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What Do You Know About Sylvester? - Quiz

An American singer-songwriter popular in the genre of disco, rhythm and blue, and soul music, take a quiz and learn more about this American.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Sylvester was an American musician, a songwriter, composer and record producer in the genre of soul, rhythm and blues and funky music, he was born in?

    • A.

      1945

    • B.

      1947

    • C.

      1948

    • D.

      1940

    Correct Answer
    B. 1947
    Explanation
    Sylvester was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer known for his work in the genres of soul, rhythm and blues, and funky music. Based on this information, we can deduce that he was born in 1947.

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  • 2. 

    He is known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and hit disco singles in the late 1970s and 1980s, what is his real name

    • A.

      Sylvester James Jr

    • B.

      Sylvester John Jr

    • C.

      Sylvester Jones

    • D.

      Sylvester Jones Jr

    Correct Answer
    A. Sylvester James Jr
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sylvester James Jr. This individual is known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and hit disco singles in the late 1970s and 1980s. His real name is Sylvester James Jr.

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  • 3. 

    Grew up in Los Angeles to a middle-class African-American family, Sylvester developed a love of singing through the gospel choir of his?

    • A.

      Anglican church

    • B.

      Catholic church

    • C.

      Gospel church

    • D.

      Pentecostal church

    Correct Answer
    D. Pentecostal church
    Explanation
    Sylvester developed a love of singing through the gospel choir of his Pentecostal church.

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  • 4. 

    He left the church after the congregation expressed disapproval of his homosexuality, he found friendship among a group of black cross-dressers and transgender women who called themselves?

    • A.

      Disquotays

    • B.

      Phobia

    • C.

      Sorority

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Disquotays
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Disquotays. The given explanation supports this answer by stating that the person in question left the church due to disapproval of his homosexuality and found friendship among a group of black cross-dressers and transgender women who called themselves Disquotays.

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  • 5. 

    He moved to San Francisco in 1970 at the age of 22, Sylvester embraced the counterculture and joined the avant-garde drag troupe called the?

    • A.

      Avengers

    • B.

      Disquaint

    • C.

      Sorority

    • D.

      Cockettes

    Correct Answer
    D. Cockettes
    Explanation
    Sylvester moved to San Francisco in 1970 at the age of 22 and embraced the counterculture. He joined an avant-garde drag troupe called the Cockettes.

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  • 6. 

    During the Cockettes critically panned tour of New York City, Sylvester left them to pursue his career elsewhere, he came to front Sylvester and his Hot Band called?

    • A.

      Rock Act

    • B.

      Cockettes

    • C.

      The Troupe

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Rock Act
    Explanation
    During the Cockettes' poorly received tour of New York City, Sylvester decided to leave the group and focus on his own career. He formed a new band called Sylvester and his Hot Band, which was known for its rock music. This decision to pursue a different musical direction led to the formation of the Rock Act.

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  • 7. 

    Focusing on a solo career, Sylvester signed a recording contract with Harvey Fuqua of Fantasy Records and obtained new backing singers in the form of?

    • A.

      Jeanie Tracy

    • B.

      Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes

    • C.

      Marshal Matters

    • D.

      A and B only

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B only
    Explanation
    Sylvester, while focusing on a solo career, signed a recording contract with Harvey Fuqua of Fantasy Records. As part of his solo career, he obtained new backing singers in the form of Jeanie Tracy and Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes. Therefore, the correct answer is A and B only.

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  • 8. 

    His first solo album was a moderate success, it was followed with the acclaimed disco album Step II which spawned two of his singles both of which were hits in the US, which year did she released her solo album?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1978

    • D.

      1977

    Correct Answer
    D. 1977
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, the artist's first solo album was released before the acclaimed disco album Step II. Since the disco album is described as being successful and spawning hit singles, it can be inferred that it was released after the first solo album. Therefore, the correct answer is 1977.

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  • 9. 

    He later left Fantasy Records, he signed to Megatone Records, the dance-oriented company founded by friend and collaborator Patrick Cowley, where he recorded?

    • A.

      3 Albums

    • B.

      2 Albums

    • C.

      1 Album

    • D.

      4 Albums

    Correct Answer
    D. 4 Albums
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4 Albums. After leaving Fantasy Records, the person in question signed with Megatone Records, a dance-oriented company founded by their friend and collaborator Patrick Cowley. During their time with Megatone Records, they recorded a total of four albums.

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  • 10. 

    During the late 70s, Sylvester gained the moniker of the “Queen of Disco, during his life he attained particular requisition in San Francisco, where he was awarded the?

    • A.

      Knight of San Francisco

    • B.

      Key to the City

    • C.

      Magna Cum Laude

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Key to the City
    Explanation
    Sylvester gained the moniker of the "Queen of Disco" during the late 70s. He became particularly popular in San Francisco, where he was awarded the Key to the City.

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