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Italian folk music: Quiz


Question 1: Today, Italy's folk music is often divided into several spheres of geographic influence, a classification system proposed by ________ in 1956[1] and often repeated since.
John LomaxPete SeegerAlan LomaxUnited States

Question 2: Toward the end of the decade, a special effort was made to capture the folk traditions of the meridionale (southern Italy), including an important study by Carpitella and anthropologist Ernesto de Martino of the ________.
TarantellaNaplesItalian folk danceCampania

Question 3: There was a ________ in the 1970s in this area, paralleling similar developments across continental Europe, including Brittany and Catalonia.
American folk musicFolk rockRoots revivalFolk music

Question 4: The music of the island of ________ is distinct from that of the rest of Italy, and is best known for the polyphonic chanting of the tenores.

Question 5: Sacred ________, or sacred songs, can be heard during religious celebrations, sung by choruses like Su Cuncordu 'e su Rosariu.

Question 6: They have lived in the area for an undetermined amount of time, possibly as early as ________ or as late as the Middle Ages.
Roman GreeceAlexander the GreatAncient GreeceClassical antiquity

Question 7: The Italian folk revival was accelerating by 1966, when the Istituto Ernesto de Martino was founded by Gianni Bosio in ________ to document Italian oral culture and traditional music.
MilanCorbetta, ItalyItalyRome

Question 8: A folk dance called the ________ is still sometimes performed.
TarantellaItalian folk danceCampaniaNaples

Question 9: With the emergence of the Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare in 1970, the notion of a musical group organized to promote the music of a particular region (in this case, ________) was clearly gaining momentum.

Question 10: Roots revivalists have revived traditional songs, though, from Piedmont (La Ciapa Rusa), ________ (Barabàn) and Veneto (Calicanto).


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