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Bossa Nova Quiz

 
 

Bossa Nova Quiz

 

How much do you really know about bossa nova? Are you willing to take the test? Right or wrong, it will be fun. Enjoy yourself and remember…no fair peeking!

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Working on Verve's "Getz-Gilberto" LP.

 
 

Answers are below!

(On a sheet of paper, write down 1 to 35 and then check your answers on the bottom of this page when finished)

 

1. Who sang and recorded first, for commercial release "The Girl from Ipanema"?

    a. Antnio Carlos Jobim

    b. Dick Farney

    c. Pery Ribeiro

 

2. What great bossa nova event occurred on November, 21st, 1962?

    a. Joo Gilberto records "Chega de Saudade"

    b. The Carnegie Hall concert

    c. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd come to Brazil

 

3. Which two guitarist/composers opened up a music school?

    a. Luiz Bonf/Paulinho Nogueira

    b. Carlos Lyra/Roberto Menescal

    c. Baden Powell/Silvio Santisteban

 

4. Who is Heloisa Pinheiro?

    a. The wife of Joo Gilberto

    b. The real girl from Ipanema

    c. The famous dancer from Rio

 

5. In 1958, Elizeth Cardoso recorded "Cano do Amor Demais". Who  was the guest guitarist?

    a. Baden Powell

    b. Joo Gilberto

    c. Geraldo Vespar

 

6. Who lived at Rua Nascimento e Silva, 107 - Apt. 201?

    a. Vinicius de Moraes

    b. Tom Jobim

    c. Heitor Villa-Lobos

 

7. Which musician loved fishing and birds?

    a. Luiz Bonf

    b. Carlos Lyra

    c. Ronaldo Bscoli

 

8. Where was Bottle’s Bar and Baccara located?

    a. Copacabana

    b. Leblon

    c. Ipanema

 

9. Who played the piano in the Zimbo Trio?

    a. Hamilton Godoy

    b. Luiz Ea

    c. Johnny Alf

 

10. Paulo Jobim plays what instrument?

     a. Bass

     b. Guitar

     c. Flute

 

11. Who wrote the song, "Primavera"?

     a. Carlos Lyra

     b. Chico Buarque

     c. Sergio Ricardo

 

12. Joo Gilberto started out singing in which group?

     a. Os Gafieras

     b. Garotos da Lua

     c. Bossa 4

 

13. Vinicius de Moraes was vice-consul for the Brazilian Embassy in which city?

     a. Paris

     b. Los Angeles

     c. Tel Aviv

 

14. Who played the drums for Bossa Trs?

     a. Edison Machado

     b. Bebeto

     c. Dom um Romo

 

15. Who was called the "Muse" of bossa nova?

     a. Elis Regina

     b. Sylvia Telles

     c. Nara Leo

 

16. Who composed "Tempo Feliz"?

     a. Cartola

     b. Pixinguinha

     c. Baden Powell

 

17. Joo Gilberto sang "Desafinado" on a .78 rpm under what recording label?

     a. Odeon

     b. Fontana

     c. Audio Fidelity

 

18. Laurindo Almeida played in what band in the late ‘40’s?

     a. Stan Kenton Orchestra

     b. Symphony of Rio de Janeiro

     c. Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

 

19. Who was Tio Neto?

     a. Pianist for Balano Trio

     b. Bassist for Bossa Trs

     c. Drummer for Os Cariocas

 

20. Tom Jobim composed "Meditation" with what other composer?

     a. Newton Mendona

     b. Luiz Bonf

     c. Vinicius de Moraes

 

21. Who ran the show on Radio Bandeirante, called "O pick-up do Picapau?

     a. Jose de Palma

     b. Walter Silva

     c. Ivan Lessa

 

22. Creed Taylor was the producer of what record label?

     a. Capitol

     b. Verve

     c. Decca

 

23. Sylvia Telles was married to which person?

     a. Aloysio de Oliveira

     b. Roberto Menescal

     c. Sergio Ricardo

 

24. Where is the Veloso Bar?

     a. Ipanema

     b. Copacabana

     c. Flamengo

 

25. In the movie Black Orpheus, who sang "Manh de Carnaval"?

     a. Altemar Dutra

     b. Agostinho dos Santos

     c. Breno Mello

 

26. "O amor, e sorriso, e a flor" was a show put on in what following establishment?

     a. Au Bon Gourmet

     b. Teatro Paramount

     c. Arena da Faculdade de Arquitetura

 

27. Joo Gilberto was born in which city?

     a. So Paulo

     b. Juazeiro

     c. Salvador

 

28. Tom Jobim was heavily influenced by the music of which composer?

     a. Chopin

     b. Mozart

     c. Schubert

 

29. Ronaldo Bscoli, Chico Feitosa and Roberto Menescal had what hobby in common?

     a. Auto racing

     b. Fishing

     c. Flying

 

30. The club Zum Zum, was owned by who?

     a. Caco Velho

     b. Alberico Campana

     c. Paulinho Soledade

 

31. Isaurinho Garcia was the wife of which musician?

     a. Walter Wanderley

     b. Eumir Deodato

     c. Oscar Castro-Neves

 

32. Edinho, played for which group?

     a. Trio Irakitan

     b. Tamba Trio

     c. Balano Trio

 

33. "Tom e se voce fizesse agora uma cano" was the introduction to what song, made famous at Au Bon Gourmet?

     a. Desafinado

     b. Garota de Ipanema

     c. Chega de Saudade

 

34. Lennie Dale was one of the following.

     a. Singer

     b. Writer

     c. Dancer

 

35. Who composed "Duas Contas"?

     a. Garoto

     b. Luiz Bonf

     c. Dorival Caymmi

 

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The Answers

 

1c

2b

3b

4b

5b

6b

7a

8a

9a

10b, c

11a

12b

13b

14a

15c

16c

17a

18a

19b

20a

21b

22b

23a

24a

25b

26c

27b

28a

29b

30c

31a

32a

33b

34c

35a