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Select the BEST answer for each question.
  1. Jazz is:
    1. a type of music where all the notes are written down
    2. completely planned music
    3. a combination of a partly planned and partly spontaneous music
    4. a type of instant messenger
  2. Jazz was born in:
    1. Brazil
    2. Africa
    3. Europe
    4. the United States
  3. Jazz has been around since:
    1. the beginning of time
    2. the early 1800's
    3. the early 1900's
    4. 1962
  4. Jazz first appeared in:
    1. Chicago
    2. New Orleans
    3. England
    4. Mississippi
  5. Jazz is a great example of:
    1. communism
    2. a type of pasta
    3. an ancient art form
    4. democracy
  6. A single pitch of music is called a/an:
    1. note
    2. accompaniment
    3. melody
    4. chord
  7. A group of notes played or sung in order is called a/an:
    1. note
    2. accompaniment
    3. melody
    4. chord
  8. The tempo of a song refers to:
    1. how loud or soft the song becomes
    2. the song's emotion
    3. the speed of a song
    4. where the song was created
  9. The rhythm of jazz came from music of:
    1. Africa
    2. Asia
    3. Europe
    4. Australia
  10. Scott Joplin was one of the innovators of:
    1. Swing
    2. the piano
    3. democracy
    4. Ragtime

Fill in the blank with the correct answer.

  1. The city that was the birthplace of jazz was __________________________.

  2. A jazz ensemble, like democracy, is based on the following idea: individual freedom but with responsibility to the ______________________.

  3. A chord is __________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________.

  4. _______________________________means making it up as you go along.


  5. The basic instruments in a rhythm section are: ____________________, ____________________________, and _________________________.


  6. ___________________________is a way of playing eighth notes, basically in a long-short, long-short pattern.


  7. One thing jazz got from its African roots is _______________________.


  8. Most of the instruments used in jazz originated on the continent of _______________________________________.


  9. Jazz evolved from ________________ songs and spirituals.

  10. Louis Armstrong was one of the first great jazz soloists and played the ____________________________________.



Circle T if the statement is true; circle F if the statement is false.

  1. Jazz is like a language. T F


  2. Jazz tunes are always performed the same way. T F


  3. Jazz musicians want to sound like everyone else. T F


  4. In jazz, it's more about what song is played rather than the way a song is played. T F


  5. Improvisation can be considered musical conversation. T F


  6. The saxophone, trumpet, and trombone make up the rhythm section. T F


  7. Jazz musicians don't like working together. T F


  8. Jazz is a union of African and European music. T F


  9. Kansas City is where jazz was born. T F


  10. Ragtime is primarily music written for trumpet. T F
Match the words in the columns correctly.
  1. the best music to represent America
  2. Jazz is more about the way a song is played...
  3. chord
  4. accompaniment
  5. drums
  6. tempo
  7. jazz combo
  8. New Orleans
  9. Africa
  10. trumpet
  1. two or more different notes played at the same time
  2. the speed of the beat
  3. where jazz was born
  4. an instrument in the rhythm section
  5. the instrument that Louis Armstrong played
  6. jazz
  7. where jazz got its rhythm
  8. ...rather than what song is played
  9. music played in the background, behind the melody of a song
  10. an example of perfect democracy
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  10.  _____
  11.  _____
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