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American folk music: Quiz


Question 1: Additionally, the soundtrack to the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? is exclusively roots music, performed by ________, The Fairfield Four, Emmylou Harris, Norman Blake and others.
Alison KraussAlison Krauss discographyA Hundred Miles or More: A CollectionRaising Sand

Question 2: In 2004 NPR published the book titled The NPR Curious Listener's Guide To American folk music[1], ________ wrote the foreword.
Get CloserLinda RonstadtHeart Like a WheelLinda Ronstadt discography

Question 3: ________
Old-time musicList of North American folk music traditionsList of European folk music traditionsList of Caribbean folk music traditions

Question 4: American folk music, also known as roots music, is a broad category of music including Bluegrass, country music, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Cajun and ________.
Native American fluteArapaho musicFirst Nations musicNative American music

Question 5: It is considered "roots music" because it served as the basis of music later developed in the United States, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and ________.
American popular musicDixielandJazzBig band

Question 6: The music is considered American either because it is native to the ________ or because it developed there, out of foreign origins, to such a degree that it struck musicologists as something distinctly new.
United StatesAlaskaPhilippinesCanada

Question 7: The growth of the ________ in the same approximate period was also important; increased possible profits from music placed pressure on artists, songwriters and label executives to replicate previous hit songs.
Music publisher (popular music)Record labelRecord producerMusic industry

Question 8: Many Roots musicians do not consider themselves to be folk musicians; the main difference between the ________ and American "Roots music" is that Roots music seems to cover a slightly broader range, including blues and country.
Woody GuthrieAmerican folk music revivalPete SeegerThe Weavers

Question 9: King, Washington Phillips, Fiddlin' John Carson (1868 - 1949), Johnny Richardson (1908-present; children's folk music), Willie Nelson, and ________.
Pete SeegerJean RitchieWoody GuthrieJudy Collins

Question 10: In recent years roots music has been the focus of popular media programs such as Garrison Keillor's public radio program ________ and the feature film by the same name.
Bill McGlaughlinSaint Paul SundayFred ChildA Prairie Home Companion


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