Sergei Prokofiev 1891-1953
(seen here with Sergei Eisenstein)

1. Prokofiev received his early conservatory training in:
A St. Petersburg
B Moscow
C Stalingrad
D Novgorod
2. All of the follwoing are characteristic of Prokofiev's early piano music except:
A striking use of dissonance
B machine like rhythmic passages
C strong sense of percussion
D left hand lines modeled after those of Chopin
3. The Bolshevik Revolution began:
A August, 1914
B November, 1918
C August, 1939
D October, 1917
4. Prokofiev's operas follow the Russian tradition of looking to Russian history or folklore for subject matter. His fantasy operas are influenced by those of
A Anton Rubenstein
B Shostakovich
C Mussorgsky
D Rimsky-Korsakov.
5. Prokofiev made notable contributions in all of the following fields except
A film music
B sacred choral music
C solo piano literature
D ballet music
6. Prokofiev wrote patriotic music for the Russian war effort.
A True
B False
7. All of the following works by Prokofiev have political overtones except:
A Ivan the Terrible
B War and Peace
C Alexander Nevsky
D The Love for Three Oranges
8. Shostakovich was one of the most important composers in Stalinist Russia. His relationship with Prokofiev could be described as that of:
A antagonists
B political allies
C artistic allies
D a father and son
9. Who was Alexander Nevsky?
Athe librettist for The Love for Three Oranges
Ba famous filmaker who collaborated with Prokofiev in War and Peace
Ca 13th century Russian knight who defended Russia against Teutonic invaders
Da Russian composer who was a rival of Prokofiev
10. All of the following are characteristics of Prokofiev's orchestral music except:
Auninterrupted dissonance
Boctave displacement of melodies
Cperiods of poignant lyricism
Dprominance of woodwinds

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