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Question 1: Though the genre is considered to be rock, some styles were influenced by American folk, ________ and jazz.
ReggaeRoots reggaeDub musicDancehall

Question 2: Performers like ________ and The Weavers popularized a form of old-time revival of Anglo-American music.
American folk musicPete SeegerFolk musicWoody Guthrie

Question 3: By the end of the 1940s, he had produced nineteen major hits, and helped pave the way for contemporaries like Wynonie Harris, ________ and Roy Milton.
BluesElectric bluesB.B. KingJohn Lee Hooker

Question 4: Hip hop is a cultural movement, of which music is a part, along with graffiti and ________.
Hip-hop danceB-boyingHip hop musicRapping

Question 5: CCM had become the most popular form of gospel by the mid-1980s, especially with artists like ________, Michael W. Smith, and Kathy Troccoli.
Lead Me On (Amy Grant album)Amy GrantThe Collection (Amy Grant album)Age to Age

Question 6: The supposed ________, who had just reached adulthood as grunge's popularity peaked, were closely associated with grunge, the sound which helped "define the desperation of (that) generation" [77].
Greatest GenerationGeneration YGeneration XBaby Boom Generation

Question 7: BBC Radio DJ ________, for example, has noted that country music is popular across virtually the entire world [79].
LeedsJohn PeelLiz KershawAndy Kershaw

Question 8: Heavy metal is a development of blues, ________, rock and prog rock.
Electric bluesRock musicAcid bluesBlues-rock

Question 9: By the end of the decade and into the early 2000s pop music consisted mostly of a combination of pop-hip hop and R&B-tinged pop, including a number of ________ and female divas.
Bubblegum popBritish pop musicBoy bandPower pop

Question 10: Funk was typified by 1970s bands like Parliament-Funkadelic, The Meters, and James Brown himself, while more versatile groups like War, The Commodores and ________ also became popular.
Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & FireEarth, Wind & Fire discographyPhilip Bailey

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