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1. Folk music got heard on commercial radio because of musicians who appealed to mainstream listeners. One group had hits with songs like "Tom Dooley" and "M.T.A." What was the name of that group?
2. This banjo-playing singer previously played with the Weavers. He was investigated by the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities and later found a cause sailing the sloop "Clearwater". Who is he?
3. A writer for a folk music magazine called this New Hampshire native "Boston’s answer to the league-leading Bob Dylan." To whom was the writer referring?
4. From where were the duo who went by the name "Ian & Sylvia"?
5. What did Bob Dylan do to create a storm of controversy at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival?
6. What is the name of the instrument affectionately known as the "hubcap guitar"?
7. Many folk musicians played with several groups. Maria Muldaur is usually associated with Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band. What was another group she played with?
8. Many Mississippi Delta musicians who were known mostly to black audiences got a taste of stardom when white folk singers sang their songs and brought them north to perform. Which of these musicians was not "an old bluesman"?
9. You know about protest songs by Bob Dylan and probably Phil Ochs, but which singer/songwriter wrote "What Did You Learn in School Today?", "Beau John" and "Buy a Gun for Your Son"?
10. Folk musicians sometimes use a stringed instrument called an autoharp, a staple of musicians from America’s Appalachia region. How many strings does it have?
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