Music comes in many forms; most countries have a style of their own.
__ 1__ the turn of the century when jazz was born, America had no prominent __2__ ofits own.
No one knows exactly when jazz was __3__ ,or by whom.
But it began to be __4__ in the early 1900s.Jazz is Americas contribution to __5__ music.
In contrast to classical music, which __6__ formal European traditions, jazz is spontaneous and freeform.
It bubbles with energy, __7__ the moods, interests, and emotions of the people.
In the 1920s jazz __8__ like America, and __9__ it does today.
The __10__ of this music are as interesting as the music __11__ .
American Negroes, or blacks, as they are called today, were the jazz __12__ .
They were brought to Southern States __13__ slaves.They were sold to plantation owners and forced to work long __14__ .
When a Negro died his friend and relatives __15__ a procession to carry the body to the cemetery.
In New Orleans, a band often accompanied the __16__ .
On the way to the cemetery the band played slow, solemn music suited to the occasion. __17__ on the way home the mood changed.
Spirits lifted.Death had removed one of their __18__ ,but the living were glad to bealive.
The band played __19__ music, improvising(即兴表演) on both the harmony andthe melody of the tunes __20__ at the funeral.
This music made everyone want to dance.It was an early form of jazz.
1.A.By B.AtC.In D.On
2.A.music B.songC.melody D.style
3.A.discovered B.acted C.invented D.designed
4.A.noticed B.foundC.listened D.heard
5.A.classical B.sacredC.popular D.light
6.A.forms B.followsC.approaches D.introduces
7.A.expressing B.explainingC.exposing D.illustrating
8.A.appeared B.feltC.seemed D.sounded精选英语四级完形填空练习题，含有答案及解析。
9.A.as B.soC.either D.neither
10.A.origins B.originalsC.discoveries D.resources
11.A.concerned B.itself C.available D.oneself
12.A.players B.followersC.fans D.pioneers
13.A.for B.asC.with D.by
14.A.months B.weeksC.hours D.times
15.A.demonstrated B.composedC.hosted D.formed
16.A.demonstration B.procession C.body D.march
17.A.Even B.ThereforeC.Furthermore D.But
18.A.number B.membersC.body D.relations
19.A.sad B.solemnC.happy D.funeral
20.A.whistled B.sungC.presented D.showed
【解析】这里at the turn of the century表示的是“在本世纪初”这一具体时间，只有at可以用在这里。