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Player piano: Quiz


Question 1: The consensus was key to avoiding a costly ________, which plagued almost every other form of entertainment media that followed roll music.
Blu-ray DiscLaserdiscFormat warMiniDisc

Question 2: The Aeolian Duo-Art recording machinery was destroyed by bombing during the World War II, as was the Welte factory in ________.
HeilbronnUlmFreiburg im BreisgauStuttgart

Question 3: Amplification was also applied to the recording of ________ records, the electrical recording systems introduced around 1925 allowing a major rise in sound quality.
Gramophone recordLP albumPhonographReel-to-reel audio tape recording

Question 4: The technical advances of the 1920s were instead in ________ technology.
Amateur radioMicrowaveRadio broadcastingRadio

Question 5: ________ did feature, but not commonly: in this period, the player was being sold on its artistic capabilities to rich buyers.
JazzBluesRagtimeScott Joplin

Question 6: A player piano is neither an electric piano, electronic piano, nor a ________.
Musical Instrument Digital InterfaceDigital pianoSynthesizerElectronic musical instrument

Question 7: This device, the ________, was launched in 1904.
GermanySteinway & SonsFreiburg im BreisgauWelte-Mignon

Question 8: Music rolls for pneumatic player pianos, often known as ________, consist of a continuous sheet of paper rolled on to a spool.
Piano rollPaper data storageBook musicPunched card

Question 9: The advent of electrical amplification in home music reproduction via the wireless in the same period helped cause their eventual decline in popularity, and the ________ virtually wiped out production.
1997 Asian Financial CrisisRecession of 1937–1938Panic of 1907Wall Street Crash of 1929

Question 10: These devices were later extended to operate ________, which contain a set of tuned metal teeth plucked by the player mechanism.
DrumMusical boxAutomatonSwitzerland

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