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Zydeco: Quiz


Question 1: When the ________ ended and the black slaves were freed, Louisiana Creoles often assumed positions of leadership because of their decades of freedom and education.
TennesseeBleeding KansasUnited StatesAmerican Civil War

Question 2: As a result, the music integrated waltzes, shuffles, two-steps, ________, rock and roll, and most dance music forms of the era.
JazzBluesAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 3: Zydeco superstar ________ was already well into his career, and also signed his deal with major label Island Records in the mid 1980s.
Mavis StaplesBuckwheat ZydecoNew OrleansBob Dylan

Question 4: Other instruments common in zydeco include the old world accordion which is found in folk and roots music globally, guitar, ________, drums, fiddle, horns and keyboards.
Lead guitarBass guitarJazz guitarElectric guitar

Question 5: Rockin' Dopsie recorded with ________ and also signed a major label deal during this time.
Mrs. RobinsonSimon & GarfunkelPaul SimonArt Garfunkel

Question 6: Young performers like Chris Ardoin, Keith Frank, and Zydeco Force added further by tying the sound to the bass drum rhythm to accentuate or ________ the backbeat even more.
MusicSyncopationBeat (music)Jazz

Question 7: They had the right to own land, something few blacks in the ________ had at that time.
Northeastern United StatesUnited StatesSouthern United StatesMidwestern United States

Question 8: Zydeco music is featured in the ________ The Sims: Unleashed [3] when traveling to Old Town on the Shuttle Bus (while the game loads Old Town), during building mode in Old Town, as well as other scenarios.
Nonviolent video gameVideo gamePersonal computer gameVideo game genres

Question 9: A prodigious 9-year-old zydeco accordionist, Guyland Leday, was featured in an ________ documentary about music and young people.
CNN Sports IllustratedTNT (TV channel)TBS (TV channel)HBO

Question 10: The zydeco rubboard, designed specifically for the genre solely as a percussion instrument, is in the permanent collection of the ________[2].
United States CapitolWashington, D.C.Smithsonian InstitutionNational Mall


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