The Quiz Page by Bert Thompson

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Quiz 59

Town/City - 2

by Bert Thompson

Name the town or city alluded to in each song As an assist, first letters are given.
 

1. Creole Bells A
2. Phoenix Jazzers C
3. Ambrosia Brass Band I
4. Fenix Jazz Band A
5. Des Hopkins Dixieland Band I
6. Max Lager’s New Orleans Stompers S
7. Yarra Yarra Jazz Band A
8. Benkó Dixieland Band H
9. Porteña Jazz Band A
10. The Happy Pals New Orleans Party Orchestra C

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QUIZ- 58

Non-U.S., Non-U.K. Bands - 2

by Bert Thompson

The jazz bands listed below are non-U.S., non-U.K.
Name the country from which each hails/hailed.
 

1. S_____ C_____ Sue
2. E_____ S_____ L_____ Toodle-oo
3. I lost my gal from M_____
4. B_____ Breakdown.
5. So we sang the chorus from A_____
to the sea, While we were marching
through Georgia
6. L_____ Blues
7. C_____ Breakdown
8. S_____ Stomp
9. Midnight in M_____
10. Back in N_____
Where the fellers chew tobaccy.

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QUIZ- 57

Musicians’ First Names - 2

by Bert Thompson

Give the musicians’ first names

1. "Red" Allen
2. "Ma" Rainey
3. "Duke" Ellington
4. "Red" Norvo
5. "Slow Drag" Pavageau
6. "Cie" Frazier
7. "Count" Basie
8. "Chippie" Hill
9. "Bix" Beiderbecke
10. "Pee Wee" Hunt

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QUIZ – 56

Locations - 2

by Bert Thompson

Name the city in which each of the following jazz venues is/was located

1. Earthquake McGoon’s
2. Hall Bros. Emporium of Jazz
3. Snug Harbor
4. The Landing Jazz Club
5. Jimmy Ryan’s
6. Kelly’s Stables
7. Tin Angel
8. Fritzel’s European Jazz Pub
9. Hambone Kelly’s
10. Palm Court Jazz Café

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Quiz-55

By Bert Thompson

Alternate Titles - 2

 1. Sidewalk Blue A. In the Racket
 2. London Blues B. West Indies Blues
 3. Richard M. Jones Blues C. Fishtail Blues
 4. Shake That Thing D. Pork Chop
 5. Short Dress Gal E. Mamie’s Blues
 6. S.O.L. Blues F. In the Groove
 7. South G. Shoe Shiner’s Drag
 8. 2:19 Blues H. All Night Blues
 9. Down Home Rag J. Gully Low Blues
10. I Can’t Escape from You K. Black Rag

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Quiz-54

By Bert Thompson

Myths and Legends
Indicate whether each of the following statements is fact or fiction:

1.  Jelly Roll Morton was the inventor of jazz.
2.  Bunk Johnson gave Louis Armstrong his first cornet and later taught him how to play it.
3.  Bunk Johnson’s dentures were made by Sidney Bechet's dentist brother Leonard.
4.  Eubie Blake lived to be 100.
5.  Louis Armstrong was born on July 4th.
6.  Storyville, the New Orleans red light district, mockingly alluded to city alderman Sidney Story,
who wanted the district established to control and reform prostitution in the city.
7.  The first jazz recording was made in 1917 by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
8.  Bunk Johnson played with Buddy Bolden in Bolden’s band.
9.  Buddy Bolden was a barber and publisher of The Cricket, a scandal sheet.
10.  Louis Armstrong was an enthusiastic endorser (unpaid) of Swiss Kriss, a laxative.

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QUIZ 52 – National Service

By Bert Thompson

Each of the following musicians served in the armed forces, the Coast Guard, or the Merchant Marine.
Indicate the respective service branch for each in the space to the left of each name.

 
Musicians Services
1. Turk Murphy A. Army
2. Shelly Manne  
3. Ted Weems B. Army Air Forces/Air Force
 4. Glenn Miller  
5. Artie Shaw C. Navy
6. Noble Sissle D. Coast Guard
7. Lester Young  
8 Lu Watters E. Merchant Marine
9. Tex Beneke  
10. Buddy Rich F. Marine Corps

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QUIZ  51 – Non-U.S., Non-U.K. Bands - 1

by Bert Thompson

The jazz bands listed below are non-U.S., non-U.K.
Name the country from which each hails/hailed.

1. New Orleans Rascals ---
2. New Orleans Roof Jazzmen ---
3. Sweet Mary Cat New Orleans Jazz Band ---
4. New Orleans Delight ---
5. Göta River Jazzmen ---
6. Bovisa New Orleans Jazz Band ---
7. Silver Leaf Jazz Men ---
8. Veterinary Street Jazz Band ---
9. Canal Street Jazz Band ---
10. Bohém Ragtime Jazzband ---

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QUIZ 50 –Bands and Leaders - 2

by Bert Thompson

Match the band with its leader

1. Yerba Buena Jazz Band A. Spike Jones
B. Louis Armstrong
2. Original Dixieland Jass Band C. Paul Mares
3. Red Hot Peppers D. Sidney Bechet
E. Wilbur de Paris
4. Hot Five F. Lu Watters
5. Black Bottom Stompers G. Duke Ellington
H. Eddie Condon
6. City Slickers I. Muggsy Spanier
 7. New Orleans Rhythm Kings J. Sharkey Bonano
K. Jelly Roll Morton
8. New Orleans Feetwarmers L. George Lewis
9. Washingtonians M. Nick LaRocca
N. Punch Miller
10. New New Orleans Jazz O. Johnny Dodds

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QUIZ 49: - Animals in Titles – 1

by Bert Thompson

In each title’s blank, place the name of the animal
As a clue, the first letter of the name is provided.
 
1. A_______ Crawl
2. Big B_______ Stomp
3. Yellow D_______ Blues
4. Black C_______ on the Fence
5. T_______ Moan
6. Billy G_______ Stomp
7. Black S_______ Blues
8. F_______-I-More Rag
9. Milk C_______ Blues
10.T _______ Twist

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Quiz 48 - Something in Common

By Bert Thompson   

What do the following people, some real, some fictional, have in common?

1. Tillie, Harriet, Skinner, and Hagar
2. Daisy Parker, Lil Hardin, Alpha Smith, and Lucille Wilson
3. Art Tatum, DeDe Pierce, and W. C. Handy
4. Max Collie, Annie Hawkins, Graeme Bell, and Bob Barnard
5. Lorraine, Sue, Emmaline, Adeline, and Jenny Lee
6. Pianists Marian McPartland and George Shearing
7. Jimmy McPartland, Frank Teschemacher, and Bud Freeman
8. Wingy Manone, Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, and Emma Barrett
9. Dippermouth, Satchel Mouth, and Gatemouth
10. Hank Williams, Bix Beiderbecke, and Janis Joplin

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Quiz 47 Died Young (1)

by Bert Thompson

None of the following musicians lived to celebrate his 40th birthday.
Match each with the letter indicating how old he was when he died.

Name

Age at
death
1. Bix Beiderbecke A. 21
B. 22
2. Charlie Christian C. 23
D.24
3. Fats Waller E. 25
F. 26
4. Chick Webb G. 27
H. 28
5. Bubber Miley I. 29
J. 30
6. Bunny Berigan K. 31
L. 32
7. Eddie Lang M 33
N. 34
8. Frank Teschemacher O. 35
P. 36
9. James Reese Europe Q. 37
R. 38
10. Benny Strickler S. 39

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Quiz 46 Actions (2)

by Bert Thompson

Fill the blank in each song line or title with the
name of an action [hint: all end in ing or in’]

1. The bells are _____ for me and my gal

2. _____ down to Cottontown
3. _____ out of Mischief Now
4. My Honey’s _____ Arms
5. Camp _____ Blues
6. _____ Boy Blues
7. I'm _____ tired of _____ 'round
Think I’ll marry and settle down
8. 'Cos this old nightlife this _____ life
Is _____ me
9. _____ papa, don't you try to two-time me
10. There’s an old _____ wheel in the parlor

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Quiz 45 Alternate Titles (2)

by Bert Thompson

For various reasons, many tune were given alternate titles.
Match each of the following titles with its alternate title.

Most Common Alternate
1. The Bucket’s Got a Hole in It A. Spooky Serenade
2. Fidgety Feet B. That Teasin’ Rag
3. Bugle Boy March C. Uptown Bumps
4. Do What Ory Say D. Golden Leaf Strut
5. The Chant E. Rent Party Blues
6. Sportin’ Life Blues F. American Soldier
7. Sensation G. War Clouds
8. Buddy Bolden’s Blues H. Temptation Blues
9. Milenberg Joys J. Funky Butt
10. Camp Meeting Blues K. Gatemouth

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Quiz 44

Girl's Names - 3

by Bert Thompson

Complete the blanks with the girls’ names

 

1. I dream of _______ with the light brown hair.
2. Strut Miss _______
3. _______ of Washington Square
4. But to me you're as fair as you were, _______,
When you and I were young.
5. _______, the Voodoo Queen,
From way down yonder in New Orleans.
6. Fussy _______
7. In my sweet little _______ blue gown, 
When I first wandered down into town
8. _______ _______, where you been so long?
9. I saw her at the seashore with a great big pan,
There was _______ pouring water on a drowning man!
10. _______’s Dream

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Quiz 43

Sobriquets

by Bert Thompson

Name the person to whom each sobriquet applies

 

1. The Mother of the Blues
2. The Father of the Blues
3. The Judge
4. The Bell Gal
5. The King of Swing
6. The King of Jazz
7. The Empress of the Blues
8. The King of Ragtime
9. The Lion
10. The Guv’nor

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Quiz 42

Hidden Instruments 2

by Bert Thompson

Name the instrument hidden in plain sight in each sentence

 

1. “Yon dinghy would bob o’er the waves’ crests like a cork,” quoth the mariner.
2. Abolishing the death penalty resulted in many a cell on death row being repurposed.
3. Violating probation will result in reincarceration.
4. When she turns the charm on, I can’t say, “No.”
5. “My name is Nancy M. Balantyne,” she told the court.
6. Suppose there were, for emergencies, an imac cord: I only would pull it if all else had failed.
7. An American activist leader, Mario Savio linked arms often with other demonstrators to hinder arrest.
8. What‘s sauce for geese is also sauce for ganders.
9. Aspic, colorless but savory, congeals when refrigerated.
10. Originating in Brazil, sambas soon became popular all over the world.

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Quiz 41

Animals

by Bert Thompson

In each title’s blank, place the name of the animal
As a clue, the first letter of the name is provided.

 

1. A_______ Crawl
2. Big B_______ Stomp
3. Yellow D_______ Blues
4. Black C_______ on the Fence
5. T_______ Moan
6. Billy G_______ Stomp
7. Black S_______ Blues
8. F_______-I-More Rag
9. Milk C_______ Blues
10.T _______ Twist

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Quiz 40

Colours

by Bert Thompson

Fill the blank in each song title with the colour

 

1. _______ Man Blues
2. Black and _______
3. Irish _______ Bottom
4. _______ Rose of Cairo
5. _______ Dog Blues
6. _______ Cliffs of Dover
7. _______ Skin Mama
8. Blue Turning _______over You
9. Floating Down That Old _______ River
10. Black and _______ Fantasy

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QUIZ  39

Tune/Composer

by Bert Thompson
 

Match each of the following tune titles with its composer:

 

1. Chimes Blues Eddie Condon 
Lil Hardin
2. Aunt Hagar’s Blues  Kid Ory
Wild Bill Davison
3. Some Day You’ll Be Sorry Louis Armstrong
Jack Teagarden
4. Original Dixieland One-Step Bix Beiderbecke
Jelly Roll Morton
5. Stevedore Stomp Duke Ellington
Lu Watters
6. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue Lil Hardin
Nick La Rocca
7. Davenport Blues W. C. Handy
George Lewis
8. Emperor Norton’s Hunch Turk Murphy
Johnny Dodds
9. Steamboat Stomp Duke Ellington
King Oliver

10. Muskrat Ramble

Kid Ory
Pete Fountain

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QUIZ  38

Actions 

by Bert Thompson
 

Fill the blank in each song line or title with the name of an action [hint: all end in ing or in’]

 

1. _____ through Georgia
2. She’s _____ for Me
3. _____ with the King
4. You know that I'm _____ the night and day through
Just _____ I'll get one sweet letter from you.
5. And for weeks they've been _____,
Every Susie and Sal.
6. I’m _____all my eggs in one basket
7. _____ the Jack
8. They're _____ for me and my gal,
The parson's _____ for me and my gal.
9. When we're out together _____ cheek to cheek.
10. I’m forever _____ bubbles.

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QUIZ  37

Married Names 

by Bert Thompson
 

For each of the following jazz musicians her maiden name is given, but she took her spouse’s name as her professional name. What was that professional surname for each? (The musician’s instrument is given to help with the ID.)

 

1. Jeanette Salvant (piano)
2. Lillian Hardin (piano)
3. Josephine McDonald (dance and voice)
4. Marian Turner (piano)
5. Gertrude Pridget (voice)
6. Mary Elfrieda Scruggs (piano)
7. Ida Prather (voice)
8. Mildred Rinker (voice)
9. Billie Goodson (piano)

10. Jean McCarty (piano and voice)

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QUIZ  36

Hidden Instruments

by Bert Thompson


Name the instrument hidden in plain sight in each sentence.

1.   “Just rum,” Peter said, when asked what he would like to drink.

2.   Scampi, another seafood item on the menu, is very popular.

3.   The comedians decided to ban jokes that could be seen as racist.

4.   Rumbas seem so passé today.
5.   Rancor nets one nothing but decay of the soul.
6.   Anglo, often, or Saxon or a combination ancestry is found in 30% of Britons’ DNA.
7.   The doctor gave Andrew, and also us, a phone number to use in an emergency
8.   After he tried the bratwurst, Jeb said, “I’m declarin’ ethnic food ain’t bad.”

9.   Instead of “Rambo,” I wrote it “Rombo,” never realizing the mistake.

10.  The woman carefully wiped down the tub after taking a bath.

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QUIZ  35

Down by the Riverside.

by Bert Thompson

Fill the blanks in the song lyrics with the names of the rivers

1. It’s a treat to beat your feet on the _______ mud.
2. Then I will sing for you the Love Songs of the _______.
3. I looked over _______ and what did I see?
Comin’ for to carry me home.
4. I’ll pack my walking shoes
To lose those _______ blues.
5. Just remember the _______ River Valley
And the cowboy that's loved you so true.
6. I’ve been floating down the old _______ River
On the good ship Rock and Rye.
7. For there's not a colleen sweeter 
Where the River _______ flows.
8. Way down upon the _______ River
Far, far away.
9. Beautiful _______, in dreams again I see
Visions of what used to be.
10. Away, I’m bound away
‘Cross the wide _______.

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QUIZ  34

Jazz Venues

by Bert Thompson

Name the city in which each of the following jazz venues is/was located

1. Preservation Hall
2. Cotton Club
3. Club Hangover
4. Royal Gardens (later Lincoln Gardens)
5. Stuyvesant Casino
6. Sunset Café
7. Dawn Club
8. The Spotted Cat
9. Luthjens Dance Hall
10. Reisenweber's Café

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QUIZ  33

States
by Bert Thompson


Name the state in each song title

1. ‘Cross the Wide _______
2. _______ Jubilee
3. _______ Wig Walk
4. _______ Fairy Tale
5. _______ Grind
6. My Old _______ Home
7. Beautiful _______ Blues
8. _______ Moaner Blues
9. I’m Coming _______
10. _______ in the Morning

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QUIZ  32

Girl's Names
by Bert Thompson


Complete the blanks with the girls’ names

1. ‘Cause I have bought the home and ring and everything
_______, you’ve been my inspiration.

2. _______, you'll soon be waking
To find you heart is aching.
3. Every star above
Knows the one I love
Sweet _______, just you.
4. Just _______ and me, and baby makes three,
We're happy in my Blue Heaven.
5. Look out for _______, that baby from New Orleans.
She's only seventeen, but what a queen, Oh my.
6. Something for _______.
7. Sweet _______ _______,
From sunny Tennessee.
8. I can’t wait until that lucky day
When I marry sweet _______.
9. (Miss) _______ _______ in New Orleans,
Runs a good time flat.
Sellin' booze and singin' blues,
Down where she's at
10. Who's kissable, who's lovable,
Miss _______ _______.

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QUIZ  31

Venues
by Bert Thompson

Match the jazz musician or band who or which was associated with each venue.

1. Mahogany Hall

A. King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band

2. Cotton Club B. Yerba Buena Jazz Band
3. Earthquake McGoon’s C. Jelly Roll Morton
4. Royal Gardens (later Lincoln Gardens) D. Fate Marable Bands
5. Stuyvesant Casino E. Duke Ellington Orchestra
6. Carnegie Hall F. Scott Joplin
7. Dawn Club G. Turk Murphy Jazz Band
8. Streckfus Mississippi riverboats H. Original Dixieland Jass Band
9. Maple Leaf Club I. Benny Goodman Band
10. Reisenweber's Cafe J. Bunk Johnson and His New Orleans Band

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QUIZ  30

Far Away Places
by Bert Thompson


Name the foreign locale in each of the following song titles or lyric lines that bands have or had in their repertoires.

1. ‘Twas on the Isle of _______ that I found her.
2. Then I will sing for you the Love Songs of the _______.
3. There’ll be bluebirds over The white cliffs of _______.
4. Back in _______ Where the fellers chew tobaccy.
5. Midnight in _______.
6. But for all that I found there I might as well be
Where the Mountains of _______ sweep down to the sea.
7. Roses of _______.
8. _______ _______ Man.
9. But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonny, bonny banks of Loch _______.
10. Dans les Rues d’_______.

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QUIZ  29

by Bert Thompson

Alternate Titles

For various reasons, many tunes were given alternate titles.
Match each of the following titles with its alternate title.

Most Common

Alternate

1.   Tiger Rag

A. Loveless Love

2.   Livery Stable Blues

B.  Bienville Blues

3.   Dippermouth Blues

C.  Chicago Breakdown

4.   Do What Ory Say

D.  Gambler's Blues

5.   Make Me a Pallet on the Floor

E.  Good Time Flat Blues

6.   Careless Love

F.  Play Jack Carey

7.   Storyville Blues 

G.  Barnyard Blues

8.   Farewell to Storyville

H.  Atlanta Blues

9.   St. James Infirmary

J.   Get It Right

10.  Stratford Hunch

K.  Sugarfoot Stomp

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QUIZ  28

by Bert Thompson

Fill the blank in each song line or title with the article of clothing
 

1. Spanish _______
2. Put on Your Old Grey _______
3. He's the guy who makes me
Put on both my dancin' _______.
4. Grab your coat and get your _______,
Leave your worries on the doorstep.
5. With my high silk hat and my frock tail coat,
Your Paris lace _______ and your silken shawl
6. Now when I die I want you to bury me
With a box back _______ and a high silk hat.
7. Don't start collecting things 
Give me my rose and my _______
8. Now if you run into
A five-foot-two
Covered with _______.
 
9. Turned up nose, turned down _______,
A flapper, yessir, one of those.
10. High hats and Arrow collars, white _______ and lots of dollars
Spending every dime, for a wonderful time.

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QUIZ  27

by Bert Thompson

The following questions all relate to the deaths of jazz personalities
 

 1. In what type of an institution did Buddy Bolden die?
2. Which famous blues singer died after being in an automobile accident?
3. How old was Bix Beiderbecke when he died - 28, 33, 45, or 63?
4. The day after being attacked by one of his sidemen in 1919, bandleader
James Reese Europe, a jazz pioneer, died. With what was he attacked?
5. Which famous ragtime pianist died of syphilitic dementia?
6. How old did Eubie Blake claim to be in the year of his death (1983)?
7. Which musician collapsed and died while, or just after,
participating in a memorial concert for his or her ex-spouse?
8. Where did Kid Ory die - (1) New Orleans, Louisiana;
(2) Honolulu, Hawaii; or (3) Culver City, California?
9. Who, at the time of his death, was reduced to "sweeping out
a pool hall and selling vegetables on the streets of Savannah, GA"?
10. Of what did Fats Waller die on a cross country train trip in 1943
alcoholism, pneumonia, heart attack, or cirrhosis?

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QUIZ  26

by Bert Thompson

Household Items

In each blank space in the title or lyric, identify the item
 

1. There’s an old ______ _______ in the parlor.
2. A cozy ______ _______
Oh, what a happy pair
One caress, happiness
3. Empty _______ Blues
4. Ol’ ______ _______’s got me, my cane by my side.
5. I saw her at the seashore with a great big _______,
There was Hannah pouring water on a drowning man!
She’s Hard Hearted Hannah, the vamp of Savannah, GA.
6. If I reach Atlanta with no place to go,
You can make me a _______ on the floor.
7. She was stretched out on a long, white _______,
So cold, so sweet, so fair.
8. _______ Foot Stomp
9. Wrapped in the arms of sweet romance
Under a _______ of blue
10. I don't stay out late
Got no place to go
I'm home about eight
Just me and my _______.

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QUIZ  25

by Bert Thompson

Streets

Name the street alluded to in each song
 

1. South _______ Street Parade
2. And the blind man on the corner
Who sings the _______ Street Blues.
3. _______ Street Rock
4. There's a lot of hot spots, you'll see lots of big shots,
Down on _______ Street.
5. _______ Street Rag
6. Yes, the Blues were born in New Orleans.
They’re in the heart of each one you’ll meet.
Why, they’ll make you laugh and sing, and you’ll cry,
All the way down _______ Street.
7. _______ Street Breakdown
8. That's where the light and the dark folks meet,
A heaven on earth, they call it _______ Street.
9. _______ Street Tutti
10. I have seen the bright lights burning up and down old _______.

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QUIZ  24

by Bert Thompson

Body Parts

Fill the blank in each song line or title with the name of the body part:

1. Your _______’s too big
2. First you put your two _______ close up tight.
3. I'll feel the touch of your _______ pressing on mine.
4. My Honey’s Lovin’ _______
5. Here is the drag, see how it goes,
Down on the _______, up on the _______,
That’s the way to do the Varsity Drag.
6. Turned up _______, turned down hose,
A flapper, yessir, one of those
7. My _______ Belongs to Daddy
8. Snakes _______
9. When we're out together dancing _______ to _______
10. _______ Buster

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QUIZ  23

by Bert Thompson

Doubles

Many musicians play more than one instrument. Name a second instrument
(a first is given in parentheses) played by each of the following.

1. Tommy Dorsey (trombone) _______________
2. Sidney Bechet (soprano sax) _______________
3. Butch Thompson (piano) _______________
4. Lionel Hampton (vibes) _______________
5. Bix Beiderbecke (cornet) _______________
6. Humphrey Lyttelton (trumpet) _______________
7. Turk Murphy (trombone) _______________
8. Chink Martin (tuba) _______________
9. Johnny St. Cyr (banjo) _______________
10. Ken Colyer (trumpet) _______________

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QUIZ  22

by Bert Thompson

Terms of Endearment

Name the term of endearment alluded to in the blank in each title or lyric excerpt

1. _______ de-da-da
2. You Gotta See Your _______ Every Night
3. _______ Won’t You Please Come Home?
4. Let me call you _______, I’m in love with you.
5. My _______’s Lovin’ Arms
6. She can look this wide world over,
But she'll never find a _______ _______like me
7. My Heart Belongs to _______
8. My Sweet _______ _______
9. When My _______ Comes Home
10. He'll make you laugh, he'll make you cry, he'll drive those blues away
You'll sit right down and weep and moan and then you'll find he's went
Lord, I been wonderin' where my _______ _______ has gone

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QUIZ - 21

by Bert Thompson

Boys' Names

Supply the boy's name for the blank space in each title

1. _______'s Ragtime Band
2. Beau Koo _______
3. _______ Shaftoe
4. Little _______
5. _______ Columbus
6. Clap Hands, Here Comes _______
7. Old Man _______
8. Save the Bones for _______ Jones
9. _______ the Weeper
10. _______ Fit the Battle of Jericho

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QUIZ - 20

By Bert Thompson

Complete the song titles with the girls’ names

 

1. My Gal _____
2. Shout 'em, Aunt _____
3. _____'s Wedding Day
4. _____'s Gone
5. Aunt _____'s Blues
6. Hula _____
7. _____ Wore a Golden Chain
8. My Darling _____ Gray
9. _____ and Johnny
10. _____ Make up Your Mind

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QUIZ - 19

By Bert Thompson

Libations

In each blank space in the title or lyric, name the drink

1.  Yeah, my bucket's got a hole in it,

      I can't buy no _______.

2.  Oh, see Ola, I see Cola,
     Everybody wants a _______.
3.  Old rockin' chair's got me, my cane by my side
     Fetch me that _______, son, 'fore I tan your hide.
4.  A cup of _______, a sandwich, and you.
5.  Who threw the _______ in the well?

6.  Goodbye whiskey you used to make me frisky,

     So long_______, so long gin.

7.  I get no kick from _______,
     Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all
8.  The Days of _______ and Roses.

9.  _______ and Coca-Cola

10. Most any afternoon at five

     We’ll be so glad we’re both alive

     Then maybe fortune will complete her plan

     That all began with _______ for two.

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QUIZ - 18

By Bert Thompson

Match the band with its leader

  A.   Spike Jones
  B.   Louis Armstrong 
_____  1.   Yerba Buena Jazz Band   C.   Paul Mares 
_____  2.   Original Dixieland Jass Band    D.   Sidney Bechet
_____  3.   Red Hot Peppers                                          E.   Wilbur de Paris
_____  4.   Hot Five F.    Lu Watters 
_____  5.   Black Bottom Stompers G.   Duke Ellington
_____  6.   City Slickers      H.   Eddie Condon
_____  7.   New Orleans Rhythm Kings   I.    Muggsy Spanier
_____  8.   New Orleans Feetwarmers J.   Sharkey Bonano
_____  9.   Washingtonians  K.  Jelly Roll Morton
_____  10.   New New Orleans Jazz L.  George Lewis
  M.  Nick LaRocca
  N.  Punch Miller
  O.  Johnny Dodds

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QUIZ - 17

By Bert Thompson

Name the town or city alluded to in each song
 

1. And if I make _____ with no place to go,
You can make me a pallet on the floor.
2. _____ woman with her diamond ring
Pulls that man around by her apron string.
3. I’ve got the _____ blues,
And the Main Street heart disease.
(It’s buzzin’ round.)
4. I’m goin’ to _____ because I’m sad today,
And I want to linger down ol’ Dixie way.
5. We’ll take a boat to the land of dreams,
Steam down the river, down to _____.
6. I left Ma and Pa out in Omaha-ha-ha,
When _____ Kitty smiled at me.
7. He's long gone from Kentucky,
Long gone, that boy's lucky,
Long gone, what I mean,
Long gone John from _____.
8. They call her Hard-Hearted Hannah,
The vamp of _____,
The meanest gal in town.
9. Rock my soul with the _____ Joys.
10. Oh you can pick a morning gloria right off the
sidewalks of _____.

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QUIZ - 16

By Bert Thompson

In each blank space in the title or lyric, identify the conveyance
 

1. Put on your old gray bonnet With the blue ribbons on it While I hitch old Dobbin to the _______.
2. Come away with me, Lucille, In my merry _______.
3. _______ here, _______ there, Hear the shrieks and groans.
4. I got a hot rod _______ and a two dollar bill And I know a spot right over the hill
5. You've been a good old _______, daddy, but you done broke down!
6. Swing low, sweet _______, comin' for to carry me home.
7. Now the rains a-fallin', hear the _______'s a-callin', "Woo-ee." My mama done tol' me.
8. I'll be down to get you with a _______, honey Better be ready about a half past eight.
9. Take a _______ (Bobba doo zot) Go to Siam in Bangkok Today round the clock Well, they all like to jam
10. Oh, Dinah Should you wander to China I would hop an _______ _______ Just to be with Dinah Lee.

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Quiz 15

By Bert Thompson

Each of the following musical personalities had a sibling (or two) who was (were) also a performer(s).
Name a sibling in each case and specify his or her instrument
 

1. Jack and _______ Teagarden Instrument: _______

2. Willie and _______ Humphrey Instrument: _______

3. Bing and _______ Crosby Instrument: _______

4. Benny and _______ Goodman Instrument: _______

5. Baby and _______ Dodds Instrument: _______

6. Cab and _______ Calloway Instrument: _______

7. Wynton and _______ Marsalis Instrument: _______

8. Tommy and _______ Dorsey Instrument: _______

9. Edmond and _______ Hall Instrument: _______

10. Graeme and _______ Bell Instrument: _______

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Quiz 14

 by Bert Thompson

Fill the blank in each song line or title with the name of the flower

1. He's the _______ of the Valley, He’s the Bright and Morning Star
2. When You Wore a _______
3. Help me in my distress, Sweet _______ _______, please do
4. _______ of Washington Square
5. _______ Goodbye
6. Church bells will chime, You will be mine , In _______ _______ time
7. A White Sport Coat and a Pink _______
8. You're confection goodness knows _______ rose
9. Do the sweet _______ blossom at everybody's door?
Do the folks keep eating possum til they can't eat no more?
10. Because it isn't raining rain, you know, it's raining _______

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Quiz 13

 by Bert Thompson

Nicknames

To whom does each of the following nicknames apply?
(Clue: his instrument is given in the parentheses)

 
1. Lux (piano)
2. Trummy (trombone)
3. Wooden Joe (trumpet)
4. Zutty (drums)
5. Sharkey (trumpet)
6. Muggsy (cornet)
7. Punch (cornet)
8. Big Eye (trombone)
9. DeDe (trumpet)
10. Ram (drums) 
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Quiz 12

By Bert Thompson

Birds
In each blank space in the title or lyric, place the name of the bird

1. Listen to the _______ Bird
2. You know little _______, get a little lonesome, too.
3. Sage _______ Strut
4. _______ ain't nothin' but a bird
5. Nothing but _______ All day long.
6. Yeah, up a lazy river where that _______'s song Awakes a bright new mornin', we can roll along.
7. If the ocean was whiskey and I was a _______, I'd swim to the bottom and drink my way up.
8. From a _______ out on the hill, They took a new note, Pushed it through a horn 'till it was worn, Into a blue note.
9. _______ Have you anything to say to me?
10. My _______ Has Circles under His Eyes

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Quiz 11

By Bert Thompson

Occupations
 

Name the occupation alluded to in each title or lyric excerpt

1. Stick out your can Here comes the _______.
2. He flaps my flapjacks, Cleans off the table, Feeds the horses in my stable, My man, is such a _______.
3. Here Comes the Hot _______
4. She married a B & O _______ That took and throwed her down, Bellerin' like a prune-fed calf With a big gang hanging around.
5. That's a porter's love song To a _______.
6. The _______'s Lament
7. Lifeboats here, lifeboats there, hear the shrieks and groans, The _______ calls, "All hands on deck!" and says in trembling tones.
8. _______ Save My Child
9. My very good friend the _____ says That I've been losing too much sleep.
10. This train don't carry no _______, this train.

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Quiz 10

Untangle these mixed up names into N.W. musicians
 You may need help from the Deps List

 

A Plum Acre
Mojo Manner
Tree Advisors
Nation Ill
A Ten Banjos Truth
My Cranky Tin
A Demo Over
A Mean Bleach
Rob Pewtern
Halt Gloom March
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QUIZ – 9

By Bert Thompson

Each of the following musicians had a signature prop. 
Match the musician with his or her prop.


 

1. Jelly Roll Morton

A. chomping cigar

2. Sammy Penn

B. beanie and bells on garters

3. Sharkey Bonano

C. top hat

4. Emma Barrett

D. mortar board and gown

5. Billie Holiday

E. diamond in front tooth

6. Ted Lewis

F. loud check jacket

7. Louis Armstrong

G. derby

8. Kay Kyser

H. derby and cigar

9. Spike Jones

I. white handkerchief

0. Willie the Lion Smith

J. white gardenia

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QUIZ – 8

By Bert Thompson

The following questions all relate to the deaths of jazz personalities
 

 In what type of an institution did Buddy Bolden die?
Which famous blues singer died after being an automobile accident?
How old was Bix Beiderbecke when he died – 28, 33, 45, or 63?

The day after being attacked by one of his sidemen in 1919, bandleader
James Reese Europe,  a jazz pioneer, died.  With what was he attacked?

Which famous ragtime pianist died of syphilitic dementia?
How old did Eubie Blake claim to be the year of his death (1983)?
Which musician collapsed and died while, or just after,
participating in a memorial concert for his or her ex-spouse?

Where did Kid Ory die – (1) New Orleans, Louisiana;
(2) Honolulu, Hawaii; or (3) Culver City, California?

Who, at the time of his death, was reduced to “sweeping out a
pool hall and selling vegetables on the streets of Savannah, GA”?

Of what did Fats Waller die on a cross country train trip in 1943
alcoholism, pneumonia, heart attack, or cirrhosis?

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QUIZ – 7

By Fred Burnett

Untangle these mixed up names into N.W. musicians
 If you need help, try the Deps List

Mildly Babel
Diana Plume
Wren Joins Mint
UR Clint Nero
Cuff in Camberra
Rick Bebop Gills
Local jet trick
Two Speed Deer
Rome Gene
Probe Meek Kim
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QUIZ – 6

By Bert Thompson

Comestible Quiz.

_______ head blues
_______ and crawfish pie and filé gumbo
Gimme a _______ _______ and a bottle of beer
Dill _______
_______ ain’t nothin’ but a bird
I like _______ because they got no bones
I ain’t gonna give nobody none of my _______ _______
You could say what you choose
but I'm all confused
I got the sweet, sweet _______ blues
_______ _______ and rice, I'm in paradise
Oh, Louisian-I-A, I'm comin' to you
You’re not the only _______ in the stew

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QUIZ – 5

By Fred Burnett

Untangle these mixed up names into N.W. musicians

 

Nomadic Kit
A Pole Courier
Sea Owner
Noteable Rise
Colin Waxall
Our dry ham war
Marbella Harris
The Just Monk
Hoarse Drinker
Jail Scum
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QUIZ – 4: Instruments

by Bert Thompson

Name the instrument in each title or lyric excerpt


 

1. You ought to see deacon Jones

    When he rattles the _______

2. _______ Boy March

3.  For I’m off for Alabama with a _______ on my knee

4.  _______ Wiggles
5.  _______ Chop Suey
6.  When Erastus plays his old -

7.  Oh Cholly, blow that thing,

      Play that slide -

8. _______ Marmalade

9. Bull _______ Blues

10. My baby, when you hear them _______ go dingaling
All turn around and sweetly you must sing

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QUIZ 3 –  Couples

by Bert Thompson

Each pair of musicians is or was a married couple, although they did not necessarily play together.
Match the husbands with their respective wives. - Bert Thompson

 

Husbands

Wives

1. DeDe Pierce

A. Mildred Bailey

2. Louis Armstrong

B. Marian Turner

3. Jimmy McPartland

C. Sadie Goodson

4. Chris Barber

D. Cleo Laine

5. Narvin Kimball

E. Keely Smith

6. Max Collie

F. Billie Goodson

7. John Dankworth

G. Jeanette Salvant

8. Louis Prima

H. Lil Hardin

9. Red Norvo

J. Annie Hawkins

10. Kid Sheik Colar

K. Ottilie Patterson

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QUIZ 2 –  Band Leader's Names

by Trevor Barnes

Anagrams of British Trad Band leaders.
Supplied by Trevor Barnes

 

Can you unscramble?

1. rick blake

2. sir herb crab
3. Homely Plenty Truth
4. lax wheels
5. noisy them nuns
6. holy gift rotter
7. crony leek
8. withholds cracker
9. bleak lynn

10. claim milk gun

11. dislike name
12. hard glory
13. risk lice
14. fry ladder land

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QUIZ 1 –  Musicians’ Names

by Bert Thompson

Give the musicians’ first names

 

1. “Kid” Ory

2. “Turk” Murphy
3. “Wingy” Manone
4. “Fatha” Hines
5. “Bunk” Johnson
6. “Baby” Dodds
7. “Red” Nichols
8. “Jelly Roll” Morton
9. “Buddy” Bolden

10. “Pee Wee” Russell

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