1.Explain the socio-economic importance of the escola de samba when considering Estado Novo.
2.How might you argue an identity formation for Afro-Brazilians when considering Carneval? How did this formation come about?
3.How is community participation reflected in the mediums (remember Sachs-Hornbostel) in samba especially the samba enredo?
4.Explain Carmen Miranda's rise in popularity with the idea of tropicalismo? Explain this question using Merriam's music, behavior or concept.
5.What are the contributing social factors that lead to the formation of bossa nova? Who were the three originators of bossa nova?
6.Explain the economic development of the MPB as it relates to Estado Novo for people of African descent in Brazil. What are the political connections to Africa and why was this movement so important to performing and recording musicians?