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Pentatonic scale: Quiz


Question 1: This common scale is found in the opening bars of "My Girl" by ________.
David RuffinThe Temptations discographyThe Ultimate Collection (The Temptations album)The Temptations

Question 2: Béla Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin and ________'s The Nightingale contain many pentatonic passages.
Sviatoslav RichterDmitri ShostakovichMstislav RostropovichIgor Stravinsky

Question 3: The minor pentatonic is used in ________.
Appalachian musicCountry musicClarence AshleyOld-time music

Question 4: Transposing the pitches to fit into one ________ rearranges the pitches into the major pentatonic scale: C, D, E, G, A, C.
SemitoneInterval (music)FifteenthOctave

Question 5: The major pentatonic scale is the basic scale of the ________ and the music of Mongolia.
Administrative divisions of ChinaPeople's Republic of ChinaReligion in ChinaMusic of China

Question 6: The pentatonic scale also occurs in ________ and other religious music.
HymnChristian musicGospel musicChristian metal

Question 7: The hymn "________", arguably the most famous of all pieces of religious music, has a melody set to the notes of the pentatonic major scale.
William WilberforceAmazing GraceMethodismJohn Newton

Question 8: The slendro anhemitonic scales of Java and Bali are said to approach, very roughly, an equally-tempered five note scale, but, in fact, their tunings vary dramatically from ________ to gamelan.
AngklungGamelan jegogKecakGamelan

Question 9: It also features in ________, either purely or almost so.
Folk music of IrelandCeltic fusionCeltic rockCeltic music

Question 10: It is also a staple ingredient of ________, where it is used as a shorthand to signal primitive or exotic contexts.
Hans ZimmerJohn WilliamsFilm Score MonthlyFilm score


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