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American Pop Music 1950-Present http://www.lonestar.edu/library/kin_music3.htm
Pop Music of the 1990s http://members.tripod.com/john_larocque/90.html

1.  The 1950s offered a combination of sounds, name five?

2.  Who became the “first rock star” in 1956?

3.  How many people attended Woodstock?

4.  LeAnn Rimes’ debut record, “Blue” entered Billboard’s country chart at number  __________________.

How old was she?

5.  Who became the music director and arranger for the NBC“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in March, 1992?

6.  What year did MTV come on the air?

7.  What year did the digitally recorded compact disc become available?

8.  In 1982, what album was realesed that would go on to be the top selling album in history?

9.  Who recorded “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979?

10. In 1986, who released the first multimillion-selling rap albums?

11.  Name two popular sound track albums of the 1990s.

12. What is techno?

13. What is grunge?

14. Name 4 hit songs by Whitney Houston from the 1990s.

15. Name 4 hit songs by Mariah Carey from the 1990s.

16. Name 4 hit songs by 2pac.

17. Who was the lead singer of 90’s grunge rock band Nirvana?

18. How old was 2pac when he died?

19. How old was Kurt Cobain when he died?

20. When is 2pac’s birthday?

Match the following keyboard shortcuts with the given output.  Example:

1. Command O = W. open file

A. take picture of entire screen (saves on desktop as “Picture #”
B. take picture of rectangular area of screen that you define
C. undo last operation
D. select all
E. copy selection
F. cut selection
G. quit an application
H. save a document (over previous version)
I. cancel whatever process is happening
J. force-quit an unresponsive application
K. warm reboot a frozen computer
L. paste selection
M. duplicate selected item
N. close all open windows
O. make a new window in application
P. open the file finder application
Q. close currently active window
R. make a new finder window
S. make a new folder
T. get information
U. cycle to next running application
V. open Mac help
W. open a file

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