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  • 1. 

    Which of the following would be considered a typical structure for a rock song?

    • A.

      A, A, B, A

    • B.

      Outro, chorus, B section, intro, chorus

    • C.

      Intro, Verse 1, Chorus, Verse 2, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus, Outro

    • D.

      Verse 1, Verse 2, Verse 3, Chorus, Outro

    • E.

      Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, Section 1', Section 4.

    Correct Answer
    C. Intro, Verse 1, Chorus, Verse 2, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus, Outro
    Explanation
    The typical structure for a rock song often follows the pattern of an introduction (Intro) to set the mood, followed by the first verse (Verse 1) to introduce the lyrics and melody. This is then followed by the chorus, which is the catchy and repetitive part of the song that often contains the main message or theme. After the chorus, there is usually a second verse (Verse 2) with different lyrics but a similar melody. Another chorus follows, and then a bridge, which is a contrasting section that adds variety to the song. Finally, there is another chorus before the song ends with an outro. This structure allows for a dynamic progression and keeps the listener engaged throughout the song.

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  • 2. 

    Identify 3 of the following who were rock artists in the 1950's.

    • A.

      Bob Dylan

    • B.

      Elvis Presley

    • C.

      Jefferson Airplane

    • D.

      Chuck Berry

    • E.

      Bill Haley

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Elvis Presley
    D. Chuck Berry
    E. Bill Haley
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and Bill Haley were rock artists in the 1950s. Elvis Presley, also known as the "King of Rock and Roll," played a significant role in popularizing rock music with his energetic performances and unique style. Chuck Berry was a pioneer of rock and roll, known for his guitar skills and iconic songs like "Johnny B. Goode." Bill Haley and his band, the Comets, were one of the first groups to achieve mainstream success with rock and roll hits like "Rock Around the Clock." These three artists made significant contributions to the development and popularity of rock music during the 1950s.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following best describes Bob Dylan?

    • A.

      A pop musician

    • B.

      A composer and writer of poetic folk songs and songs of social protest.

    • C.

      He attempted to connect rock and classical music

    • D.

      Famous for his sexual ambiguity and outrageous behavior

    • E.

      An influential drummer

    Correct Answer
    B. A composer and writer of poetic folk songs and songs of social protest.
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan is best described as a composer and writer of poetic folk songs and songs of social protest. Throughout his career, Dylan has been known for his lyrical prowess and ability to capture the essence of social and political issues in his music. He has written iconic songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" which have become anthems for various social movements. His work has had a significant impact on the folk music genre and has inspired countless musicians and songwriters.

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  • 4. 

    Who wrote the rock opera Tommy?

    • A.

      Elvis Presley

    • B.

      Dr. Who

    • C.

      ACDC

    • D.

      Green Day

    • E.

      The Who

    Correct Answer
    E. The Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Who. The rock opera Tommy was written by the British rock band The Who. It was released in 1969 and tells the story of a deaf, dumb, and blind boy named Tommy Walker. The album was a critical and commercial success, solidifying The Who's reputation as one of the pioneering bands in the rock genre.

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  • 5. 

    What was the most successful and peaceful rock festival held in N.Y. in August 1969?

    • A.

      Big Day Out

    • B.

      Sounds On Sunday

    • C.

      Sensations

    • D.

      Woodstock

    • E.

      Black Stump

    Correct Answer
    D. Woodstock
    Explanation
    Woodstock was the most successful and peaceful rock festival held in N.Y. in August 1969. It is widely recognized as a pivotal moment in popular music history and a defining event of the counterculture era. Woodstock attracted hundreds of thousands of attendees and featured iconic performances by renowned artists. Despite logistical challenges and overcrowding, the festival remained peaceful and promoted a sense of unity and peace among the attendees. Woodstock's impact on music, culture, and society continues to resonate decades later.

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  • 6. 

    What genre of rock can be described as a major turning point in rock in the mid 1970's?

    • A.

      Funk

    • B.

      Screamo

    • C.

      Rhythm and Blues

    • D.

      Heavy Metal

    • E.

      Punk

    Correct Answer
    E. Punk
    Explanation
    Punk can be described as a major turning point in rock in the mid-1970s because it challenged the mainstream rock music of the time with its raw and aggressive sound, rebellious attitude, and DIY ethos. Punk rejected the polished and commercialized sound of mainstream rock, instead embracing a stripped-down and energetic style that resonated with disillusioned youth. It paved the way for alternative and indie rock movements, influencing countless bands and shaping the future of rock music.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following bands do not follow the path of early punk rock by focusing on political themes and celebrating their own lack of technical virtuosity.

    • A.

      Nirvana

    • B.

      Pearl Jam

    • C.

      Green Day

    • D.

      Grateful Dead

    • E.

      The Offspring

    Correct Answer
    D. Grateful Dead
    Explanation
    The Grateful Dead do not follow the path of early punk rock by focusing on political themes and celebrating their own lack of technical virtuosity. The Grateful Dead is known for their improvisational style, blending various genres such as rock, folk, and psychedelic music. They are more associated with the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, emphasizing peace, love, and spirituality rather than political themes. Additionally, the band members were highly skilled musicians, known for their intricate arrangements and improvisational skills, which sets them apart from the raw and simplistic sound of early punk rock.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the 1955 hit by Bill Haley?

    • A.

      Rock Around The Clock

    • B.

      Blackboard Jungle

    • C.

      Shake, Rattle, and Roll

    • D.

      Dance Around The Clock

    • E.

      Hound Dog

    Correct Answer
    A. Rock Around The Clock
    Explanation
    "Rock Around The Clock" is the correct answer because it is the name of the 1955 hit by Bill Haley. This song became one of the most popular and influential rock and roll songs of all time, and it is often credited with helping to popularize the genre. The song was featured in the film "Blackboard Jungle," but that is not the correct answer. "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" and "Hound Dog" are also popular rock and roll songs from the same era, but they are not the correct answer either. "Dance Around The Clock" is not a well-known song and is not the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Who, from the following, are commonly known as pioneers of early rock? (Identify 3)

    • A.

      Bill Haley

    • B.

      Buddy Holly

    • C.

      Elvis Presley

    • D.

      Little Richard

    • E.

      Dick Clark

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Buddy Holly
    C. Elvis Presley
    D. Little Richard
    Explanation
    Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard are commonly known as pioneers of early rock. They each played a significant role in shaping the genre and had a major impact on the development of rock music. Buddy Holly was known for his innovative songwriting and guitar playing, Elvis Presley brought rock and roll into the mainstream with his charismatic performances, and Little Richard was known for his energetic and flamboyant style, as well as his influential piano playing. Together, these three artists helped define the sound and attitude of early rock music.

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  • 10. 

    Which band is synonymous with 'the surfer sound'?

    • A.

      The Beatles

    • B.

      The Rolling Stones

    • C.

      The Beach Boys

    • D.

      Surf Rockers

    • E.

      Sand Suzy

    Correct Answer
    C. The Beach Boys
    Explanation
    The Beach Boys is synonymous with 'the surfer sound' because they were an American rock band that became famous for their harmonies and songs about surfing, cars, and young love. Their music embodied the carefree and laid-back lifestyle associated with surfing culture, making them the quintessential band for the 'surfer sound'.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following are current rock bands?

    • A.

      Incubus

    • B.

      Grateful Dead

    • C.

      Green Day

    • D.

      Metalica

    • E.

      System of a Down

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Incubus
    C. Green Day
    E. System of a Down
    Explanation
    Incubus, Green Day, and System of a Down are current rock bands because they are actively producing and performing music in the rock genre. Grateful Dead, on the other hand, is not considered a current rock band as they disbanded in 1995 after the death of their lead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Metallica, although still active, is classified as a heavy metal band rather than a rock band.

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