Louis Armstrong: Music, Trumpet & Vocal Style


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How did Louis Armstrong get the nickname Satchmo?

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1. In jazz, what is scat?

2. What was one of Louis Armstrong's major contribution to jazz music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Louis Armstrong was a famous jazz musician, and this worksheet/quiz combo can help assess what you know about his music career. Some of the areas you'll be assessed on include the instrument he played and his impact on jazz music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your knowledge of the following topics covered on this quiz:

  • Common nickname for Louis Armstrong
  • Which instrument Armstrong was known for
  • The definition of scat
  • A major contribution Louis Armstrong made to jazz music
  • The social issue his music had an impact on

Skills Practiced

You will be able to practice these skills by taking this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most pertinent information from the related lesson on Louis Armstrong
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned regarding Louis Armstrong's music career
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on Armstrong's impact on jazz music and social issues

Additional Learning

Find out more about Louis Armstrong by watching the lesson called Louis Armstrong: Music, Trumpet & Vocal Style. The following objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • Discusses Louis Armstrong's skill in playing certain instruments
  • Covers his rise to fame as an instrument player and vocal performer
  • Mentions how Armstrong experimented with and used his voice
  • Explains Louis Armstrong's legacy on jazz music
  • Details social issues during his career