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Folk Songs
In the song, "I've Been Working on the Railroad," someone is in the kitchen with ...
A. Katy
B. Dinah
C. Bonnie
D. Barbara
E. Susannah
The Sound of Music
According to the "Do Re Mi" song from "The Sound of Music," what note corresponds to "a drink with jam and bread"?
Traditional Tunes
"Auld Lang Syne" is traditionally sung on ...
A. Christmas
B. Labor Day
C. Thanksgiving
D. Fourth of July
E. New Year's Day
Musical Eras
During what decade did these songs shape American culture?
Novel Tunes
The best-known song about an arc of all seven spectral colors resulting from the refractive dispersion of sunlight by atmospheric moisture is from a movie musical based on whose novel?
A. Edna Ferber
B. Upton Sinclair
C. L. Frank Baum
D. Shalom Aleichem
E. George Bernard Shaw
Piano Practice
Played with two fingers in 3/4 time, this song begins with six chords composed of Fs and Gs followed by six chords composed of Es and Gs. Name that tune.
Captive Composers
What song was written by a prisoner on a British warship near Fort McHenry during the War of 1812?
A. Dixie
B. God Bless America
C. America the Beautiful
D. Star-Spangled Banner
E. Battle Hymn of the Republic
Loopy Lyrics
This verse is a takeoff of what song?
Darn body oatmeals dream,
Wear a first mate chew,
Ouija eyesore blue
Dresden gingham, too.
Movie Music
Which song is associated with a particular film starring Humphrey Bogart?
A. Oh My Papa
B. I Did It My Way
C. As Time Goes By
D. That Old Black Magic
E. Thanks for the Memories
Song Types
Name the composition for two or more voices in which each voice enters at a different time with the same melody.
Holiday Tunes
These lyrics are about what holiday?
Over the river and through the woods
To grandfather's house we go

A. Easter
B. Christmas
C. Labor Day
D. Halloween
E. Thanksgiving
American Songwriters
Who wrote these popular songs?
Musical Tempos
The term, "adagio," suggests a tempo best illustrated by which composition?
A. Edelweiss
B. Maple Leaf Rag
C. Hallelujah Chorus
D. Colonel Bogey March
E. William Tell Overture
Sports Songs
These lyrics are from a song about what sport?
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks

Band Leaders
Who composed "Take the A Train," "Mood Indigo," and "Satin Doll"?
A. Glenn Miller
B. Count Basie
C. Duke Ellington
D. Bix Beiderbecke
E. Benny Goodman
Song History
Although originally written for the Ziegfeld Follies, the composer withdrew it because he felt it didn't belong in an extravagant revue. Twenty years later, it was first performed publicly by Kate Smith. Name this song by Irving Berlin.
Colorful Songs
Which two colors appear in the first stanza of "America the Beautiful"?
A. red and white
B. blue and green
C. silver and gold
D. purple and amber
E. magenta and puce
Looking for Answers
Where, according to Bob Dylan, can the answers to these questions be found?
How many times can a man turn his head,
  pretending he just doesn't see?
How many years can some people exist
  before they're allowed to be free?
Horse Races
In "Camptown Races," the singer is going to bet his money on the ...
A. bay
B. appaloosa
C. silver sorrel
D. old grey mare
E. bob-tailed nag
Song Geography
What is the name for the general region referred to in these song lyrics?
Old times there are not forgotten
These lyrics are from a folksong about whom?
And before I'd let your steam drill
beat me down ...

A. Mike Fink
B. Pecos Bill
C. John Henry
D. Stormalong
E. Paul Bunyan
Singing Cowboys
Name the theme song of the cowboy movie star who passed away in 1998.
Memorable Music
Which song was not written in the same year as the others?
A. Over There
B. For Me and My Gal
C. You're in the Army Now
D. Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here
E. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
French Songs
State, in English, the first question posed in the French children's song, "Frere Jacques."
Shared Melodies
The melody of the British anthem, "God Save the Queen," is also used in which song?
A. America
B. God Bless America
C. America the Beautiful
D. The Star-Spangled Banner
E. Battle Hymn of the Republic
Verbose Verses
What song is about a trio of myopic, perambulating rodents that circumnavigated the agriculturalist's spouse until she excised their trailing extremities with a cutting utensil?
Girls, Girls, Girls
Which song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney?
A. Gloria
B. Roxanne
C. Michelle
D. Mona Lisa
E. Peggy Sue
Lyrical Titles
The title of what American novel is found in the second line of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic"?
Christmas Carols
Which line is from a Christmas tune about chestnuts?
A. Bells on bobtails ring
B. Later on we'll conspire
C. A partridge in a pear tree
D. Blink a bright red and green
E. Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Street Songs
Complete the title of this George M. Cohan song about a street in New York City.
Give My Regards to ...
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Answers to Songs
1. B
2. ti
3. E
4. 1960s
5. C
6. Chopsticks
7. D
8. Down by the Old Mill Stream
9. C
10. round
11. E
12. Cole Porter
13. A
14. baseball
15. C
16. God Bless America
17. D
18. blowin' in the wind
19. E
20. Dixie
21. C
22. Happy Trails to You
23. E
24. Are you sleeping?
25. A
26. Three Blind Mice
27. C
28. The Grapes of Wrath
29. E
30. Broadway
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