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Question 1: The washboard and frottoir are used as a ________, employing the ribbed metal surface of the cleaning device as a rhythm instrument.
Percussion instrumentPianoTimpaniBass drum

Question 2: With mechanized cleaning of clothing becoming more common by the end of the 20th century, the washboard has become better known for its originally subsidiary use as a ________.
Classical musicMusical notationByzantine lyraMusical instrument

Question 3: As traditionally used in ________, zydeco, skiffle, jug band, and old time music, the washboard remained in its wooden frame and is played primarily by tapping, but also scraping the washboard with thimbles.
American popular musicDixielandBluesJazz

Question 4: The Blues Washboard is used in traditional ________ music, starting in the late 1800s, when it was played by ex-slaves.
JazzAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)BluesAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)

Question 5: It is a traditional instrument in playing the ________ and has mainly been retired since the 1930s.
JazzAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)African-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)Blues

Question 6: Washboards with ________ ridges are still made, and some who use washboards as musical instruments prefer the sound of the somewhat more expensive brass boards.

Question 7: Rock and ________ musician Dave Jacoby still uses the washboard and writes up his own songs.
BluesAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)JazzAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 8: For 19th century washboards, the ridges were often of wood; by the 20th century, ridges of ________ were more common.
MetalNoble gasHalogenNonmetal

Question 9: In the late 20th century and early 21st century, ridges of galvanized steel are most common, but some modern boards are made of ________.
GlassMACORCranberry glassBorosilicate glass

Question 10: Jacoby also plays the ________ tune, Pony Blues.
Robert Johnson (musician)Charlie PattonHowlin' WolfSon House


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