Jazz Quiz

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Jazz Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was Duke Ellington's real name and why was it changed?
    • A. 

      Richard, and because he was mean

    • B. 

      Eddie, and because his dad's nickname was Duke

    • C. 

      Edward, because of his elegant dress

    • D. 

      Freddie, and because many people didn't like this name

  • 2. 
    Who was Duke Ellington's mentor?
    • A. 

      Freddie Keppert

    • B. 

      Benny Goodman

    • C. 

      King Oliver

    • D. 

      The original dixieland band

  • 3. 
    Who was the first African American officer to face combat in April of 1918?
    • A. 

      George Gershwin

    • B. 

      King Oliver

    • C. 

      James Reese Europe

    • D. 

      Sidney Bechet

  • 4. 
    Why was Louis Armstrong arrested and when?
    • A. 

      For standing in front of a white building on April 1

    • B. 

      Shooting his friend in his arm on Jan 1

    • C. 

      Shooting a gun in the air on New Years

    • D. 

      Stealing his dads gun from the house on December 25

  • 5. 
    What did Jelly Roll Morton do to jazz music?
    • A. 

      Soul

    • B. 

      Spanish flavor

    • C. 

      Colorful costumes

    • D. 

      Slowed jazz down for the upper class

  • 6. 
    Which jazz artists slowed his music down for the upper class?
    • A. 

      Irving Berlin

    • B. 

      Sidney Bechet

    • C. 

      Jelly Roll Morton

    • D. 

      Irene Castle

  • 7. 
    Who created White Christmas, and God Bless America?
    • A. 

      Vernon Castle

    • B. 

      Irving Berlin

    • C. 

      Benny Goodman

    • D. 

      Freddie Keppert

  • 8. 
    What did Freddi Keppert do when performing?
    • A. 

      Spit on audience so that they can move back

    • B. 

      Cover hand so that noone would copy

    • C. 

      Ask audience to move back so that he wouldn't hurt there ears

    • D. 

      Have crowd come up and play with him

  • 9. 
    At what age did Sidney Bechet teach himsself to play the clarinet?
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      8

  • 10. 
    How did James Reese Europe die?
    • A. 

      Killed in combat

    • B. 

      Stabbed because of jealousy

    • C. 

      Shot by Louis Armstrong

    • D. 

      Died of natural causes

  • 11. 
    Who was the first jazz artist to have there music recorded and on what date, and why were the given that oppurtunity?
  • 12. 
    Who is Irene Castle?
    • A. 

      A ballroom dancer

    • B. 

      A clarinet player

    • C. 

      A trumpet player

    • D. 

      A producer

  • 13. 
    What age did Louis Armstrong drop out of school?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      8

  • 14. 
    What two cities did jazz become important to?
    • A. 

      New York and Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Chicago and Baltimore

    • C. 

      New York and Chicago

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Describe James Reese Europes importance, and duties.
  • 16. 
    How did Adam Powell feel about jazz?
    • A. 

      That it was great

    • B. 

      Children shouldn't listen its degrading

    • C. 

      Everyone should have an oppurtunity to listen to jazz

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    At what age did Sidney Bechet devote himself to music?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      13

  • 18. 
    Who was the leader of the Original Dixieland Band?
    • A. 

      Benny Goodman

    • B. 

      Adam Powell

    • C. 

      Sidney Bechet

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 19. 
    Who was considered the American music Shakespeare?
    • A. 

      King Oliver

    • B. 

      Louis Armstrong

    • C. 

      Irving Berlin

    • D. 

      James Reese Europe

  • 20. 
    What city made jazz more mainstream?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Harlem

    • C. 

      Manhattan

    • D. 

      Louisianna

  • 21. 
    Who produced Gumbo/Jazz?
    • A. 

      Ken Williams

    • B. 

      WIlliam Blake

    • C. 

      Ken Burns

    • D. 

      William Burns