Frank Zappa: Biography, Songs & Death

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What style of vocal pop music was Zappa influenced by as a young man?

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1. What were the Mothers of Invention originally called?

2. What friend did Zappa collaborate with during the 1960s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Frank Zappa's musical career has certainly left an impact on modern music. The following questions will ask you to identify several aspects of Zappa's life, including his collaborators, musical influences and cause of death.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on:

  • Music that influenced Frank Zappa as a young man
  • The original name of the Mothers of Invention
  • Zappa's friend and collaborator during the 1960s
  • The organization that Zappa challenged in the 1980s
  • Frank Zappa's death

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced with this quiz include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information on the related lesson on Frank Zappas' life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of 1960s musicians to identify who Zappa collaborated with in the 60s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the original name of Zappa's band

Additional Learning

You can learn more about Zappa's life and music by reading the related lesson, Frank Zappa: Biography, Songs & Death. The lesson covers the following learning objectives:

  • Describe Zappa's unique style of music
  • Learn why Zappa spent ten days in jail
  • Name songs and albums by the Mothers of Invention
  • Understand Zappa's legacy as a musician
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