1. With whom did Aaron Copland study while he was in Paris?

1.  With whom did Aaron Copland study while he was in Paris? 

       A. Arnold Schoenberg   B. Béla Bartók   C. Nadia Boulanger   D. Igor Stravinsky

2.  Which of the following musical traditions was most familiar to American colonists in the seventeenth century? 

       A. German   B. Canadian   C. Native American   D. English

3.  The score for Star Wars includes music by 

       A. Beethoven.   B. Mahler.   C. Mozart.   D. Tchaikovsky.

4.  No two performances of The Unanswered Question are the same because 

       A. it’s unmetered.   B. it’s improvised.   C. Charles Ives never wrote it down.   D. orchestras are different sizes.

5.  Miles Davis’s 1969 album Bitches Brew was called “fusion” because it combined 

       A. bebop and hard bop.   B. jazz and rock.   C. jazz and classical.   D. African and European popular music.

6.  Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker were two musicians who helped to creat new style of jazz called 

       A. scat.   B. bebop.   C. the blues.   D. jazz rock

7.  Carnegie Hall was built 

       A. in the late nineteenth century.   B. just after the Revolutionary War   C. during the Civil War.   D. just after World War I.

8.  Charles Ives wrote all of the following except 

       A. The Unanswered Question.   B. the Concord Sonata.   C. Three Places in New England.   D. Appalachian Spring.

9.  Which of the following was not a result of film scores being created almost entirely with synthesizers and computers? 

       A. Film composers ceased to be important.   B. Musicians lost their jobs.   C. Film scores were created with a greater variety of sounds.   D. Movie makers saved money.

10.  Which of the following was the first professor of music at Harvard and the leader of a group of Bostonian romantic composers? 

       A. George Bristow   B. Louis Moreau Gottschalk   C. John K. Paine   D. Amy Beach

11.  The gifted pianist and composer who toured Europe, gaining widespread recognition on both continents, was 

       A. Amy Beach.   B. Horatio Parker.   C. John K. Paine.   D. Scott Joplin.

12.  Which of the following ideas was not part of Charles Ives’s musical philosophy? 

       A. He idealized the simple virtues of ordinary people.   B. He had little regard for technical skill..   C. He placed value on the performances of amateurs.   D. He was concerned that his music always be played by professionals.

13.  Which of the following is a characteristic of African music that influenced jazz music? 

       A. Polyrhythms   B. Chordal harmony   C. The major scale   D. Monophony

14.  Jazz musicians referred to _______ as “businessman’s bounce.” 

       A. ragtime.   B. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue   C. classical music   D. commercial dance music

15.  Which of the following is Copland’s best-known twelve-tone composition? 

       A. Piano Variations   B. Fanfare for the Common Man   C. Billy the Kid   D. Connotations for Orchestra

16.  “The question” in Charles Ives’s The Unanswered Question is represented by 

       A. the silence before the piece begins.   B. the soft, gentle strings.   C. the program.   D. a five-note motive.

17.  The music played during the earliest films (pre-1900) 

       A. covered the sound of noisy projectors.   B. introduced characters and themes.   C. conveyed the mood of each scene.   D. was played on a phonograph.

18.  Which of the following pairs did not collaborate to write music and lyrics for a musical? 

       A. Bernstein and Sondheim   B. Joplin and Cohan   C. George and Ira Gershwin   D. Rodgers and Hammerstein

19.  Ragtime is never 

       A. improvised.   B. written in duple meter.   C. played by a band.   D. syncopated.

20.  Which of the following is an example of a work song? 

       A. A nostalgic Civil War-era song about life on a farm   B. A nightclub pianist accompanying dancers   C. A professional opera singer performing an aria   D. Workers singing while laying railroad tracks


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