Trivia About Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Why did Marvin Gaye's string of duets with Tammi Terrell end?
    • A. 

      She Had A Brain Tumor

    • B. 

      She Got Married

    • C. 

      His Wife Suspected An Affair

    • D. 

      She Was Released By Motown

  • 2. 
    What professional sports team did Marvin Gaye try to join in the 1970's?
    • A. 

      The Baltimore Orioles

    • B. 

      The L.A. Dodgers

    • C. 

      The New York Giants

    • D. 

      The Detroit Lions

  • 3. 
    Who did Marvin Gaye sing with on his last album of duets?
    • A. 

      Tammi Terrell

    • B. 

      Diana Ross

    • C. 

      Gladys Knight

    • D. 

      Donna Summer

  • 4. 
    What important London performance did Marvin Gaye fail to show for in 1980?
    • A. 

      Opening Of His First European Tour

    • B. 

      The European Grammies

    • C. 

      A Royal Command Performance

    • D. 

      African Hunger Relief Benefit

  • 5. 
    What was Marvin Gaye's first Top 10 single?
    • A. 

      Trouble Man

    • B. 

      What's Going On

    • C. 

      Pride And Joy

    • D. 

      How Sweet It Is

  • 6. 
    In what song does Marvin Gaye sing, "Natural fact is, I can't pay my taxes"?
    • A. 

      Inner City Blues

    • B. 

      What's Going On

    • C. 

      Here, My Dear

    • D. 

      Mercy, Mercy Me

  • 7. 
    What decade is the hit single "Got To Give It Up, Pt. 1" by Marvin Gaye from?
    • A. 

      Eighties

    • B. 

      Nineties

    • C. 

      Sixties

    • D. 

      Seventies

  • 8. 
    What decade is the hit single "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye from?
    • A. 

      Nineties

    • B. 

      Eighties

    • C. 

      Seventies

    • D. 

      Sixties

  • 9. 
    Erick Sermon (Featuring Marvin Gaye) had which of these hit singles in 2001?
    • A. 

      The Wanderer

    • B. 

      Music

    • C. 

      I'll Be There For Your

    • D. 

      Ice Ice Baby

  • 10. 
    Where was singer Marvin Gaye born?
    • A. 

      Detroit, Michigan

    • B. 

      New York City

    • C. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Mobile, Alabama

  • 11. 
    In what church was Marvin Gaye's father a minister?
    • A. 

      Baptist

    • B. 

      Pentecostal

    • C. 

      The House Of God

    • D. 

      Seventh Day Adventist

  • 12. 
    What was Marvin Gaye's first gig at Motown?
    • A. 

      Session Drummer

    • B. 

      Backup Singer

    • C. 

      Songwriter

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 13. 
    Who did Marvin Gaye sing with on his first hit album, "Together"?
    • A. 

      Anna Gordy

    • B. 

      Tammi Terrell

    • C. 

      Gladys Knight

    • D. 

      Mary Wells

  • 14. 
    What was the primary benefit of the success of "What's Going On" for Marvin Gaye?
    • A. 

      Met His Second Wife

    • B. 

      The Royalties Paid His Tax Bill

    • C. 

      Won A Grammy

    • D. 

      Creative Control Of His Music

  • 15. 
    What did Marvin Gaye sing in his final live performance?
    • A. 

      Amazing Grace

    • B. 

      Sexual Healing

    • C. 

      What's Going On

    • D. 

      The Star Spangled Banner

  • 16. 
    What Motown girl-group classic did Marvin Gaye co-write?
    • A. 

      Be My Baby

    • B. 

      Stop In The Name Of Love

    • C. 

      Dancing In The Street

    • D. 

      Ain't No Mountain High Enough

  • 17. 
    Why did Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye record vocals for their album of duets separately?
    • A. 

      Marvin Gaye Kept Showing Up Late

    • B. 

      Marvin Gaye Was In Europe

    • C. 

      Diana Ross Upset Gaye Left Motown

    • D. 

      Marvin Gaye's Marijuana Smoking

  • 18. 
    Why did Marvin Gaye leave Motown in 1981?
    • A. 

      He Wanted A Better Contract

    • B. 

      His Divorce From Anna Gordy

    • C. 

      They Changed Album Without Consent

    • D. 

      They Insisted He Return To The US

  • 19. 
    What song won Marvin Gaye his first Grammy?
    • A. 

      Sexual Healing

    • B. 

      What's Going On

    • C. 

      Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

    • D. 

      It Takes Two

  • 20. 
    What famous singer did Marvin Gaye's daughter Nona work closely with?
    • A. 

      Natalie Cole

    • B. 

      Diana Ross

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson

    • D. 

      Prince

  • 21. 
    What British group's one hit single was recorded as a tribute to Marvin Gaye?
    • A. 

      Glass Tiger

    • B. 

      Roxy Music

    • C. 

      El DeBarge

    • D. 

      Spandau Ballet

  • 22. 
    How many Top 40 singles did Marvin Gaye have?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      41

    • C. 

      37

    • D. 

      18

  • 23. 
    On what album cover does Marvin Gaye appear as both an angel and a devil?
    • A. 

      Trouble Man

    • B. 

      What's Going On

    • C. 

      In Our Lifetime

    • D. 

      United

  • 24. 
    In Marvin Gaye's song "Here, My Dear" what one thing does he say he can't live without?
    • A. 

      His Son

    • B. 

      Marijuana

    • C. 

      Racial Equality

    • D. 

      His Music

  • 25. 
    What actor stars as Marvin Gaye in a movie about the last years of his life?
    • A. 

      Blair Underwood

    • B. 

      Taye Diggs

    • C. 

      Jesse L. Martin

    • D. 

      Jamie Foxx

  • 26. 
    What city has named a park after Marvin Gaye?
    • A. 

      Washington, DC

    • B. 

      New Orleans

    • C. 

      Detroit

    • D. 

      New York City

  • 27. 
    Which of the following groups is Marvin Gaye credited for discovering?
    • A. 

      The Jackson 5

    • B. 

      Earth, Wind And Fire

    • C. 

      The Commodores

    • D. 

      Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly