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Polyrhythm: Quiz


Question 1: Polyrhythm is the simultaneous sounding of two or more independent ________.
Time signatureRhythmMeter (music)Musical notation

Question 2: "Tactus preserving polymeter" is used to describe what is most commonly referred to as ________.
TonalityMeter (music)RhythmTime signature

Question 3:
Which of the following titles did Polyrhythm have?
Royal Navy Receiving Ship in Hong Kong
Crucifixion With a Donor
A 2 against 3 polyrhythm
Rock-n-Roll Pizzeria

Question 4: This element of instrumental, as well as vocalized, call and response is also evident in the polyrhythmic quality of jazz, a musical form with its origins in the ________ community.
African American cultureGreat Migration (African American)African AmericanAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 5: Polyrhythms are quite common in late Romantic Music and ________.
Contemporary classical musicSerialismConcerto20th-century classical music

Question 6: Other instances occur often in ________'s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Alexander GlazunovRussiaSergei RachmaninoffAlexander Pushkin

Question 7: Traditional ________, particularly that of West Africa, is known for its highly complex polyrhythms and, unlike the examples given below, the downbeats do not usually coincide.
TaarabMusic of AfricaAfrican popular musicHighlife

Question 8: Henry Cowell and ________ created music with yet more complex polytempo and using irrational numbers like pi:e.
United StatesCanon (music)RhythmConlon Nancarrow

Question 9: ________ front man Trent Reznor uses polyrhythm frequently.
Nine Inch Nails live performancesYear Zero (album)With TeethNine Inch Nails

Question 10: The band Queen used polyrhythm in their 1974 song "________" with 8/8 and 12/8 time signatures.
Sheer Heart AttackA Night at the Opera (Queen album)Queen (album)Queen II


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