The History Of The Calypso Music Quiz

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Multiple choice quiz that sums up the history of calypso music.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of Calypso?
    • A. 

      Type of music that started in France and moved to Trinidad

    • B. 

      Type of music that originated in Trinidad and is known for using humorous political lyrics

    • C. 

      A made up name for an imaginary creature

  • 2. 
    Who was brought to Trinidad and what were they not allowed to do?
    • A. 

      American NBA players and they were not allowed to play basketball

    • B. 

      French immigrants and they were not allowed to create music

    • C. 

      African slaves and they were not allowed to communicate with each other

  • 3. 
    What did the African Slaves do to communicate and what was the theme of their communication?
    • A. 

      Sang songs that made fun of the upper class and the slave owners

    • B. 

      Wrote notes in the sand with sticks for escaping

    • C. 

      They talked and text messaged each other about their day to day life

  • 4. 
    Calypso moved from a _________ style to a _________ style.
    • A. 

      French-Creole to African drumming that spread around the Caribbean

    • B. 

      Call and response method (ballad) to humorous/stinging political/social commentaries

    • C. 

      No technology to YouTube

  • 5. 
    The concert we went to was for the_______?
    • A. 

      Pan Jumbies

    • B. 

      Pa Jubbies

    • C. 

      Pan Jubbies

  • 6. 
    The main instrument used in Calypso style music is?
    • A. 

      African drums

    • B. 

      Harmonica

    • C. 

      Steel pans/drums

  • 7. 
    Which band recorded the first Calypso genre song and when was it recorded?
    • A. 

      Lovey's String Band, 1912

    • B. 

      The Andrews Sisters, 1928

    • C. 

      Carter Family, 1932

    • D. 

      The Dorsey Brothers, 1932