The Role of Music in Society & Culture


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What is the cultural function of music in many Native American cultures?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet analyzes the cultural functions and developments of music in different time periods and areas of America, allowing you to get a read on what you're familiar with and what you may want to review further.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions within this quiz/worksheet involve:

  • The cultural function of music in Native American cultures
  • How fishermen and whalers used music during the 18th and 19th centuries
  • In what region Irish and Scottish folk music developed most notably
  • The genre resulting from African American cultures adopting brass instruments
  • Technology's impact on American music

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important information from the lesson on the music of Native American cultures as well as what music meant to 18th and 19th century fishermen
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the American region in which Irish and Scottish folk music has grown most notably as well as the genre that emerged from African American cultures taking up brass instruments left behind from the Civil War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how technology has affected American music

Additional Learning

To further study music and culture, you can delve into the accompanying lesson, The Role of Music in Society & Culture. This lesson contains these learning objectives:

  • Explore music's relationship to identity
  • Learn about the contents of folk ballads
  • Understand the significance of the industrial revolution to the spread of music