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100 Years of Music - 1900-2000 (Grade 5)

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100 Years of Music - 1900-2000

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The oldest spirituals had no known composers and were not written down.
  1. True
  2. False
African Spirituals were a means for the slaves to communicate with each other and express their troubles and hopes for a better life.
  1. True
  2. False
Ragtime is characterized by melody of simple, steady rhythms against a complex beat in the accompaniment.
  1. True
  2. False
Disco is a mixture of funk, pop, psychedelic, and soul music.
  1. True
  2. False
Most Ragtime music was written for this instrument:                 
                              is spoken-word expression of urban activists that began in the 1960's.
Which of the following phrases can be use to describe African Spirituals?
  1. slow and full of emotion
  2. lively with strong rhythms
  3. sung by one person alone, or in call response form
  4. All of the above
"Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho", "Wade in the Water" and "Oh Sinner Man" are examples of well known:
  1. Ragtime selections
  2. African Spirituals
  3. Hymns
  4. Operas
Who was called the "King of Ragtime"?
  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  2. Ludwig Von Bheetoven
  3. Johanne Sebastian Bach
  4. Scott Joplin
Duke Ellington was
  1. An American jazz pianist
  2. An English football player
  3. An American basketball player
  4. An English teacher
There is a Balm in Gilead was written as a(n):
  1. African Spiritual
  2. Poem
  3. Limerick
  4. Ballad
Where did Ragtime music begin?
  1. Detroit, MI
  2. New Orleans, LA
  3. Sedalia, MO
  4. St. Louis, MO
Most Ragtime was written for which instrument?
  1. piano
  2. drums
  3. trumpet
  4. violin
"He Keeps Me Singing" was written by Luther Bridgers after:
  1. a trip to Ireland
  2. the tragic loss of his wife and children
  3. a vivid dream
  4. while traveling to Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Who was the inventor of the electric guitar?
  1. Ted Nugent
  2. Mozart
  3. Eddie Van Halen
  4. Les Paul
This is characterized by strong prominent meter, improvisation, distinctive tone color & performance techniques.
  1. Swing
  2. Rock and Roll
  3. Jazz
  4. Classical
Jazz originated in
  1. New Orleans
  2. Baton Rouge
  3. Memphis
  4. Nashville
Which style is a combination of Blues and Country?
  1. Gospel
  2. Rap
  3. Hip Hop
  4. Rock and Roll
What style of music was at the height of popularity during World War 2?
  1. Big Band
  2. Rock and Roll
  3. Pop
  4. Folk
Who is considered the "King of Rock-N-Roll?"
  1. W.C. Handy
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Michael Jackson
  4. James D. Vaughn
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