Question 1
The earliest blues was primarily

Selected Answer:
Correct vocal music.
Answers:
Correct vocal music.*
piano music.
band music.
solo guitar music.

Question 2

Syncopation occurs when accents are placed
Selected Answer:
Correct in between beats.
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on the beats.
on beats one and three.
on beats one and two.
Correct in between beats.*

Question 3

Which styles of African-American music led to the development of jazz?

Selected Answer:
Correct Ragtime and the blues
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Operas and symphonies
Bluegrass and country
Correct Ragtime and the blues*
Ballads and sea chanteys

Question 4

The blues evolved out all of the musical styles below except for
Selected Answer:
Correct symphonies.
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ballads.
field hollars.
ring shouts.
Correct symphonies.*

Question 5

Improvisation became a part of jazz as
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Correct musicians began taking liberties with the melodies.
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Correct musicians began taking liberties with the melodies.*
the chord progressions of various tunes grew more complex.
fewer and fewer musicians could read music.
musicians stopped filling in sounds to stretch out the music.

Question 6

A pitch bend is
Selected Answer:
Correct the raising or lowering of a tone’s pitch.
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altering the notes of a melody.
Correct the raising or lowering of a tone’s pitch.*
playing accents in between beats.
an unwavering, straight tone.

Question 7

The earliest jazz mainly provided music for
Selected Answer:
Correct social dances.
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African-American church services.
military ceremonies.
Correct social dances.*
TV commercials.
Question 8

Collective improvisation is
Selected Answer:
Correct when a group of musicians improvise at the same time.
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Correct when a group of musicians improvise at the same time.*
a rhythmic concept unique to ragtime and Early jazz.
generally as aspect of solo performances.
a characteristic of the earliest forms of the blues.

Question 9

Which instrument would be part of the front line of an early jazz ensemble?
Selected Answer:
Correct Trumpet
Answers:
Piano
Bass
Drums
Correct Trumpet*

Question 10

Jazz originated in
Selected Answer:
Correct
New Orleans

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New York City

Correct*
New Orleans

Kansas City

Chicago

Question 11

In addition to being an innovative instrumentalist, Louis Armstrong also popularized
Selected Answer:
Correct scat singing.
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zoot suits.
Correct scat singing.*
jazz dance.
American jokes.

Question 12

During the 1920’s, many notable black musicians migrated from New Orleans to
Selected Answer:
Correct Chicago.
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Detroit.
Seattle.
Correct Chicago.*
Kansas City.

Question 13

Jelly Roll Morton played the
Selected Answer:
Correct piano.
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banjo.
trumpet.
Correct piano.*
saxophone.

Question 14

The first jazz recording was made in
Selected Answer:
Correct 1917
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1901
1910
Correct 1917*
1925

Question 15

What ensemble made the first jazz recording?
Selected Answer:
Correct The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Answers:
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
Ma Rainy and her Georgia Jazz Band
Correct The Original Dixieland Jazz Band*
The Wolverines featuring Bix Beiderbecke

Question 16

Who is considered one of the first great soloists in jazz?

Selected Answer:
Correct
Louis Armstrong

Answers:

Jelly Roll Morton

Bessie Smith

James P. Johnson

Correct
Louis Armstrong*