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PART FOUR

1. Combining music and drama dates back to __________.

a. the Civil War

b. the Romans

c. the Greeks

d. World War I

[c]


2. Most early professional music performances in America were put on by performers from __________.

a. England

b. Germany

c. Italy


d. France

[a]


3. __________ was the first notable American musical.

a. Little Johnny Jones

b. The Black Crook

c. Showboat

d. West Side Story

[b]


4. The term verismo means “realistic.”

a. true


b. false

[a]


5. The musical Rent was based on the opera __________.

a. Carmen

b. Don Giovanni

c. Madame Butterfly

d. La Boheme

[d]




CHAPTER 15


1. Which of the following kinds of music theater has an integrated plot?

a. operetta

b. revue

c. burlesque

d. all of the above

[a]


2. Satire that ridicules the important or treats something silly with mock dignity is called __________.

a. operetta

b. revue

c. vaudeville

d. burlesque

[d]


3. Which one of the following could American audiences not count upon at a performance of an opéra bouffe?

a. beautiful staging

b. spectacular dancing

c. lovely melodies

d. performance in English

[d]


4. The most popular Broadway revues were those called the Ziegfeld __________.

a. Scandals

b. Vanities

c. Follies

d. Revues

[c]

5. Which one of the following remains a popular form of entertainment?

a. vaudeville

b. revues

c. burlesque

d. minstrel shows

[b]


6. Which one of the following shows does not have an integrated plot?

a. Hair

b. Pins and Needles

c. H.M.S. Pinafore

d. Naughty Marietta

[a]


7. In an operetta, the songs, dances, and instrumental pieces __________ closely integrated with a story.

a. are


b. are not

[a]


8. Patter songs became an expected feature of __________ shows.

a. burlesque

b. Gilbert and Sullivan’s

c. vaudeville

d. minstrel

[b]


9. The operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan are primarily __________.

a. sentimental

b. patriotic

c. suspenseful

d. comic

[d]


10. The last of America’s great composers of operetta was __________.

a. Will Marion Cook

b. Rudolf Friml

c. Sigmund Romberg

d. Victor Herbert

[c]


11. Arthur Sullivan was a famous English __________.

a. comic poet

b. composer

c. painter

d. lyricist

[b]


12. Viennese operettas were primarily __________.

a. romantic

b. patriotic

c. suspenseful

d. comic

[a]


13. The outstanding composer of Viennese operettas was __________.

a. Arthur Sullivan

b. Rudolf Friml

c. Johann Strauss, Jr.

d. Jacques Offenbach

[c]


14. Many songs in the Viennese operettas are lovely __________.

a. waltzes

b. marches

c. cakewalks

d. blues

[a]

15. The first outstanding composers of American operettas were from __________.

a. California

b. New York

c. Chicago

d. Europe

[d]


16. The Red Mill, Babes in Toyland, and Naughty Marietta are all operettas by __________.

a. Gilbert and Sullivan

b. Victor Herbert

c. Rudolf Friml

d. Sigmund Romberg

[b]


17. A book show __________ have a story (an integrated plot).

a. does


b. does not

[a]


18. The musical comedy blended elements of __________.

a. vaudeville and minstrelsy

b. operetta and vaudeville

c. opera and burlesque

d. minstrelsy and revues

[b]


19. The man who virtually created the American musical comedy was __________.

a. Leonard Bernstein

b. Eubie Blake

c. Jerome Kern

d. George M. Cohan

[d]


20. Josephine Baker was a famous black __________.

a. songwriter

b. lyricist

c. singer

d. choreographer

[c]


21. The landmark show of the 1920s was __________ by Jerome Kern.

a. Oklahoma!

b. Show Boat

c. Kiss Me Kate

d. Lady Be Good

[b]


22. Which one of the following was not a famous lyricist for Broadway musicals?

a. Eubie Blake

b. Lorenz Hart

c. Ira Gershwin

d. Oscar Hammerstein II

[a]


23. The famous song “Ol’ Man River” was written for __________.

a. Show Boat

b. West Side Story

c. Annie Get Your Gun

d. Carousel

[a]

24. __________ shows always had an American theme and a patriotic flavor.

a. Richard Rodgers’s

b. Cole Porter’s

c. George M. Cohan’s

d. Stephen Sondheim’s

[c]


25. Irene and Vernon Castle were famous __________ on (for) the Broadway stage.

a. singers

b. comedians

c. dancers

d. lyricists

[c]


26. The 1942 movie Yankee Doodle Dandy is about the life of __________.

a. George M. Cohan

b. Leonard Bernstein

c. George Gershwin

d. Richard Rodgers

[a]


27. Adele and Fred Astaire were a famous team of __________.

a. actors

b. singers

c. dancers

d. songwriters

[c]


28. The composer who worked with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and later Oscar Hammerstein II was __________.

a. George Gershwin

b. Richard Rodgers

c. Jerome Kern

d. George M. Cohan

[b]


29. Show Boat was based upon a well-known __________.

a. play


b. opera

c. novel


d. poem

[c]


30. Oklahoma! was written by __________.

a. George and Ira Gershwin

b. Irene and Vernon Castle

c. Adele and Fred Astaire

d. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

[d]


31. Which one of the following does not apply to Leonard Bernstein?

a. composer

b. choreographer

c. pianist

d. conductor

[b]


32. The 1985 show based upon the life of a famous painter was __________.

a. The Wiz

b. Grease

c. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

d. Sunday in the Park with George

[d]


33. Which one of the following shows was not by Leonard Bernstein?

a. Candide

b. On the Town

c. West Side Story

d. Show Boat

[d]

34. Which one of the following composers wrote A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Pacific Overtures?

a. Stephen Sondheim

b. Leonard Bernstein

c. Richard Rodgers

d. George Gershwin

[a]


35. Jerome Robbins gained fame as a __________.

a. composer

b. choreographer

c. pianist

d. conductor

[b]


36. Which one of the following shows became famous as a record album before it was produced on stage?

a. Pacific Overtures

b. West Side Story

c. Jesus Christ Superstar

d. Godspell

[c]


37. Which one of the following shows is not about dancing?

a. 42nd Street

b. Guys and Dolls

c. A Chorus Line

d. On Your Toes

[b]


38. West Side Story is based upon the story of __________.

a. Cinderella

b. Taming of the Shrew

c. The Wizard of Oz

d. Romeo and Juliet

[d]


39. George Seurat was a famous nineteenth-century __________.

a. composer

b. dancer

c. poet


d. painter

[d]


40. Several musicals in the first decade of the twentieth century were written, directed, and performed by African Americans.

a. true


b. false

[a]


41. The first all-black musical show to play in a major Broadway theater was In Dahomey by __________.

a. Scott Joplin

b. Florenz Ziegfeld

c. Will Marion Cook

[c]

42. A musical requiring modest sets and small numbers of performers is called a __________.



a. mini-musical

b. chamber musical

c. operetta

[b]




CHAPTER 16

1. A recording of all of a film’s dialogue, sound effects, and music is called the __________.

a. soundtrack

b. filmscore

[a]


2. The technique of musically mimicking a character’s actions is called __________.

a. imitating

b. echoing

c. Mickey Mousing

[c]

3. Source or diegetic music __________ heard by the characters in the film.



a. is

b. is not

[a]

4. Another term for nondiagetic music is __________.



a. functional

b. background

c. classical

[a]


5. Live musical shows before a film began were first performed __________.

a. in early silent film theaters

b. at Radio City Music Hall

[a]


6. The Jazz Singer __________ the first major motion picture to use sound.

a. was


b. was not

[b]


7. The classical Hollywood film score is best described as __________.

a. a lavishly varied orchestral sound

b. dependent upon sophisticated electronic effects

c. based upon currently popular songs

[a]

8. Of the following composers, which is best remembered for his music for film scores?



a. Aaron Copland

b. Erich Korngold

c. George Gershwin

[b]


9. Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” was introduced in the 1962 film __________.

a. What’s New Pussycat?

b. Alfie

c. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

[c]

10. The theremin was the earliest __________ instrument.



a. electronic

b. keyboard

c. percussion

[a]

11. The first electronic filmscore to win an Academy Award was Giorgio Moroder’s score for __________.

a. The Bride of Frankenstein

b. Spellbound

c. Midnight Express

[c]

12. Elephant Man and Platoon both quoted the well-known concert piece, __________.


a. Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)

b. Adagio for Strings (Barber)

c. Fanfare for the Common Man (Copland)

[b]


13. Tones lying halfway between the half steps of the major or minor scale are called __________ tones.

a. chromatic

b. sharp

c. quarter

[c]

14. The first popular film accompanied by rock was __________.



a. Blackboard Jungle

b. The Graduate

c. The Wall

[a]


15. The sounds of new age music usually are produced by __________.

a. synthesizers or acoustic folk instruments

b. electric guitars

c. a symphony orchestra

[a]

16. The temp, or temporary score, is written by __________.



a. the filmscore composer

b. someone other than the filmscore composer

[b]




CHAPTER 17


1. __________ is generally considered to be the grandest of the arts.

a. Poetry

b. Opera

c. Painting

d. Ballet

[b]


2. Trios, quartets, and choruses are various kinds of vocal __________.

a. libretti

b. verismi

c. finales

d. ensembles

[d]


3. The composer of Porgy and Bess was __________

a. Mary Carr Moore

b. Virgil Thomson

c. Gian-Carlo Menotti

d. George Gershwin

[d]


4. The libretto for the opera Four Saints in Three Acts was written by __________.

a. Gian-Carlo Menotti

b. Mary Carr Moore

c. Gertrude Stein

d. Virgil Thomson

[c]

5. The declamatory style of singing that replaces spoken dialogue in an opera is called __________.

a. verismo

b. aria

c. libretto


d. recitative

[d]


6. In which one of the following is the melody more likely to be tuneful?

a. recitative

b. aria

[b]


7. Dry recitative is accompanied by __________.

a. the chorus

b. the orchestra

c. the keyboard

d. nothing

[c]


8. The form da capo is illustrated by the letters __________.

a. B A B


b. A A B

c. A B A


d. A B B

[c]


9. The rhythm of an aria is usually __________.

a. metered

b. unmetered

[a]


10. Showy vocal display is more appropriate in the singing of a(n) __________.

a. recitative

b. aria

[b]


11. Which one of the following is not normally included in an opera?

a. acting

b. costumes

c. elaborate staging

d. spoken dialogue

[d]


12. Mary Carr Moore was an opera __________.

a. singer

b. composer

c. librettist

d. designer

[b]


13. The American composer who studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, and continued to live in France for many years, was __________.

a. Mary Carr Moore

b. Gertrude Stein

c. Virgil Thomson

d. Gian-Carlo Menotti

[c]


14. Which one of the following best describes the French attitude toward music? “Music should be __________.”

a. morally uplifting

b. serious and thought-provoking

c. intellectually challenging

d. simple and entertaining

[d]


15. Gertrude Stein was a famous American __________.

a. composer

b. literary figure

c. singer

d. painter

[b]

16. Opera has become steadily __________ popular in recent years in America.

a. more


b. less

[a]


17. The text of an opera is called the __________.

a. libretto

b. finale

c. verismo

d. ensemble

[a]


18. Four Saints in Three Acts, Porgy and Bess, and The Medium were operas written to be performed __________.

a. at the Metropolitan Opera House

b. on Broadway

c. in a concert hall

d. abroad

[b]


19. The story of Porgy and Bess is based upon a __________.

a. novel


b. poem

c. ballet

d. song

[a]


20. Which one of the following best serves to move the drama ahead in an opera?

a. dancing

b. arias

c. recitative

d. choruses

[c]


21. Gian-Carlo Menotti is __________ to study music.

a. an American who went to Italy

b. a German who went to France

c. an Italian who came to America

d. an Italian who went to the Orient

[c]


22. Which one of the following operas was commissioned by a television network?

a. The Medium

b. Amahl and the Night Visitors

c. The Consul

d. The Telephone

[b]


23. The country in which the story of The Consul takes place is __________.

a. America

b. Poland

c. China


d. unspecified

[d]


24. There are as many kinds of opera as there are of movies or books.

a. true


b. false

[a]





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