African Drumming - The Mandingo People

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African Drumming - The Mandingo People - Quiz

This is a quiz covering the information read on the website The Roots of Rhythm.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Mandingo people are an ethnic tribe that live in ________________________.
    • A. 

      East Africa

    • B. 

      West Europe

    • C. 

      West Africa

    • D. 

      The Caribbean

  • 2. 
    The present day Mandigo people are descended from the Ancient Empire of _____________ .
    • A. 

      Bali

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Mali

    • D. 

      Keita

  • 3. 
    The people known for keeping the history of the tribe alive through singing and music are called _______________________.
    • A. 

      Griots

    • B. 

      Gringoes

    • C. 

      Teachers

    • D. 

      Musa

  • 4. 
    The role of the griot is as an historian as well as an __________________________.
    • A. 

      Comedian

    • B. 

      Banker

    • C. 

      Waiter

    • D. 

      Entertainer

  • 5. 
    Which of the following instruments is NOT traditionally played by the griot?
    • A. 

      Kora

    • B. 

      Horn

    • C. 

      Balafon

    • D. 

      Koni

  • 6. 
    The djembe would be a member of which instrument family?
    • A. 

      Percussion

    • B. 

      String

    • C. 

      Woodwind

    • D. 

      Brass

  • 7. 
    The top of the dejembe is usually made from _________________.
    • A. 

      Plastic

    • B. 

      Hair

    • C. 

      Animal Skin

    • D. 

      Cloth

  • 8. 
    The dejmbe is played using _______________________.
    • A. 

      Your bare hands

    • B. 

      Drum Sticks

    • C. 

      Mallets

    • D. 

      Pencils

  • 9. 
    The hollowed-out shells of a gourd are known as __________________.
    • A. 

      Calabasse

    • B. 

      Cucumbers

    • C. 

      Pumpkins

    • D. 

      Jack-o-lanterns

  • 10. 
    Which of the following musical instruments in NOT made with a calabasse?
    • A. 

      Balafon

    • B. 

      Gongoma

    • C. 

      Kora

    • D. 

      Violin

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