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Arts and Music

There are 10 questions in this Quiz

How much do you know about the state’s artists and musicians?

  1. Which of the following songs was inspired by Fairmont native Johnnie Johnson?
    1. “Frankie and Johnny”
    2. “Jackknife Johnny”
    3. “Johnny Angel”
    4. “Johnny B. Goode”
  2. This opera singer from Clarksburg performed at the White House in 1976 for West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
    1. Ann Baker
    2. Eleanor Steber
    3. Phyllis Curtin
    4. Susanne Fisher
  3. This Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) graduate received the prestigious Newbery Award for the children's book Missing May.
    1. Cynthia Rylant
    2. Jayne Anne Phillips
    3. Mary Lee Settle
    4. Homer Hickam
  4. Which Raleigh County brothers helped introduce bluegrass music to Boston in the 1950s?
    1. Bailes Brothers
    2. Lilly Brothers
    3. Stanley Brothers
    4. Williamson Brothers
  5. Bluefield native Maceo Pinkard composed which one of these classic songs?
    1. "Fly Me to the Moon”
    2. "Sweet Georgia Brown"
    3. "Unforgettable"
    4. "Mona"
  6. Which classic movie was based on a novel by Moundsville native Davis Grubb?
    1. North by Northwest
    2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
    3. The Night of the Hunter
    4. The Third Man
  7. This Monongalia County native was one of the 20th century's leading abstract painters and printmakers.
    1. Blanche Lazzell
    2. Jackson Pollock
    3. John Mann
    4. Mark Rothko
  8. Who was the first native West Virginian elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame?
    1. Brad Paisley
    2. Buddy Starcher
    3. Kathy Mattea
    4. Little Jimmy Dickens
  9. This Wheeling native was one of the most highly regarded saxophonists of the jazz era.
    1. "Chu" Berry
    2. Coleman Hawkins
    3. Johnnie Johnson
    4. Lester Young
  10. Which of the following songs is not an official West Virginia state song?
    1. "This Is my West Virginia"
    2. "The West Virginia Hills"
    3. "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
    4. "West Virginia, My Home, Sweet Home"
    5. "Salt Pork, West Virginia"