Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
b. Salzburg, Austria, 1756
d. Vienna, Austria, 1791

1. Mozart's father promoted his son's career in all of the following ways except:
A encouraging Mozart to move to Vienna and seek private commissions
B taking him on concert tours with his sister Anna Maria
C encouraging him to work in the court of the archbishop in Salzburg
D seeking court positions for him in other European courts
2. Mozart's early symphonies and string quartets were strongly influenced by
A Beethoven
B Bach
C Händel
D Haydn
3. Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro contains all of the typical characteristics of opera buffa except:
A plot dealing with contemporary characters as opposed to figures from mythology or history
B comic bass role
C stock characters from the commedia dall'arte
D use of tunes from popular drinking songs
4. All of the following Mozart operas reflect the concerns of the Enlightenment except:
A The Marriage of Figaro
B Don Giovanni
C The Magic Flute
D Bastien und Bastienne
5. The instruments in a Mozart string quartet are:
A violin, viola, cello, doublebass
B 2 violins, viola, cello
C violin, viola, cello, piano
D violin, 2 violas, cello
6.Mozart failed to acquire the kind of court position he sought in Vienna.
A True
B False
7. Mozart made frequent use of sonata allegro form. It major divisions are:
A variation of one main theme played at a fast tempo
B theme, new material, theme, other new material, theme
C theme, variaion 1, variation 2, variation 3, coda
D exposition, development, recapitulation
8. The Magic Flute is characterized by all of the following except:
A use of an Italian libretto
B reference to the ideals of Freemasonry
C use of the German singspiel as a model
D large choral scenes
9. All of the following statements about Mozart's Requiem are true except:
AThe text is taken from the Roman Catholic mass for the dead.
BIt was commissioned by a noblemen to honor the memory of his wife
CMozart completed it the year before his death.
DThe final portion was written by Mozart's student Süssmayr.
10. Mozart was famous for writing all of the following types of compositions except:
ALutheran church music
Bsolo piano music
Cchamber music
Dstring quartets

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