The History Of The Calypso Music Quiz

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Calypso is a type of Afro-Caribbean melody that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the mid 19th century. Regarding this quiz, you will need to comprehend who was brought to Trinidad and what they were not allowed to do, what did the African slaves do to communicate, the theme of their communication, and the main instrument used in this quiz, Calypso style music. This quiz is top-notch. Go for it.


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

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