Are You An Indigo Girls Fan ?

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Are You An Indigo Girls Fan ? - Quiz

Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duo, comprised of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, which has been active for over thirty years since 1985. What do you know of the pair? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these Joni Mitchell songs has been covered by, among others, Sarah McLachlan, K.D. Lang, and the Indigo Girls?

    • A.

      River

    • B.

      Ray's Dad's Cadillac

    • C.

      Refuge Of The Roads

    • D.

      Real Good For Free

    Correct Answer
    A. River
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "River." This song by Joni Mitchell has been covered by various artists including Sarah McLachlan, K.D. Lang, and the Indigo Girls.

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  • 2. 

    Which well-known Indigo Girls song appeared on their self-titled 1989 album?

    • A.

      Shaming Of The Sun

    • B.

      Closer To Fine

    • C.

      Galileo

    • D.

      Love Will Come To You

    Correct Answer
    B. Closer To Fine
    Explanation
    "Closer To Fine" is the correct answer because it is a well-known Indigo Girls song that appeared on their self-titled 1989 album. The song became one of their biggest hits and is often considered one of their signature songs. It features the harmonies and acoustic folk sound that the Indigo Girls are known for, and its introspective lyrics and catchy melody resonated with audiences.

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  • 3. 

    Which category of music are the Indigo Girls typically associated with?

    • A.

      Rap

    • B.

      Bluegrass

    • C.

      Country

    • D.

      Folk

    Correct Answer
    D. Folk
    Explanation
    The Indigo Girls are typically associated with the category of music known as folk. Folk music is characterized by its storytelling lyrics, acoustic instruments, and often incorporates elements of traditional and cultural music. The Indigo Girls, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, are known for their harmonies, acoustic guitar-driven sound, and socially conscious lyrics, which align with the folk music genre. They have been influential in the folk music scene since the 1980s and have released numerous albums within this genre.

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  • 4. 

    Michael Stipe of REM fame was featured on what song from the Indigo Girls self-titled album?

    • A.

      Closer To Fine

    • B.

      Prince Of Darkness

    • C.

      Galileo

    • D.

      Kid Fears

    Correct Answer
    D. Kid Fears
    Explanation
    Michael Stipe of REM fame was featured on the song "Kid Fears" from the Indigo Girls self-titled album.

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  • 5. 

    The Indigo Girls appeared on what 1994 TV situation comedy?

    • A.

      Friends

    • B.

      Grace Under Fire

    • C.

      Seinfeld

    • D.

      Ellen

    Correct Answer
    D. Ellen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ellen. The Indigo Girls appeared on the 1994 TV situation comedy Ellen.

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  • 6. 

    When did Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls first meet?

    • A.

      Junior High

    • B.

      College

    • C.

      Elementary School

    • D.

      High School

    Correct Answer
    C. Elementary School
    Explanation
    Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls first met in elementary school.

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  • 7. 

    In which Grammy category did the Indigo Girls win with their 1989 release "Indigo Girls"?

    • A.

      Best New Artist

    • B.

      Best Contemporary Folk Recording

    • C.

      Album Of The Year

    • D.

      Song Of The Year

    Correct Answer
    B. Best Contemporary Folk Recording
    Explanation
    The Indigo Girls won a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary Folk Recording with their 1989 release "Indigo Girls". This category recognizes excellence in contemporary folk music and acknowledges the unique musical style and contributions of the Indigo Girls in the folk genre.

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  • 8. 

    The Indigo Girls appeared as themselves in what 1995 movie?

    • A.

      Boys On The Side

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      While You Were Sleeping

    • D.

      Nine Months

    Correct Answer
    A. Boys On The Side
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boys On The Side. In this 1995 movie, the Indigo Girls made an appearance as themselves.

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  • 9. 

    Which album did the Indigo Girls release in 1997?

    • A.

      Shaming Of The Sun

    • B.

      Indigo Girls

    • C.

      All That We Let In

    • D.

      1200 Curfews

    Correct Answer
    A. Shaming Of The Sun
    Explanation
    In 1997, the Indigo Girls released the album "Shaming Of The Sun".

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  • 10. 

    In which U.S. city were the Indigo Girls living when they took their band name in 1985?

    • A.

      Montgomery, AL

    • B.

      Atlanta, GA

    • C.

      Charleston, SC

    • D.

      Miami, FL

    Correct Answer
    B. Atlanta, GA
    Explanation
    The Indigo Girls took their band name in 1985 while living in Atlanta, GA.

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  • 11. 

    Indigo Girls member Emily Saliers' father followed what career path?

    • A.

      Doctor

    • B.

      FBI Profiler

    • C.

      Professor Of Theology

    • D.

      Lawyer

    Correct Answer
    C. Professor Of Theology
    Explanation
    Emily Saliers' father followed the career path of a Professor of Theology.

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  • 12. 

    According to the Indigo Girls song "Galilieo", what was Galileo's crime?

    • A.

      ...Educating Children

    • B.

      ...Looking At The Stars

    • C.

      ...Looking Up The Truth

    • D.

      ...Finding Lots Of Truth

    Correct Answer
    C. ...Looking Up The Truth
    Explanation
    In the Indigo Girls song "Galileo," Galileo's crime is described as "Looking Up The Truth." This suggests that Galileo's crime was his pursuit of knowledge and truth, particularly in the field of astronomy. During his time, Galileo's discoveries and beliefs challenged the prevailing religious and scientific beliefs, leading to conflict with the Catholic Church. Looking up at the stars and seeking the truth through scientific observation and inquiry was seen as a threat to the established order, resulting in Galileo's persecution.

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  • 13. 

    In "You and Me of the 10,000 Wars" by the Indigo Girls, what do "we" do?

    • A.

      Escape To A Better Place

    • B.

      Divide Life Into Pleasures And Chores

    • C.

      Longingly Need Each Others' Warmth

    • D.

      Share Love For A Short While

    Correct Answer
    B. Divide Life Into Pleasures And Chores
    Explanation
    In the song "You and Me of the 10,000 Wars" by the Indigo Girls, the lyrics suggest that "we" divide life into pleasures and chores. This implies that the individuals in the song find a balance between enjoying the pleasurable aspects of life and fulfilling their responsibilities and obligations. It emphasizes the idea of finding harmony between enjoyment and work in order to navigate through the challenges and conflicts that arise in life.

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  • 14. 

    What was the 1987 debut album by the folk duo Indigo Girls?

    • A.

      Matters Of The Heart

    • B.

      Rites Of Passage

    • C.

      Strange Fire

    • D.

      Carnival

    Correct Answer
    C. Strange Fire
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Strange Fire." Strange Fire was the debut album released by the folk duo Indigo Girls in 1987. It features their signature harmonies and showcases their talent for storytelling through their lyrics. The album received critical acclaim and helped establish Indigo Girls as prominent figures in the folk music scene.

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  • 15. 

    What not-for-profit record company was founded by one of the Indigo Girls in 1990?

    • A.

      IG Records

    • B.

      Golden Girls

    • C.

      Daemon Records

    • D.

      Indigo Ink

    Correct Answer
    C. Daemon Records
    Explanation
    Daemon Records is the correct answer because it was founded by one of the Indigo Girls in 1990.

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  • 16. 

    Where was Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls born?

    • A.

      Atlanta, Georgia

    • B.

      Decatur, Georgia

    • C.

      Miami, Florida

    • D.

      New York, New York

    Correct Answer
    B. Decatur, Georgia
    Explanation
    Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls was born in Decatur, Georgia.

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  • 17. 

    Where was Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls born?

    • A.

      Burlington, Vermont

    • B.

      New York, New York

    • C.

      New Haven, Connecticut

    • D.

      Albany, New York

    Correct Answer
    C. New Haven, Connecticut
    Explanation
    Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls was born in New Haven, Connecticut.

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  • 18. 

    What record label did the Indigo Girls sign with in 1988?

    • A.

      Sony Records

    • B.

      Geffen Records

    • C.

      Arista Records

    • D.

      Epic Records

    Correct Answer
    D. Epic Records
    Explanation
    The Indigo Girls signed with Epic Records in 1988.

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  • 19. 

    What name did the Indigo Girls first perform under?

    • A.

      Rainbow War

    • B.

      Indigo Blue

    • C.

      Sisterhood

    • D.

      B-Band

    Correct Answer
    D. B-Band
    Explanation
    The Indigo Girls first performed under the name "B-Band."

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  • 20. 

    Which vocalist sings a duet with the Indigo Girls on her "Duets: Friends and Legends" CD?

    • A.

      Madonna

    • B.

      Anne Murray

    • C.

      Tina Turner

    • D.

      Emmylou Harris

    Correct Answer
    B. Anne Murray
    Explanation
    Anne Murray is the correct answer because she sings a duet with the Indigo Girls on her "Duets: Friends and Legends" CD. Madonna, Tina Turner, and Emmylou Harris are not mentioned as collaborators on this particular album.

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  • 21. 

    To which family member did Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls come out first?

    • A.

      Mother

    • B.

      Uncle

    • C.

      Sister

    • D.

      Father

    Correct Answer
    C. Sister
    Explanation
    Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls came out first to her sister.

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  • 22. 

    Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls finally considered herself "out" sexually after telling whom?

    • A.

      Her Priest

    • B.

      Her Teacher

    • C.

      Her Mother

    • D.

      Her Grandmother

    Correct Answer
    D. Her Grandmother
    Explanation
    Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls finally considered herself "out" sexually after telling her Grandmother. This suggests that her Grandmother's reaction and acceptance played a significant role in Amy Ray's journey of self-acceptance and embracing her sexuality. By confiding in her Grandmother, Amy Ray found the support and validation she needed, leading her to fully embrace her sexual identity.

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