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Question 1: Its fatalistic tone contrasted vividly with the sugary pop ballads and the ________ just starting to dominate the charts at the time:
Rock and rollBluesCountry musicJazz

Question 2:
What role did Tennessee Ernie Ford play in the telemovie The Lucy Show?
Harry Conners
Mel Tinker
Homer Higgins
Sherman Bagley

Question 3: In an ironic play of words, the show was named not after Ernie, but rather, the sponsor—________ automobiles.
Ford Motor CompanyFord Focus (international)Vauxhall MotorsFord Fairmont

Question 4: First Lieutenant Ford served in World War II as the bombardier on a ________ flying missions over Japan.
B-47 StratojetB-24 LiberatorB-25 MitchellB-29 Superfortress

Question 5: Over the years, Ford was awarded three stars on the ________, for radio, records, and television.
Hollywood Walk of FameHollywood, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAcademy AwardCinema of the United States

Question 6: After the war, Ford worked at radio stations in San Bernardino and ________.
Glendale, CaliforniaLong Beach, CaliforniaLos AngelesPasadena, California

Question 7: largely as a result of his portrayal of the 'country bumpkin,' "Cousin Ernie" on ________.
I Love LucyDesi ArnazLucille BallCBS

Question 8: He also owned a cabin near Grandjean, ________ on the upper South Fork of the Payette River where he would regularly retreat.

Question 9: He was awarded the ________ in 1984, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1990.
Ronald ReaganPresidential Medal of FreedomUnited StatesPresident of the United States

Question 10: "I'll Never Be Free," a duet pairing Ford with Capitol Records pop singer ________, became a huge country and pop crossover hit in 1950.
Frankie LaineKay StarrElla Mae MorseJo Stafford

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