Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Shame
Bill Haley and Comets : Vintage 1955
(Enter answers on the line to left of each question.)
_______ 1. Jerry’s tone compares Bill Haley’s stage show to:
a. a ballet performance
b. a Cub Scout Pack meeting
c. the Indy 500
d. fan behavior at a wrestling match
_______ 2. Jerry’s inference about women’s behavior at the perfomance is?
a. like a PTA meeting
: b. being polite, subdued and appreciative
c. like a scene in the movie Little Women
d. like a lady wrestlers’ training class
_______ 3. The women were impressed by?:
a. the handsome Comets
b. the range of Bill Haley’s voice
c. the soft melodic musical selections
d. the Comets gyrations along with the drum beat, and repetitious raucous lyrics
________ 4. Jerry was the only male to jump on stage.
(T)rue or (F)alse.
The train trip
a. was uneventful
b. had a beer bottle break a window
c. was fraught with vagrants
d. ended in hitch-hiking
________ 6.Why did Jerry want to hear Bill
Haley and the Comets?
a. he liked astronomy
b. he wanted to see “Haley’s Comet”
c. he was running away hoping to be a rock star
d. Rock Around the Clock was a hit
________ 7. What was the name of the movie featuring the Comets’ song?
a. “Rock of Ages”
b. “Rocket to the Moon”
d. “Blackboard Jungle”
________ 8. What was the year of Jerry’s trip?
a. when Jerry was in eighth grade
b. when Jerry was in first grade
c. Jerry’s senior year in high school
d. not mentioned in the story
_________ 9. What instrument did Jerry play?
a. the harmonica
b. Hawaiian guitar
________ 10. Why did Jerry not like that instrument?
a. it was difficult to master
b. his neighbor played it better
c. it did not impress girls much
d. he didn’t like his music teacher
_________ 11. Which was not a 50’s Rock song?
b. “Tutti Fruiti All Rutti”
c. “Hound Dog”
d. “Fly Me to the Moon”
_________ 12. Jerry learned the guitar from_____?
a. corresponding with Bill Haley
b. his neighbor, a guitar vituoso
c. a comic-book guitar course
_________ 13. Why couldn’t Jerry copy Elvis?
a. he couldn’t memorize lyrics
b. he couldn’t move like Elvix.
c. he had a nasty hair colic
d. he had no acoustic guitar
_________ 14. What was the “HiFi” Bug??
a. an incurable disease of the 50s
b. an insect common to Brantwood
c. pursuit of the best audio system
d. fan of Rock ‘n Roll music
_________ 15. What made Jerry popular?
a he looked like Buddy Holly
b. his basketball skill
c. his Elvis-like hair
d. he sounded like Bill Haley
What did Jerry compare the trip to
a. a journey to the Moon
b. the movie Blackboard Jungle
c. a family vacation
d. the Indy 500
_________ 17. The women at the show did not ___?
b. get excited
c. sit demurely in their seats
d. rush the stage
_________ 18. Which of the performers was not a Rock ‘n Roll star?
b. Roy Orbison
c. Buddy Holly
d. Snooky Lanson
_________ 19. The Comets were _____?
a. a rhythm and blues group
b. a stringed quartet
c. folk singers
d. pioneer rock ‘n rollers
_________ 20. Why was the movie named
a. it was a film about a jungle
b. it was about rebellious students
c. it was about a pirate
d. it was about global warming
Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Shame Vocabulary List
1. cadence rhythm, tempo
2. adulation worship, adoration
3. deranged crazed, irrational
5. synergy cooperation
6.vibrato variation in pitch
7. catalyst impetus, stimulation
8. heirloom inherited keepsake
9. tweeter high frequency speaker
10. woofer low frequency speaker
11. octave music range of notes
12.discordant off-key, tuneless
13.genre style, type, class
14. raucous hoarse, harsh
15.visceral deep seated, emotional
The March 20, 1955 Movie Posters Jerry must have seen in the lobby of the Chicago Theater featuring the movie along with Bill Haley and the Comets