Rock and Roll History
Rock and Roll History

Rock and Roll History

Lead Author(s): OpenCourse Library, David Such

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A question pack on rock and roll history by David Such for Open Course Library.

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Jazz and Rock History Q1

Music for radio and recordings began in the:

A

1930’s

B

1940’s

C

1920’s

D

1950’s

Jazz and Rock History Q2

New age music utilizes:

A

jazz

B

classical

C

rock

D

all of these

Jazz and Rock History Q3

Hillbilly originally referred to:

A

culturally and musically inferior

B

a restaurant chain

C

whites from West Virginia

D

whites from Kentucky

Jazz and Rock History Q4

R&B resulted from the migration of blacks to cities like:

A

Memphis

B

LA

C

New York

D

Miami

Jazz and Rock History Q5

Hillbilly music comes from:

A

the Midwest

B

the southwest

C

the urban south

D

the rural south

Jazz and Rock History Q6

Today, for a song to become well known ______________ is unnecessary.

A

successful marketing

B

good writing

C

good advertising

D

effective distribution

Jazz and Rock History Q7

The Motown sound was produced in:

A

Philadelphia

B

Chicago

C

New York

D

Detroit

Jazz and Rock History Q8

Country music’s innovations designed to compete with rock-n-roll became known as:

A

the Nashville sound

B

young country

C

hillbilly

D

sophisticated country

Jazz and Rock History Q9

Before rock, music audiences were:

A

segregated

B

integrated

C

illiterate

D

none of these

Jazz and Rock History Q10

Black music for black Americans was produced on what was then called:

A

race records

B

boogie woogie records

C

swing records

D

none of these

Jazz and Rock History Q11

The roots of rap grew from the streets of:

A

Detroit

B

Chicago

C

LA

D

New York

Jazz and Rock History Q12

Which of the following is not a Tin Pan Alley composer?

A

George Gershwin

B

Cole Porter

C

Richard Rogers

D

Bing Crosby

Jazz and Rock History Q13

The two main musical influences that produced rock were:

A

R&B and C&W

B

R&B and jazz

C

jazz and C&W

D

none of these

Jazz and Rock History Q14

The pioneer of bluegrass music was:

A

Lester Flatt

B

Bill Monroe

C

Earl Scruggs

D

Chet Atkins

Jazz and Rock History Q15

The dominant element of rock music is:

A

the melody

B

the beat

C

the bass line

D

the lyrics

Jazz and Rock History Q16

What type of country music uses similar jazz band instrumentation?

A

hard country

B

hillbilly

C

western swing

D

blue grass

Jazz and Rock History Q17

Traditional pop songs and romantic ballads:

A

are repetitive

B

are easily singable

C

usually have a strong beat

D

all of these

Jazz and Rock History Q18

What group is responsible for the British invasion?

A

the Rolling Stones

B

the Byrds

C

the Beatles

D

Led Zeppelin

Jazz and Rock History Q19

A unique instrument typical of some rap groups is the:

A

microphone

B

drum

C

turntable

D

DJ

Jazz and Rock History Q20

The founder of Motown records was:

A

Barry Gordy

B

Quincy Jones

C

Michael Jackson

D

Stevie Wonder

Jazz and Rock History Q21

Minstrel shows did not include:

A

acrobats

B

black face songs

C

animal acts

D

comic dialogue

Jazz and Rock History Q22

Songs that colonial Americans enjoyed were mostly imported from:

A

Africa

B

Europe and the British Isles

C

the Caribbean

D

South America

Jazz and Rock History Q23

The Tin Pan Alley tradition began about:

A

1890

B

1910

C

1920

D

1930

Jazz and Rock History Q24

Stephen Foster composed:

A

minstrel songs

B

plantation songs

C

dramatic songs

D

all of these

Jazz and Rock History Q25

What non-music industry contributed significantly to the production of cowboy songs?

A

the horse industry

B

the cattle industry

C

the guitar manufacturers guild

D

the movie industry

Jazz and Rock History Q26

Rock-n-Roll began in the:

A

mid 50’s

B

mid 40’s

C

early 60’s

D

none of the above

Jazz and Rock History Q27

A bajo sexto is a:

A

Mexican 12-string guitar

B

Mexican accordion

C

guitar ensemble

D

accordion ensemble

Jazz and Rock History Q28

Mestizo people are of ______________ ancestry.

A

Latin American Indian

B

Spanish

C

mixed Indian and Spanish

D

none of these

Jazz and Rock History Q29

Latin American music of African derivation can be found in:

A

Mexico

B

the Caribbean Islands

C

Africa

D

Spain

Jazz and Rock History Q30

From the early 16th century on, the musical life of South American natives was dominated by the:

A

Protestant church

B

Aztec beliefs

C

Roman Catholic Church

D

native religions

Jazz and Rock History Q31

The native cultures of Mexico and South America adopted the cultural traditions of:

A

Europeans

B

Africans

C

other South Americans

D

Asians

Jazz and Rock History Q32

Reggae music is from:

A

Spain

B

Africa

C

the Caribbean

D

South America

Jazz and Rock History Q33

Knowledge of Native American cultures has come from:

A

anthropology

B

stories from “the old people”

C

findings of ethnologists

D

all of these

Jazz and Rock History Q34

Jamaican style R&B is known as:

A

soul

B

R&B

C

salsa

D

ska

Jazz and Rock History Q35

Reggae had connections with:

A

Rastafarianism

B

black nationalism

C

social reform

D

all of these

Jazz and Rock History Q36

Vocables were used to:

A

convey a mood

B

hunt wild game

C

instruct warriors

D

corral horses

Jazz and Rock History Q37

Native American music is marked by:

A

much similarity

B

tremendous diversity

C

refined instrumentation

D

none of these

Jazz and Rock History Q38

Native American music usually contains no:

A

melody

B

harmony

C

bass

D

rhythm

Jazz and Rock History Q39

In Native American music the flute was used to accompany ______________ songs.

A

love

B

war

C

spirit

D

none of these

Jazz and Rock History Q40

Mestizo music was often derived from Spanish tunes and words with:

A

native dances

B

native songs and dances

C

native songs

D

popular songs

Jazz and Rock History Q41

During the 19th and early 20th centuries more than ______________ Europeans emigrated to the US.

A

10 million

B

35 million

C

500,000

D

1 million

Jazz and Rock History Q42

Since the earliest days, the ______________ has been the main instrument in Cajun dance music.

A

mandolin

B

drum

C

flute

D

fiddle

Jazz and Rock History Q43

Native American drum rhythms were usually:

A

in odd meters

B

very elaborate

C

polyrhythmic

D

very simple

Jazz and Rock History Q44

The nationality of bossa-nova is:

A

Brazilian

B

Mexican

C

Peruvian

D

Cuban

Jazz and Rock History Q45

Much Native American music was designed to achieve:

A

good health

B

a successful hunt

C

contact with the spirit world

D

all of these

Jazz and Rock History Q46

The ______________ was added in the 1920’s, and is now an integral part of Cajun music.

A

mandolin

B

accordion

C

fiddle

D

drum

Jazz and Rock History Q47

______________ was considered the king of zydeco music.

A

Rockin’ Dopsie

B

Blue Lou

C

Clifton Chenier

D

Buckwheat Zydeco

Jazz and Rock History Q48

______________ contribute to preserving the Indian culture today.

A

pow wows

B

teepees

C

record sales

D

television programs

Jazz and Rock History Q49

Tex-Mex is a Mexican based:

A

guitar style

B

food seasoning

C

dance music

D

love song

Jazz and Rock History Q50

How far back does your instructor trace the roots of popular culture?

A

to jazz in the early 1900s

B

to the printing of broadside ballads

C

to the first recordings of jazz in the 1920s.

D

To the invention of the printing press

Jazz and Rock History Q51

According to your instructor, which of the following are necessary for popular culture and pop music to exist?

A

A depressed economy, which stimulates people to want to hear music in order to escape their depressed state of mind.

B

Local communities that are separated from each other.

C

A mass audience only.

D

a mass audience, plus the technology to access that audience

Jazz and Rock History Q52

What is the illusion that media in popular culture creates?

A

Artists become bigger than life, and they seem to become more important than they really are

B

That the "cool ethic" really does not sell to a popular audience.

C

That popular audiences should listen to and follow what a media superstar has to say.

D

That popular culture has no importance when compared to high culture.

Jazz and Rock History Q53
question description

In addition to black-Peruvian and Spanish music, what other kind of music does one find in Peru?

A

Portuguese music

B

Cuban music

C

C

D

Native American Indian

Jazz and Rock History Q54

Which of the following song forms satirized the conditions of slavery?

A

The Lando

B

The Western waltz as performed by slaves

C

the marinera

D

the penalivio or panalivio

Jazz and Rock History Q55

The Spanish government in Peru attempt to "dilute" the African slave population in Peru with slaves from many different language groups. Why did they do this?

A

The Spanish wanted to have a diverse population in the event that in the event that one population might suffer more easily from malaria there would be other groups who would be more resistent.

B

The Spanish noted that in Haiti, the slaves spoke a common language, and as a result they overthrew the government. Hence, the Spanish were fearful this could happen in Peru.

C

The Spanish saw this as a better opportunity to teach Christianity to the slaves.

D

The Spanish believed that a more diverse slave population actually got along better than those taken from the same language or cultural group.

Jazz and Rock History Q56

Peru Negro is one of many groups in Peru that

A

helped preserve the link to the music and dance once performed by African slaves living in Peru.

B

Is a cultural organization devoted to teaching African language to school students.

C

formed in the 1800s to teach traditional African dance in Peru

D

attempt to define black-Peruvian culture from the perspective of those ancestors who descend from former slave owners.