _______ is a xylophone-like instrument with tubular resonators under each bar.
A. marimba
B. conga
C. suspended cymbal
D. piccolo

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