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Jazz Halloween Quiz Answers

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ROUND 1 – PURE JAZZ

1. What city is considered the birthplace of jazz? 

New Orleans

2.Who coined the term “jazz”?  

baseball player – The earliest written record of the word is in a 1912 article in the Los Angeles Times in which a minor league baseball pitcher described a pitch which he called a “jazz ball” “because it wobbles and you simply can’t do anything with it”.

3. Who is sometimes referred to as the ‘Queen of Jazz’? 

Ella Fitzgerald

4. According to scientists, what part of the brain do jazz musicians turn on when they improvise?

prefrontal cortex – According to a study conducted by two professors from John Hopkins University, when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off the dorsolateral prefrontal and lateral orbital regions linked to self-censoring, inhibition and introspection, and turn on the medial prefrontal cortex–the part of the brain that lets self-expression flow.

5. When was the Jazz Age?
1920s

6. When is International Jazz Day celebrated?

Despite the fact that Cork holds the Jazz Festival in October, the correct answer is April 30th.

7. The most famous jazz nightclub in Harlem was called…

The Cotton Club –

Open from 1923 to 1940, the Cotton Club was the leading nightclub in Harlem, featuring elaborate floor shows and innovative music. Blacks were only allowed to perform. The audience was white. Many performances were broadcast live over the radio. Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters, and Billie Holiday performed there. The El Morocco nightclub was located in mid-Manhattan, while the disco Studio 54 was not established until 1977.

8. What instrument did Miles Davis play?

Trumpet

9. The song ‘All that Jazz’ is from which hit Musical?

Chicago

10. What nationality was the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt? 

Belgian

ROUND 2 – HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS

1.In which country did Halloween originate?

Ireland

2.Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?

Fruit

3.Which country celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight on Oct. 31?

Mexico

4.What does the word ‘Hallow’ in relation to this holiday mean?

As a noun, hallow means “saint.” The word for our popular holiday Halloween is a shortened form of “All Hallows’ Eve,” or “All Saints’ Eve,” which precedes All Saints’ Day.

5.What do people “bob” for on Halloween?

Apples

6. In 2004, the city of Hollywood banned the use of what party item on Halloween?

Silly String

7.What’s another name for a carved pumpkin?

Jack-o-lantern

8.Halloween has its origins in which ancient Celtic festival?

Samhain

9.What vegetable was originally carved  before the pumpkin became the Halloween vegetable of choice?

Turnip

10.Which famous magician died on Halloween?

Harry Houdini. Though many consider this to be his last and final magic act

ROUND 3 – PICTURE SWAP!

Pick from one of the below and share your screen for this round’s answers.

Choose from:

Jazz Hall of Fame

Halloween Celebrities

ROUND 4 – CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL

1.Who has been the long-time main sponsor of the Jazz Festival in cork?

Guinness

2.In what Cork hotel did the Jazz festival in cork originate?

Metropole Hotel

3.What cigarette brand was the original sponsor of the Festival?

John Player

4.In what year did the Festival first take place?

1978

5.How many visitors travel to cork every year for this festival?

40,000

6.Which famous jazz singer known as the ‘Queen of Jazz’ once famously played at the Cork Jazz Festival?

Ella Fitzgerald

7.In what month is the Jazz Festival in Cork usually held?

October

8.Musicians from how many countries on average travel to cork each year to perform at the jazz festival?

20

9.American jazz singer Mel Torme, who performed at the cork Jazz Festival, is famous for composing which popular Christmas song?

‘Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire’

10. A ‘Jazz boat’ and A ‘Jazz Train’ ran for the first few years of the festival, to bring visitors to Cork. From where did they originally depart? (Name two separate locations – half point each)

The Jazz Boat came from Swansea and the Jazz Train came from Dublin.

ROUND 5 – HALLOWEEN BOOKS AND MOVIES

1.Who wrote the classic novel Dracula?

Bram Stoker

2.How many Oscars was Psycho nominated for?

4

3.Who directed the animated Halloween classic The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Tim Burton

4.Where do the Ghostbusters set up their headquarters in the original movie?

Fire Station

5.What is the name of the youngest Baudelaire child in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events?

Sunny

6.What supernatural power does Carrie possess in Stephen King’s blood-soaked novel of the same title?

Telekinesis

7.Which science fiction horror series from Netflix is set in the fictional town of Hawkins?

Stranger Things

8.What totally fetch Halloween costume did Lindsay Lohan’s character Cady wear in Mean Girls?

Bride of Frankenstein

9.What is the name of Hufflepuff house’s patron ghost?

Fat Friar

10.In friends episode – the one with the Halloween party, what does Monica dress as?

Catwoman

 

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