Thursday, May 13, 2021

1940s Music Trivia Questions and Answers

1940s Music Trivia Questions and Answers will take you back to the melodious era of music. It consists of all the genres that were famous in the 1940s.

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Q1. _____ sang "God Bless The Child" and "Summertime".
Nina Simone
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughan
Billie Holiday

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Q2. Count Basie was the leader of what type of musical group?
Trio
Quartet
Quintet
Orchestra

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Q3. “Unforgettable,” was the signature song of ______.
Cab Calloway
Nat King Cole
Fats Waller
Slim Gaillard

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Q4. Ella Fitzgerald was known as the Queen of _______  music.
Jazz
Country
Bebop
Swing

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Q5. The name of Dinah Shore's now-controversial Christmas song was ________.
Santa Baby
Jingle Bells
Winter Wonderland
Baby, it’s Cold Outside

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Q6. Louis Armstrong's musical instrument was ______________.
Saxophone
Drums
Trumpet
Piano

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Q7. __________ was the name of this George Gershwin song about infatuation, sung by Sarah Vaughan.
Embraceable You
The Man I love
I’ve Got a Crush on You
Someone to Watch Over Me

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Q8. Was the relation between the Andrews Sisters?
They were not sisters
They were sisters
Some were sisters
They were Friends

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Q9. ___________ was this famous crooner who began his career in the 1940s, and was always linked to Italian organized crime.
Tony Bennett
Frank Sinatra
Perry Como
Bing Crosby

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Q10. _______ 1946 song from crooner Perry Como describes him as its prisoner.
Hate
Desire
Love
Destiny

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Q11. Jo Stafford was known as _______ when she was an entertainer for the troops.




Sergeant Stafford
Ms. Iron Lungs
Miss American Jo
G.I. Jo

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Q12. In ________  song, Cab Calloway was singing about a girl hooked on drugs.




Minnie the Moocher
Who put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?
The Reefer Song
Junker’s Blues

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Q13. The other language in which Eartha Kitt could sing was?
French
Chinese
Italian
Japanese

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Q14. Irving Berlin wrote ______ song, which became practically a national anthem during World War II.




Let’s Go West Again
God Bless America
American Eagles
How About a Cheer for the Navy

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Q15. In 1944, Jimmy Dorsey’s orchestra backed Kitty Kallen for a famous Mexican song about being too passionate. The song was ________.
La Cucaracha
Perfidia
Besame Mucho
El Rancho Grande

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Q16. _________ was 1940s' bebop pioneer Charlie Parker’s preferred musical instrument.
Trombone
Flute
Saxophone
Piano

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Q17. In the ‘40s, Frank Sinatra became a featured vocalist of a popular orchestra led by ________.
Johnny Mathis
Harry James
Dean Martin
Buddy Clark

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Q18. Benny Goodman was known as the King of _______.
jazz
swing
pop
ballroom

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Q19. Sammy Kaye’s signature song was about a special set of lights. These lights were called?
Christmas lights
Harbor lights
Highway lights
core

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Q20. Dizzy Gillespie helped develop ______ style of jazz.
calypso
afro-cuban
progressive
bebop

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Q21. Freddy Martin was known for ______ kind of saxophone.
alto saxophone
soprano saxophone
tenor sax
baritone sax

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Q22. The Mills Brothers had a big hit in the 1940s with “Paper Doll”, which was __________.
A girl thinking of her wedding day
true love
a man jilted by his girlfriend for another
it’s literally about paper dolls

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Q23. Vaughn Monroe was the first to record this ode to winter weather and Christmas that was ________.
"Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow"
"Santa Baby"
"Deck The Halls"
"Jingle Bells"

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Q24. Tommy Dorsey got all these talented people in his band by __________.
he trained them
he looked at amateur performers
he got them from other big bands
he put ads out in the papers

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Q25. Hank Williams was a big star again by the end of the 1940s, but ______ was the problem stalled his career in the beginning.
nervous breakdown
alcoholism
divorce
family tragedy

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1940S MUSIC TRIVIA QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Music has been a part of culture from the beginning and in our 1940s Music Trivia Questions and Answers will take you back to the golden era of music.

WHAT IS THIS TRIVIA COMPOSED OF?

This trivia is all about the old vibes, the 1940s songs, lyrics, and famous artists.

WHY THIS TRIVIA?

These music trivia are made while keeping in mind to cover every age. This trivia is specifically for the ones that love to listen to old music and love to know more about their old favorite artists.

Most of the old-aged people will love our 1940s Music Trivia Questions and Answers as it will take them back to their favorite music period.