Rock & Roll: History, Music & Bands


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What earlier genre was most important to the establishment of rock 'n' roll?

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

2. What famous TV appearance did Elvis Presley make that increased rock 'n' roll's popularity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gathering its influences from earlier forms of music, rock 'n' roll became the predominant music genre for young adults in the mid-late 20th century. The genre today encompasses a wide variety of music styles. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask questions pertaining to the early years of rock 'n' roll.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • The widespread popularity of British bands in the 1960s
  • Elvis Presley's important TV appearance
  • The height of rock 'n' roll culture in the 1960s
  • What earlier genre influenced rock 'n' roll

Skills Practiced

You will be given an opportunity to practice numerous study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of rock 'n' roll
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term used to identify the fame of British rock 'n' roll bands in the 1960s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what historical development influenced the popularity of rock 'n' roll

Additional Learning

Review the associated lesson, entitled Rock & Roll: History, Music & Bands, to learn more about this music genre. This lesson will further detail the following topics:

  • Rock 'n' roll fundamentals
  • Examples of musicians who influenced the style of rock 'n' roll
  • Cultural norms that gave rise to this new genre
  • Elvis Presley and the popularization of rock 'n' roll
  • Influential rock 'n' roll musicians in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Rock music of the later 20th century