Country music is one of the most popular kinds of music in the United States today. Maybe, country music is very popular because it is about simple but strong human feelings and events like love, sadness, good times and bad times. It tells real life stories and sounds the way people really talk. As life becomes more complicated and difficult, it is good to hear about simple ordinary people.
Country music is sometimes called country-western music. It comes from two kinds of music. One is the traditional music of the people in the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States. The other is traditional, cowboy music from the American West. The singers usually play guitars or electric guitars when they sing.
Country music became very popular in the South. During World War II, thousands of people from the South moved to the Northeast and the Midwest to work in factories. They took their music with them. Soldiers from the rest of the country went to army camps in the South and learned to like country music there. Slowly, it became popular all over the United States.
Question 1. Country music is very popular because _______________________.
A. it's about strong human feelings
B. it's about events like love, sadness
C. it tells about good times, bad times
D. all are correct
Question 2. Country music is _______________________.
A. the traditional music of the people in the eastern United States
B. considered as the cowboy music from the American West
C. sometimes called country-western music
D. from two kinds of music which haven't been widely known
Question 3. According to the passage, it's untrue to say that ____________________________.
A. Country music became very popular in the South
B. Factory workers took country music with them from the South
C. Country music was brought from the South by soldiers
D. Gradually, country music became popular all over the United States
Question 4. The best title for the passage is _______________________________.
A. Country music
B. Music in the United States
C. The Formation of Country Music
D. The Benefits of Country Music
Question 5. The singers usually play _________________________ when they sing.
A. drum and violins
B. guitars or electric guitars
C. the music instruments
D. guitars and piano