Big Joe Turner: Biography & Songs - Quiz & Worksheet


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What elements helped create Kansas City, Missouri's, unique jazz culture?

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1. When Big Joe Turner met and teamed up with pianist Pete Johnson, the latter played in a boogie woogie style. Which element listed below is a characteristic of boogie woogie?

2. What is shout blues?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prepare to answer questions on subjects such as Kansas City jazz, boogie woogie music, shout blues, the fame of Big Joe Turner, and Turner's nickname.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you will be asked to display your comprehension of:

  • Factors that contributed to Kansas City jazz's conception
  • Qualities of boogie woogie style
  • The definition of shout blues
  • Turner's Grammy
  • A nickname for Turner

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Turner's life
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Turner's playing style
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the fame of Turner in a different way

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more on Big Joe Turner, look at our lesson called Big Joe Turner: Biography & Songs. This lesson will cover content such as:

  • Turner's early years
  • Boogie-woogie and the blues
  • Turner's time in New York
  • Turner's late years