Are You a Bollywood Buff?

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Which city is known as the birthplace of Bollywood?

Mumbai

What is the meaning of the term 'Bollywood'?

A combination of Bombay and Hollywood

Which language are most Hindi films produced in?

Hindi

What percentage of Indian net box-office revenue did Hindi cinema represent in 2014?

43%

How many feature films did Indian cinema produce in 2017?

1,986

Which of the following is NOT a common element used to define music?

Lyrics

What are the three main divisions of the creation of music?

Musical composition, musical improvisation, and musical performance

In which genre of music do performers often play spontaneously while following a partially defined structure and using characteristic motifs?

Jazz music

What is a cultural universal?

An element or practice that is found in all cultures

Which of the following is NOT a discipline that music extends into?

Geography

Study Notes

Bollywood and Indian Cinema

  • Mumbai is known as the birthplace of Bollywood.
  • The term 'Bollywood' is a portmanteau of Bombay (the former name of Mumbai) and Hollywood.
  • Most Hindi films are produced in Hindi language.

Indian Cinema Statistics

  • In 2014, Hindi cinema represented 43% of Indian net box-office revenue.

Indian Film Production

  • Indian cinema produced 1,986 feature films in 2017.

Music Definitions and Elements

  • Pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre are common elements used to define music.
  • Pitch is NOT a common element used to define music (False, pitch is a common element).
  • The three main divisions of the creation of music are composition, arrangement, and performance.

Music Genres

  • In jazz music, performers often play spontaneously while following a partially defined structure and using characteristic motifs.

Music and Culture

  • A cultural universal is an element, pattern, trait, or institution that is shared across cultures worldwide.
  • Music is a cultural universal.

Interdisciplinary Connections of Music

  • Music extends into various disciplines, except for biology (False, music extends into biology as well, e.g., music therapy, music psychology, and neuroscience).

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