Field 212: Music Sample Multiple-Choice Questions

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General Directions

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Read each question and answer choice carefully and choose the ONE best answer. You should answer all questions. Even if you are unsure of an answer, it is better to guess than not to answer a question at all.

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Directions for Listening Section

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Click the Next button when you have finished reading these directions and are ready to begin the listening section of the test. Be sure you have your headset on before proceeding.

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Sample Listening Questions

Objective 0002

1. Which of the following terms best describes the tempo of this excerpt by Maria Szymanowska?

Correct Response: A.Objective 0003

2. This excerpt was most likely composed during which of the following historical periods?

Correct Response: A.Objective 0004

3. Which of the following types of instrumental ensembles is featured in this excerpt?

Correct Response: D.

The next section of this test includes questions that require the identification of musical errors. When listening to the musical example, read the score shown. Select the best response to the question presented. Each example wsatilikozelucak.coml be played twice.

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Objective 0005

4. Use the score below and listen to the excerpt to answer the question that follows.

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Treble clef, one flat.

Measure 1.

Quarter note rest, connected dotted eighth note C4, 3 sixteenths note D4.

Both tied to the first note of measure 2.

Mf below the first note.

Measure 2.

Connected eighth notes F4, F4.

The second note tied to the following note.

Connected eighth notes F4, C4.

The last note tied across the next measure to the first note in measure 4.

Measure 3.

Triplet eighth notes A4, G4, F4, followed by eighth note F4 tied to the first note in measure 4.

Measure 4.

Quarter note F4, quarter note rest.

Measure 5.

Accacciatura G4 into eighth note F4 connected to eighth note F4, which is tied to the following note and across the next 3 notes.

Connected eighth notes F4, C4.

Measure 6.

Quarter note D4, quarter note rest.

Measure 7.

Dotted quarter note F5 marked with a turn, eighth note C5 tied across the notes of the next measure.

Measure 8.

Triplet eighth notes A5, G5, F5, followed by eighth note F5.

Measure 9.

Quarter note rest, quarter note C4 marked with a trsatilikozelucak.coml.

Measure 10.

Connected eighth notes B3, A3.

The second note tied to the following eighth note A3.

Eighth note rest.

Measure 11.

Accacciatura A3 into eighth note A4 connected to eighth note A4, which is tied across the remaining notes.

Connected eighth notes A4, G4.

The second note is tied to the note in the next measure.

Measure 12.

Quarter note G4, quarter note rest.


In this excerpt, the clarinetist makes an embellishment error in which of the following measures? (The excerpt wsatilikozelucak.coml be played twice.)

Correct Response: B.

This is the end of the listening section of the test. You may now remove your headphones.

Select the Next button to continue with the remainder of the test.

Directions for Multiple-Choice Section

Each of the questions in this section is followed by four answer choices. Read each question and answer choice carefully and select the ONE best answer.

You should answer all questions. Even if you are unsure of an answer, it is better to guess than not to answer a question at all.

Select the Next button to continue.

Objective 0006

5. Which of the following terms indicates a tempo acceleration?

Correct Response: A.piùmossomuoverepiù mossoObjective 0007

6. Which of the following pitch collections represents an octatonic scale?

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Correct Response: D.Objective 0008

7. Which of the following chords represents a German augmented sixth?

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Correct Response: D.Objective 0009

8. Which of the following musical elements is most likely to occur in a typical Classical-era sonata-allegro first movement?

Correct Response: A.Objective 0010

9. When arranging music for a B-flat bass clarinet, the composer must transpose the concert-pitch music by which of the following intervals?

Correct Response: C.Objective 0011

10. Which of the following actions is necessary for producing proper vocal tone

Correct Response: C.Objective 0012

11. Which of the following is an appropriate technique for playing an Orff barred instrument?

Correct Response: A.Objective 0013

12. During a high school instrumental ensemble rehearsal, which of the following types of pieces should be most useful for tuning purposes?

Correct Response: A.Objective 0014

13. Which of the following statements best describes the innovation of Ludwig van Beethoven"s Ninth Symphony?

Correct Response: A.Objective 0015

14. Which of the following musicians most strongly developed bebop on the alto saxophone?

Correct Response: B.Objective 0016

15. In traditional Indonesian gamelan music, melodies incorporate which of the following elements?

Correct Response: B.Objective 0017

16. Mid-twentieth-century advances in technology enabled musique concrète composers and researchers to perform which of the following actions?

Correct Response: C.Objective 0019

17. A fifth-grade band is struggling to correctly play a one-measure syncopated rhythm in a folk song. Which of the following presents the most appropriate sequence for the students to perform?

Correct Response: C.Objective 0020

18. A beginning middle school jazz band that meets twice a week should warm up by improvising using which of the following pitch collections?

Correct Response: D.Objective 0021

19. A high school music teacher instructs students in a music theory class to listen to and critique a variety of musical compositions. Which of the following elements should students most appropriately cite as providing a sense of unity in a musical work?

Correct Response: C.Objective 0022

20. A music teacher is planning activities for a heterogeneous general music class. The teacher can best support the purpose for the education of students with special needs in inclusive settings by performing which of the following actions?

Correct Response: A.