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  • 1. 

    In which decade did the group, Chicago, release the hit single, "Feelin' Stronger Every Day"?

    • A.

      Seventies

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Nineties

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    A. Seventies
    Explanation
    Chicago released the hit single "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" in the seventies. This answer is deduced from the fact that the options provided are categorized by decades, and the correct answer falls within the given options.

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  • 2. 

    What decade is the hit single "Hard Habit To Break" by Chicago from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Nineties

    • D.

      2000's

    Correct Answer
    A. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Hard Habit To Break" by Chicago is from the eighties. This can be inferred from the fact that the song was released by the band Chicago, which was most active and successful during the 1970s and 1980s. Additionally, the song's style and sound are characteristic of the music produced during the eighties, with its use of synthesizers and catchy pop-rock melodies.

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  • 3. 

    What decade is the hit single "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago from?

    • A.

      Sixties

    • B.

      2000's

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      Nineties

    Correct Answer
    C. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago is from the Eighties. This can be inferred from the fact that the song was released by the band Chicago, which was most active and successful during the 1970s and 1980s. Additionally, the song's style and sound align with the popular music of the 1980s, characterized by its melodic ballads and soft rock elements.

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  • 4. 

    In which year did the group, Chicago, release the hit single, "Make Me Smile", on the Columbia label?

    • A.

      1992

    • B.

      1970

    • C.

      1993

    • D.

      1990

    Correct Answer
    B. 1970
    Explanation
    In 1970, the group Chicago released the hit single "Make Me Smile" on the Columbia label.

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  • 5. 

    What year did Chicago have the hit single "Saturday In The Park" on Columbia?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1981

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      1972

    Correct Answer
    D. 1972
    Explanation
    "Saturday In The Park" is a hit single by the band Chicago. The correct answer is 1972 because this was the year when the song was released on Columbia Records. It became one of the band's most popular songs and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song's lyrics capture the joyful atmosphere of a summer day in the park, making it a timeless classic from the early 1970s.

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  • 6. 

    In which year did Chicago release the hit song, "Call on Me", on the Columbia label?

    • A.

      1982

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    C. 1974
    Explanation
    In 1974, Chicago released the hit song "Call on Me" on the Columbia label.

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  • 7. 

    What year did Chicago have the hit single "If You Leave Me Now" on Columbia?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1976

    • C.

      1960

    • D.

      1961

    Correct Answer
    B. 1976
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1976. "If You Leave Me Now" was a hit single by the band Chicago, released in 1976. It became one of their most successful songs, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is known for its emotional lyrics and soft rock sound, showcasing the band's musical versatility.

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  • 8. 

    The first song the band Chicago recorded was about what?

    • A.

      Satisfaction

    • B.

      A Girl Named Sunshine

    • C.

      What Time It Is

    • D.

      Good People

    Correct Answer
    C. What Time It Is
    Explanation
    The first song the band Chicago recorded was titled "What Time It Is." This suggests that the song is about time or the concept of time. The other options, "Satisfaction," "A Girl Named Sunshine," and "Good People," do not provide any indication that they are related to the band's first recorded song.

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  • 9. 

    What was the first, longer version of Chicago's band name?

    • A.

      Chicago International

    • B.

      Chicago Subway

    • C.

      Chicago Transit Authority

    • D.

      Chicago The Windy City

    Correct Answer
    C. Chicago Transit Authority
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Chicago Transit Authority." This was the original, longer version of the band's name before it was shortened to just "Chicago." The band chose this name to pay homage to the city's transportation system, which is known as the Chicago Transit Authority.

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  • 10. 

    Chants from which political event were featured on Chicago's second album?

    • A.

      Democratic Convention

    • B.

      Vietnam War

    • C.

      Republican Convention

    • D.

      Million Man March

    Correct Answer
    A. Democratic Convention
    Explanation
    The chants from the Democratic Convention were featured on Chicago's second album. This suggests that the album incorporated elements or recordings from the political event, possibly to convey a message or capture the spirit of the convention.

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  • 11. 

    Which song on Chicago's LP "Chicago V" is about Central Park?

    • A.

      All Is Well

    • B.

      Saturday In The Park

    • C.

      While The City Sleeps

    • D.

      State Of The Union

    Correct Answer
    B. Saturday In The Park
    Explanation
    The song "Saturday In The Park" on Chicago's LP "Chicago V" is about Central Park.

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  • 12. 

    Which original Chicago band member can claim Jimi Hendrix as a fan?

    • A.

      Lee Loughnane

    • B.

      Robert Lamm

    • C.

      Danny Seraphine

    • D.

      Terry Kath

    Correct Answer
    D. Terry Kath
    Explanation
    Terry Kath can claim Jimi Hendrix as a fan because Hendrix was reportedly impressed by Kath's guitar skills and considered him a better guitarist than himself. Kath's innovative playing style and technical abilities made a strong impact on Hendrix, leading him to express admiration for Kath's talent.

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  • 13. 

    Which Chicago song became a worldwide #1 hit when it was released in 1982?

    • A.

      Stay The Night

    • B.

      Hard To Say I'm Sorry

    • C.

      Along Comes A Woman

    • D.

      What Kind Of Man Would I Be?

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard To Say I'm Sorry
    Explanation
    "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago became a worldwide #1 hit when it was released in 1982. This song's success can be attributed to its catchy melody, heartfelt lyrics, and the band's signature sound. The emotional and relatable theme of apologizing and expressing remorse resonated with listeners, leading to its widespread popularity and topping the charts globally.

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  • 14. 

    Which Chicago bassist pursued a solo career after the band's 1985 summer tour?

    • A.

      Jason Scheff

    • B.

      Chris Pinnick

    • C.

      Peter Cetera

    • D.

      James Pankow

    Correct Answer
    C. Peter Cetera
    Explanation
    Peter Cetera pursued a solo career after Chicago's 1985 summer tour. He was the band's bassist and also one of the lead vocalists. Cetera went on to have a successful solo career, releasing several hit songs including "Glory of Love" and "The Next Time I Fall." He left Chicago in 1985 to focus on his solo work, but the band continued on without him.

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  • 15. 

    Chicago joined with which legendary band for a tour in the summer of 1989?

    • A.

      The Rolling Stones

    • B.

      The Beach Boys

    • C.

      Black Sabbath

    • D.

      Styx

    Correct Answer
    B. The Beach Boys
    Explanation
    In the summer of 1989, Chicago joined forces with The Beach Boys for a tour. This collaboration brought together two legendary bands, combining their unique sounds and creating a memorable experience for their fans. The Beach Boys' harmonies and Chicago's horn-driven rock music complemented each other, resulting in a successful and exciting tour.

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  • 16. 

    Which Chicago band member wrote the song "Mississippi Delta City Blues"?

    • A.

      Keith Howland

    • B.

      Lee Loughnane

    • C.

      Terry Kath

    • D.

      Tris Imboden

    Correct Answer
    C. Terry Kath
    Explanation
    Terry Kath is the correct answer because he was a member of the Chicago band and he wrote the song "Mississippi Delta City Blues".

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  • 17. 

    The band Chicago had a top 20 hit in 1975 with a song about which American President?

    • A.

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • B.

      Harry Truman

    • C.

      John F. Kennedy

    • D.

      Abraham Lincoln

    Correct Answer
    B. Harry Truman
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Harry Truman. In 1975, the band Chicago had a top 20 hit song that was about Harry Truman, the American President.

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  • 18. 

    What decade is the hit single "Saturday In The Park" by Chicago from?

    • A.

      2000's

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Eighties

    Correct Answer
    B. Seventies
    Explanation
    The hit single "Saturday In The Park" by Chicago is from the seventies.

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  • 19. 

    What decade is the hit single "Will You Still Love Me?" by Chicago from?

    • A.

      2000's

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Eighties

    Correct Answer
    D. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Will You Still Love Me?" by Chicago is from the Eighties.

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  • 20. 

    In which year did Chicago release the hit single, "25 or 8 To 4", on the Columbia label?

    • A.

      1978

    • B.

      1986

    • C.

      1970

    • D.

      1963

    Correct Answer
    C. 1970
    Explanation
    In 1970, Chicago released the hit single "25 or 6 to 4" on the Columbia label.

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  • 21. 

    What year did Chicago have the hit single "Look Away" on Resprise?

    • A.

      1973

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1989

    • D.

      1978

    Correct Answer
    C. 1989
    Explanation
    In 1989, Chicago had the hit single "Look Away" on Reprise.

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  • 22. 

    Which statement is true of Chicago's 1970 album?

    • A.

      It Was A Double Album

    • B.

      It Had No Name

    • C.

      There Were No Singles From It

    • D.

      It Was Pink

    Correct Answer
    A. It Was A Double Album
    Explanation
    Chicago's 1970 album was a double album, meaning it contained two LP records. This means that the album had more songs and a longer running time compared to a single album. Double albums were quite common during this time period, allowing artists to explore different musical styles and showcase a wider range of songs.

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  • 23. 

    What city was Chicago band member Walter Parazaider born in?

    • A.

      Memphis

    • B.

      San Diego

    • C.

      Kansas City

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicago
    Explanation
    Walter Parazaider, a member of the Chicago band, was born in the city of Chicago.

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  • 24. 

    What is the Chicago song "25 Or 6 To 4" referring to?

    • A.

      An Airline Timetable

    • B.

      Peter Cetera's Bank Account

    • C.

      Illinois Wind Chills

    • D.

      The Time Of Day

    Correct Answer
    D. The Time Of Day
    Explanation
    The Chicago song "25 Or 6 To 4" is referring to the time of day. The lyrics of the song describe the confusion and frustration of trying to write a song in the early hours of the morning, specifically between 3:00 and 4:00 AM. The title itself represents the ambiguity of the exact time, with "25 or 6 to 4" meaning either 25 minutes to 4:00 or 26 minutes to 4:00.

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  • 25. 

    Chicago was the first rock band to sell out which performance venue for a solid week?

    • A.

      Madison Square Garden

    • B.

      The Paradise Theatre

    • C.

      Carnegie Hall

    • D.

      The Greek Theatre

    Correct Answer
    C. Carnegie Hall
    Explanation
    Chicago was the first rock band to sell out Carnegie Hall for a solid week. This iconic performance venue, located in New York City, is known for hosting some of the most prestigious concerts and events in the world. Selling out Carnegie Hall for an entire week is a testament to Chicago's popularity and the demand for their music.

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  • 26. 

    On its first world tour in 1972, Chicago recorded a live album in which country?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Belgium

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    D. Japan
    Explanation
    Chicago recorded a live album in Japan during its first world tour in 1972. This suggests that Japan is the country in which the live album was recorded.

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  • 27. 

    The Chicago song "Wishing You Were Here" features vocalists from which band?

    • A.

      The Beach Boys

    • B.

      The Who

    • C.

      The Supremes

    • D.

      The Moody Blues

    Correct Answer
    A. The Beach Boys
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Beach Boys. The Chicago song "Wishing You Were Here" features vocalists from The Beach Boys.

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  • 28. 

    Which member of the band Chicago released a solo album, "Skinny Boy", in 1974?

    • A.

      Robert Lamm

    • B.

      James Pankow

    • C.

      Jason Scheff

    • D.

      Peter Cetera

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert Lamm
    Explanation
    Robert Lamm is the correct answer because he released a solo album titled "Skinny Boy" in 1974. This indicates that he pursued a solo career outside of his work with the band Chicago.

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  • 29. 

    Which Chicago song was released as a single at the same time as Terry Kath's death?

    • A.

      Take Me Back To Chicago

    • B.

      Live It Up

    • C.

      Birthday Boy

    • D.

      If You Leave Me Now

    Correct Answer
    A. Take Me Back To Chicago
    Explanation
    Take Me Back To Chicago was released as a single at the same time as Terry Kath's death.

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  • 30. 

    Who replaced Terry Kath as Chicago's new guitarist in 1978?

    • A.

      Jason Scheff

    • B.

      Dawayne Bailey

    • C.

      Donnie Dacus

    • D.

      Chris Pinnick

    Correct Answer
    C. Donnie Dacus
    Explanation
    Donnie Dacus replaced Terry Kath as Chicago's new guitarist in 1978.

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