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Louis Armstrong Quiz

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What instrument was Louis Armstrong most famous for having played in his musical career?
The clarinet
The piano
The saxophone
The trumpet

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What musical genre was Armstrong best known for playing?
Jazz
Country
Folk
Rock and Roll

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Which of the following was the nickname of Louis Armstrong because of his distinct musical style?
Satchmo
Old Hickory
The King of Ring
The Man from on High

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In what city was Louis Armstrong born and raised in?
New York City
Chicago
New Orleans
Los Angeles

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What is the name of this musical legend who served as Armstrong's mentor in Jazz?
Maxwell Cole
James Belview
Orson Bleuth
King Oliver

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Much of Armstrong's exposure came when he moved to New York City to join which of the following bands?
Louis Armstrong Quiz
The Manfred Mann Band
The Robert Turner Band
The Fletcher Henderson Band
The Franklin Dowager Band

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Despite his main roots in Jazz, Armstrong also highly popularized what type of singing which consisted of singing sounds instead of words?
Fuscia tuning
Scat singing
Roundabout singing
Melody carrying

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The only Grammy that Armstrong won in his lifetime was for which of his songs?
"Hello, Dolly!"
"What a Wonderful World"
"St. James Infirmary"
"West End Blues"

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Louis Armstrong commonly wore what symbol to honor a family known as the Karnoffskys who helped raise him and even bought his first cornet?
An American flag necklace
A Star of David
a garnet ring
A golden "K" necklace

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In what musical did Armstrong perform a duet with Bing Crosby?
Pool It All
Five Feet Above
The Ribbon
High Society

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In the motion picture New Orleans, Louis Armstrong co-starred with what fellow Jazz star pictured below?
Geraldine Fogherty
Isabella Walden
Ella Fitzgerald
Billie Holiday

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Which of the following records does Louis Armstrong hold?
First African American man to play in Carnegie Hall
First African American man to host a national radio show
First African American man to produce a double-platinum record
First Jazz musician to record a platinum album

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In what year was Armstrong posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award?
1969
1972
1975
1978

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