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Department
Integrative Arts
Course
INART 115
Professor
Brian Farrell
Semester
Spring

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Test Unit 1 Your response has been submitted successfully. Points Awarded 96 Points Missed 4 Percentage 96% Please Answer the Following 25 Questions: 1. After WWII, The popular music charts and their once predictable offerings had become an odd and disjointed conglomeration of many different styles with no central thread to connect them. A. True B. False 2. Which is NOT a song written by Stephen Foster? A. “Open Thy Lattice Love” B. “Oh! Susanna!” C. “My Old Kentucky Home” D. “De Comptown Races” E. “Dixie” 3. Mamie Smith’s hit song, “Crazy Blues,” was released on what record label? A. Black Swan Records B. Paramount Records C. OKeh Records D. Victor Red Seal Records E. None of the Above 4. The first commercially successful songwriter in American history was: A. W. C. Handy B. James Bland C. Stephen Foster D. Harry Pace E. None of the above 5. This person is credited with the invention of radio, along with most of the major patents that applied to the development of the industry of early wireless communication. A. Heinrich Hertz B. David Sarnoff C. Guglielmo Marconi D. James Maxwell Clark E. None of the above 6. This popular songwriter was one of the founding members of the first minstrel company and a creator of the first legitimate stage show that was comprised of only blackface songs, dances, and comic skits A. George Washington Dixon B. Edwin Christy C. Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice D. Daniel Decatur Emmett E. James Bland 7. What was the most famous song of the late nineteenth century that sold over 5 million copies of sheet music? A. “Oh! Susanna!” B. “After the Ball” C. “Dixie” D. “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” E. None of the above 8. Although minstrelsy created a debasing stereotype that would persist in popular culture for over a century, minstrel show songs became the first successful popular tunes in American history. A. True B. False 9. Which of the following companies DID NOT manufacture early versions of machines that could play back recorded sound? A. The Victor Talking Machine Company B. The Berliner Gramophone Company C. The Edison Phonograph Company D. The Bell Telephone Company E. None of the above 10. Who was originally credited for writing “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)”? A. W. C. Handy B. Stephen Foster C. E. P. Christy D. James A. Bland E. None of the Above 11. Prior to the Great Depression, radio was a powerful ally to the recording industry and helped to increase both the sale of sheet music and sound recordings. A. True B. False 12. Steven Foster entered into an arrangement with Edwin P. Christy (the owner of Christy’s Minstrels) that gave Christy the exclusive right to premiere several of Foster’s songs. Christy became an important factor in introducing Foster’s songs to the public and promoting them through performance. A. True B. False 13. Which of the following occurred as a result of the increased popularity of the parlor piano? A. The recording industry suffered devastating losses B. Piano teachers, tuners, and salesmen were in demand across the country and became flourishing career fields C. Sales of musical instruments of all kinds increased as strings, brass, and woodwinds were added to the “family band.” D. Two of the above E. All of the above 14. Which of the following Stephen Foster songs have the features and characteristics that would classify them as “sentimental ballads” A. “Beautiful Dreamer” B. “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair” C. “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” D. Two of the Above E. All of the Above 15. The first commercially released sound recordings were A. Field recordings of folk songs B. Marketed to predominately African American audiences C. Seen as a promotional device for the sale sheet music D. Two of the above E. All of the above 16. Emile Berliner A. Designed a phonograph that recorded sound on wax cylinders B. Designed a phonograph that recorded sound on flat discs C. Designed the first phonograph that reproduced sound electrically D. Two of the above E. All of the above 17. The sale of phonograph records A. Declined after the introduction of radio in the early 1920s B. Declined as America entered the Great Depression C. Declined after World War II D. Two of the above E. All of the above 18. As a consequence of the success of the motion picture musical, A. Radio lost a vast share of the audience and struggled to survive throughout the Great Depression B. Vaudeville was relegated to secondary status in the marketing plans of the music industries C. The Broadway musical diminished in importance as a vehicle for promoting songs D. Two of the above E. All of the above 19. Which technological advances were factors in the creation of American popular music during the mid-nineteenth century? A. Advances in paper printing technology B. The invention of the phonograph C. The invention of radio D. Two of the above E. All of the Above 20. James Bland A. Founded the Virginia Minstrels in 1843 B. Was America’s first popular African American songwriter C. Wrote “O Dem Golden Slippers” and "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny" D. Two of the above E. All of the above 21. Who is the author of the above song? A. Paul Dresser B. Arthur Pryor C. Henry Higgins D. Two of the above E. All of the above 22. Who wrote the above song? A. Paul Dresser B. James A. Bland C. Daniel Decatur Emmett D. Ernest Hogan E. Charles K. Harris 23. The above song was written by: A. Stephen Foster B. Edwin Christy C. Charles K. Harris D. Daniel Decatur Emmett E. Ernest Hogan 24. Who was the author of the above song? A. Charles K. Harris B. Stephen Foster C. Paul Dresser D. James A Bland E. None of the above 25. Who wrote the above song? A. Charles K. Harris B. James A. Bland C. Thomas Hampson D. Daniel Decatur Emmett E. Stephen Foster Test Unit 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Points Awarded 85 Points Missed 15 Percentage 85% 1. Which is NOT a song written by Stephen Foster? A. “Open Thy Lattice Love” B. “Oh! Susanna!” C. “My Old Kentucky Home” D. “De Comptown Races” E. “Dixie” 2. Throughout the Depression, movie musicals were the backbone of many Hollywood studios. A. True B. False 4. Prior to the nineteenth century, music in the United States existed in two broad categories of musical practice: minstrel show tunes and sentimental ballads. A. True B. False 6. What was the most popular and successful stage entertainment of the nineteenth century? A. vaudeville B. ballet C. minstrel shows D. opera E. stand-up comedy 7. The person credited with starting the first minstrel show stage company is A. George Washington Dixon B. Edwin Christy C. Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice D. Daniel Decatur Emmett E. James Bland 9. Ballads like “Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair” and “Beautiful Dreamer” played to a desire on the part of the emerging middle class to project a sense of refinement and cultured appreciation for music in their homes and in social situations. A. True B. False 10. As the sale of parlor pianos increased, all of the trades and industries associated with music experienced unprecedented growth. A. True B. False 11. Which of the following companies DID NOT manufacture early versions of machines that could play back sound? A. The Victor Talking Machine Company B. The Berliner Gramophone Company C. The Edison Phonograph Company D. AMI Selective Phonograph, Inc. E. None of the above 12. The first million-selling record was A. a Red Seal recording of James Bland’s “Carry Me Back To Old Virginny” B. a recording of “You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down” by Mamie Smith C. a release on Black Swan by Ethel Waters called “Down Home Blues” D. “Crazy Blues,” by Mamie Smith E. an Okeh release by Fiddlin’ John Carson called, “Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane” 14. Like many of his other popular songs, Stephen Foster wrote “Old Folks at Home” based on his personal experience of traveling throughout the American South. A. True B. False 16. In the nineteenth century, the emerging American middle class wanted A. their music to be clearly distinct from both fine art and folk music B. music to acknowledge their sense of newfound identity in society, and to reflect their own values back to that society C. songs and other entertainments that were tailored to their interests and tastes D. Two of the above E. All of the Above 17. Black Swan records A. was in existence from the beginning of the Great Depression to the end of WWII B. was considered an “overnight success story” C. was founded by W.C. Handy D. Two of the above E. All of the above 18. The British record label, Decca, A. bought out the Brunswick label and established the new imprint, American Decca B. slashed the price of phonograph records to 35 cents C. was one of the largest European recording companies in the 1930s D. Two of the above E. All of the above 19. Which of the following Stephen Foster songs have the features and characteristics that would classify them as “sentimental ballads” A. “Oh! Susanna!” B. “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair” C. “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” D. Two of the Above E. All of the Above 20. David Sarnoff A. Formed both NBC and CBS B. Became a minor celebrity in his youth as one of the Marconi wireless operators who sent and received messages during the Titanic disaster C. came up with the idea of the “radio music box,” which led to the creation of the modern broadcasting industry D. Two of the above E. All of the above 21. In the years immediately following World War II, A. industries boomed and brought about massive urbanization B. the country went through a period of unprecedented social and economic change C. sales of recorded music stagnated as Americans turned to other forms of entertainment D. Two of the above E. All of the above 22. Which of the following helped bring the recording industry back from the brink of total collapse after the Great Depression? A. The reinstitution of the jukebox B. The Introduction of the Duo Jr., which provided an inexpensive means of electrically amplified playback for recorded music C. The reduction in the cost of phonograph records by American Decca to thirty-five cents, less than half of the established price during the Depression D. Two of the above E. All of the above 23. Stephen Foster A. created the model that the music industries would follow from his time forward and set the pattern for how popular music as a business and a creative enterprise would progress for decades. B. never made substantial earnings from his songs, despite his efforts to both promote and
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