MUSIC 004 Lesson 7 Quiz Answers (Penn State University)

MUSIC 004 Lesson 7 Quiz Answers (Penn State University)

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MUSIC 004 Lesson 7 Quiz (Penn State University)

1.The film Stagecoach won which Oscar category:

A) Best Supporting Actor: John Wayne for his portrayal of the Ringo Kid

B) Best Score: A quartet of composers, foremost among them, Richard Hageman

C) Best Actor: Gary Cooper

D) Best Music, Original song: Dimitri Tiomkin (music) and Ned Washington (lyrics)

E) Best Music, Scoring: Dimitri Tiomkin

 

2.

The entrance of this character is regarded as one of the most memorable cinematographic entrances in all of film history. Who is it?

A) Marshall Cain

B) Doc Boone

C) The Ringo Kid

D) Frank Miller

3.

What two principal narrative threads are woven together to provide the setup in Stagecoach?

A) A road film through dangerous territory combined with a revenge story

B) The love story of Dallas and Doc Boone combined with a revenge story

C) A road film through dangerous territory combined with the love story of Dallas and Doc Boone

D) A crime story, that of Mr. Gatewood's $50,000 theft, combined with the Ringo Kid's drive to kill Geronimo

 

4.

The climactic scene in Stagecoach is the famous chase that ends in a big shootout with the Apaches. As the sequence begins, we see the stagecoach and hear its theme--until the camera pans left to reveal the Indians watching from the ridge above. The music suddenly changes to an ominous Indian theme, but then when the camera pans back to the stagecoach, the stagecoach theme returns. What does the return of the stagecoach theme signify?

A) That the group is unaware of the Apaches and think themselves out of danger

B) That the group is well aware of the Apaches and is prepared for them

C) That the Indians have not yet decided whether they will attack

D) That the Indians are unaware of the trap that has been set and have no idea what is in store for them

5.

In what respect is the film High Noon NOT typical of the Western genre of that era?

A) For the first time, a western affirmed the notion of Manifest Destiny

B) Indians were depicted honorably as noble savages

C) The vast untamed land of the American West became almost a character in itself

D) The running time of the film corresponds closely with the timespan of the narrative

 

6.

Recall the B theme from the song in High Noon ("Oh, to be torn ‘twixt love and duty"). When this theme is used in the underscore, what principal meaning is associated with it?

A) The love between Will and Amy

B) The Miller gang

C) Will's decision whether to stay or leave

D) None of the above

 

7.

As the showdown between Marshall Cain and the Miller gang looms, which continuity editing technique serves to provide spatial continuity as the men converge on each other?

A) A crane shot revealing Cain's almost complete isolation in the town

B) The 180-degree system orienting the opposing sides, before a pan right

C) A montage sequence capturing the passage of time

D) A dolly shot the length of the street, ending behind the Miller gang

 

8.

Which of the films we have studied is regarded as the first great classic Hollywood western?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

9.

In which western is the opening scene notable for its striking and original cinematography, with the camera view looking out through an open door and then passing through the threshold to reveal a spectacular vista?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

10.

Music playing at cross purposes with the emotion of the narrative is referred to as:

A) Aleatoric

B) Anempathetic

C) Crosscutting

D) Chromatic

E) Neo-Romantic

 

11.

Which film in its final sixteen minutes contains four dramatic climaxes that can be identified by the underscore?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

12.

In which western is the opening scene notable for its diegetic sounds, leading to a gun battle, only at the conclusion of which does nondiegetic music finally enter?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

13.

In which western is the title music beautifully intimate and tender, starting with a single melodic line from solo guitar?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

14.

Which of the westerns we have studied features an underscore composed and performed by blues singer and guitarist John Paul Hammond?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

15.

Dimitri Tiomkin composed the Oscar-winning score for which western we have studied?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

16.

Max Steiner demonstrates that the accomplished Austro-German Romantic can compose American music in which western we have studied:

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

17.

Which western features an Oscar-winning score by the Englishman John Barry?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

18.

In which western is the Lakota language spoken with English subtitles?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

19.

In which western does the underscore contain high woodwind figures sounding over sustained dissonant tones to convey the extreme heat of the desert, as well as the mystery of the body lying on the ground?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven

 

20.

In which western is there a temporal ellipsis of two years, from 1878 to 1880, between the first and second scenes?

A) Dances with Wolves

B) High Noon

C) Little Big Man

D) Silverado

E) Stagecoach

F) The Searchers

G) Unforgiven


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