• 1. 
    What does the music term polyphony mean?

  • A song with more than one melody sang or played at the same time
  • A vocal song sung without instruments
  • Many instruments playing together
  • When the strings of a lute are strummed together
  • 2. 
    What was the popular Renaissance music style called where three to six singers sang different melodies that interwove together?

  • Reverence
  • Hurdy gurdy
  • Harmony
  • Madrigal
  • 3. 
    What modern day musical instrument is the lute most similar to?

  • Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Cello
  • 4. 
    What type of musical performance was first written by Claudio Monteverdi in 1607?

  • Opera
  • Rock and Roll
  • Jazz
  • Big band
  • 5. 
    What Renaissance instrument looks sort of like a piano, but the strings are plucked when the keys are played?

  • Lyre
  • Mandolin
  • Harpsichord
  • Lute
  • 6. 
    True or False: Renaissance composers were able to take advantage of the printing press to give their music a wider audience.

  • TRUE
  • 7. 
    Which dance step was used as a greeting step at the start of a dance?

  • Reverence
  • Doppio
  • Double
  • Salarello
  • 8. 
    What was the pavane?

  • A walking dance where the dancers could show off their fancy clothes and gowns
  • A musical instrument similar to a guitar
  • A type of music with several singers all singing in harmony
  • A large choir that performed in church
  • 9. 
    True or False: In Renaissance music the instruments were considered more important than vocals.

  • TRUE
  • 10. 
    What were the two main types of dances during the Renaissance?

  • Noble and peasant
  • King and queen
  • Solo and pairs
  • Country and court
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