World Music Survey Test

Random Music or world Quiz

Can you name the World Music Survey Test?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

 plays        
How to Play
QuestionAnswerChoices
At the Powwow, when the eagle staff is carried, you shoud...Dance and Sing/Stand and remove your hat/Clap solemnly
The melodies of pizmons are based on the Arabic ___ .Mitzpahs/Alphabet/Maqam
Slave songs were passed on through the ____ tradition.NO HINTS!
Peter Minshall's giant puppets from Carnivale in Trinidad have been seen at the...West End Theater/New York World's Fair/Olympic Games
Music and dance performed at Ewe funerals.Agbadza/Mfekane/Mbuti
Indonesia was influenced by invaders from many nations. Bali probably received its Hindu religion from...Indian Traders/The Dutch/Chinese Settlers/Japanese Armies
CHINA: double-reeded and hard to blow. Accompany singing and dancing in theatres and perform solo at weddings.Pipa/Guan/Souna
Pitch affects the ____ of sound.Highness and lowness/loudness and softness/intensity
In 1838, which tribe was forced to leave their tribal homeland and march on the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma?NO HINTS!
Who is the best known composer of Vietnamese diaspora?Hum Duy/Pham Duy/Wo Fat/Cho Minh
Music was used by the Spaniards to convert the natives to...Judaism/Shamanism/Catholicism/Rastafarianism
What Vietnamese hero led a revolution against the French in 1945?Ho Chi Minh/Pham Duy/Ngo Din Diem
'Gregorio Cortez' is an example of a Mexican border song, or...Charrango/Mariachi/Corrido/Vilhuela
In music from India, the raga is a...Collection of Tones/Harmony/Beat
Steel bands are fashioned from...Hubcaps/Cooking Pots/55 gallon oil drums
CHINA: transverse fluteSheng/Souna/Diza/Muju
Balinese temples are decorated with:Mosaics/Carvings/Pictures
In order to sound a more accurate and vibrant pitch, Indonesian gongs are made with a raised ___ that is struck with a padded mallet.Layer/Knob/Spot
CHINA: carved from a wood block in the shape of a fish.Souna/Erhu/Muju
In music from India, the tala is an underlying ___ structure Melodic/Choral/Rhythmic
The very large male and female drums used by the Akan people for communication or celebration are called the:NO HINTS!
CHINA: two-stringed bowed fiddle constructed with a narrow pole of hardwood or bamboo inserted through a tubular resonating chamber.Dan Nguyet/Zheng/Erhu
This country is shaped like an elephant's head.Vietnam/Laos/Thailand/Myanmar
The Shoshone have replaced their warrior ways with...Military Service/Rain Dances/Flag Songs
The Nanticoke song 'O Hal L'we' celebrates the contributions of...Women/Children/Men
The pair of thick brass cymbals from Thailand that keep the time line is called the...Ching/Dhao/Khoong/Dhan
This Vietnamese instrument has only a single string in a resonating chamber. It is plucked with a bamboo shaft.Sheng/Dan bau/Kora/Dan nguyet
Maximizes the sound of an African xylophone.Gourd resonator/Akan Stick/Mouthbow
The ____ is an Indian stringed instrument for which the player oils his fingers and wears a finger pick.Vilhuela/Sarangi/Sitar
The two races of people brought to Trinidad to work the plantations.Greeks and Turks/Indians and Africans/Chinese and Japanese
In tintala tala, the 16 beats are grouped:4-4-4-4/2-3-5-6/8-8/2-4-10
Wind instruments.Aerophones/Metallophones/Idiophones
This is a pear-shaped instrument used in Middle Eastern music.Ud/Maqam/Qanun/Layali
In which part of the Powwow could you dance the Indian Two-Step?During Intertribal Dances/at the Flag Song/in competition
Gamelan gong kebyar features xylophones with metal bars that are struck with hammers. These xylophones are called...Metallophones/Membranophones/Aerophones
Mariachi refers to musicians who dress and play in a style typical of the Mexican state of...Vallarta/Chihuahua/Jalisco/Santeria
Argentina's national dance was created in the slums of...Montevideo/Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro
The great singer who popularized tango world-wide in the 1930's was...Juan Carlos/Carlos Gardel/Gregorio Cortez/Sam Carlos
A Middle Eastern flute played out the side of the mouth.Ney/Bansuri/Layali
QuestionAnswerChoices
The Japanese zither that resembles a dulcimer is called the...Shamisen/Koto/Zheng
African people best known for their xylophone orchestras.Akan/Ewe/Bantu/Chopi
We performed the Thai 'Happy Birthday Song' calledNg Bak Loi Gimsaan/Sansa Kroma/Pleeng Wan Koed
Name an aerophone from Thailand.NO HINTS!
When people are forced to leave their native land and establish their culture again in a new land, they are said to be in...Aphasia/Diaspora/Migration
CHINA: hammered dulcimer.Yanqin/Erhu/Zheng
African percussion instrument used to call the spirit world.Sistra/Atumpan/Mbira/Dhol
The xylophone in Thailand is called...NO HINTS!
In Bali, Indonesia, I would hear this style of music.Gamelan gong kebyar/Jhummar Bhangra/Mahalaka
The Tibetan monks generate a fundamental pitch that produces audible...Undertones/harmonics/dynamics
In an African ensemble, the ____ is played on an instrument that the others listen to in order to stay together.NO HINTS!
Pope Alexander VI designated a ____ in 1494 to divide territories between Spain and Portugal.Maginot Line/Line of Demarcation/Armistice Line
These people are associated with the Atumpan.Shoshone/Nanticoke/Akan/Zulu
Accenting normall weak beats.Heterophony/Polyrhythm/Syncopation
CHINA: large, two-stringed fiddle one octave below the erhu.Muju/Dahu/Pipa
Music from Thailand and Vietnam is most often written in the _____ scale.Octave/Pentatonic/Heptatonic/Decatonic
At the end of the Flag Song, we may hear this expression of joy.Ululation/Clapping/Praying
The Hindu God Krishna is always playing a bamboo flute called a...Sarangi/Ranaat/Sarod/Bansuri
When Mighty Sparrow sings 'Short Little Shorts', it is an example of what musical style?Calypso/Mariachi/Santeria
Stringed instruments.Idiophones/Chordophones/Membranophones
The two best Hindustani musicians in India who are known worldwide are Ravi Shankar and...Ali Akbar Khan/Allaudin Khan/Akbar Jawuharlal
The two distinct styles of Indian music from North and South India are...NO HINTS!
CHINA: 4-stringed instrument with pear-shaped body and 12-26 frets, called the Chinese lute.Erhu/Ruan/Pipa
CHINA: end-blown flute.Xiao/Pipa/Erhu
This Spanish rhythm, an alternation of 6/8 and 3/4 time, was immortalized in 'I Like to Be in America' from West Side Story.Sesquialtera/Cueca/Sesquioctera/Jota
CHINA: short neck, flat soundbox. Round box with 2-4 strings, one of the great Peking opera stringed instruments.Guan/Zheng/Ruan
I am rounded in shap and have 8 finger wholes on top. Peruvian natives blow through my sound hole to perform lovely melodies.Rainstick/Quena/Ocarina/Bombo
The larger the steel pan, the ____ its pitch range.NO HINTS!
Columbus named the island of Trinidad as such because of...Three rivers/Three trees/three mountains
One of the songs from Pham Duy's Vietnamese song cycle is called 'Who is Walking on the Endless ____'.Trail/Path/Road
In Ghana, African percussion instrument used with a chant.Mbira/Mfekane/Sistra/Frikywa
In a modern mariachi ensemble, most harps have been replaced by the...Guitar/Guitarron/Vihuela
Instruments that are struck or shaken.Idiophones/Membranophones/Chordophones
CHINA: multi-string zither tuned to the pentatonic scale without half steps. Known as koto in Japan.Zheng/Sheng/Dahu
The button accordion or ____ replaced the guitar in tango ensembles.Guitarron/Bandoneon/Vihuela
Among Buddhist monks in Tibet, a biphonic vocal style consists of ___ pitches at once from one person.NO HINTS!
The name for the social tango danced in clubs is...Mihueca/Milonga/Miguelo/Matzlaca
The national dance of of Argentina is the...Samba/Cha-Cha/Tango
Gamelan music from Indonesia is created through a process of _____ of musical sounds.Resonation/Layering/Harmonization
QuestionAnswerChoices
In Thailand, a student learns music by studying with a...Master Teacher (Guru)/Sensei/Ranaat-ek
CHINA: Double reed instrument made of bamboo or wood. Sounds like a duck call.Guan/Ruan/Muju
Former name for Ghana.Gold Coast/Ivory Coast/Rhodesia
Thailand's happy people attribute their sunny disposition to...Weather/Buddhism/Food/Language
The Mariachi dress of sombrero, tight trousers with buttons, short jackets and bowties was inspired by the dress of...Jewish merchants/Bandidos/Wealthy Mexican landowners
Invented the instrument classifications.Schilling and Andersen/Sachs and Hornbostel/Schumann and Liszt
Steel band instruments are more properly called...Steel pans/Kettle drums/Bongos
____, the capital of Thailand, is crisscrossed with canals where people buy produce.NO HINTS!
If I traveled to the Punjab region of India, I might hear this folk music style played on the dhol drum.Tintala/Bhangra/Shankar/Dastgah
A Jewish pizmon is a...Chorus/Protest Song/Hymn
Name a chordophone from India:NO HINTS!
Very large steel bands are famous for their elaborate Calypso arrangements, created for the ___ at Carnivale.Steel band competitions/Dancing/Singing contests
Panpipes, native to the highlands around Lake Titicaca, are also calledSiku/Cueca/Quena/Charrango
The beautiful hardwood xylophone from Thailand with the boat-shaped body is called a...Khluii/Gamelan/Ranaat
A song of the Mandan Indians that tells the story of two animals.Song of the Skunk/Song of the Coyote/Song of the Shoshone
Name an idiophone from Africa (ANY ONE).NO HINTS!
All singing on the same pitch.Unison/Heterophony/Homogeneous
To show respect for music and musical instruments, Thai performers remove their ___ before playing.Hats/Robes/Coats/Shoes
What woman was the first to play the drum at East Shoshone Indian Days?Buffy St. Marie/Helene Furlong/Mary Sweetwater
The most revered and treasured animal in Thailand is the...Monkey/Tiger/Elephant/Cow
After they converted to Christianity, slaves expressed their sorrow through ____.NO HINTS!
Eastern Native American tribes lost their cultural traditions because of...Carelessness/Persecution and Assimilation/Neglect
The tamboura sounds two pitches and a fifth apart. They are...Seventh and third/Second and sixth/Tonic and dominant
When a soloist sings and the chorus answers, this African form is called...Theme and variations/call and response/texture and melody
Mariachi music and other Mexican vocal music frequently features singers singing harmony in...Seconds/Thirds/Fourths/Fifths
In Peru, the natives created this instrument, which is similar to the Spanish vihuela.Guitarron/Charango/Quena
The end-blown, edge-blown flute from the Andes, made of bamboo.Bombo/Quena/Charrango
Many different rhythms at once...Polyrhythms/Heterophony/Multiphonic
A young Latina girl would like to have ____ music at her quincineara celebration.Tango/Agbadza/Mariachi
The ceremony of wai khru honors...NO HINTS!
CHINA: mouth-blown free reed instrument with vertical pipes.Zheng/Pipa/Souna/Sheng
In Africa, a wooden struck ideophone.Xylophone/Frikywa/Agogo
The Mexican ____ is a ballad set in strophic form.Charrango/Corrido/Quena
When different versions of the same melody are sung simultaneously, ____ is created.Rhythm/Syncopation/Heterophony/Harmony
Urban music in Ghana is known as...NO HINTS!
The former name for Thailand was...Indochina/Burma/Siam
Region where the bushmen live...Ghana/Bantu World/Sudanic Belt/Akan

Friend Scores


  Player Best Score Plays Last Played
You You haven't played this game yet.

You Might Also Like...

Extras