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  • Humphrey Bate was the first to play old-time music on Nashville radio, and his "Possum Hunters" records are considered some of the most complex string band compositions in the genre?

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Question 1:
Which of the following titles did Old-time music have?
The Old Grey Mare
Look What Happened
1994-95 Rugby Football League season
with Joe Thomas

Question 2: Original material recorded and directed by ________.
Alan LomaxPete SeegerUnited StatesJohn Lomax

Question 3: It is played on acoustic instruments, generally centering on a combination of fiddle and plucked string instruments (most often the guitar and, more generally in regions outside of the Northeast U.S. and ________, banjo).
United KingdomBarbadosUnited StatesCanada

Question 4: Historically, the ________ was nearly always the leading melodic instrument, and in many instances (if no other instruments were available) dances were accompanied only by a single fiddler, who often also acted as dance caller.
Old-time musicViolinBanjoFiddle

Question 5: The band was originally ________, John Cohen, and Tom Paley.
Pete Seeger2007Woody GuthrieMike Seeger

Question 6: Individualistic three-finger styles were developed independently by such important figures as Uncle Dave Macon, ________, and Snuffy Jenkins.
Appalachian musicBluesDock BoggsOld-time music

Question 7: Fraley and Lee Sexton), and ________ (Roan Mountain Hilltoppers).
East TennesseeSevier County, TennesseeChattanooga, TennesseeKnoxville, Tennessee

Question 8: With its origins in traditional music of Europe and ________, old-time music represents perhaps the oldest form of North American traditional music other than Native American music, and thus the term "old-time" is an appropriate one.
Sub-Saharan AfricaAfricaAfrican UnionScramble for Africa

Question 9: The ________ states, being among the first to be settled by Europeans, have one of the oldest traditions of old-time music.
Northeastern United StatesMidwestern United StatesSouthern United StatesNew England

Question 10: Texas developed a distinctive twin-fiddling tradition that was later popularized by ________ as "Western swing" music.
Bob WillsTommy DuncanBluesWillie Nelson







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