World Music Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Latin music, what is the clave?

Question 2 2. In Latin music, what is generally the most important aspect of the composition?

Question 3 3. What are the main types of clave?

Question 4 4. How are the various Latin dances similar?

Question 5 5. Dance is integral to Latin music and the driving inspiration behind it; all of the following are some of the many types of Latin dances except

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Question 6 6. What are mele?

Question 7 7. How is dreamtime related to music in Australia?

Question 8 8. Why is circular breathing important for playing the didgeridoo?

Question 9 9. Why was music so important throughout Polynesian history?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements does NOT describe traditional Polynesian music?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a type of instrument traditionally found in West Asian music?

Question 12 12. What effect do the various characteristics of West Asian music have on the general style and tone of compositions?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements about West Asian music is NOT generally true?

Question 14 14. Compared to traditional European music which features 12 distinct tones, how many tones are there in West Asian music?

Question 15 15. Why is the drone important in West Asian music?

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Question 16 16. In East Asian music, how is transparency defined?

Question 17 17. How does the music of East Asia differ from that of Western cultures?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is NOT generally true of East Asian music?

Question 19 19. How many notes are in an octave in a pentatonic scale?

Question 20 20. In the traditional Chinese system of instrument categorization, what defines each category?

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Question 21 21. What is a hemiola?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT one of the defining characteristics of West African music?

Question 23 23. Halfway through a concert, a young West African musician starts yelling. Is this behavior acceptable in the context of a West African musical performance? Why or why not?

Question 24 24. What does it mean for a song to be polyrhythmic?

Question 25 25. What is the most common melody structure in West African music?

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Question 26 26. Why do Eastern European modes sound different than Western European modes?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about Eastern European meters is FALSE?

Question 28 28. What does the term aksak describe in Eastern European music?

Question 29 29. Eastern Europe is a widely defined geographical and cultural region. Which of these areas is NOT part of Eastern Europe?

Question 30 30. Geographically, what may be partially responsible for the lack of standardization throughout traditional Eastern European music?

World Music Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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