music theory exercise with four chords and multiple choice answers

I already got the answer wrong, but I wanted to know which one I got wrong...

This music theory class is driving me crazy...

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    Which music theory class? – Tim Mar 14 at 8:24
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    For bonus points, ask your teacher why the hell they think it's okay to have parallel 5ths between the 2nd and 3rd chords. – Bennyboy1973 Mar 15 at 10:28

3 is nearly correct. Check all of the notes. There's one that's not purely in V. So the answer's not just V.

  • From your comment, it seems like V7 is the correct answer. But I'm counting B A F# D#. Isn't the notes of E major V7 D# F# A and C#? – Michael Lee Mar 14 at 12:04
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    @MichaelLee A V7 chord is built on the 5th note of the scale. – Aaron Mar 14 at 12:07
  • @MichaelLee - nothing like. The V chord in key E is not what you wrote. – Tim Mar 14 at 18:15
  • Okay, I'm completely understanding something wrong, let me go back and review some material – Michael Lee Mar 15 at 6:11

Answer #3 is incorrect. It's in the ballpark, but a detail was missed in your answer.

  • Wait, if the second chord is IV, wouldn't that make the third cord V? – Michael Lee Mar 14 at 11:56
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    @MichaelLee A clarification before I answer: what are the exact choices given for that chord? – Aaron Mar 14 at 12:00
  • the choices are ii V i vii* iii V7 vi IV – Michael Lee Mar 15 at 6:11
  • @MichaelLee Thanks. Sounds like you're doing some review, so I'll hold off until you've had a chance to finish. – Aaron Mar 15 at 8:51

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