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  • 1. 

    Where did jazz music originate from?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      In my backyard

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      African america communities

    • E.

      France

    Correct Answer
    D. African america communities
    Explanation
    Jazz music originated from African American communities. It emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a fusion of African and European musical traditions. African Americans, particularly those in the South, played a significant role in developing this genre, drawing on their cultural heritage and incorporating elements of blues, ragtime, and spiritual music. Jazz quickly spread across the United States and eventually gained international popularity, becoming a symbol of African American culture and a significant influence on various music genres worldwide.

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  • 2. 

    What century was it created in?

    • A.

      13th

    • B.

      20th

    • C.

      21st

    • D.

      19th

    • E.

      30th

    Correct Answer
    B. 20th
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20th. This suggests that the creation being referred to occurred in the 20th century.

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  • 3. 

    The word "jazz" began as a what coast slang term.

    Correct Answer
    west
    Explanation
    The word "jazz" began as a west coast slang term.

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  • 4. 

    Why is jazz hard to define?

    • A.

      Because its not in the dictionary

    • B.

      Because the teacher hasnt explained it

    • C.

      Because it spans from Ragtime waltzes to 2000s-era fusion

    • D.

      Because its music with a different ballad

    • E.

      Because its improvised music

    Correct Answer
    C. Because it spans from Ragtime waltzes to 2000s-era fusion
    Explanation
    Jazz is hard to define because it encompasses a wide range of styles and influences, from Ragtime waltzes to 2000s-era fusion. This genre has evolved and adapted over time, incorporating various elements from different eras and genres, making it difficult to pinpoint a specific definition. Jazz is known for its improvisational nature, which further adds to its complexity and makes it challenging to define in a concise manner.

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  • 5. 

    While jazz may be difficult to define, improvisation is clearly one of its key elements. Early blues was commonly structured around a repetitive what and response pattern?

    Correct Answer
    call
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "call." In early blues music, the structure often involved a call and response pattern, where a phrase or musical idea (the call) would be followed by a response from another instrument or vocalist. This pattern created a dynamic and interactive element in the music, allowing for improvisation and individual expression within the overall structure.

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  • 6. 

    In New Orleans and Dixieland jazz, performers took turns playing the melody, while others improvised what?

    • A.

      Beats

    • B.

      Countermelodies

    • C.

      Songs

    • D.

      Tunes

    • E.

      Rhythms

    Correct Answer
    B. Countermelodies
    Explanation
    In New Orleans and Dixieland jazz, performers took turns playing the melody, while others improvised countermelodies. Countermelodies are musical lines that are played simultaneously with the main melody, creating harmonies and adding depth to the overall sound. This improvisational technique allowed for more dynamic and interactive performances, as different musicians could contribute their own unique melodies to enhance the music.

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  • 7. 

    What type of music is jazz?

    • A.

      Pop

    • B.

      Rock

    • C.

      Improvised beats between pop and classical swing

    • D.

      Classical

    • E.

      Swing music

    Correct Answer
    C. Improvised beats between pop and classical swing
    Explanation
    Jazz is a genre of music that originated in the early 20th century and is characterized by its improvisational nature. It incorporates elements of pop and classical swing, blending them together to create a unique sound. Jazz musicians often create spontaneous melodies and rhythms, making it distinct from other genres like pop, rock, and classical music.

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  • 8. 

    Commercially-oriented or popular music-influenced forms of jazz have both long been criticized, at least since the emergence of what?

    • A.

      Rock

    • B.

      Bannas

    • C.

      Pelicans

    • D.

      Bop

    • E.

      Pop

    Correct Answer
    D. Bop
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Bop". Commercially-oriented or popular music-influenced forms of jazz have long been criticized since the emergence of Bop. Bop, also known as bebop, emerged in the 1940s as a reaction against the commercialization of jazz. It was characterized by complex harmonies, fast tempos, and improvisation. Bop musicians aimed to create a more intellectual and artistic form of jazz, distancing themselves from the popular music influences that had started to dominate the genre.

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  • 9. 

    The word jazz makes one of its earliest appearances in San Francisco baseball writing in what year? 

    • A.

      2006

    • B.

      2003

    • C.

      1914

    • D.

      3030

    • E.

      1913

    Correct Answer
    E. 1913
    Explanation
    In this question, the correct answer is 1913. The question is asking for the year in which the word "jazz" first appeared in San Francisco baseball writing. This suggests that the word was used in relation to baseball in San Francisco in 1913.

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