MEI Basics Quiz

Question 1

What does MEI stand for? (One correct answer)

Music Elements Initiative
Music Encoding Initiative
Music Elements International
Music Encoding International

Question 2

Who can use MEI? (One correct answer)

Only paying members
Only students and staff of humanities faculties
Only students and staff of academic institutions
Everyone

Question 3

ODD stands for: (One correct answer)

Object Design Document
One Document does it all
On Demand Document
On Development Document

Question 4

Which type of music notation cannot be encoded with MEI yet? (One correct answer)

Neumes
Mensural
Ancient Greek notation
CMN

Question 5

What is the name of the MEI documentation? (One correct answer)

MEI Documentation
MEI Tag List
MEI Guidelines
MEI Proposal

Question 6

Are the following statements correct or incorrect?

MEI files use both elements and attributes to describe information.
Correct Incorrect

Elements and attributes offer the same functionality.
Correct Incorrect

Question 7

Which element contains the actual music data of the MEI encoding? (One correct answer)

<facsimile>
<header>
<body>
<back>

Question 8

Which element is used to describe modifications that have been made to an MEI file? (One correct answer)

<encodingDesc>
<workDesc>
<notesStmt>
<revisionDesc>

Question 9

The <music> element ... (One correct answer)

consists of a mandatory <body> and optional <back>, <facsimile> or <front>.
could be empty. The elements <back>, <body>, <facsimile> and <front> are optional.
consists of a mandatory <front> and <back> and optional <body> and <facsimile>.
consists of a mandatory <back>, <body>, <facsimile> and <front>.

Question 10

The <meiHead> element ... (One correct answer)

requires a mandatory <fileDesc> element.
requires a mandatory <encodingDesc> element.
requires a mandatory <fileDesc> element and a mandatory <encodingDesc> element.
requires a mandatory <revisionDesc> element.
could be empty. The elements <fileDesc>, <encodingDesc> and <revisionDesc> are optional.

Question 11

Which of the following encodings is not well-formed? (One correct answer)

<music>
    <body>
        <mdiv>
            <score>
                <section/>
            </score>
        </mdiv>
    </body>
</music>

<music>
    <group>
        <music>
            <body>
                <mdiv/>
            </body>
        </music>
        <music>
            <body>
                <mdiv/>
            </body>
        </music>
    </group>
</music>

<music>
    <body>
        <mdiv>
            <parts>
                <part>
                    <section/>
                </part>
            </parts>
        </mdiv>
    </body>
</music>

<music>
    <body>
        <mdiv>
            <section/>
        </body>
    </mdiv>
</music>


Question 12

Which is the correct common mandatory structure of an MEI document? (One correct answer)

<mei>
    <meiHead>
        <fileDesc/>
    </meiHead>
    <music>
        <body>
            <mdiv>
                <score>
                    <section/>
                </score>
            </mdiv>
        </body>
    </music>
</mei>

<mei>
    <meiHead/>
    <music/>
</mei>

<mei>
    <meiMusic>
        <body>
            <section>
                <note/>
            </section>
        </body>
    </meiMusic>
    <head>
        <score>
            <composer/>
            <title/>
        </score>
    </head>
</mei>

<mei>
    <meiHead>
        <fileDesc>
            <titleStmt>
                <title/>
            </titleStmt>
            <pubStmt/>
        </fileDesc>
    </meiHead>
    <music/>
</mei>


Question 13

Empty elements ... (One correct answer)

are forbidden.
must either have an end tag or a start tag that ends with />.
confuse the structure of the MEI document.