Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Harmonica Frank - 1951.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who said "If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel . . . I could make a billion dollars"?
(a) Greil Marcus.
(b) Sam Phillips.
(c) Carl Perkins.
(d) Harmonica Frank.

2. Who sang "Fool about mah money/don't try to save"?
(a) Sam Phillips.
(b) Little Richard.
(c) Harmonica Frank.
(d) Elvis Presley.

3. Who said "I played rock and roll before I ever heard of Elvis Presley. I saw him in Memphis before he ever made a record"?
(a) Sam Phillips.
(b) Bob Dylan.
(c) Little Richard.
(d) Harmonica Frank.

4. What type of music did Robert Johnson sing?
(a) Rock 'n' roll.
(b) Gospel.
(c) Country.
(d) Blues.

5. According to Marcus in "Harmonica Frank -1951," whose music caught the spirit and sound of Harmonica Frank and made it popular?
(a) Elvis Presley.
(b) Little Richard.
(c) Sam Phillips.
(d) Bob Dylan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What book is being discussed on the television show sketch used in the Prologue?

2. In "Harmonica Frank -1951," what song does Marcus say "set the stage for rock 'n' roll"?

3. According to the Prologue, why are Harmonica Frank and Robert Johnson included in Mystery Train?

4. Which of the following performers will NOT be discussed in Mystery Train?

5. What "spirit" does Harmonica Frank have that Marcus believes is truly American?

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