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The Classical Period in Music Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How did Franz Joseph Haydn earn his living as a musician during his adult career?

Question 2 2. What was the most popular keyboard instrument before the Classical Period?

Question 3 3. When did music's Classical Period take place?

Question 4 4. What four instruments do you need to play a string quartet?

Question 5 5. What instruments are used in a string quartet?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that David's 'Oath of the Horatii' shows neoclassical artistic values?

Question 7 7. What life-changing incident in Beethoven's early 20s started his career in composing ?

Question 8 8. How did Haydn earn a living for most of his career?

Question 9 9. How did Mozart achieve an effect typical of Sturm und Drang in his Symphony no. 40 in G Minor?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is true of Classical-era public concerts?

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Question 11 11. When did Franz Joseph Haydn live?

Question 12 12. Why was the instrumentation of Beethoven's 9th Symphony unusual?

Question 13 13. Which of Beethoven's symphonies is known as the Eroica, or Heroic Symphony?

Question 14 14. Samantha is a violinist with a local orchestra. She was informed by her music director that during their next live show she will be playing a solo piece backed by the orchestra to highlight her instrumental skills. This type of performance is referred to as a(n) _____.

Question 15 15. What is an opera buffa?

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Question 16 16. During the Classical Period, where were Haydn's string quartets most often performed?

Question 17 17. Which of Beethoven's symphonies opens with the forceful rhythm of short-short-short-LONG?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an opera seria by Mozart?

Question 19 19. Which of the following Classical-era instrumental genres usually have three movements?

Question 20 20. How is opera buffa different from opera seria?

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Question 21 21. Why was Bartolomeo Cristofori's new keyboard instrument called a pianoforte?

Question 22 22. When did the Classical period of music take place?

Question 23 23. Which of the following features are you NOT likely to find in an opera seria?

Question 24 24. Define the term 'symphony.'

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements about the musical style called Romanticism is NOT true?

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Question 26 26. How does Mozart's Idomeneo display the moral values of neoclassicism?

Question 27 27. Where would you be likely to hear a piano played during the Classical Period?

Question 28 28. How does the Farewell symphony gets its nickname?

Question 29 29. Why were string quartets and sonatas popular musical genres in the Classical era?

Question 30 30. Which two styles of opera were popular in the Classical Era?

The Classical Period in Music Chapter Exam Instructions

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