Punk Music: Definition, History & Bands


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In what year did punk music really come together as a coherent musical genre?

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1. Which of the following is the best description of punk music?

2. Which of the following artists or groups was one of the first influential punk bands?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Punk music has been one of the most influential genres of rock over the past few decades. This online assessment will test you on the history of punk music and its defining characteristics. Some things you'll be tested on include specific punk bands and variations of punk music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The origins of punk music
  • Characteristics of punk
  • Influential punk bands
  • Important punk clubs
  • Punk subgenres

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the history of punk music, the characteristics of punk, and the various subgenres of punk
  • Reading comprehension - once you've read through the lesson, make sure you understand specific bands that contributed to punk music and the musical style that developed
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've derived from the lesson to answer questions on the history and characteristics of punk music, including famous punk bands, clubs, and subgenres

Additional Learning

To learn more about punk music, review the corresponding lesson called Punk Music: Definition, History & Bands. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of punk music
  • Origins of punk music
  • Punk subgenres
  • Important punk bands