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Music based on the seven tones of a major or minor scale is called:

[ ] chromatic

[ ] diatonic

[ ] modal

[ ] transposed

diatonic

Music of the Baroque and Classical is mostly:

[ ] modal

[ ] diatonic

[ ] chromatic

diatonic

What is the most important force felt in the major-minor tonality system?

[ ] movement to the tonic

[ ] movement to the subdominant

[ ] movement to the relative minor

[ ] movement to the relative major

movement to the tonic

The three most important triads used in diatonic harmony are:

[ ] I-III-V

[ ] I-V-VII

[ ] I-IV-V

[ ] I-VI-VII

I-IV-V

Which of the following was NOT a Baroque historical event?

[ ] the invention of printing by Johannes Gutenberg

[ ] the formulation of the theory of gravitation by Sir Isaac Newton

[ ] the investigation of how the blood circulates by William Harvey

[ ] the founding of the first Europen settlement in America.

the invention of printing by Johannes Gutenberg

The shorthand notation that developed during the Baroque for basso continuo players is known as:

[ ] neumes

[ ] ligatures

[ ] ripieno

[ ] figured bass

figured bass

Chorale tunes were adapted from:

[ ] Gregorian chant

[ ] popular songs

[ ] secular art music

[ ] all of the above

all of the above

During his lifetime, J.S. Bach held the position of:

[ ] cantor of St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig

[ ] court organist and chamber musician to the duke of Weimar

[ ] court musician to the prince of Anhalt-Cöthen

[ ] all of the above

all of the above

Which is NOT true of an overture?

[ ] It is an instrumental introduction to an opera.

[ ] It may introduce themes from arias to follow.

[ ] It is generally played again between scenes.

[ ] It sets the mood for the opera to follow.

It is generally played again between scenes.

How many instruments are generally needed to play the basso continuo part in a Baroque work?

[ ] one (a keyboard instrument)

[ ] two (a keyboard instrument and a bass melody instrument)

[ ] three (a keyboard instrument and two soprano-range melody instruments)

[ ] four (a keyboard instrument, a bass melody instrument, and two soprano-range melody instruments)

two (a keyboard instrument and a bass melody instrument)

What makes The Four Seasons a programmatic work?

[ ] It is based on a painting of the same name.

[ ] It is based on a play of the same name.

[ ] It is based on a set of poems, one for each season.

[ ] It avoids traditional musical forms.

It is based on a set of poems, one for each season.

Which of the following genres is a group of dance movements, usually in the same key?

[ ] a suite

[ ] a concerto

[ ] a chaccone

[ ] a pssacaglia

a suite

The first movement of a Baroque concerto is usually in __________ form.

[ ] binary

[ ] ritornello

[ ] ternary

[ ] da capo

ritornello

Which of the following is a likely combination of instruments in a trio sonata?

[ ] two violins and harpsichord

[ ] two violins and two harpsichords

[ ] two violins, cello, and harpsichord

[ ] two violins and cello

two violins, cello, and harpsichord

The main theme of a fugue is known as the:

[ ] subject

[ ] fugato

[ ] motive

[ ] episode

subject

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