1. The music of the Classical era reflects the principles of

A. extravagance and unpredictability.

B. ornamentation and extremes.

C. the splendor of the church.

D. clarity and proportion.

7. The _______ is an essential characteristic of the sonata form.

A. sudden crescendo

B. development of themes

C. fluctuation of rhythm

D. absence of harmony

9. Which of the following does opera buffa portray?

A. Religious characters and stories

B. Real-life characters and situations

C. Historical characters and situations

D. Mythological characters and stories

11. The last “act” of a sonata is known as the

A. recapitulation.

B. cadenza.

C. rondo.

D. secondary key area.

12. Which of the following is the highest voice in a string quartet?

A. Viola

B. Violin 2

C. Cello

D. Violin 1

15. In a sonata form selection, the theme is presented in the

A. tonic or home key.

B. development.

C. harmony.

D. recapitulation.

16. In an opera, the standard accompaniment for a recitative is

A. a function of the string quartet.

B. the basso continuo alone.

C. sung by a soprano.

D. played by the orchestra.

19. Which of the following is a long work for orchestra, usually made up of four movements?

A. Symphony

B. Sonata

C. Opera

D. Concerto