History of Pop Music: Facts & Timeline


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Which of the following is considered a musical genre?

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1. The word ''pop'' in pop music stands for:

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to be sure you can explain the history of pop music. See if you know what pop music is and what is considered to be a musical genre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll find out what you remember about:

  • The origin of the word 'pop' in pop music
  • Examples of musical genres
  • The most popular music in the 1920's and 1930's

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what the pop in pop music stands for
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of pop music
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what a musical genre is and what genre was most popular during the 1920's and 1930's

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this type of music, read the lesson titled History of Pop Music: Facts & Timeline. This lesson explains:

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