SAT Subject US History Practice Question 486: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 486

17. American pop music of the 1960s was characterized by all the following EXCEPT:

A. song lyrics with political messages
B. use of electrically amplified instruments
C. a new link between rock and folk music
D. a rise in the popularity of big bands
E. song lyrics that protested against "the establishment"

Correct Answer: D


Big bands were popular during the late 1930s and through the 1940s.

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