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Music of the United States Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Folk music is (typically) associated with which part of the political spectrum?

Question 2 2. Which of these is NOT a folk subgenre?

Question 3 3. Who is considered the earliest folk musician?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is considered a musical genre?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is true of Michael Jackson?

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Question 6 6. The word ''pop'' in pop music stands for:

Question 7 7. Early Country Music was a combination of which musical genres?

Question 8 8. Jimmie Rodgers popularized what innovations into Country Music?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT true about the Bakersfield Sound?

Question 10 10. Traditional gospel music followed a call-and-response form similar to what other genres of music?

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Question 11 11. Which answer best describes a gospel choir?

Question 12 12. Choose the phrase that correctly defines the term _gospel_.

Question 13 13. Who is considered the ''Father of the Blues''?

Question 14 14. What piece of music is associated with Mamie Smith?

Question 15 15. The typical blues pattern consists of how many measures?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following recorded a number of early hits for Atlantic Records, including 'What'd I Say?'

Question 17 17. Which of the following released one of the first rhythm and blues hits of the 1950s?

Question 18 18. The term 'rhythm and blues' was coined by which of the following?

Question 19 19. What historical development was crucial to rock 'n' roll's popularity among young people in the 1950s?

Question 20 20. What event is often seen as the apex of rock 'n' roll youth culture in the 1960s?

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Question 21 21. What name is given to the proliferation of British rock 'n' roll bands in the mid 1960s?

Question 22 22. How did technology change American music around the turn of the 20th century?

Question 23 23. How did fishermen and whalers use music during the 18th and 19th centuries?

Question 24 24. What region did Irish and Scottish folk music develop most notably?

Question 25 25. All of the following are folk musicians recognizable from the 1970s, EXCEPT _____.

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Question 26 26. This type of music prevailed during the 1920s and 1930s:

Question 27 27. Which of the following was not a major theme of Hank Williams' work?

Question 28 28. Which of these styles of music is NOT a form of gospel music?

Question 29 29. What piece was recorded by W.C. Handy, then later by Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong?

Question 30 30. Atlantic Records greatly expanded their rhythm and blues roster when they acquired which of the following record labels in the 1960s?

Music of the United States Chapter Exam Instructions

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