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 have its own Quiz Review video. Be sure to watch the review video before taking the quiz. The quizzes are “open book” — you may refer to review videos, notes, etc. when taking a quiz. You will have only one attempt for taking 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.

Makeup quizzes are given only in the case of excused absences.

Week Topic Quiz Material
Week 1 No quiz
Week 2 Basic acoustics: sound waves amplitude, SPL

More acoustics: periodic waves, waveform displays, Fourier analysis; harmonic partials, additive synthesis, inharmonic partials
Quiz 1;
Quiz 2
Acoustics reading
Quiz 1 Study Guide

Acoustics 1 app
Quiz 2 Study Guide
Week 7 MIDI hardware, General MIDI, Standard MIDI Files; MIDI messages: note-on and note-off, aftertouch, control change, pitch bend Quiz 3 MIDI reading
MIDI Messages app (1–5)
Quiz 3 Study Guide
Week 8 Digital audio concepts: ADC chain, sampling rate, aliasing, sampling resolution, lossy compression Quiz 4 Digital Audio 1
Digital Audio 2
Quiz 4 Study Guide