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Italian classical music: Quiz


Question 1: Most people do not think of music when they hear the term ________.
Western art historyItalian RenaissanceBaroqueRenaissance

Question 2: It is the age, as well, of the rise to prominence of the Neapolitan—and then Italian—________.
Musical theatreOperettaGilbert and SullivanComic opera

Question 3: Important Italian composers in this century are: ________, Domenico Scarlatti, Benedetto Marcello, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Niccolò Piccinni, Giovanni Paisiello, Luigi Boccherini, Domenico Cimarosa, and Luigi Cherubini.
Alessandro ScarlattiNaplesBaroque musicWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Question 4: More specific terms such as ________, Ambrosian chant, Gallican chant are also found.
TransubstantiationCatholic ChurchPope Gregory IGregorian chant

Question 5: It is also the time of the early career of ________, perhaps the greatest composer of pure melody in the history of Italian music, and certainly the last one.
La bohèmeMadama ButterflyGiacomo PucciniTosca

Question 6: The years between 1500 and 1600 are the most revolutionary period in European musical history; it is the century in which ________ was developed and the century that gave birth to opera.
PaintingModernismTheodor W. AdornoHarmony

Question 7: The Trecento, from about 1300 to 1420, was a period of vigorous activity in ________ in the arts, including painting, architecture, literature, and music.

Question 8: Obviously, where Greek rites were practiced, the chants were sung in the ________ and not in Latin, as they were in the Roman Catholic liturgy.
Greek languageGreeceGreek diasporaGreeks

Question 9: Thus, ________ showed with the Divine Comedy in 1300 that the common language (his was called "Tuscan" and not "Italian" until as late as the 1700s) could be a vehicle for fine literature.
Dante AlighieriPeter AbelardCatholic ChurchPope John Paul II

Question 10: Italian opera tends to forsake the light-heartedness of the ________ for the more serious fare of Italian lyric Romanticsm.
Musical theatreGilbert and SullivanOperettaComic opera


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