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Cultural Literacy Test - Music I
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Which of these instruments is not in the woodwind family?
Ludwig van Beethoven's work includes
nine symphonies and several piano concertos
nine books of madrigals and three operas
three nocturnes and two choral pieces
four scherzos and dozens of polkas and mazurkas
What is a hymn?
a composition for male voices
a special kind of religious song
a tune composed for closed-mouth vocalization
a primitive kind of folk song
The development of the chord is part of the history of
Which of these are considered origins of jazz?
spirituals, Caribbean music, work songs
soul, rock and roll, rap
folk songs, atonality, program music
country dances, baroque music, monody
Which list arranges vocal ranges from highest to lowest?