Quiz: If You Answer These Questions Correctly You Are Definitely A Reggae Fan


If you don’t know what Reggae music is, then you have been living under a rock for the last 60 years.  Just like all other music genres Reggae music has a very rich history.  Lets see if you can be considered a Reggae scholar.

  1. 1 In what decade did the Jamaican music genre originated?

    1. 1950s
    2. 1960s
    3. 1970s
    4. 1940s
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  2. 2 What 1968 Single was the first popular song to use the word "reggae"?

    1. Alton Ellis - Rocksteady
    2. Toots & The Maytals - Do The Reggay
    3. Hopeton Lewis - Boom Shaka Laka
    4. Slim Smith - People Get Ready
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  3. 3 Reggae spread into a commercialized jazz field, being known first as "_____", then "ska", later "blue beat", and then "_____".

    1. rocksteady, dancehall
    2. rocksteady, roots culture
    3. rudie blues, rocksteady
    4. dancehall, lovers rock
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  4. 4 Reggae music is an important means of transporting vital messages for what religious group?

    1. Christians
    2. Muslims
    3. Buddhists
    4. Rastafarians
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  5. 5 The tempo of reggae is usually slower paced than both ska and ________.

    1. Dancehall
    2. Mento
    3. Rocksteady
    4. Roots
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  6. 6 The sound of Reggae music is typically led by the drum and _______.

    1. Guitar & Piano
    2. Drum & Bass
    3. Piano & Drum
    4. Trumpet & Piano
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  7. 7 Which popular Jamaican singer claimed that the word reggae came from a Spanish term that means "the king's music"?

    1. Bob Andy
    2. Jacob Miller
    3. Peter Tosh
    4. Bob Marley
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  8. 8 In Jamaican popular culture, a sound system is a group of _______ playing a variety of Jamaican music.

    1. Musicians
    2. Singers, MC's & Fans
    3. Disc Jockeys, Engineers & MC's
    4. Fans, MC's and Singers
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  9. 9 Which Sound System has the longest history in Reggae Music?

    1. Bass Oddessey
    2. Metro Media
    3. David Rodigan
    4. Stone Love
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  10. 10 What was the name of the teenage sensation that made the top of the charts in the 60's with the hit "My Boy Lollipop"?

    1. Millie Small
    2. Judy Mowatt
    3. Marcia Griffiths
    4. Pioneers
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  11. 11 The sound system concept first became popular in what decade and which parish of Jamaica?

    1. 1950s, St. Andrew
    2. 1960s, Kingston
    3. 1940's, Kingston
    4. 1980s, St. Catherine
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  12. 12 What was the name of the first Jamaican superstar DJ and MC that rose to prominence in the mid 1950s?

    1. Count Machuki
    2. Duke Reid
    3. Sir Coxsone Dodd
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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