The History Of Rap And Hip-hop! Trivia Quiz

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The History Of Rap And Hip-hop! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did hip-hop get its start?
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 2. 
    Where did hip-hop get its start?
    • A. 

      New Jersey

    • B. 

      South Bronx

    • C. 

      Staten Island

    • D. 

      Queens

  • 3. 
    List the 5 boroughs of New York City.
  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the four aspects of hip-hop?
    • A. 

      Rap

    • B. 

      DJ

    • C. 

      B-boying

    • D. 

      Graffiti art

    • E. 

      Beat boxing

  • 5. 
    Graffiti art became popular in Philadelphia in what decade?
    • A. 

      1950s

    • B. 

      1960s

    • C. 

      1970s

    • D. 

      1980s

  • 6. 
  • 7. 
    What is the "proper" name for someone who creates graffiti art?
  • 8. 
    What do graffiti writers use to sign their paintings so that they don't get caught?
  • 9. 
    What are two purposed for graffiti art?
  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of the MOST popular places for people to write graffiti?
    • A. 

      Trains

    • B. 

      Subway cars

    • C. 

      Walls

    • D. 

      Bedroom doors

  • 11. 
    Graffiti is illegal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What is Kool DJ Herc's REAL name?
    • A. 

      Frankie Smith

    • B. 

      Stephen Jones

    • C. 

      Clive Campbell

    • D. 

      Michael Pollard

  • 13. 
    Where was Kool DJ Herc originally from?
  • 14. 
    What is the name of the part in a song where just the percussion instruments play?  
  • 15. 
    Why do they call it "break dancing?"
  • 16. 
    What is the nickname that Kool DJ Herc gave the people who danced in the breaks?
  • 17. 
    Describe a signature move of break dancing.
  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Afrika Bambaataa

    • B. 

      Kool DJ Herc

    • C. 

      Grandmaster Flash

    • D. 

      Jazzy Jeff

  • 19. 
    Although he once was a member of "The Black Spades," a New York City gang, describe Afrika Bambaataa's opinion of gangs in the city that he loved so much.
  • 20. 
    What type of music did Afrika Bambaataa prefer to use in his DJ shows?