General Knowledge Quiz (Unwinnable)

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1. Known as "the Divine One," who won an amateur singing contest as a teenager and quickly became a leading jazz vocalist?
Billie Holiday
Sarah Vaughan
Mamie Smith
2. At the turn of the 20th century, the term "jazz" was used interchangeably with:
3. In 1997, the jazz composition "Blood on the Fields" became the first non-classical piece to win a Pulitzer Prize in music. Who composed it?
Tito Puente
Joshua Redmond
Wynton Marsalis
4. Jazz emerged in what has been called America's most musical city:
New Orleans
5. By the 1880s, African-American ballads and songs sung by farmer workers, "field hollers," had evolved into the blues, an important influence on jazz. Who is the "Father of the Blues"?
W C Handy
John Birks Dizzy Gillespie
Blind Lemon Jefferson
6. Considered the greatest female blues vocalist of the 1920s, who was the "Empress of the Blues?"
Bessie Smith
Gertrude Ma Rainey
Gertrude Ma Rainey Billie Holiday
7. The most famous jazz nightclub in Harlem was called:
The Cotton Club
El Morocco
Studio 54
8. In the 1930s, clarinetist Benny Goodman helped popularize what type of jazz?
9. The Jim Crow laws fostered the development of jazz by forcing classically trained black musicians to perform in black clubs, where they imposed European techniques on the blues. The original Jim Crow was:
A civil rights worker lynched in Mississippi in 1881
Alabama governor from 1880-1888 and author of the first Jim Crow law
A minstrel character
10. Who performed on the first jazz recording?
Jelly Roll Morton
Joseph King Oliver
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Level 80
Aug 30, 2020
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