How Well Do You Know Soul Train?

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How Well Do You Know Soul Train? - Quiz

Soul Train is one of the highly popular American musical TV show that has a global reach. We have created a quiz to see how well do you know the Soul Train. This quiz traces the history, events, performances, and performers of this long-running show. The quiz will take you on a journey down memory lane. Let's see how much you can remember from the show. Play the quiz to know more. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What TV show is determined "The Hippest Trip in America"?

    • A.

      "Night Train"

    • B.

      "Soul Train"

    • C.

      "Soul Asylum"

    • D.

      "Soul Unlimited"

    • E.

      "Love Train"

    Correct Answer
    B. "Soul Train"
    Explanation
    "Soul Train" is determined "The Hippest Trip in America" because it was a popular and influential music and dance television show that aired from 1971 to 2006. It showcased African-American music, culture, and fashion, featuring performances by renowned artists and introducing new dances to the mainstream audience. The show became known for its vibrant energy, innovative dance moves, and stylish fashion trends, making it a symbol of the hip and happening music scene in America.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the longest-running host of "Soul Train" since 1971?

    • A.

      Don Cornelius

    • B.

      Shemar Moore

    • C.

      Dorian Gregory

    • D.

      Kim Fields

    • E.

      Mary J. Blige

    Correct Answer
    A. Don Cornelius
    Explanation
    Don Cornelius is the correct answer because he was the longest-running host of "Soul Train" since 1971. He hosted the show for over 20 years, from its inception until 1993. Don Cornelius played a significant role in shaping and popularizing the show, making it a cultural phenomenon and a platform for showcasing African American music and dance. His tenure as the host of "Soul Train" solidified his status as an iconic figure in the world of music and television.

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  • 3. 

    The person that sang "Lovin' You" on "Soul Train" was Diana Ross.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. Diana Ross did not sing "Lovin' You" on "Soul Train". The song "Lovin' You" was actually sung by Minnie Riperton, not Diana Ross.

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  • 4. 

    Who did not appear on any episode of "Soul Train"? (choose wisely)

    • A.

      Nicki Minaj

    • B.

      David Ruffin

    • C.

      Cheryl Lynn

    • D.

      Kool & the Gang

    • E.

      Sylvia

    Correct Answer
    A. Nicki Minaj
    Explanation
    Nicki Minaj did not appear on any episode of "Soul Train".

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  • 5. 

    What funky soul band rocked the house on "Soul Train" in 1974? ("Funky Stuff," "Hollywood Swingin'," and "Jungle Boogie")

    • A.

      The Isley Brothers

    • B.

      Gladys Knight & the Pips

    • C.

      Kool & the Gang

    • D.

      Brass Construction

    • E.

      Con Funk Shun

    Correct Answer
    C. Kool & the Gang
    Explanation
    Kool & the Gang is the correct answer because they were a funky soul band that had several hits in the 1970s, including "Funky Stuff," "Hollywood Swingin'," and "Jungle Boogie." They were known for their energetic performances and were a popular choice for shows like "Soul Train" during that time period.

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  • 6. 

    The announcer, Sid McCoy, says, "Soul Train, the hippest trip in America. 60 non-stop minutes across the tracks of your mind, into the exciting world of soul."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The announcer, Sid McCoy, describes Soul Train as "the hippest trip in America" and mentions that it takes the audience on a 60-minute journey across the tracks of their mind into the exciting world of soul. This suggests that Soul Train is indeed a popular and exciting show that showcases soul music, making the statement true.

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  • 7. 

    Al Green appeared on "Soul Train" in both 1972 and 1974.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Al Green appearing on "Soul Train" in both 1972 and 1974 implies that he made multiple appearances on the show. This suggests that Al Green had a significant presence and popularity in the soul music scene during that time period.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these performers were absent from the premiere of "Soul Train"?

    • A.

      Gladys Knight and the Pips

    • B.

       Eddie Kendricks

    • C.

      Sly and the Family Stone

    • D.

      The Honey Cones

    Correct Answer
    C. Sly and the Family Stone
    Explanation
    Sly and the Family Stone were absent from the premiere of "Soul Train."

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  • 9. 

    Which of these groups can boast of performing on "Soul Train" every season from 1971 to 1983?

    • A.

      Frankie Beverly and Maze

    • B.

       The Ojays

    • C.

      The Whispers

    • D.

      Frankie Beverly and Maze

    Correct Answer
    C. The Whispers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Whispers.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following solo artists has the distinction of making the most appearances on "Soul Train" between 1971 and 1993?

    • A.

       Gwen McCrae

    • B.

      James Brown

    • C.

      Luther Ingram

    • D.

      Cheryl Lynn

    Correct Answer
    D. Cheryl Lynn
    Explanation
    Cheryl Lynn has the distinction of making the most appearances on "Soul Train" between 1971 and 1993.

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