Quiz Schedule and Study Guides

This schedule lists the short quizzes given during the term, as well as the material each quiz covers. Each quiz will unlock on the Monday morning of the week in which the quiz is listed. The quiz will close on Sunday at midnight at the end of that week.

Most weeks will have one quiz only, but note that weeks 2 and 3 each include two quizzes.

To prepare, see the Material column. These materials are also linked in the Canvas Module for the current week.

The quizzes are “open book” — you may refer to review videos, apps, web pages, your notes, etc. when taking a quiz. You will have only one attempt for each quiz.

Be sure to submit the quiz (using the Submit button)! Then you will be able to see your grade in the Grades tab in Canvas.

Grades: each quiz has 5 multiple-choice questions; each question counts 8 points. Therefore a perfect quiz score is 40.

Week Topic Quiz Material
Week 1 No quiz
Week 2 Basic acoustics: sound waves amplitude, SPL Quiz 1 Acoustics reading
Quiz 1 Study Guide
Quiz 1 Review Video
More acoustics: periodic waves, waveform displays, Fourier analysis; harmonic partials, additive synthesis, inharmonic partials Quiz 2 Acoustics 1 app
Quiz 2 Study Guide
Quiz 2 Review Video
Week 3 More acoustics: periodic waveform types, dynamic spectra, aperiodic waveforms, pitch and frequency, harmonic series Quiz 3 Acoustics 2 app
Quiz 3 Study Guide
Quiz 3 Review Video
MIDI hardware, General MIDI, Standard MIDI Files, MIDI messages Quiz 4 MIDI reading
MIDI Messages app (1–2)
Quiz 4 Study Guide
Quiz 4 Review Video
Week 4 MIDI hardware, General MIDI, Standard MIDI Files; MIDI messages: note-on and note-off, aftertouch, control change, pitch bend Quiz 5 MIDI reading
MIDI Messages app (1–5)
Quiz 5 Study Guide
Quiz 5 Review Video
Week 5 Synthesis with Reason, filters, modulation with LFOs Quiz 6 Modulation app (1–4)
Quiz 6 Study Guide
Week 6 Digital audio concepts: ADC chain, sampling rate, aliasing, sampling resolution, lossy compression Quiz 7 Digital Audio 1
Digital Audio 2
Quiz 7 Study Guide
Quiz 7 Review Video
Week 7 Digital audio concepts: sampling resolution, lossy compression Quiz 8 Digital Audio 2
Quiz 8 Study Guide
Quiz 8 Review Video
Week 8 No quiz