Question 1: What music genre, created in New Orleans, features swing, improvisation, and polyrhythms?
Correct Answer: Jazz
Fact: Jazz was born in Black communities in New Orleans, with roots in ragtime and blues. Its improvisational nature has allowed it to evolve over decades and become a globally popular form of music.
Question 2: What famous jazz musician has an international airport in New Orleans, his home city, named after him?
- Louis Armstrong
- Wynton Marsalis
- Jon Batiste
Correct Answer: Louis Armstrong
Fact: Louis Armstrong was a New Orleans native and an icon of the city. The city's main airport was renamed after him in 2001 to honor the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Question 3: The upper half of the Preservation Hall sign is in the shape of a case for what instrument?
Correct Answer: Trombone
Fact: The trombone case sign for Preservation Hall both announces the name of the building and what kind of venue it is. A tuba case might have been a bit much.