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Question 1:
Which of the following titles did Castrato have?
A castrato singing
1994-95 Rugby Football League season
Lord of Pesaro
Elections in New South Wales

Question 2: As a result, the ________ of prepubescence (shared by both sexes) is largely retained, and the voice develops into adulthood in a unique way.
Vocal pedagogyOperaSingingVocal range

Question 3: Listening to the only surviving recordings of a castrato (see below), one can hear that the lower part of the voice sounds like a "super-high" tenor, with a more ________-like upper register above that.
Head voiceChest voiceFalsettoOpera

Question 4: In 1589, by the bull Cum pro nostri temporali munere, ________ re-organised the choir of St Peter's, Rome specifically to include castrati.
Pope Eugene IVPope Pius IXPope Alexander VIPope Sixtus V

Question 5: Carlo Broschi (________) (1705–1782)
FarinelliNaplesItalian operaDomenico Scarlatti

Question 6: In the first performance of ________'s Orfeo (1607), for example, they played subsidiary roles, including Speranza and (possibly) that of Euridice.
Claudio MonteverdiConcerto delle donneBaroque musicGiaches de Wert

Question 7: ________ is a more general term, since historically many eunuchs were created after puberty, castration thus having no effect on their voices.
EunuchThird genderGender identityTransgender

Question 8: Castration before puberty (or in its early stages) prevents a boy's ________ from being transformed by the normal physiological events of puberty.
ThyroidRespiratory systemLarynxDigestion

Question 9: Castration as a means of subjugation, enslavement or other punishment has a very long pedigree, dating back to ancient Sumer (see also ________).
TransgenderGender identityThird genderEunuch

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