Music: An Appreciation, 10th Edition (Kamien)

Chapter 11: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Multiple Choice Quiz

By the age of six, Mozart could
A)play the harpsichord and violin.
B)improvise fugues and write minuets.
C)read music perfectly at sight.
D)All answers are correct.
Don Giovanni, in Mozart's opera of that name, is
A)a despotic Italian nobleman.
B)the legendary Spanish lover.
C)Sir John Falstaff.
D)the servant to Leporello.
Mozart's Requiem was
A)composed by a nobleman using Mozart's name.
B)a high point in his career.
C)an early work.
D)finished by one of his pupils after Mozart's death.
Between the ages of six and fifteen, Mozart
A)received an excellent formal education in Salzburg.
B)went to Vienna to study with Haydn.
C)was continually on tour in England and Europe.
D)played in the archbishop's orchestra in Salzburg.
Mozart's Symphony No. 40
A)is in G minor.
B)has only three movements.
C)sounds very classical in its emotional intensity.
D)All answers are correct.
Mozart's finest German opera was
A)The Magic Flute.
B)The Marriage of Figaro.
C)Don Giovanni.
Mozart was born in
A)Salzburg, Austria.
B)Eisenach, Germany.
C)Bonn, Germany.
D)Rohrau, Austria.
Which of the following is not one of Mozart's three masterpieces of Italian opera?
A)The Marriage of Figaro
B)Cosi fan tutte
D)Don Giovanni
Which of the following statements is not true about the late eighteenth-century fortepiano?
A)Its tone was softer and lasted a shorter time than the modern piano.
B)It weighed the same as the modern piano.
C)It had thinner strings held by a frame of wood, rather than metal.
D)Its pitch range was smaller than the modern piano.
Music: An Appreciation, Brief
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