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Dive into the soulful vibes of the 'What's Going On Album Quiz.' Test your musical prowess as you explore the iconic tracks, themes, and nuances behind this timeless album. From the socially conscious lyrics to the soul-stirring melodies, this quiz delves into the heart of Marvin Gaye's masterpiece.

Challenge yourself with questions that unravel the layers of this influential album, and discover how well you know the soulful rhythms that shaped an era. Share your results and connect with fellow music enthusiasts who appreciate the profound impact of 'What's Going On.' Ready to groove through the sounds of history? Take Read morethe quiz and let the music speak!


What's Going On Album Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    When was the album released?

    • A.

      21 May 1971

    • B.

      21 June 1971

    • C.

      21 July 1971

    • D.

      21 August 1971

    Correct Answer
    A. 21 May 1971
    Explanation
    The album "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye was released on 21 May 1971, marking a pivotal moment in music history with its impactful themes and innovative sound.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of the Label that released the album?

    • A.

      Columbia Records

    • B.

      Apple Records

    • C.

      Tamla Records

    • D.

      Fiction Records

    Correct Answer
    C. Tamla Records
    Explanation
    Tamla Records was the label that released the album, solidifying its place in Motown history. The other options (Columbia Records, Apple Records, Fiction Records) are unrelated to the album's release.

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  • 3. 

    Who produced the album?

    • A.

      Marvin Gaye

    • B.

      Tammi Terrell

    • C.

      Anna Gordy

    • D.

      Berry Gordy

    Correct Answer
    A. Marvin Gaye
    Explanation
    Marvin Gaye served as both the artist and producer of the album, showcasing his multifaceted talent. The other options (Tammi Terrell, Anna Gordy, Berry Gordy) were not involved in the production.

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  • 4. 

    How many tracks are included into the original version of the album?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    B. 9
    Explanation
    The original version of the album featured nine tracks, each contributing to the cohesive narrative and musical brilliance of Marvin Gaye's vision.

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  • 5. 

    When was the single "What's Going On" released?

    • A.

      20 January 1971

    • B.

      21 January 1971

    • C.

      22 January 1971

    • D.

      23 January 1971

    Correct Answer
    A. 20 January 1971
    Explanation
    The single "What's Going On" was released on 20 January 1971, preceding the album and setting the stage for its profound impact on social commentary in music.

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  • 6. 

    What instrument did Marvin Gaye often play on the 'What's Going On' album?

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Saxophone

    • C.

      Trumpet

    • D.

      Guitar

    Correct Answer
    A. Piano
    Explanation
    Marvin Gaye often played the piano on the 'What's Going On' album, adding a personal touch to the soulful and emotive musical arrangements.

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  • 7. 

    What inspired Marvin Gaye to create the concept for the 'What's Going On' album?

    • A.

      Personal experiences

    • B.

      Political and social issues

    • C.

      Romance and love

    • D.

      Science fiction themes

    Correct Answer
    B. Political and social issues
    Explanation
    Marvin Gaye was inspired by political and social issues, infusing the album with a powerful commentary on the turbulent times, making it a timeless work of art.

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  • 8. 

    What was the final single from the album?

    • A.

      "What's Going On"

    • B.

      "Inner City Blues"

    • C.

      "Mercy Mercy Me"

    • D.

      "God Is Love"

    Correct Answer
    B. "Inner City Blues"
    Explanation
    The final single from the album was "Inner City Blues," contributing to the album's legacy with its poignant exploration of urban struggles.

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  • 9. 

    In which year was a deluxe edition of the album released?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      2002

    • D.

      2003

    Correct Answer
    B. 2001
    Explanation
    A deluxe edition of the album was released in 2001, offering fans a deeper insight into the creation of this iconic musical masterpiece.

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  • 10. 

    How many singles produced the album?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    The album produced three singles, showcasing the enduring popularity and impact of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' on the music industry.

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