Scott Joplin Worksheet From Composer's Monthly

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Scott Joplin Worksheet From Composer

Answer these questions using the worksheet from class. Use Composer's Monthly published by Mary E. MacDonald - 1983


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a rag?
    • A. 

      Music about cloth

    • B. 

      Music that has the left hand keeping the beat and the right hand playing melody

    • C. 

      Music that has the right hand keeping the beat and the left hand playing melody

  • 2. 
    On what instruments were 'rags' originally played?
    • A. 

      Xylophnoes

    • B. 

      Piano

    • C. 

      Saxophones

    • D. 

      Trumpets

  • 3. 
    Does a rag have words?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    HOW did Scott Joplin learn about music when he was young?
    • A. 

      He learned from his fathers stories of classical music in Europe.

    • B. 

      He learned through music books in church.

    • C. 

      His mom taught him how to play.

  • 5. 
    WHERE did Scott Joplin find a piano on which to practice?
    • A. 

      At his church.

    • B. 

      At the homes his mom cleaned.

    • C. 

      At the farm.

    • D. 

      At the Opera house.

  • 6. 
    What is the "School of Ragtime?"
    • A. 

      A music school.

    • B. 

      A book on how to play 'rags'.

    • C. 

      A book about rag dolls.

    • D. 

      A school to teach piano.

  • 7. 
    Treemonisha and A Guest of Honor were two of Joplin's operas.  What is the difference between them?
    • A. 

      One featured only colored people.

    • B. 

      One was a jazz style and the other was classical.

    • C. 

      One was in a 'rag' style and the other was not.

    • D. 

      One was made into a movie and the other was not.

  • 8. 
    Were either of these operas a success for Mr. Joplin?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    What did the movie The Sting do for the music of Scott Joplin?
    • A. 

      It made people want to take piano lessons.

    • B. 

      It made people want to make movies about ragime music.

    • C. 

      It made Scott Joplin a lot of money.

    • D. 

      It made ragtime music popular again.

  • 10. 
    From the reading, name the city which is on the border of two states.
    • A. 

      St. Louis

    • B. 

      Sedalia

    • C. 

      Texarkana

    • D. 

      Chicago

  • 11. 
    From the reading, name the uneven rhythm pattern found in a rag composition.
    • A. 

      Syncopation

    • B. 

      Anticipation

    • C. 

      United Nation

    • D. 

      Cantabulization

  • 12. 
    From the reading, name Mr. Joplin's manual (book) for playing ragtime.
    • A. 

      School of Rock

    • B. 

      School of Jazz

    • C. 

      School of Ragtime

    • D. 

      School of Dissertation

  • 13. 
    From the reading, Mr. Joplin lived in these two Missouri cites.
    • A. 

      St. Louis and Chicago

    • B. 

      Sedalia and St. Louis

    • C. 

      Sedalia and Festus

    • D. 

      Chicago and Sedalia

  • 14. 
    From the reading, what is the name of Mr. Joplin's first rag?
    • A. 

      Maple Leaf Rag

    • B. 

      The Entertainer

    • C. 

      Treemonisha

    • D. 

      Original Rag

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