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Hip Hop History Quiz

From Zulu Nation to Timbaland—how much do you know about the history of hip-hop? Take this quiz to find out.

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From Zulu Nation to Timbaland—how much do you know about the history of hip-hop? Take this quiz to find out.

1. In the 1970s, an East Bronx gang named Savage Seven started to organize cultural events for youths. The gang members formed a hip-hop awareness group in 1973 called what?

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Zulu Nation
  • Naughty By Nature
  • The Sugar Hill Gang

2. DJ Kool Herc was hired to perform at what New York City club in 1975?

  • Twilight Zone
  • Executive Playhouse
  • Savoy Manor
  • Hevalo Club

3. In 1975, DJ Grand Wizard accidentally created a new sound by trying to hold a spinning record in place. The sound became a major element of modern deejaying. What is it called?

  • beat juggling
  • scratch
  • improv
  • beat mixing

4. Which famous DJ--and a pioneer in hip-hop culture--co-founded Zulu Nation?

  • Coke La Rock
  • Disco King Mario Sparks
  • Grandmaster Caz
  • DJ Afrika Bambaataa

5. Which of the following people is NOT an original member of the Rock Steady Crew that formed in 1977?

  • JoJo
  • P. Diddy
  • Jimmy Dee
  • East Mike

6. What song by the Sugarhill Gang was the first rap song to become a Top 40 hit, reaching #36 on the 1979 Billboard Hot 100?

  • "Rapper's Delight"
  • "Super-rappin'"
  • "Spoonin' Rap"
  • "Christmas Rappin'"

7. What genre of rap did Ice-T help pioneer in 1983 with his singles "Body Rock" and "Killers?"

  • battle rap
  • conscious rap
  • gangsta rap
  • east-coast hip-hop

8. In 1988, after years of being neglected by mainstream media, hip-hop got its own show on what channel?

  • VH1
  • BET
  • E!
  • MTV

9. What hip-hop group's album The Score debuted at No. 1 and won two Grammys in 1997?

  • Salt-n-Peppa
  • The Fugees
  • Outkast
  • The Roots

10. What member of the Wu-Tang Clan died in 2004 inside a recording studio just two days before his 36th birthday?

  • Method Man
  • Masta Killa
  • ODB
  • RZA

1. In the 1970s, an East Bronx gang named Savage Seven started to organize cultural events for youths. The gang members formed a hip-hop awareness group in 1973 called what?
Zulu Nation

2. DJ Kool Herc was hired to perform at what New York City club in 1975?
Hevalo Club

3. In 1975, DJ Grand Wizard accidentally created a new sound by trying to hold a spinning record in place. The sound became a major element of modern deejaying. What is it called?
scratch

4. Which famous DJ--and a pioneer in hip-hop culture--co-founded Zulu Nation?
DJ Afrika Bambaataa

5. Which of the following people is NOT an original member of the Rock Steady Crew that formed in 1977?
P. Diddy

6. What song by the Sugarhill Gang was the first rap song to become a Top 40 hit, reaching #36 on the 1979 Billboard Hot 100?
"Rapper's Delight"

7. What genre of rap did Ice-T help pioneer in 1983 with his singles "Body Rock" and "Killers?"
gangsta rap

8. In 1988, after years of being neglected by mainstream media, hip-hop got its own show on what channel?
MTV

9. What hip-hop group's album The Score debuted at No. 1 and won two Grammys in 1997?
The Fugees

10. What member of the Wu-Tang Clan died in 2004 inside a recording studio just two days before his 36th birthday?
ODB

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