Quiz Questions Answer Key

1. A ______ is defined as a group of persons regarded as forming a single community of related, interdependent individuals.
a. society

2. A culture is best defined by
c. the collective worldview shared by its members

3. People who share a sense of homeland but do not have political autonomy over that homeland can be described as belonging to a
a. nation

4. Special events during which individuals or communities enact their core beliefs, values, and ideals through performance are called
d. rituals

5. A people defined by shared identification with a “homeland” where they themselves do not reside represent a
a. diaspora

6. The merging of formerly distinct styles of music into new forms of expression is called
c. musical syncretism

7. The practice of studying music by living in a community for an extended time is called ethnomusicological
d. fieldwork

8. When music causes individuals to become “possessed” by spirits this is called
a. transubstantiation

9. The process by which music moves from one person or community to another is referred to as
b. transmission

10. The two basic features of music transmission are
b. production and reception

11. To compose in the moment of performance is called
c. improvisation

12. To plan the design of a musical work prior to its performance is called
a. composition

13. All societies are built around aggregates of intersecting
c. social institutions

14. When music is owned by individuals or is the property of a family lineage it is considered a
a. commodity

15. _____________ draws on musicology, anthropology, and other disciplines in order to study the world’s musics.
b. Ethnomusicology

16. Dance may serve as a lens through which to view
d. all of the above

17. ________ is a process of creative transformation whose most remarkable feature is the continuity it nurtures and sustains.
d. Tradition

18. “That complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society” is a definition of
c. culture

19. The ways in which people think about and represent themselves and one another through music is called
b. identity

20. Ethnomusicologists are interested in understanding music as  _____________.
a. a musicultural phenomenon

21. When royal courts or churches support musicians or musical institutions it is called
d. patronage

22. The recording of Eagle & Hawk’s “Dance”
a. combines elements of traditional First Nations/Native American music with elements of rock music

23. In Bali,
a. gamelan music is today played by both men and women

24. Paul Pena’s “Kargyraa Moan”
a. includes elements of both blues music and Tuvan khoomei