Scott Joplin And Duke Ellington

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  • 1. 
    What was Joplin's greatest dream?  To integrate ragtime into:
    • A. 

      Opera

    • B. 

      Symphonies

    • C. 

      Church music

  • 2. 
    How many copies of Maple Leaf Rag were sold in the first six months?
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      75,000

    • C. 

      100,000

  • 3. 
    In which state did Joplin attend the George R. Smith College for Negroes?
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Missouri

    • C. 

      New York

  • 4. 
    Considered by himself to be his greatest work, what did Joplin publish at his own expense in 1911?
    • A. 

      The opera Treemonisha

    • B. 

      A piano concerto

    • C. 

      His first symphony

  • 5. 
    What category did Ellington resist as a label for himself?
    • A. 

      Jazz

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Swing

  • 6. 
    Accorinding to Ellington, there are two kinds of music:
    • A. 

      Old and new

    • B. 

      Lyrical and rhythmic

    • C. 

      Good and bad

  • 7. 
    In which decade was Ellington hailed as the leading jazz composer of his time?
    • A. 

      1920s

    • B. 

      1930s

    • C. 

      1940s

  • 8. 
    How many honorary degrees did Ellington receive?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      17

  • 9. 
    Where was Ellington born?
    • A. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

  • 10. 
    Which country did Ellington tour in 1970 as a "goodwill ambassador"?
    • A. 

      North Korea

    • B. 

      East Germany

    • C. 

      Soviet Union

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