Celebrating Americans: Answers to Quiz ~ Level I (20 points total)
1 - What is the name of the official anthem of the United States?
The Star Spangled Banner
2 - Who wrote the lyrics to the United States anthem?
Francis Scott Key
3 - What is the name of Gershwins most famous piece for piano & orchestra?
Rhapsody in Blue
4 - What was the first name of George Gershwins older brother?
5 - True or False: George Gershwin wrote many musicals.
6 - True or False: George Gershwin wrote many country songs.
7 - Multiple choice: Gershwins original works brought together which two styles of music:
A. Classical B. Rock C. Jazz D. Country
[ A & C ]
8 - What is the name of the piece by Felix Arndt dedicated to his wife of the same name?
9 - Multiple choice: In three years Felix Arndt recorded 3,000 of these:
A. Tapes B. Piano Rolls C. Records D. Compact Discs
[ B ]
10 - The only non-American composer whose music briefly appears on Celebrating Americans is Sergei Prokofiev. What country did he come from?
11 - Who was the composer of Appalachian Spring, Rodeo and Billy the Kid?
12 - Who was the most famous composer of the Ragtime Era?
13 - Name one of the two compositions by the composer in question #12 heard on Celebrating Americans.
The Easy Winnersor Solace
14 - Which one of these pieces is not a movement from Kirk Whipples Ballet for Two Pianos?
A. Hoedown B. Gavotte C. Tango D. Romance E. Gigue
[ C ]
15 - What is the name of the theme song for the animated series Peanuts?
Linus & Lucy
16 - Who wrote the Peanuts theme?
17 - What was Clarence "Pine Top" Smiths most famous piano piece?
The Original Boogie Woogie
18 - True or False: Clarence "Pine Top" Smith is currently living in Chicago Illinois.
19 - True or False: All of the pieces on Celebrating Americans were performed at two pianos.
20 - True or False: All of the pieces on Celebrating Americans were performed at one piano.
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