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The Accordion - the Instrument We All Love

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Yes- the women go crazy over accordionists! (I wish!). We all wish we could play it. Here is a very difficult quiz on accordions, accordionists, and concertinas.

Question 1:


The very first known instrument to use the free vibration of reeds, the basis of accordion music, comes from China. Mention of it is found in the book "The Book of Chronicles" (Schu-Ching). What was the instrument called ?
The Cheng
The hydraulus
The Huang Ti
The pan pipe

Question 2:


Which one of these men is credited with the invention of the modern accordion?
Cyrillus Regal
Sir Charles Wheatstone
Laslo Portative
Cyrillus Damian

Question 3:


How many accordions are in the standard symphony orchestra?
4
1
2
0

Question 4:


This man is considered the "Father of American Accordionists".
Toots Thielmann
Ted Scrammel
Jimmy Stewart
Pietro Deiro

Question 5:


This man, who is considered the "Henry Ford" of accordion production, was the first person to mass produce the accordion.
Ted Scrammel
Mathias Hohner
Jimmy Stewart
Darius Damian

Question 6:


Which one of these otherwise great men did not play the accordion?
Harry Truman
Drew Carey
Richard Nixon
Peter Gabriel

Question 7:


This music great played accordion on "Storm Front" and on his music video "Eye of the Storm".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


David Bryant and Rick Sambora of this band play accordion.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


This musician played accordion on "Born in Time" from his album "Under the Red Sky".
Bob Dylan
Eddie Cochran
Bob Marley
Ziggy Marley

Question 10:


Eddie Vedder of this group played accordion on "Bugs".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


In a very famous photo, Graham Washington Jackson plays accordion while he is crying. Why was he crying?
Franklin D. Roosevelt died.
Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed.
JFK was killed.

Question 12:


This comedian said, "The least said English sentence is 'The Delorean belongs to the accordionist'."
Johnny Carson
Jay Leno
Drew Carey
Dave Letterman

Question 13:


This man was the first accordionist to make it big in the jazz world.
Art Van Damme
Duke Ellington
Count Basie
Jean-Claude Van Damme

Question 14:


Idi Amin, Mahatma Gandhi, Bruce Hornsby, and Sarit Hadad all play or played accordion.
False
True

 


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