How Well Do You Know About National Jukebox Day? Quiz

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Get ready to groove and celebrate National Jukebox Day with our exciting National Jukebox Day Quiz! If you're a music enthusiast or simply love the nostalgia of these iconic machines, this quiz is for you. Challenge yourself with questions about the history, famous jukebox hits, and the cultural significance of these musical wonders.

From rock 'n' roll classics to timeless melodies, put your jukebox knowledge to the test. Whether you're a jukebox aficionado or just curious about these musical marvels, take this National Jukebox Day Quiz to discover fascinating facts and fun trivia about National Jukebox Day!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is National Jukebox Day celebrated?

    • A.

      The day after every Thanksgiving

    • B.

      The day before every Thanksgiving

    • C.

      November 25th 

    • D.

      December 22nd

    Correct Answer
    B. The day before every Thanksgiving
    Explanation
    National Jukebox Day is the day before every Thanksgiving. This year in 2023, it will be celebrated on November 22nd. It aims to honor the history and cultural significance of jukeboxes as iconic music machines that brought people together for decades. On this day, people remember the jukeboxes' influence on popular culture and music consumption.

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  • 2. 

    Who is credited with inventing the first jukebox?

    • A.

      Thomas Edison

    • B.

      Emile Berliner

    • C.

      Louis Glass

    • D.

      Wurlitzer Brothers

    Correct Answer
    C. Louis Glass
    Explanation
    Louis Glass is credited with inventing the first jukebox. In 1889, he created the 'nickel-in-the-slot' Phonograph, which allowed customers to listen to pre-recorded music by inserting a coin. This innovative device laid the foundation for the jukebox's concept and paved the way for its further development.

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  • 3. 

    What was the primary material used for jukebox records in the early 20th century?

    • A.

      Shellac

    • B.

      Vinyl

    • C.

      Acetate

    • D.

      Aluminum

    Correct Answer
    A. Shellac
    Explanation
    The primary material used for jukebox records in the early 20th century was shellac. Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug and was commonly used for making records until the introduction of vinyl in the mid-20th century. Shellac records were fragile but provided decent sound quality, making them suitable for jukebox usage.

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  • 4. 

    Which company produced the popular 'Model 1015' jukebox?

    • A.

      Rock-Ola

    • B.

      Seeburg

    • C.

      Wurlitzer

    • D.

      AMI/Rowe

    Correct Answer
    C. Wurlitzer
    Explanation
    The popular 'Model 1015' jukebox was produced by the Wurlitzer company. Introduced in 1946, the Wurlitzer Model 1015 became an instant hit due to its attractive design and advanced features. It is often considered an iconic symbol of vintage jukeboxes, renowned for its vibrant lights and ability to play 24, 78-RPM records.

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  • 5. 

    Which genre of music gained significant popularity in jukeboxes during the 1950s?

    • A.

      Jazz

    • B.

      Country

    • C.

      Rock 'n' Roll

    • D.

      Classical

    Correct Answer
    C. Rock 'n' Roll
    Explanation
    Rock 'n' Roll gained significant popularity in jukeboxes during the 1950s. With its energetic rhythm and catchy melodies, this genre swept across the nation and captured the hearts of young people. Jukeboxes played a crucial role in spreading the sounds of early rock 'n' roll and turning it into a cultural phenomenon.

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  • 6. 

    How did jukeboxes get their name?

    • A.

      They were named after the inventor, Juke Johnson.

    • B.

      "Juke Joint", derived from the Gullah word juke, which means "bawdy".

    • C.

      Jukeboxes were initially created for use in bars called 'Juke Joints'.

    • D.

      The name is an acronym for 'Jazz, Urban, Klassic Entertainment Boxes'.

    Correct Answer
    B. "Juke Joint", derived from the Gullah word juke, which means "bawdy".
    Explanation
    The word "jukebox" came into use in the United States beginning in 1940, apparently derived from the familiar usage "juke joint", derived from the Gullah word juke, which means "bawdy". Manufacturers of jukeboxes tried to avoid using the term, associated with unreputable places, for many years.

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  • 7. 

    Which decade is often referred to as the 'Golden Age' of jukeboxes?

    • A.

      1920s

    • B.

      1940s

    • C.

      1960s

    • D.

      1980s

    Correct Answer
    B. 1940s
    Explanation
    The 1940s is often referred to as the 'Golden Age' of jukeboxes. This era witnessed a surge in the production and popularity of jukeboxes, largely due to the end of World War II and the subsequent economic boom. Jukeboxes became a common sight in diners, soda shops, and entertainment venues during this time.

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  • 8. 

    In the world of theater and music history, what title has "The Beggar's Opera" (1728) earned due to its unique characteristics?

    • A.

      The First Rock Opera

    • B.

      The Inaugural Folk Opera

    • C.

      The Proto-Musical Comedy

    • D.

      The Original Jukebox Musical

    Correct Answer
    D. The Original Jukebox Musical
    Explanation
    "The Beggar's Opera" (1728) has been called "the original jukebox musical" due to its use of popular tunes of the time for its songs, making it a precursor to the modern jukebox musical genre. The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch.

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  • 9. 

    What was the typical cost to play a song on a jukebox during the 1950s?

    • A.

      1 cent

    • B.

      5 cents

    • C.

      10 cents

    • D.

      25 cents

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 cents
    Explanation
    During the 1950s, it typically cost 5 cents to play a song on a jukebox. Customers would insert a nickel into the jukebox to select and play their desired song. The affordability of jukeboxes played a significant role in making music more accessible to a wider audience during this era of popular music.

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  • 10. 

    Who introduced the M100B, the first jukebox to play 45 rpm records? 

    • A.

      Seeburg

    • B.

      Wurlitzer

    • C.

      AMI/Rowe

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Seeburg
    Explanation
    In 1950 Seeburg introduced the M100B, the first jukebox to play 45 rpm records. During the 1950s Seeburg enjoyed a dominant place in jukebox production, and in 1955 introduced the V-200, the first 200-select jukebox. The business was family-owned until 1956 when a group headed by Mr. Delbert Colman called Fort Pitt Industries took over.

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