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1. A Great Lakes ore ship was lost in a storm in 1975. Gordon Lightfoot wrote a very popular song about it. What was the ship's name?
2. Two immigrants to the United States met in suburban Boston, Massachusetts. In a few years they were convicted and executed for the murder of two men during the robbery of a shoe factory. A song was written about them. Do you know their names?
3. Three singers died in a plane crash in February, 1959. One song in particular has come to memorialize the accident. Which of these songs is it?
4. What song about someone being arrested for littering was a big hit, but was too long for many radio stations to play?
5. A U.S. Navy warship was torpedoed before the United States was involved in World War II. Do you know the name of the ship and the song about it?
6. A song about racism in America and lynchings of Black people was recorded by Billie Holiday in the 1930s. What is its name?
7. A picnic cruise that went awry became the subject of a Bob Dylan song. Which park along the Hudson River in New York was it about?
8. Natural disasters have always been material for story songs. Which one of these songs was about the 1900 Galveston, Texas hurricane?
9. Things as well as people have been the subjects of songs. According to this picture, what do you think the name of this song is?
10. There have been several songs written about railroad mishaps. Which one of these songs was written about an accident involving the Southern Railway train known as the Fast Mail?
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