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Loyola Marymount University MUSC 102 Quiz #3 - Classical Era 1)Classical style flourished in music during the period     


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MUSC 102

Quiz #3 - Classical Era

1)Classical style flourished in music during the period      .


a. 1450-1600

b. 1600-1750

c. 1750-1820

d. 1820-1900


  1. Which of the following statements should NOT be associated with the classical period?           .


    1. Emphasis on balance and clarity of structure
    2. The evolution of the standard orchestra
    3. The basso continuo was the nucleus of the instrumental ensemble
    4. The Age of Reason


  1. Which of the following characteristics is NOT typical of the music of the classical period?


    1. The melodies are often tuneful and memorable
    2. The compositions fluctuate in mood
    3. Each composition has a wealth of rhythmic patterns
    4. The texture is basically polyphonic
    5. The dynamics involve the use of crescendo and decrescendo


  1. Mozart’s last comic opera, The Magic Flute, is a masterpiece of Singspiel, meaning that the work is in German and has        .


    1. spoken dialogue
    2. only secco recitatives
    3. parts for castrati
    4. especially large choruses


  1. The typical orchestra of the classical period consisted of      .


    1. a loose ensemble of available instruments
    2. strings, pairs of woodwinds, horns, trumpets, and timpani
    3. strings with harpsichord continuo
    4. strings, trombones, and woodwinds


  1. In the classical period, comic operas sometimes      .


    1. were based on the Old Testament
    2. showed the aristocracy in a bad light
    3. were in Latin
    4. all of the above


  1. In Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni     .


    1. Leporello is a comic character
    2. Don Giovanni is a role sung by a tenor
    3. comic confusion is caused because two women characters have the first name Donna
    4. Don Giovanni ascends into heaven at the end


  1. The duet we watched between Don Giovanni and Zerlina is known as          .


    1. the “catalogue” duet
    2. “Die Vogelfanger bin ich ja”
    3. “La ci darem la mano”
    4. “Deh vieni a la finestra”


  1. True or False. The term sonata form refers to the form of a single movement, and it should not be confused with the term sonata, which is used for a whole composition made up of several movements.




  1. Standard four-movement format is the basis for most symphonies and for nearly all              of this era.


  1. concertos


  1. sonatas
  2. string quartets
  3. rondos


  1. Which of the following is NOT part of a sonata form movement?
  1. recapitulation
  2. rondo
  3. exposition
  4. development


  1. A modulation from the home key to a new key in the exposition of a sonata form movement takes place in the



  1. coda
  2. theme
  3. minuet
  4. bridge


  1. Short musical ideas or fragments of themes that are developed within a composition are called        .


  1. motives
  2. rides
  3. melodies
  4. codas


  1. The three main sections of a sonata-form movement are often followed by a conluding section known as the



  1. cadenza
  2. coda
  3. theme
  4. bridge


  1. The final A section of a standard minuet and trio movement differs from the A opening section because       .


  1. new themes are added
  2. decorative variations occur
  3. repeat signs are removed
  4. a coda follows


  1. Because of its liveliness, regularity, and buoyancy, the rondo most often serves as a              .


  1. slow movement
  2. first movement
  3. set of variations
  4. final movement


  1. The movement of Haydn’s “Surprise” symphony to which we listened to is in what form?


  1. sonata allegro
  2. sonata rondo
  3. scherzo
  4. theme and variation


  1. A typical sequence of movements in four-movement format is         .


  1. fast, slow, fast, slow
  2. slow, fast, slow, fast
  3. fast, dancelike, slow, fast
  4. fast, slow, dancelike, fast



  1. In many of Beethoven’s works, there is a    movement instead of the minuet.


  1. presto
  2. scherzo
  3. fugato
  4. ritornello


  1. The string quartet   .


  1. usually consists of four movements
  2. is the most important form in classical chamber music
  3. is written for two violins, viola, and cello
  4. all of the above


  1. Haydn was fortunate in having a long and fruitful, as well as financially stable relationship with the Hungarian noble family of    .


  1. Esterhazy
  2. Stefanhazy
  3. Liszt
  4. Kadar


  1. True or False. Haydn’s musical accomplishments are all the more remarkable given that he wrote several of his greatest works when he was unable to hear at all.



  1. Along with his operas, Mozart’s     are considered his most important works.


  1. piano concertos
  2. symphonies
  3. baryton trios
  4. serenades


  1. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9           .


  1. was his penultimate (next-to-last) completed symphony
  2. is one that uses a melody that was originally a cuckoo
  3. is subtitled the “Choral”
  4. all of the above


  1. One of Beethoven’s important early piano sonatas is the one to which we listened, the        .


  1. Hammerklavier
  2. Les Adieu
  3. Waldstein
  4. Pathetique








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