Music In Ancient Greece
Listen to part of a lecture in a music class.
- What is the main topic of the lecture?
- A. The history of Greek music from ancient times to the past.
- B. The influence of ancient Greek music on the music of neighboring countries.
- C. The characteristics of ancient Greek songs.
- D. The attitude of the ancient Greek towards music.
- What two reasons does the professor give for approaching the lecture material as he does?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. We have a limited idea of what ancient Greek music sounded like.
- B. The Greek philosophy of music influenced Western thought.
- C. Greek music shared many characteristics with other types of ancient music.
- D. Greek melodies were admired by musicians from other cultures.
- According to the professor, what did the ancient Greeks believe about music?
- A. That music connected them to their ancestors.
- B. That music allowed people express their individuality.
- C. That the same laws ruled music and the universe.
- D. That music could not be explained by mathematics.
- According to the professor, what was Plato’s attitude towards music?
- A. Music had the power to help create the future leaders of a society.
- B. Music needed to be constantly evolving to keep up with social change.
- C. Music distracted attention from social problems.
- D. Music’s primary purpose was entertainment.
- Why does the professor mention rock-n-roll music?
- A. To make a connection between ancient and modern attitudes towards music.
- B. To contrast its characteristics with the characteristics of ancient Greek music.
- C. To introduce a topic he will discuss later in the lecture.
- D. To find out what kind of music students in the class like best.
- Why does the professor say this: 🎧
- A. He does not think his opinions are relevant to class discussion.
- B. He believes his students can infer what he thinks.
- C. He wants the students to take Plato’s ideas seriously.
- D. He does not want to influence his students’ opinions.
D AB C A A B