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Story. Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A. Game Directions. Game Preparation. Game Pieces. Play the game. A Homemade PowerPoint Game By Clayton DeMooney University of Georgia. Objectives. Credits. Copyright Notice. The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A.

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rock n roll u s a


Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A.

Game Directions

Game Preparation

Game Pieces

Play the game

A Homemade PowerPoint Game


Clayton DeMooney

University of Georgia



Copyright Notice

the story of rock n roll u s a

The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A.

Adam, Clayton, Paul and Peter are four recently graduated high school seniors from Georgia in their last summer together before college begins. These four friends are looking for an adventurous summer break, so they embark on a cross country journey to California to see the final show of their favorite band, Guster. They all pile into Adam’s van in hopes of winning free tickets to the concert along the way. In order to do so, their knowledge of Rock music has to be vast to win the many trivia contests at each city’s local radio show. They also bring their instruments in hopes of getting a few gigs along the way and earn a little money. By the time they arrive in Los Angeles they hope to have four tickets or they will have to turnaround and go home empty-handed. They need your help to get free tickets and backstage passes!


rockin directions
Rockin’ Directions

GOAL: To play Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A. there can be no more than four teams. Each team has a van and the first team to reach the middle of the board with four tickets wins.

HOW TO PLAY: Each van begins with $200 as they set out on their journey. Each van begins at the starting point on the board and travels in a clockwise direction(you cannot go backwards!). The team rolls the die and can land on one of four options:

  • Benefits block
  • “Oh No!” Setbacks
  • Radio Trivia
  • Grand Prize Ticket


directions cont d

Directions, cont’d

If the team lands on the “Benefits block” they take the card and the reward offered to them. If they land on “Oh No! Setbacks” they face some sort of obstacle. If they land on “Radio Trivia” they will have the opportunity to win prize money. They can choose one of the three levels of difficulty to win money(1st level- $25; 2nd level- $50; 3rd level- $100). If they land on the “Grand Prize Ticket” they have to answer an ultimate question correctly in order to win one ticket. The team continues to roll the die until they land on an “Oh No!” block or they answer a trivia question incorrectly. After four “Grand Prize” tickets are accumulated, the van moves to the middle of the board and wins the backstage passes. The guitar at the bottom of each page will return the players to the previous menu.

*A team loses if another van reaches the middle before them, or they lose all of their money before they reach the concert. Each student will be given a money balance sheet that accounts for the amount of money that a team has.


game preparation
Game Preparation

Gameboard: Print out slides 7, cut off the edges, then tape together

“Oh No!” Cards: Use the “Oh No1” slides with the game, there is no need to make cards.

Benefits Block Cards: Same as above except with Benefits Block.

Radio Trivia: Again, this applies to the above.

Ultimate Question: And once again, use the PowerPoint with the game. Don’t print out anything you don’t have to.

Expense Account Sheet: Print out slide 8, and make enough copies for all teams to have 3-4 sheets.

Game Pieces: Cut out the vans in slide 6 for pieces.


game pieces
Game Pieces

Expense Account Table


Game Board


CreditsAll teachers and students at non-profit schools can use, revise, or adapt this game at will at no cost on the condition that all prior designers are cited.

  • Originally designed by Clayton DeMooney, University of Georgia, June 30, 2003 “Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A.”.


educational objectives
Educational Objectives
  • Audience

Adults of all ages who appreciate music. Come one, come all men women and children.

  • Subject Area Objectives

People will be able to identify the major elements of Rock Music and be able to chart the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll and its influences.


  • Copyright 2003 Clayton DeMooney
  • Permission to copy this game at no cost is granted to all teachers and students of non-profit schools.
  • Permission is also granted to all teachers and students of non-profit schools to make revisions to this game for their own purposes, on the condition that this copyright page and the credits page remain part of the game. Teachers and students who adapt the game should add their names and affiliations to the credits page without deleting any names already there.


time to play rock n roll u s a
Time to play “Rock ‘n’ Roll U.S.A.”!

Benefits Block

Oh No! Setbacks

Radio Trivia Questions

Grand Prize Ticket Questions

Home Page

Game Directions

benefits block

Benefits Block

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

block 1

Block 1

You earn $20 busking on the streets of Atlanta!

block 2

Block 2

You find a wallet on the street in Nashville and turn it into the police and get a $100 reward.

block 3

Block 3

You meet up with a band in Memphis and earn $50 helping them load their equipment in their bus.

block 4

Block 4

You earn $50 washing dishes at a diner in Chicago

block 5

Block 5

You earn $250 as a salsa dance instructor for one week in East Texas

block 6

Block 6

You earn $300 for playing at a honky-tonk in Dallas.

block 7

Block 7

Along the way to L.A. you write a song that a studio in San Antonio buys for $400.

block 8

Block 8

You find a banjo on the side of the road and earn and are rewarded $75.

block 9

Block 9

You play at a bar in Durango, CO and earn $250 in one night.

block 10

Block 10

You travel to a Denver ski resort and help cut down trees for a day and earn $75.

block 11

Block 11

Before you enter California you head down to Las Vegas and win $500 at the Blackjack table.

block 12

Block 12

You play in the parks of Los Angeles and earn $50.

block 13

Block 13

A record executive hears your music and offers you a free ticket to the Guster show!

block 14

Block 14

You work as a waiter in a local restaurant and earn $200 in tips!

block 15

Block 15

You earn $250 playing at a local club in L.A.

oh no

Oh No!

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

oh no 1

Oh No! 1

You get a flat tire in Chattanooga, pay $20.

oh no 2

Oh No! 2

You run a red light in Athens, pay $100.

oh no 3

Oh No! 3

You get a parking ticket in Charleston, pay $20.

oh no 4

Oh No! 4

You get a speeding ticket in Tyrone, pay $125.

oh no 5

Oh No! 5

You fill up for gas, pay $35.

oh no 6

Oh No! 6

You sleep stay at a motel for a night, pay $45.

oh no 7

Oh No! 7

You slept late and started on the interstate an hour later: you lose a turn.

oh no 8

Oh No! 8

You eat a steak dinner at the local steakhouse, pay $95.

oh no 9

Oh No! 9

You take a wrong turn in Texas, go back three spaces.

oh no 10

Oh No! 10

You lose one of your guitars, you have to buy a new one, pay $500.

oh no 11

Oh No! 11

You are fined for playing in the park without a permit, pay $100.

oh no 12

Oh No! 12

You get a parking ticket in L.A., pay $30.

oh no 13

Oh No! 13

Pay $60 to fill up for gas in California.

oh no 14

Oh No! 14

You go out to eat at a local restaurant, pay $35.

oh no 15

Oh No! 15

You dropped one of your Guster tickets on the way to a gig, so now you have one less ticket than you had before.

radio trivia levels

Radio Trivia Levels

Level 1:

2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10

i m sorry

I’m Sorry

Um, yeah, that answer was incorrect.

Better luck next time.



Yes, you are correct!

Please continue.

level 1 1

Level 1-1

The first movie to use a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack is:

Rebel Without a Cause

The Blackboard Jungle

The Wild One

American Graffiti

level 1 2

Level 1-2

The way that sounds are combined to create a piece of music is referred to as:





level 1 3

Level 1-3

Instrumentation is often referred to as the source of sound:



level 1 4

Level 1-4

If music gradually becomes louder, it is known as a:


Heightened sound



level 1 5

Level 1-5

If music gradually becomes softer, it is known as a:


Lowered sound



level 1 6

Level 1-6

Three or more different pitches sounding at the same time produce a:





level 1 7

Level 1-7

A collection of pitches that are played in succession

is a :





level 1 8

Level 1-8

The way in which pulses are organized is :





level 1 9

Level 1-9

Most urban blues songs are written in the 12-bar progression.



level 1 10

Level 1-10

The speed at which basic pulses or beats happen is known as:





level 2 1

Level 2-1

Which of these early Rock Music influences contributed the most to Rock ‘n’ Roll:

Country and Western




level 2 2

Level 2-2

There are generally two types of blues. They are:

Rural and urban

North and South

East and West

Fast and Slow

level 2 3

Level 2-3

Who is considered the “father of blues?”:

T-Bone Walker

Muddy Waters

Blind Lemon Jefferson

W.C. Handy

level 2 4

Level 2 -4

Boogie Woogie is a type of piano blues.



level 2 5

Level 2-5

Yodeling is a formal characteristic of which Country and Western Style:

Southwestern country swing

East Texas Rural Country

Southern Country

North Georgia Bluegrass

level 2 6

Level 2-6

What record company produced records of black artists for black audiences early in the 20th century?

Race Records

Sun Records

Empire Records

RCA records

level 2 7

Level 2-7

Common characteristics of this types of blues are barrelhouse rhythm, 8 quick pulses per measure and complex polyrhythms between the two hands:

East Texas rural blues

Chicago urban blues

Boogie Woogie

Mississippi Delta Blues

level 2 8

Level 2-8

Which song is commonly referred to as the “first” Rock ‘n’ Roll song?

Ain’t it a Shame

Rocket 88

Hound Dog

Great Balls of Fire

level 2 9

Level 2-9

Elvis Presley remade the song “Hound Dog.” Who is the original artist?

Roy Brown

Big Joe Turner

Jackie Brenston

Big Mama Thorton

level 2 10

Level 2-10

Little Richard is originally from which town?

Memphis, TN

Chicago, IL

Macon, GA

Jefferson, MS

level 3 1

Level 3-1

The name of Buddy Holly’s band is:

The Animals

The Crickets

The Holly’s

The Roaches

level 3 2

Level 3 -2

Buddy Holly’s manager and agent was:

Sam Phillips

Alan Freed

Neil Aspinal

Norman Petty

level 3 3

Level 3 -3

This future country star was a bassist in Buddy Holly’s band:

Willie Nelson

Johnny Cash

Waylon Jennings

Charlie Pride

level 3 4

Level 3 -4

African historians/musicians were known as:





level 3 5

Level 3 -5

This man is considered the father of the Delta Blues:

Robert Johnson

Dave Bartholomew

B.B. King

Charley Patton

level 3 6

Level 3 -6

Jackie Brenston(who wrote Rocket 88) was a member of The Rhythm Kings. Who was the front man for this band?:

Elvis Presley

Ike Turner

Bill Haley

Frank Sinatra

level 3 7

Level 3 -7

The “Day the Music Died” is commonly referred to as the day when Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and who, died in a plane crash?

Eddie Cochran

Bo Diddley

Richie Valens

Carl Perkins

level 3 8

Level 3 -8

Elvis Presley’s agent and manager was:

Cosimo Matassa

Col. Tom Parker

Leonard Chess

Sam Phillips

level 3 9

Level 3 -9

“Moondog’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party” was the first rock radio show hosted by:

Alan Freed

Cosimo Matassa

Scotty Moore

Wolfman Jack

level 3 10

Level 3 -10

The common rhythm in Bo Diddley’s songs is:

Swing rhythm

Do Wop rhythm

Hambone rhythm

Decca rhythm



You’ve just won a Guster ticket!

Please continue.

better luck next time

Better Luck Next Time

No Guster Ticket For You!

grand prize ticket 1

Grand Prize Ticket 1

The only Buddy hooly song to reach No 1. on the Billboard charts was:

That’ll be the day

Peggy Sue

It’s so Easy

Not Fade Away

grand prize ticket 2

Grand Prize Ticket 2

The Beatle’s song to spend the most amount of time at No. 1 on the Billboard chart is:



A Hard Days Night

Hey Jude

grand prize ticket 3

Grand Prize Ticket 3

Bob Dylan’s real name is:

Robert Mapother

Dylan Masters

Dylan Robert

Robert Zimmerman

grand prize ticket 4

Grand Prize Ticket 4

He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA:

Eddie Cochran

Duane Allman

Carl Perkins

Pete Best

grand prize ticket 5

Grand Prize Ticket 5

John Lennon originally formed a group in England known as:

The Roaches

The Wiseguys

The Quarrymen

The Starlights

grand prize ticket 6

Grand Prize Ticket 6

Rod Stewart was originally in this band:


The Faces


The Mindbenders