Madrigal: Definition & History


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Madrigals were very popular in which two countries?

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1. What is a madrigalism?

2. In which century were madrigals most popular?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the history of madrigals. Some of the elements that you will be assessed on include the genre's origin and social functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Countries in which madrigals were popular
  • Definition of terms such as madrigalism, polyphonic texture, and word painting
  • Period during which madrigals were most popular

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the early history of madrigals
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as madrigalism and polyphonic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the popularity of madrigals

Additional Learning

To learn more about this genre of music, review the accompanying lesson titled Madrigal: Definition & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define madrigal and related terms
  • Understand the genre's early history
  • Recognize a madrigal's characteristics
  • Understand the genre's social function and later decline