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Question 1: Meanwhile Georg Solti’s recording of Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle is approximately 15 hours in duration and Alexander Scourby’s recitation of the ________ is over 80 hours in length.
Authorized King James VersionGeneva BibleRevised Standard VersionDouay-Rheims Bible

Question 2: As of 2008, there are eight cast show recordings on the Registry, including ________, Show Boat, and The Cradle Will Rock.
Carousel (musical)South Pacific (musical)My Fair LadyOklahoma!

Question 3: The most recent is the album ________ by Nirvana which came out in 1991.
Smells Like Teen SpiritIn UteroKurt CobainNevermind

Question 4: (Women are also represented as members of groups, for example: the Velvet Underground and Nico with Maureen Tucker and Nico; the ________ with “Mother” Maybelle Carter and Sara Carter, and Sonic Youth featuring Kim Gordon).
June Carter CashCarter FamilyJohn Carter CashJohnny Cash

Question 5: As of 2008, the oldest recordings on the list are the Edison ________ which date back to 1888.
Gramophone recordPhonograph cylinderCompact Disc8-track tape

Question 6: Both the early Edison recordings and the instrumental “Rumble” by ________ clock in at under three minutes.
RockabillyRock and rollJeff BeckLink Wray

Question 7: Presidents are represented on the Registry, including Woodrow Wilson, ________, and John F. Kennedy.
Jimmy CarterFranklin D. RooseveltLyndon B. JohnsonHarry S. Truman

Question 8: The recordings preserved in the United States National Recording Registry form a registry of recordings selected yearly by the National Recording Preservation Board for preservation in the ________.
Library of CongressUnited States House of RepresentativesUnited States CapitolUnited States Congress

Question 9: The legislative intent of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 was to develop a national program to guard America's ________ heritage.
SynthesizerSound recording and reproductionAudio formatMixing console


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