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  • 1. 

    The merengue, the samba, the rhumba and the cha-cha were all part of what dance craze?

    • A.

      Roman

    • B.

      Latin

    • C.

      Polish

    • D.

      Greek

    Correct Answer
    B. Latin
    Explanation
    The merengue, samba, rhumba, and cha-cha are all popular Latin dances. Latin dance refers to a variety of dances originating from Latin America and the Caribbean. These dances are characterized by their lively and rhythmic movements, often accompanied by Latin music. The merengue is a dance from the Dominican Republic, the samba is from Brazil, the rhumba is from Cuba, and the cha-cha is a Cuban dance derived from the mambo. Together, these dances form part of the Latin dance craze.

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  • 2. 

    What dance craze did Chubby Checker popularize?

    • A.

      The Choo-Choo

    • B.

      The Polka

    • C.

      The Cha-Cha

    • D.

      The Twist

    Correct Answer
    D. The Twist
    Explanation
    Chubby Checker popularized the dance craze known as "The Twist." This dance became a worldwide sensation in the early 1960s and is characterized by its simple, yet energetic, twisting movements of the hips and body. Chubby Checker's hit song "The Twist" played a significant role in popularizing this dance, and it quickly became a cultural phenomenon, influencing music, fashion, and dance trends of the time.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these dance crazes is categorized as a four wall line dance?

    • A.

      The Shuffle

    • B.

      The Charleston

    • C.

      The Twist

    • D.

      The Electric Slide

    Correct Answer
    D. The Electric Slide
    Explanation
    The Electric Slide is categorized as a four wall line dance because it is performed in a straight line formation with dancers facing the same direction. It involves a series of steps and slides that are repeated in a specific sequence. This dance craze gained popularity in the 1970s and is often performed at weddings, parties, and social gatherings. Its repetitive nature and simple choreography make it accessible to dancers of all skill levels.

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  • 4. 

    The Pony, The Dog and The Chicken were popular through what decade?

    • A.

      1990s

    • B.

      1940s

    • C.

      1920s

    • D.

      1960s

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960s
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1960s because the question is asking about the decade in which The Pony, The Dog, and The Chicken were popular. Since the answer is specifically mentioning the 1960s, it implies that this is the correct decade for their popularity.

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  • 5. 

    Why was the song "The Loco-Motion" written?

    • A.

      To create a new dance craze

    • B.

      To inspire physical fitness

    • C.

      To promote a new cereal

    • D.

      To promote rail travel

    Correct Answer
    A. To create a new dance craze
    Explanation
    "The Loco-Motion" was written to create a new dance craze. This suggests that the purpose of the song was to introduce a new style of dance that would become popular and widely practiced. The lyrics and rhythm of the song were likely designed to encourage listeners to learn and perform this new dance, ultimately making it a cultural phenomenon.

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  • 6. 

    How was the Chicken Noodle Dance popularized in 2010?

    • A.

      On the streets

    • B.

      On MTV

    • C.

      On YouTube

    • D.

      On Tweeter

    Correct Answer
    C. On YouTube
    Explanation
    The Chicken Noodle Dance was popularized in 2010 through YouTube. YouTube is a popular video-sharing platform where users can upload and watch videos. It provides a wide reach and allows videos to go viral, spreading quickly among viewers. As a result, the Chicken Noodle Dance gained popularity as it was shared and viewed by a large number of people on YouTube.

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  • 7. 

    The Hokey-cokey, Okey-cokey are alternate names for what popular group dance?

    • A.

      The Macarena

    • B.

      The Chicken Dance

    • C.

      The Polka

    • D.

      The Hokey-pokey

    Correct Answer
    D. The Hokey-pokey
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "The Hokey-pokey." The Hokey-pokey is a popular group dance where participants stand in a circle and follow the instructions to put different body parts "in" and "out" while singing along. The dance is often performed at parties, weddings, and children's events, and is known for its catchy tune and simple movements that make it accessible to people of all ages. The alternate names mentioned, Hokey-cokey and Okey-cokey, are variations of the same dance that may be used in different regions or by different cultural groups.

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  • 8. 

    What Beyonce song started the first major dance craze of the millennium?

    • A.

      Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

    • B.

      Crazy In Love

    • C.

      If I Were A Boy

    • D.

      Beautiful Liar

    Correct Answer
    A. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Explanation
    "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" is the correct answer because it was the song that started the first major dance craze of the millennium. The iconic dance routine from the music video, featuring Beyonce and her backup dancers performing synchronized moves, became a viral sensation and inspired countless imitations and parodies. The song's catchy beat and empowering lyrics also contributed to its popularity and cultural impact, making it a defining hit of the 2000s.

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  • 9. 

    The Hustle and The Bump were two popular dances during what craze?

    • A.

      Ballroom

    • B.

      Rock

    • C.

      Line Dancing

    • D.

      Disco

    Correct Answer
    D. Disco
    Explanation
    During the Disco craze in the 1970s, The Hustle and The Bump were two popular dances that emerged. Disco music became a cultural phenomenon, with its upbeat rhythms and energetic dance moves attracting a wide audience. The Hustle involved couples dancing in sync to the disco beat, incorporating various spins and turns. The Bump, on the other hand, was a solo dance that involved bumping hips and shoulders with other dancers on the dance floor. Both dances became iconic symbols of the Disco era, making Disco the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    In what decade did the jitterbug craze sweep the world?

    • A.

      1960s

    • B.

      1940s

    • C.

      1890s

    • D.

      1920s

    Correct Answer
    D. 1920s
    Explanation
    During the 1920s, the jitterbug craze swept the world. The jitterbug was a popular dance style that originated in African American communities in the United States. It was characterized by energetic and acrobatic movements, and it quickly gained popularity among young people. The 1920s, also known as the "Roaring Twenties," were a time of economic prosperity and cultural change, with jazz music and dance becoming increasingly popular. The jitterbug craze was a reflection of the vibrant and energetic spirit of the time.

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  • 11. 

    How many dance crazes are named in the 1962 song, "Land of A Thousand Dances"?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      126

    • D.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    The song "Land of A Thousand Dances" mentions 16 dance crazes.

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  • 12. 

    The Lindy Hop was based on what popular dance of the 1920s?

    • A.

      The Cupid Shuffle

    • B.

      The Charleston

    • C.

      The Carlton Dance

    • D.

      The Algorithm March

    Correct Answer
    B. The Charleston
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Charleston. The Lindy Hop was a dance that originated in Harlem in the late 1920s and was heavily influenced by the Charleston. The Charleston was a popular dance during the 1920s, characterized by fast-paced movements and energetic footwork. The Lindy Hop incorporated elements of the Charleston and other dances, creating a unique and dynamic style that became popular during the swing era.

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  • 13. 

    The dance "The Bartman" was the product of what TV show?

    • A.

      All In The Family

    • B.

      The Simpsons

    • C.

      South Park

    • D.

      Maverick

    Correct Answer
    B. The Simpsons
    Explanation
    "The Bartman" is a dance that originated from the TV show "The Simpsons". The dance was popularized by the character Bart Simpson in an episode of the show. Therefore, the correct answer is The Simpsons.

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  • 14. 

    What dance craze title ranks number one on "Billboard's All Time Latin Songs"?

    • A.

      The Conga

    • B.

      The Bump

    • C.

      Macarena

    • D.

      Cha-Cha-Cha

    Correct Answer
    C. Macarena
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Macarena. "Billboard's All Time Latin Songs" ranks Macarena as the number one dance craze title.

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  • 15. 

    Breakdancing developed in tandem with what type of music?

    • A.

      Soul

    • B.

      Hip-hop

    • C.

      Rap

    • D.

      R&B

    Correct Answer
    B. Hip-hop
    Explanation
    Breakdancing developed in tandem with hip-hop music. Hip-hop emerged in the 1970s in the Bronx, New York, as a cultural movement that encompassed various elements, including breakdancing, graffiti art, DJing, and MCing. Breakdancing, also known as b-boying or breaking, became a prominent part of the hip-hop culture, with dancers showcasing their skills to the beats and rhythms of hip-hop music. This dance style evolved alongside the music, with both influencing and inspiring each other, and becoming integral components of the hip-hop movement.

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  • 16. 

    What is the term commonly used by the media for the dance craze "b-boying"?

    • A.

      Sliding

    • B.

      Ad libbing

    • C.

      Breakdancing

    • D.

      Shuffling

    Correct Answer
    C. Breakdancing
    Explanation
    Breakdancing is the correct term commonly used by the media for the dance craze "b-boying". B-boying is a style of dance that originated in the Bronx, New York in the 1970s and became popular worldwide. It is characterized by dynamic and acrobatic moves performed to hip-hop music. The term "breakdancing" was coined by the media in the early 1980s and has since become the widely recognized term for this style of dance. Sliding, ad libbing, and shuffling are not the commonly used terms for b-boying.

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  • 17. 

    From the 1950s through the 1970s, how often did a new dance craze appear?

    • A.

      Every other day

    • B.

      Nearly every week

    • C.

      Every year

    • D.

      Once a month

    Correct Answer
    B. Nearly every week
    Explanation
    During the period from the 1950s through the 1970s, a new dance craze would frequently emerge. The answer "Nearly every week" suggests that these dance crazes were quite common and appeared on a regular basis, almost every week. This implies that there was a continuous stream of popular dances that captured the attention and enthusiasm of the public during this time period.

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  • 18. 

    The Lindy Hop was named in honor of whom?

    • A.

      Aviator Charles Lindbergh

    • B.

      Actress Linda Fiorentino

    • C.

      Lindy Fralin Pickups

    • D.

      Financier Lindel Lewis

    Correct Answer
    A. Aviator Charles Lindbergh
    Explanation
    The Lindy Hop was named in honor of Aviator Charles Lindbergh. Charles Lindbergh was a famous aviator who made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. The Lindy Hop, a popular swing dance style that originated in the 1920s and 1930s, was named after him to pay tribute to his pioneering and adventurous spirit. Lindbergh's historic achievement captured the public's imagination and the dance style was named in recognition of his significant contribution to aviation.

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  • 19. 

    What wedding reception favorite was written by Werner Thomas?

    • A.

      The Conga

    • B.

      The Electric Slide

    • C.

      The Chicken Dance

    • D.

      The Macarena

    Correct Answer
    C. The Chicken Dance
    Explanation
    Werner Thomas is credited with writing The Chicken Dance, a popular wedding reception favorite. This lively dance involves participants flapping their arms like chicken wings and imitating other chicken movements. It is often played at weddings and other festive events, where guests join in and follow the simple choreography. The Chicken Dance has become a staple at celebrations around the world, bringing joy and laughter to the dance floor.

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  • 20. 

    What do DJs report is more frequently requested than "We Are Family" and "RESPECT"?

    • A.

      The Macarena

    • B.

      Shout

    • C.

      Y.M.C.A.

    • D.

      The Chicken Dance

    Correct Answer
    D. The Chicken Dance
    Explanation
    DJs report that "The Chicken Dance" is more frequently requested than "We Are Family" and "RESPECT".

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  • 21. 

    Who was the first to namecheck the dance style with the song title "Deep In Vogue"?

    • A.

      Madonna

    • B.

      Vogue Evolution

    • C.

      Malcolm McLaren

    • D.

      Michael Jackson

    Correct Answer
    C. Malcolm McLaren
    Explanation
    Malcolm McLaren was the first to namecheck the dance style with the song title "Deep In Vogue". Madonna popularized the dance style with her song "Vogue", but it was McLaren who first referenced it in his song.

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  • 22. 

    Where was the dance craze "The Vogue" created?

    • A.

      Akron, Ohio

    • B.

      Los Angeles

    • C.

      Harlem

    • D.

      Miami

    Correct Answer
    C. Harlem
    Explanation
    "The Vogue" dance craze was created in Harlem. Harlem, located in New York City, is known for its rich history in African-American culture and arts. During the 1920s and 1930s, Harlem experienced a cultural renaissance known as the Harlem Renaissance, which included the development of various artistic expressions, including dance. "The Vogue" dance craze emerged during this time and became popular in the Harlem community.

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  • 23. 

    Who claims to have invented both the Electric Slide and The Robot?

    • A.

      Donald Trump

    • B.

      Ricky Martin

    • C.

      MC Hammer

    • D.

      Ric Silver

    Correct Answer
    D. Ric Silver
    Explanation
    Ric Silver claims to have invented both the Electric Slide and The Robot.

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