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Jazz Halloween Quiz

This year’ Jazz has been postponed, but here’s a fun Jazz quiz for you to enjoy over zoom with your friends! 5 rounds including Jazz, Halloween and Cork trivia.

HOW TO PLAY

  • Choose one person to be your quiz master. This person will be responsible for downloading the answers at the end of the rounds!
  • Set up your call with friends via Zoom, Google Hangouts or Facebook.
  • The quizmaster will call out the questions, everyone must write their answers. At the end of each round, the quizmaster will call out the answers – each question answered correctly is one point.
  • If the questions are too tough, use the mutiple choice option for your players!
  • There are 5 rounds with 10 questions in each round. The person with the most points at the end of the 5 rounds wins!
  • Don’t forget to take pictures (Halloween/jazz costumes optional) and tag us on Instagram and Facebook!
  • The answers to the round can be found HERE – remember, no peeking before you complete the answers

ROUND 1 – PURE JAZZ

Multiple choice is recommended for this round

1. What city is considered the birthplace of jazz? 

(Chicago, New Orleans, Kansas City or New York)

2.Who coined the term “jazz”?  

(A music critic, Thelonius Monk, baseball player or Billie Holiday)

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

(Lena Horne, Billie holiday, Aretha Franklin or Ella Fitzgerald)

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

(Prefontal cortex, Parietal lobe, Occipital lobe or Somatosensory cortex)

5. When was the Jazz Age?
(1880s, 1940s, 1900s or 1920s)

6. When is International Jazz Day celebrated?

(August 30, June 30, October 30 or April 30)

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

(Studio 54, El morocco or The cotton club)

8. What instrument did Miles Davis play?

(Trumpet, Saxophone, Clarinet or Piano)

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

(West Side Story, Chicago, Meet Me in St Louis or Dream Girls)

10. What nationality was the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt? 

(German, Dutch, Belgian or Russian)

ANSWERS CAN BE FOUND HERE – NO PEEKING BEFORE COMPLETING THE QUIZ!

ROUND 2 – HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS

There is no multiple choice for this round!

1.In which country did Halloween originate?

2.Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.Which famous magician died on Halloween?

 

ROUND 3 – PICTURE SWAP!

Can you match these pictures with the famous stars? Pick from one of the options below and share your screen for this round, or send the image to your friends to match the names with the faces/Halloween costumes.

Choose from:

Jazz Hall of Fame

Halloween Celebrities

ANSWERS CAN BE FOUND HERE – NO PEEKING BEFORE COMPLETING THE QUIZ!

 

ROUND 4 – CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL

Try this round without multiple choice first – use the multiple choice as a hint if the questions are too tough!

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

(Beamish, Guinness, Heineken or Desperado)

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

(Imperial Hotel, Montenotte Hotel, Cork International Hotel, Metropole Hotel)

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

(Lucky Strike, John Player, Marlboro or Pall Mall)

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

(1928, 1948, 1978 or 1998)

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

(4,000; 10,000; 20,000 or 40,000)

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

(Lena Horne, Billie holiday, Aretha Franklin or Ella Fitzgerald)

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

(October, June, September or December)

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

(8, 20, 2 or 30)

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’, ‘The Christmas Blues’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ or ‘Christmas Night in Harlem’?)

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)

 

ROUND 5 – HALLOWEEN BOOKS AND MOVIES

Try this round without multiple choice first – use the multiple choice as a hint if the questions are too tough!

1.Who wrote the classic novel Dracula?

(Mary Shelly, Bram Stoker, Jonathon Harker or Quincey Morris)

2.How many Oscars was Psycho nominated for?

(10, 4, 1, 6)

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

(Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock or Woody Allen)

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

(Abandoned house, Fire Station, Shopping Mall or Dentist)

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

(Rain, Sunny, Blaze or Autumn)

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

(Invisibility, telepathy, Telekinesis or pyrokinesis)

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

(American Horror Story, Stranger Things, Z nation, Charmed)

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

(Bride of Frankenstein, Playboy Bunny, Sexy Catsuit or Santa Outfit)

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

Bloody Baron, Nearly Headless Nick, Fat Friar or The Grey Lady)

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

(Witch , A sexy nurse, Catwoman, A Pink Bunny)

ANSWERS CAN BE FOUND HERE – NO PEEKING BEFORE COMPLETING THE QUIZ!

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