MUL 2010 Cognitive Assessment M3

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Oratorio differs from opera in that it has no
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acting, scenery, or costumes.
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George Frideric HĂ€ndel’s Messiah is an example of
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an oratorio.
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The Baroque, as a stylistic period in western art music, encompassed the years
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1600-1750.
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The longest period of Bach’s professional life was spent as director of music at St. Thomas’s Church in
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Leipzig
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The large group of players in a concerto grosso is known as the
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tutti.
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Monteverdi spent the last part of his career as music director at
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St. Mark’s in Venice.
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Composers in the middle Baroque phase favored writing compositions for instruments of the __________ family.
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violin
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The orchestra evolved during the baroque period into a performing group based on instruments of the ____________ family.
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violin
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The __________ is usually the focus of HĂ€ndel oratorios.
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chorus
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Vivaldi wrote approximately _________ concerti grossi and solo concertos.
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450
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A prominent Baroque composer of trio sonatas was
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(not) all of these
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The German-born composer who had a successful career in England as a composer of Italian opera and English oratorio was
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George Frideric HĂ€ndel.
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The first public opera house in Europe to offer entry to anyone with the price of admission opened in
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1637 in Venice.
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The two giants of baroque music composition were
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Georg Friderick HĂ€ndel and Johann Sebastian Bach.
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The main keyboard instruments of the Baroque period were the organ and the
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harpsichord.
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A characteristic often found in baroque melodies is
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a short opening phrase followed by a longer phrase with an unbroken flow of rapid notes.
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The solo instruments in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 are the __________, violin, and harpsichord.
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flute
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Some of Vivaldi’s instrumental concertos were later arranged by
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Johann Sebastian Bach.
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The characteristic found in almost all Baroque music is
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(not) monophonic texture.
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Antonio Vivaldi was famous and influential as a virtuoso
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violinist
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A collection of twenty-four preludes and fugues, one in each major and minor key, basic to the repertoire of keyboard players today, is Bach’s
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Well-Tempered Clavier.
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Which of the following statements is NOT true?
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Henry Purcell was virtually unknown in his own time, but today is considered the greatest of English composers.
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HĂ€ndel spent the major portion of his career in
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england
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Which of the following is NOT a part of the baroque suite?
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waltz
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A polyphonic composition based on one main theme, a cornerstone of Baroque music, is the
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fugue
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A common variation form in the baroque is based on the use of a ground bass, or
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basso ostinato.
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__________ refers to a vocal line that imitates the rhythms and pitch fluctuations of speech.
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Recitative
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A large-scale composition for chorus, vocal soloists, and orchestra, un-staged and usually set to a narrative biblical text, is called a(n)
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oratorio
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A(n) _______ is a musical number in an opera for two solo voices with orchestral accompaniment.
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duet
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___________is a musical idea repeated over and over in the bass while melodies above it constantly change.
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Basso ostinato
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Speech-like melody in an opera accompanied only by a basso continuo is called
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secco recitative.
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The title for the music director of a church was
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kantor
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A sung piece, or choral work with or without vocal soloists, usually with orchestral accompaniment, often used in the Lutheran service is the
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canatata
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Castrati
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all of these
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A multi-movement set of dance-inspired instrumental movements is called a
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suite
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The principle of \”cuius regio, eius religio\” meant that
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the population of a state was required to adopt the religion of its ruler or prince.
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The ruler who epitomized absolute monarchy in the seventeenth century was
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Louis XIV
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Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, was also a
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(not) composer
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Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, and Newton were all Baroque era
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scientists
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Which two states remained politically fragmented and frequently invaded by other countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?
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Germany and Italy
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The prevailing method of government in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was
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absolute monarchy
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The social class whose power and wealth increased the most during the Baroque era was the
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(not) clergy
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All of the following were outcomes of the Thirty Years War except:
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(not) The monarchies in Europe became stronger.
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All of the following were Baroque painters except
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(not) Bernini
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As a result of religious conflict during the Baroque period
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Europe was eventually divided into a Protestant north and Catholic south.
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Dido and Aeneas, which many consider to be the finest opera ever written to an English text, was composed by
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Henry Purcell.
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Baroque painters used their materials to expand the potential of ____________ to create totally structured worlds.
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all of these
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Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 is unique in that
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it gives a solo role to the harpsichord.
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The _____________ is an instrumental genre that uses the ritornello form in the first movement and usually juxtaposes a soloist or small group with an orchestra.
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(not) oratorio
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The early Baroque period in music was characterized by
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more use of homophonic texture.

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