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  • 1. 

    Who won the first season of American Idol?

    • A.

      Kelly Clarkson

    • B.

      Justin Guarini

    • C.

      Chris Daughtry

    • D.

      Clay Aiken

    Correct Answer
    A. Kelly Clarkson
    Explanation
    Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol. She gained popularity with her powerful and soulful voice, captivating audiences throughout the competition. Her performances showcased her versatility and talent, ultimately leading her to become the first winner of the show. Clarkson's success continued after the competition, as she went on to have a successful music career and became one of the most iconic and influential American Idol winners.

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  • 2. 

    What is the full, given name of Season Nine winner Lee DeWyze?

    • A.

      Leonard D. Wise

    • B.

      Leon James DeWyze, Jr.

    • C.

      Nathan DeWyze

    • D.

      Lee Dee Wise III

    Correct Answer
    B. Leon James DeWyze, Jr.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Leon James DeWyze, Jr. This is the full given name of Season Nine winner Lee DeWyze.

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  • 3. 

    Season Nine winner Lee DeWyze considers his music to be of what genre?

    • A.

      Rap

    • B.

      Country

    • C.

      Celtic

    • D.

      Alternative Rock

    Correct Answer
    D. Alternative Rock
    Explanation
    Lee DeWyze, the Season Nine winner, considers his music to be of the Alternative Rock genre. This genre is characterized by its non-mainstream sound, incorporating elements of punk rock, grunge, and indie rock. Alternative Rock often features unconventional song structures, distorted guitars, and introspective lyrics. Lee DeWyze's music aligns with these characteristics, making Alternative Rock the appropriate genre for his music.

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  • 4. 

    Prior to being a contestant on American Idol Season Nine, where did Lee DeWyze work?

    • A.

      Shoe store

    • B.

      Pizzeria

    • C.

      Paint store

    • D.

      Dry cleaners

    Correct Answer
    C. Paint store
    Explanation
    Lee DeWyze worked at a paint store prior to being a contestant on American Idol Season Nine.

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  • 5. 

    Where did Lee DeWyze audition for American Idol?

    • A.

      Key West

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      Dallas

    • D.

      San Diego

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago
    Explanation
    Lee DeWyze auditioned for American Idol in Chicago.

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  • 6. 

    Along with Crystal Bowersox, who was the only Season Nine contestant never to land in the bottom three?

    • A.

      David Cook

    • B.

      Lee DeWyze

    • C.

      Kris Allen

    • D.

      Jordin Sparks

    Correct Answer
    B. Lee DeWyze
    Explanation
    Lee DeWyze was the only Season Nine contestant, along with Crystal Bowersox, who never landed in the bottom three. This means that throughout the season, Lee consistently received enough votes from the audience to keep him safe from elimination.

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  • 7. 

    Which American Idol winner's debut album has been certified platinum seven times?

    • A.

      Ruben Studdard

    • B.

      Carrie Underwood

    • C.

      Fantasia

    • D.

      Kris Allen

    Correct Answer
    B. Carrie Underwood
    Explanation
    Carrie Underwood is the correct answer because her debut album, "Some Hearts," has been certified platinum seven times. This means that the album has sold over seven million copies in the United States. Carrie Underwood rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol and has since become one of the most successful artists in country music. Her debut album was a commercial success and spawned several hit singles, including "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats."

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  • 8. 

    "Carnival Ride", released in 2007, was the second post-victory album of which AI winner?

    • A.

      Kris Allen

    • B.

      Carrie Underwood

    • C.

      Clay Aiken

    • D.

      Lee DeWyze

    Correct Answer
    B. Carrie Underwood
    Explanation
    "Carnival Ride" was released in 2007, making it the second post-victory album of Carrie Underwood. This implies that Carrie Underwood won a season of a singing competition show, likely American Idol, and released her first album after winning. "Carnival Ride" being her second post-victory album suggests that she had already released another album after winning the competition.

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  • 9. 

    Which American Idol winner was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 for "Superstar"?

    • A.

      David Cook

    • B.

      Ruben Studdard

    • C.

      Kris Allen

    • D.

      Adam Lambert

    Correct Answer
    B. Ruben Studdard
    Explanation
    Ruben Studdard was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 for "Superstar".

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  • 10. 

    Which Idol winner sang "R.E.S.P.E.C.T" in Season One finale?

    • A.

      David Cook

    • B.

      Ruben Studdard

    • C.

      Carrie Underwood

    • D.

      Kelly Clarkson

    Correct Answer
    D. Kelly Clarkson
    Explanation
    Kelly Clarkson is the correct answer because she won the first season of American Idol and is known for her powerful and soulful voice. "R.E.S.P.E.C.T" is a famous song originally performed by Aretha Franklin, and Kelly Clarkson performed a rendition of it during the Season One finale of American Idol. She delivered an impressive performance, showcasing her talent and securing her victory in the competition.

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  • 11. 

    Which Idol winner released her debut single, "I Believe", in 2004?

    • A.

      Carrie Underwood

    • B.

      Kellie Pickler

    • C.

      Crystal Bowersox

    • D.

      Fantasia Barrino

    Correct Answer
    D. Fantasia Barrino
    Explanation
    Fantasia Barrino released her debut single, "I Believe", in 2004.

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  • 12. 

    Taylor Hicks was the second American Idol winner from what city?

    • A.

      Atlanta, Georgia

    • B.

      Birmingham, Alabama

    • C.

      Denver, Colorado

    • D.

      Miami, Florida

    Correct Answer
    B. Birmingham, Alabama
    Explanation
    Taylor Hicks, the second American Idol winner, hails from Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • 13. 

    Which American Idol winner played the role of Fats Waller in a 2008 national tour of "Ain't Misbehavin'"?

    • A.

      Fantasia Barrino

    • B.

      Adam Lambert

    • C.

      Jordin Sparks

    • D.

      Ruben Studdard

    Correct Answer
    D. Ruben Studdard
    Explanation
    Ruben Studdard is the correct answer because he played the role of Fats Waller in a 2008 national tour of "Ain't Misbehavin'". Fantasia Barrino, Adam Lambert, and Jordin Sparks did not play this role in the 2008 national tour.

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  • 14. 

    How old was Jordin Sparks when she won Season Six of American Idol?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      26

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    C. 17
    Explanation
    Jordin Sparks was 17 years old when she won Season Six of American Idol. This information indicates that she achieved this milestone at a relatively young age, showcasing her talent and potential in the music industry. Winning American Idol at such a young age is a testament to her skills and dedication as a singer.

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  • 15. 

    "Light On" was the post-win debut single release of which American Idol winner?

    • A.

      David Cook

    • B.

      Kris Allen

    • C.

      Carrie Underwood

    • D.

      Lee DeWyze

    Correct Answer
    A. David Cook
    Explanation
    "Light On" was the post-win debut single release of David Cook, the American Idol winner.

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  • 16. 

    Four years after her American Idol win, Fantasia Barrino played the role of Celie in what Broadway musical?

    • A.

      Death Be Not Proud

    • B.

      The Color Purple

    • C.

      Ain't Misbehavin'

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    B. The Color Purple
    Explanation
    Fantasia Barrino played the role of Celie in the Broadway musical "The Color Purple." This musical is based on the novel by Alice Walker and tells the story of Celie, a young African-American woman in the early 20th century who overcomes adversity and finds her voice. Fantasia's portrayal of Celie received critical acclaim and showcased her exceptional talent as a singer and actress.

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  • 17. 

    Which American Idol winner had a 2010 R&B top ten hit with "Bittersweet"?

    • A.

      Fantasia Barrino

    • B.

      Taylor Hicks

    • C.

      Carrie Underwood

    • D.

      Jordin Sparks

    Correct Answer
    A. Fantasia Barrino
    Explanation
    Fantasia Barrino is the correct answer because she won American Idol and had a 2010 R&B top ten hit with the song "Bittersweet".

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  • 18. 

    Which American Idol winner's debut single, "Live Like We're Dying," went platinum?

    • A.

      Ruben Studdard

    • B.

      Kris Allen

    • C.

      Lee DeWyze

    • D.

      Kelly Clarkson

    Correct Answer
    B. Kris Allen
    Explanation
    Kris Allen is the correct answer because his debut single, "Live Like We're Dying," achieved platinum status. This means that the song sold over one million copies, indicating its popularity and commercial success. Ruben Studdard, Lee DeWyze, and Kelly Clarkson are also American Idol winners but their debut singles did not reach platinum status.

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  • 19. 

    Which AI winner has done missionary work in Thailand, South Africa, Mozambique and Burma?

    • A.

      Kris Allen

    • B.

      Rubin Stoddard

    • C.

      Taylor Hicks

    • D.

      David Cook

    Correct Answer
    A. Kris Allen
    Explanation
    Kris Allen is the correct answer because he has done missionary work in Thailand, South Africa, Mozambique, and Burma.

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  • 20. 

    What is David Cook's status among his siblings?

    • A.

      He is the youngest

    • B.

      He is the oldest

    • C.

      He is an only child

    • D.

      He is the middle child

    Correct Answer
    D. He is the middle child
    Explanation
    David Cook's status among his siblings is that he is the middle child. This means that he has at least one older sibling and at least one younger sibling.

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  • 21. 

    Following his American Idol victory, which winner toured in the role of Teen Angel in "Grease"?

    • A.

      Adam Lambert

    • B.

      Taylor Hicks

    • C.

      Lee DeWyze

    • D.

      David Cook

    Correct Answer
    B. Taylor Hicks
    Explanation
    Taylor Hicks toured in the role of Teen Angel in "Grease" after winning American Idol.

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  • 22. 

    Which AI winner graduated from Oklahoma's Northeastern State University in communications?

    • A.

      David Cook

    • B.

      Taylor Hicks

    • C.

      Carrie Underwood

    • D.

      Lee DeWyze

    Correct Answer
    C. Carrie Underwood
    Explanation
    Carrie Underwood is the correct answer because she is the only AI winner who graduated from Oklahoma's Northeastern State University in communications. David Cook, Taylor Hicks, and Lee DeWyze did not attend this university or study communications.

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  • 23. 

    Which American Idol winner sang Elton John's "Levon" in the finale?

    • A.

      Kelly Clarkson

    • B.

      David Cook

    • C.

      Fantasia

    • D.

      Taylor Hicks

    Correct Answer
    D. Taylor Hicks
    Explanation
    Taylor Hicks, the American Idol winner, sang Elton John's "Levon" in the finale.

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