James Brown: Biography, Songs & Death


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Where was James Brown born?

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1. James Brown is widely considered to be an originator of a certain type of music. Which musical genre did he help create?

2. According to many critics, what was James Brown's most commercially successful song?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The inquiries posed by this assessment focus on James Brown's early life, advances in music, success, and work in film.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to be tested on:

  • Where James Brown was born
  • A genre he helped create
  • His most commercially successful song
  • Film featuring 'Living in America'

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about James Brown's contributions to the world of music in a different way
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous works by James Brown
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify the location of Brown's birth

Additional Learning

You'll have the chance to learn more about this musician when you review our accompanying lesson titled James Brown: Biography, Songs & Death. The lesson covers:

  • The rise of James Brown
  • Musical hits James Brown made
  • James Brown's legacy
  • Affiliated acts