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Grade 8 Modern Era
What work by George Gershwin helped to bring jazz into the mainstream?
  1. Blue Monday
  2. Mood Indigo
  3. Blue in Green
  4. Rhapsody in Blue
Grade 8 Modern Era
Grade 8 Modern Era
What type of jazz was dominate in the 1930s?
  1. Swing
  2. Be bop
  3. Free Jazz
  4. Modal Jazz
Grade 8 Modern Era
Grade 8 Modern Era
What band is credited as having the first Jazz record released?
  1. Hot Fives
  2. King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band
  3. Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  4. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Grade 8 Modern Era
What was the first Jazz piece to be printed?
  1. Rhapsody in Blue
  2. Jelly Roll Blues
  3. Take the A Train
  4. It Don't Mean a Thing
Grade 8 Modern Era
Grade 8 Modern Era
Jazz is traditionally thought to have originated in which city?
  1. New Orleans
  2. Baton Rouge
  3. Memphis
  4. Nashville
Grade 8 Modern Era
What was the purpose of the Sherman Antitrust Act?
  1. to prohibit rebates and pools
  2. to forbid the use of strikes by labor unions
  3. to regulate businesses that crossed state lines
  4. to prevent big businesses from limiting competition
Grade 8 Modern Era
Why are names still being added to the Vietnam Wall?
  1. There were mistakes made
  2. Bodies are still being recovered
  3. People have died from side effects from the war
  4. No new names have been added
  5. People have complained about the forgotten names
Grade 8 Modern Era
How are names arranged on the Vietnam Wall?
  1. Alphabetically
  2. According to birth date
  3. According to number of years served
  4. According to the branch of service
  5. According to the day they died
Grade 8 Modern Era
Who was the first known casualty of the Vietnam War?
  1. John Rouse
  2. John Fitzgibbon
  3. Ralph Diaz
  4. Joseph Smithfield
  5. Ronald Harobe
Grade 8 Modern Era
What happens to the tributes that are left by the Vietnam Wall?
  1. they are collected and stored
  2. they are thrown away
  3. they are sent to the families
  4. they are left by the memorial
  5. none of the above
Grade 8 Modern Era
What are the dots on the Vietnam Wall panels for?
  1. it is the 5th line
  2. it is the 20th line
  3. it is the 15th line
  4. it means it is the 10th line
  5. they mean nothing
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