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Prehistoric music: Quiz


Question 1: The discovery of this and similar pieces (they are very simplified and abstract in form) in the late 19th century had considerable influence on the sculpture of the early 20th century, for example on that by modernists such as ________ and Modigliani.
Les Demoiselles d'AvignonDaniel-Henry KahnweilerPablo PicassoGuernica (painting)

Question 2: Human music may echo these phenomena using patterns, repetition and ________.
TonalityMusical scaleMusical modeHarmony

Question 3: The songs are online available from the ethnopoetics website curated by ________.
American poetryColumbia UniversityJerome RothenbergGerman language literature

Question 4: In 2008 archaeologists discovered a bone flute in the Hohle Fels cave near Ulm, ________.

Question 5: Some suggest that the origin of music likely stems from naturally occurring sounds and ________.
Time signatureMusical notationMeter (music)Rhythm

Question 6: [6] The item in question is a fragment of the femur of a juvenile ________, and has been dated to about 43,000 years ago.
Gray WolfBrown BearCave bearNeanderthal

Question 7: It is possible that the first musical instrument was the human voice itself, which can make a vast array of sounds, from singing, humming and whistling through to clicking, ________ and yawning.
CoughICD-10 Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findingsPneumoniaPleurisy

Question 8: On the island of Keros (Κέρος), two marble statues from the late ________ culture called Early Cycladic culture (2900 BC-2000 BC) were discovered together in a single grave in the 19th century.
Linear Pottery cultureVinča cultureNeolithicCucuteni-Trypillian culture

Question 9: The origin of ________ is not known as it occurred prior to the advent of recorded history.
MusicMusical notationMusic theoryClassical music

Question 10: The oldest flute ever discovered may be the so-called ________, found in the Slovenian cave Divje Babe I in 1995, though this is disputed.
Divje Babe flutePaleolithic flutesPrehistoric musicNeanderthal

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