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Question 1: In 1857, Leon Scott invented the phonoautograph in ________, the first device to record sound.
FranceCanadaUnited KingdomItaly

Question 2: While his audience was awaiting developments in the ________, Block played records and created the illusion that he was broadcasting from a ballroom, with the nation’s top dance bands performing live.
Charles LindberghBruno HauptmannManhattanLindbergh kidnapping

Question 3: Around the same time, the disco-influenced electronic style of dance music called ________ emerged in Chicago.
Acid houseHouse musicChicago houseTechno

Question 4: A sound system for amplification or broadcasting of the recordings (e.g., portable audio system, ________) or a radio broadcasting system;
EqualizationPublic addressInstrument amplifierFoldback (sound engineering)

Question 5: Throughout the 1950s, ________ payments by record companies to DJs in return for airplay were an ongoing problem.
ArsonMurderPayolaAttempt crime

Question 6: In 1999, Shawn Fanning released ________, the first of the massively popular peer-to-peer file sharing systems.
BitTorrent (protocol)Gnutella2GnutellaNapster

Question 7: In the 1920s, ________ became popular as places for dancing and drinking to recorded jukebox music.
Juke jointAfrican AmericanMississippiBlues

Question 8: Sound recordings in a DJ's preferred medium (e.g., ________, Compact Discs, computer media files, etc.);
Reel-to-reel audio tape recordingLP albumGramophone recordPhonograph

Question 9: The common element of most house music is a 4/4 beat generated by a drum machine or other electronic means (such as a sampler), together with a solid (usually also electronically generated) synth ________.
BasslineBluesJazzBass guitar

Question 10: Radio DJs introduce and play music that is broadcast on AM, FM, shortwave, digital, or ________ stations.
RealPlayerHelix (project)Internet radioVLC media player

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