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Serpent (instrument): Quiz


Question 1: However, later models added keys as on a ________, although they were for additional holes (out of reach of the fingers), while the original holes remained unkeyed, and are to be covered or uncovered directly by the fingers of the player.
ClarinetBass clarinetBasset hornChalumeau

Question 2: ________ used a serpent in the score of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959).
Alfred HitchcockOrson WellesPsycho (1960 film)Bernard Herrmann

Question 3: The serpent's range varies according to the instrument and the player, but typically covers one from two ________ below middle C to at least half an octave above middle C.
FifteenthOctaveSemitoneInterval (music)

Question 4: The instrument is alleged to have been invented by Canon Edmé Guillaume in 1590 in Auxerre, France, and was first used to strengthen the sound of ________ in plainchant.
Mass (music)ChoirOperaBaroque music

Question 5: On early models, the fingerholes were keyless, like those of a ________.
OboeCor anglais (English horn)RecorderBassoon

Question 6: The serpent is closely related to the ________, although it is not part of the cornett family, due to the absence of a thumb hole.

Question 7: A serpent is a bass wind instrument, descended from the cornett, and a distant ancestor of the tuba, with a mouthpiece like a ________ but side holes like a woodwind.
Alto hornTrumpetBrass instrumentTrombone

Question 8: It is generally made out of wood, with ________ being a particularly popular choice.
AppleJuglans nigraJuglans regiaWalnut

Question 9: Despite wooden construction and the fact that it has fingerholes rather than valves, it is usually classed as a brass, with the ________ scheme of musical instrument classification placing it alongside trumpets.
Percussion instrumentClassical musicIdiophoneHornbostel-Sachs


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