1. Prohibition signaled a lull in ability of jazz musicians to find work until its eventual repeal.

True
False

2.
One of the benefits of the shift to electric broadcast technology from acoustic technology was a dramatic improvement in the recording of music.

True
False

3.
One of the benefits of the microphone was that it allowed singers to sing more intimately (or croon) without having to belt out their songs in full voice.

True
False

4.
The chorus-oriented form meant that, except for musical theater, verses were all but scrapped, and a song consisted primarily of several statements of the chorus.

True
False

5.
The years between World War I and World War II are called the modern era.

True
False

6.
In the early acoustic recordings the performers played directly into microphones without the aid of amplifiers.

True
False

7.
The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment made the production and purchase of alcohol illegal.

True
False

8.
Speakeasies were havens for the conservative elite who reacted against the frenetic music of the 1920s.

True
False

9.
Most popular songs before 1910 had used dance rhythms but were not sung as music for social dancing.

True
False

10.
The intimate crooning of Bing Crosby, or the jazz-inflected vocals of Louis Armstrong, would not have succeeded in live performance without the technological innovation of electric broadcasting equipment (microphones and amplifiers).

True
False

11.
One of the choices available to experience live music in 1929 that was not available ten years before was:

a.
none of these choices.

b.
all of these choices.

c.
paying to see a vaudeville show.

d.
purchasing an acoustic recording (record).

e.
tuning in to a live radio broadcast.

12.
The star of the first “talking” film, The Jazz Singer, was singer and actor:

a.
Al Jolson.

b.
Louis Armstrong.

c.
Bing Crosby.

d.
Joe “King” Oliver.

13.
For the first half of the 20th century, which of the following best describes a phonograph record?

a.
10 inches across that played at 78 r.p.m.’s (revolutions per minute).

b.
5 inches across that played at 16 3/4 r.p.m.’s.

c.
12 inches across that played at 33 1/3 r.p.m.’s.

d.
7 inches across that played at 45 r.p.m.’s.

14.
Louis Armstrong was not only influential as a jazz trumpet player, but his contemporaries also found him to be very influential as a:

a.
drummer.

b.
saxophonist.

c.
clarinetist.

d.
vocalist.

15.
Bing Crosby is known as an innovator in which of the following areas?

a.
He perfected the stride piano style that had people dancing to the Charleston.

b.
He perfected the art of orchestrating what would become known as “symphonic jazz.”

c.
He perfected how to use the microphone to sing in a style that was conversational.

d.
As the man who was the most visible jazz bandleader of his day, he became known as “the King of Jazz.”

16.
Prohibition refers to the 18th Amendment, which:

a.
prohibited the consumption (but not the sale) of alcoholic beverages until it was repealed.

b.
prohibited women from dancing “animal dances” in places open to the general public until it was repealed.

c.
prohibited women from voting until it was repealed in 1930.

d.
prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages until its repeal.

17.
Which of the following statements is not true about Billie Holiday?

a.
She reshaped the melodies and timing in her interpretation of a song.

b.
She began her career at the Cotton Club in Harlem.

c.
She made popular singing more autobiographical.

d.
She brought blues style and blues feeling into the singing of popular songs.

18.
Although the specific instruments of what comprises a rhythm section has changed over the years, the basic instrumentation can still be described as having:

a.
a chord instrument, a bass instrument, and a percussion instrument.

b.
a piano, a trumpet, and a vocalist.

c.
a horn section, a string section, and a percussion section.

d.
a horn instrument, a bass instrument, and a string instrument.

19.
The Hot Fives and Hot Sevens were small band combos led by:

a.
George Gershwin.

b.
Paul Whiteman.

c.
Bing Crosby.

d.
Louis Armstrong.

20.
In this kind of song, the primary interest is not in the flow and contour of its melody:

a.
pop song.

b.
rhythm song.

c.
torch song.

d.
blues song.

 

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