Folk and Pop History
Folk and Pop History

Folk and Pop History

Lead Author(s): OpenCourse Library, David Such

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A question pack on folk and pop history by David Such for Open Course Library.

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Folk and Pop History Q1

The creators of folk music are often:

A

good musicians

B

young

C

unknown

D

old

Folk and Pop History Q2

The primary instrument in folk dance music is the:

A

harmonica

B

guitar

C

drum

D

fiddle

Folk and Pop History Q3

True folk music is most often preserved by:

A

notation

B

oral tradition

C

recordings

D

none of these

Folk and Pop History Q4

The urban folk revival began in:

A

1958

B

1960

C

1962

D

1964

Folk and Pop History Q5

In American society, the predominant folk music originally was the songs of:

A

Anglo-Americans

B

African-Americans

C

Spanish-Americans

D

Native-Americans

Folk and Pop History Q6

______________ folk music comes largely from the musical expressions of slaves and their descendents in the south.

A

African-American

B

Native-American

C

Jewish-American

D

Anglo-American

Folk and Pop History Q7

A ballad singer is a:

A

storyteller

B

composer

C

neither a nor b

D

both a and b

Folk and Pop History Q8

Anglo-American folk music grew out of the folk culture of:

A

the deep south

B

the northeast

C

the central Appalachians

D

the southwest

Folk and Pop History Q9

The interweaving of British and ______________ styles could be the most significant factor in the development of American music.

A

Native

B

South American

C

African

D

Asian

Folk and Pop History Q10

The specific religious tradition that had the greatest effect on folk tradition was:

A

Muslim

B

Jewish

C

Catholic

D

Protestant

Folk and Pop History Q11

Singing schools were established to:

A

open up westward expansion

B

promote high society

C

improve the state of psalm singing

D

none of these

Folk and Pop History Q12

People who could not read music were found mostly in:

A

northeast areas

B

southeast areas

C

rural areas

D

urban areas

Folk and Pop History Q13

Music is used in television’s revival meetings to:

A

bring commercial success

B

introduce the evangelist

C

fill up time

D

win souls to Christianity

Folk and Pop History Q14

Lining out accommodated the:

A

fastest singers

B

slowest singers

C

best singers

D

educated singers

Folk and Pop History Q15

______________ was/were the main vehicle for disseminating shape-note music.

A

word of mouth

B

singing schools

C

revival meetings

D

18th century composers

Folk and Pop History Q16

Who replaced jazz groups as a result of the depression?

A

solo guitarists

B

Louis Armstrong

C

Duke Ellington

D

solo pianists

Folk and Pop History Q17

One side of a 78rpm record would play for about:

A

5 minutes

B

3 minutes

C

10 minutes

D

12 minutes

Folk and Pop History Q18

What is perhaps the most important stylistic feature of the early blues that influenced the development of rock?

A

the use of the 32-bar form

B

complex melodies

C

An 8-beat rhythm

D

The use of the I-IV-V chords

Folk and Pop History Q19

Which of the following statements is true?

A

All the current Mozart effect studies have shown positive results, thus eliminating criticisms from opponents.

B

Some studies suggest that Mozart's music help neural transmitters to respond, thus improving spatial performance.

C

The Trion model refers to how music and reading comprehension go hand-in-hand.

D

Mozart's music generally causes no arousal in infants, but there is a marked arousal pattern in adults, especially between the ages of 24 and 35.

Folk and Pop History Q20

Mozart's music, which may increase spatial intelligence, does so because the music

A

helps one to visualize better

B

activates better hand and eye coordination

C

increases blood flow, which increases scores on spatial tests

D

stimulates or "warms up" a person's neural transmitters.