Do You Know your Popular Music? by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com
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Do You Know your Popular Music?

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Fred Astaire was a

a. saxophonist

b. dancer

c. producer

d. writer

 

American Bandstand was led by

a. Ed Sullivan

b. Dick Clark

c. Jerome Kern

d. Peter O’toole

 

Which song reminds us of the Shadows?

a. Save your heart for me

b. This diamond ring

c. Sealed with a kiss

d. Sun King

 

Carole King’s original name was:

a. Yehoram Gaon

b. Neil Sedaka

c. Carol Klein

d. Pina Colada

 

Showboat was a

a. musical

b. song

c. famous theatre in New York

d. name of a record by Elvis Presley

 

My Heart Stood Still is from

a. 1919

b. 1920

c. 1927

d. 1932

 

The so-called “Fifties Progression” dates back to which song?

a. Summertime

b. Blue Moon

c. Chains

d. Night and Day

 

“If I Only had a Head” is from which musical?

a. South Pacific

b. Showboat

c. West Side Story

d. The Wizard of Oz

 

Chet Baker sang and played which instrument?

a. piano

b. guitar

c. banjo

d. horn

 

Who wrote “You’ve Got a Friend”?

a. James Taylor

b. Paul McCartney

c. Carole King

d. Joni Mitchell

 

Who is not a Canadian?

a. Gordon Lightfoot

b. Joni Mitchell

c. Barbra Streisand

d. Neil Young

 

What is roasting on an open fire?

a. marshmallows

b. potatoes

c. hot dogs

d. chestnuts

 

Finish this sentence – When my soul was in the….

a. cellar

b. dumps

c. lost and found

d. locker

 

An octave higher means that the vibration is

a. twice as rapid

b. four times as rapid

c. same speed, just the amplitude is larger

d. same speed, just the angle is different

 

Who wrote both the melody and the lyrics to his songs?

a. George Gershwin

b. Richard Rodgers

c. Elton John

d. Frank Loesser

 

In a minor scale, what is the minimum number of notes that are changed from the major scale?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

d. 8

 

Which song does not have an octave jump

a. Over the Rainbow

b. The Christmas Song

c. Let It Snow

d.  Camelot

e. All of them

 

George Gershwin’s famous composition is called

a. Concerto in Blue

b. Rhapsody in Blue

c. Fantasy in Blue

d. I’m feeling blue

 

Benny Goodman led a

a. quartet

b. trio

c. record company

d. big band

 

What did the people all say?

a. sit down

b. rock and roll

c. I love you, Shirley

d. move to the back of the line.

 

Where is there a legal limit to the snow?

a. New York

b. Atlantis

c. Wonderland

d. Oz

e. Camelot

 

 

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Do You Know your Popular Music? by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Answers in bold below. Did you get them all right?

 

Fred Astaire was a

a. saxophonist

b. dancer

c. producer

d. writer

 

American Bandstand was led by

a. Ed Sullivan

b. Dick Clark

c. Jerome Kern

d. Peter O’toole

 

Which song reminds us of the Shadows?

a. Save your heart for me

b. This diamond ring

c. Sealed with a kiss

d. Sun King

 

Carole King’s original name was:

a. Yehoram Gaon

b. Neil Sedaka

c. Carol Klein

d. Pina Colada

 

Showboat was a

a. musical

b. song

c. famous theatre in New York

d. name of a record by Elvis Presley

 

My Heart Stood Still is from

a. 1919

b. 1920

c. 1927

d. 1932

 

The so-called “Fifties Progression” dates back to which song?

a. Summertime

b. Blue Moon

c. Chains

d. Night and Day

 

“If I Only had a Head” is from which musical?

a. South Pacific

b. Showboat

c. West Side Story

d. The Wizard of Oz

 

Chet Baker sang and played which instrument?

a. piano

b. guitar

c. banjo

d. horn

 

Who wrote “You’ve Got a Friend”?

a. James Taylor

b. Paul McCartney

c. Carole King

d. Joni Mitchell

 

Who is not a Canadian?

a. Gordon Lightfoot

b. Joni Mitchell

c. Barbra Streisand

d. Neil Young

 

What is roasting on an open fire?

a. marshmallows

b. potatoes

c. hot dogs

d. chestnuts

 

Finish this sentence – When my soul was in the….

a. cellar

b. dumps

c. lost and found

d. locker

 

An octave higher means that the vibration is

a. twice as rapid

b. four times as rapid

c. same speed, just the amplitude is larger

d. same speed, just the angle is different

 

Who wrote both the melody and the lyrics to his songs?

a. George Gershwin

b. Richard Rodgers

c. Elton John

d. Frank Loesser

 

In a minor chord, what is the number of notes that are changed from the major chord?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

d. 8

 

Which song does not have an octave jump

a. Over the Rainbow

b. The Christmas Song

c. Let It snow

d. Camelot

e. All of the above

 

George Gershwin’s famous composition is called

a. Concerto in Blue

b. Rhapsody in Blue

c. Fantasy in Blue

d. I’m feeling blue

 

Benny Goodman led a

a. quartet

b. trio

c. record company

d. big band

 

What did the people all say?

a. sit down

b. rock and roll

c. I love you, Shirley

d. move to the back of the line.

 

 

Where is there a legal limit to the snow?

a. New York

b. Atlantis

c. Wonderland

d. Oz

e. Camelot

 

 

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