Ballad: Quiz

Question 1: [3] Another common feature of ballads is repetition, sometimes of fourth lines in succeeding stanzas, as a ________, sometimes of third and fourth lines of a stanza and sometimes of entire stanzas.
PoetryRefrainMusicConclusion (music)

Question 2: [6] The most famous blues ballads include those about John Henry and ________.
Davy CrockettCasey JonesCasey at the BatJames Bowie

Question 3: The form was often used by poets and composers from the ________ onwards to produce lyrical ballads.
17th century18th century19th century16th century

Question 4: Several collectors have catalogued the songs including John Meredith whose recording in the 1950s became the basis of the collection in the ________.
Albert Hall, CanberraHigh Court of AustraliaNational Library of AustraliaLake Burley Griffin

Question 5: In southern and eastern Europe, and in countries that derive their tradition from them, ballad structure differs significantly, like Spanish romanceros, which are octosyllabic and use ________ rather than rhyme.
Harry Partch's 43-tone scaleCent (music)Consonance and dissonanceJust intonation

Question 6: This could also be cut in half lengthways to make ‘broadslips’, or folded to make ________.

Question 7: The ballad was taken to Australia by early settlers from Britain and Ireland and gained particular foothold in the rural ________.
OutbackStuart HighwayTanami RoadNorthern Territory

Question 8: In theme and function they may originate from Scandinavian and Germanic traditions of epic storytelling that can be seen in poems such as ________.
BeowulfWidsithBeowulf (hero)Finnesburg Fragment

Question 9: In the later ________ it took on the meaning of a slow form of popular love song and the term is now often used as synonymous with any love song, particularly the pop or rock power ballad.
19th centuryRomanticism18th centuryEugène Delacroix

Question 10: Respected literary figures like ________ and Sir Walter Scott in Scotland both collected and wrote their own ballads, using the form to create an artistic product.
Samuel Taylor ColeridgeMary ShelleyGeorge Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronRobert Burns

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