Quiz Questions Answer Key

Chapter Three

1. Rhythm is most closely related to
b. duration

2. Which of the following are the slowest moving notes?
c. quarter notes

3. The underlying pulse of music is known as the
b. beat

4. A stream of sixteenth notes against a quarter-note beat is a _______ subdivision.
c. quadruple

5. The number of beats in a measure defines the music’s
b. meter

6. When meters are longer and more complex we use the term
a. metric cycle

7. An accented note that falls between beats is called a
b. syncopation

8. The rate at which beats pass in music is called
c. tempo

9. When music is nonmetric we say it is in
a. free rhythm

10. A grouping of beats in Western music is called a
a. measure