Duke Ellington - Main Idea/Supporting Details/Sequence

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  • 1. 
    What is the main idea of paragraph 2? 
    • A. 

      Ellington was introduced to music as a child.

    • B. 

      Jazz is believed by some to be the only truly American music.

    • C. 

      Ellington finds a renewed interest in music.

    • D. 

      People came to love Ellington's music.

  • 2. 
    The main idea of the article can be found
    • A. 

      In the first paragraph.

    • B. 

      In the middle of the article.

    • C. 

      In the last paragraph.

    • D. 

      By thinking about the most important idea in the article.

  • 3. 
    Jazz began in
    • A. 

      Newport, Rhode Island.

    • B. 

      The western part of America.

    • C. 

      Clubs in New York City.

    • D. 

      The American South.

  • 4. 
    Which detail tells that Ellington's music became unpopular? 
    • A. 

      Then the kind of jazz that Ellington played went out of style.

    • B. 

      Ellington was not a very dedicated student.

    • C. 

      They played until almost 2:00 in the morning.

    • D. 

      Duke Ellington and his band were back!

  • 5. 
    Which of these happened first? 
    • A. 

      People forget about Duke Ellington.

    • B. 

      Ellington formed a band.

    • C. 

      Ellington became a world famous musician.

    • D. 

      Ellington played at a jazz festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

  • 6. 
    After Ellington and his band played at the Newport Jazz Festival, they
    • A. 

      Started playing in clubs around the world.

    • B. 

      Moved to Washington D.C.

    • C. 

      Became popular again.

    • D. 

      Formed the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

  • 7. 
    TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT, YOU MUST ANSWER THIS QUESTION IN COMPLETE SENTENCES. Why do you think that "jazz is sometimes called the only truly American music"?