The Quiz: Which 1899 composition by Scott Joplin became a ragtime standard?
Body and Soul
Twelfth Street Rag
Maple Leaf Rag
Explanation : Pianist Scott Joplin is nearly synonymous with ragtime, thanks to his popularity as a performer, composer, and instructor of the style around the turn of the 20th century. One of his most famous works, “Maple Leaf Rag,” was named for a club in Sedalia, Missouri, where Joplin had a piano studio. His other popular compositions include “The Entertainer” and “The Ragtime Dance.”
Correct Answer: Maple Leaf Rag