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Caesura: Quiz


Question 1: In ________, caesura denotes a complete cessation of musical time.
Musical scaleClassical musicMusic theoryMusical notation

Question 2: A masculine caesura is a pause that follows a stressed ________; a feminine caesura follows an unstressed syllable.
SyllableMora (linguistics)Vowel lengthGemination

Question 3: The ancient ________ form of the Greeks and Romans contained a line of dactylic hexameter followed by a line of pentameter; the pentameter often displayed an even more obvious caesura:
Dactylic hexameterElegiac coupletMedieval LatinOvid

Question 4: Caesuras were widely used in ________, for example in the opening line of the Iliad:
Aegean civilizationsGreek literatureGreeksGreece

Question 5: It can, however, be used for rhetorical effect, as in ________'s line:
John MiltonAlexander PopePoetryThe Dunciad

Question 6: The so-called ________ meter, or the common meter of the hymn odists, is usually thought of as a line of iambic tetrameter followed by a line of trimeter, but it can also be considered a line of heptameter with a fixed caesura at the fourth foot.
England18th centuryBallad operaBallad

Question 7: Initial and terminal caesura were rare in formal, Romance, and ________, which preferred medial caesura.
Western art historyArt DecoArt NouveauNeoclassicism

Question 8: In most cases, caesura is indicated by punctuation marks which cause a pause in speech: a ________, a semicolon, a full stop, a dash, etc.
BracketApostropheAt signComma

Question 9: Caesurae feature prominently in Greek and ________ versification, especially in the heroic verse form, dactylic hexameter.
Old LatinRoman EmpireLatinVulgar Latin

Question 10: In ________, the "double pipe" sign ("||") is used to denote the position of a caesura in a line.
Foot (prosody)PoetrySystems of scansionMeter (poetry)


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