Em Quiz 7 - Electronic Dance Music

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Electronics Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz on week 7 material.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Whenever new styles are forming, experimental music can occur
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What is probably the primary reason why obsessive genre categorisations are questionable?
    • A. 

      Genre labels can be seen more marketing tools than anything else

    • B. 

      Genre labels makes it difficult to arrange the CDs in a Music shop

    • C. 

      Genre labels are too sticky and impossible to remove, should anyone spell something wrong.

  • 3. 
    House, techno, disco, trance, freestyle, dubstep and New wave are all examples of Electronic Dance Music
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When was the jukebox patented?
    • A. 

      1889

    • B. 

      1899

    • C. 

      1909

    • D. 

      1919

  • 5. 
    Give the decade of the first radio DJ broadcast
    • A. 

      1890s

    • B. 

      1900s

    • C. 

      1910s

    • D. 

      1920s

  • 6. 
    The first DJ paid gig occurred in the late 1930s
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What's the name of the pioneer within the field of beatmatching, who was one of the first to do it, and is considered by some the "inventor of beatmatching".
    • A. 

      DJ Kool Herc

    • B. 

      Farley Keith Williams

    • C. 

      Francis Grosso

    • D. 

      Frankie Knuckles

  • 8. 
    Who accidently scratched a record, thus discovering the potential of scratching?
    • A. 

      DJ Kool Herc

    • B. 

      Grand Wizard Theodore

    • C. 

      Giorgio Moroder

    • D. 

      Grandmaster Flash

  • 9. 
    When did the (serious) commercialisation of rap begin to take place?
    • A. 

      Late 1960s

    • B. 

      Early 1970s

    • C. 

      Late 1970s

    • D. 

      Early 1980s

  • 10. 
    The Italian record producer Giorgio Morodono helped to establish the use of electronic instrumentation in disco tracks, and is thus an important pioneer in the development of Electronic Dance Music.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Kraftwerk was not a pioneering band in the development of electronic dance music
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not one of the early electronic music dance genres in the US?
    • A. 

      Hip-hop

    • B. 

      Detroit Techno

    • C. 

      Glitch

    • D. 

      Chicago House

  • 13. 
    Frankie Knuckles is an important pioneer in the field of ...
    • A. 

      Techno

    • B. 

      House

    • C. 

      Disco

    • D. 

      Dubstep

  • 14. 
    Some historians regard house as an effort to keep disco alive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Why was Jesse Saunders so important for the growth and spread of Chicago House?
    • A. 

      He was good-looking

    • B. 

      He was extremely skillful and shared his ideas

    • C. 

      He was very young

    • D. 

      He was an amateur when he started

  • 16. 
    Farley Grandmaster Funk was another pioneer of Chicago House. What's his real name?
    • A. 

      Farley Keith Robbins

    • B. 

      Farley Keith Johnson

    • C. 

      Farley Keith Williams

    • D. 

      Farley Keith Padmé

  • 17. 
    Chicago House music actually wasn't picked up much by the rest of the U.S. It actually got more popular in the UK.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Who is responsible for the Cybotron electro project (1981-85)? The same guy is seen as one of the originators of Techno music (more specifically - Detroit Techno).
    • A. 

      Marshall Jefferson

    • B. 

      Jamie Principle

    • C. 

      Juan Atkins

    • D. 

      Derrick May

  • 19. 
    Electronic Musician Derrick May received the headlines in 1987 for a released photograph of him posing nude. This controversial gesture helped drawing the general public's attention to Detroit Techno.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    "The Belleville Three" are most associated with the birth of techno (however - there were other producers too). Who of the following was not one of the Belleville Three?
    • A. 

      Larry Levan

    • B. 

      Derrick May

    • C. 

      Kevin Saunderson

    • D. 

      Juan Atkins

  • 21. 
    The term garage is named after a club known for its musical eclecticism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    UK became the main market for House Music in the mid-1980s
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Give the time for the popularization of UK sample-based house (prominent bands include Coldcut and Comb the Bass)
    • A. 

      1983-84

    • B. 

      1985-86

    • C. 

      1987-88

    • D. 

      1989-90

  • 24. 
    Two of the following forms of electronic dance music originated in the UK. One of them originated in Belgium, but got very popular and developed further in the UK. Which one?
    • A. 

      Jungle

    • B. 

      Drum and bass

    • C. 

      Hardcore

  • 25. 
    Techno led to trance developing in Germany.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False