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John Henry (folklore): Quiz


Question 1: American Blues Rock virtuoso ________ released an album in 2009 entitled The Ballad Of John Henry.
Rock musicJoe BonamassaEric ClaptonElectric blues

Question 2: It was adopted into a stage musical in 1940, starring ________ in the title role.
Alpha Phi AlphaFritz PollardUnited StatesPaul Robeson

Question 3: In 1973, Nick Bosustow and David Adams co-produced an 11-minute animated short, The Legend of John Henry[10] for ________.
Nickelodeon (TV channel)Warner Bros.Comedy CentralParamount Pictures

Question 4: ________ recorded a rock version of the folk song on his 1998 album The Philosopher's Stone.
Astral WeeksVan Morrison discographyVan MorrisonMoondance

Question 5: ________, "The Father of Bluegrass Music" and a main influence in Americana music, sings "Nine Pound Hammer", which has become a classic and a favorite in these genres.
Lester FlattDel McCouryEarl ScruggsBill Monroe

Question 6: The alternative rock band ________ named their 1994 album John Henry, referencing the man vs.
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants discographyIstanbul (Not Constantinople)Don't Let's Start

Question 7: ________ wrote his own variation called "John Henry", as did Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Dave DudleyDel ReevesTom T. HallSix Days on the Road

Question 8: ________ have also used the "John Henry" song as part of their folk satire routine.
Tom SmothersDick SmothersThe Smothers Brothers Comedy HourSmothers Brothers

Question 9: In an episode of ________, Grim tells Billy and Irwin the story of John Henry, with John Henry as Irwin, and Sperg driving the steam hammer.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & MandyEd, Edd n EddyCodename: Kids Next DoorBen 10

Question 10: John Henry appeared in an episode of Saul of the Mole Men, where he was depicted as a steampunk cyborg portrayed by ________
Ted DiBiaseHulk HoganTom Lister, Jr.Survivor Series (1989)


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