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  • 1. 

    In Suzanne Vega's song "Luka", why does Luka not want a neighbor asking questions about her?

    • A. 

      Because She's Killed Someone

    • B. 

      Because She's Really A Man

    • C. 

      Because She Lost A Child

    • D. 

      Because She's Being Abused

    Correct Answer
    D. Because She's Being Abused
    Explanation
    In Suzanne Vega's song "Luka", Luka does not want a neighbor asking questions about her because she is being abused. The lyrics of the song suggest that Luka is living in a situation of domestic violence and wants to keep it hidden, possibly out of fear or shame. The line "Just don't ask me what it was" implies that Luka is trying to avoid discussing the abusive situation she is facing. This explanation is supported by the theme of the song, which sheds light on the issue of domestic violence.

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  • 2. 

    When did Suzanne Vega first have a top 100 single on the year-end Billboard charts?

    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1987

    • C. 

      1971

    • D. 

      1993

    Correct Answer
    B. 1987
    Explanation
    In 1987, Suzanne Vega first had a top 100 single on the year-end Billboard charts. This means that one of her songs reached a high enough position on the Billboard charts to be included in the top 100 songs of that year. This achievement indicates the popularity and success of her music during that time.

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  • 3. 

    What eatery near St. John's Cathedral in New York is the title of a Suzanne Vega song?

    • A. 

      Tom's Diner

    • B. 

      Dave's Deli

    • C. 

      Paddy's Pub

    • D. 

      Alice's Restaurant

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom's Diner
    Explanation
    Tom's Diner is the correct answer because it is the title of a Suzanne Vega song. The question asks for the eatery near St. John's Cathedral in New York that shares its name with a song by Suzanne Vega, and Tom's Diner fits this description.

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  • 4. 

    Who does Suzanne Vega cite as a great influence after seeing his concert in 1979?

    • A. 

      Neil Young

    • B. 

      Glenn Campbell

    • C. 

      Robyn Hitchcock

    • D. 

      Lou Reed

    Correct Answer
    D. Lou Reed
    Explanation
    After attending a concert in 1979, Suzanne Vega cited Lou Reed as a great influence.

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  • 5. 

    What job did Suzanne Vega have in 1982 that she said was "squeezing" her spontaneity out?

    • A. 

      Co-op Advertising Manager

    • B. 

      Trucker

    • C. 

      Bounty Hunter

    • D. 

      House Painter

    Correct Answer
    A. Co-op Advertising Manager
    Explanation
    In 1982, Suzanne Vega had a job as a Co-op Advertising Manager that she felt was "squeezing" her spontaneity out. This implies that her role as a Co-op Advertising Manager was demanding and restrictive, leaving her with little room for creativity or freedom.

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  • 6. 

    The Suzanne Vega song "Tom's Diner" was used in early trials of what?

    • A. 

      The JPG Compression System

    • B. 

      The Space Shuttle Launch

    • C. 

      The Atari Video Game System

    • D. 

      The MP3 Compression System

    Correct Answer
    D. The MP3 Compression System
    Explanation
    In the early trials of the MP3 Compression System, the Suzanne Vega song "Tom's Diner" was used. The MP3 Compression System is a method of reducing the size of audio files without significantly affecting their quality. By using this song in the trials, engineers could test the effectiveness and efficiency of the system in compressing and decompressing audio data. This choice of song was likely due to its simplicity and clarity, making it a suitable test case for evaluating the MP3 Compression System's performance.

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  • 7. 

    Who is on the wall in a Suzanne Vega song title of the 1980's?

    • A. 

      Luka

    • B. 

      A Blue Thing

    • C. 

      Suzanne

    • D. 

      Marlene

    Correct Answer
    D. Marlene
    Explanation
    In the Suzanne Vega song titled "Marlene," the person referred to on the wall is Marlene Dietrich. Marlene Dietrich was a famous German actress and singer who was known for her distinctive voice and glamorous persona. The song pays homage to her and explores themes of fame, identity, and the complexities of human emotions.

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  • 8. 

    What did Suzanne Vega and Joe Jackson write about in the album "Heaven and Hell"?

    • A. 

      Their Lives

    • B. 

      The Seven Deadly Sins

    • C. 

      Catholicism

    • D. 

      God

    Correct Answer
    B. The Seven Deadly Sins
    Explanation
    Suzanne Vega and Joe Jackson wrote about The Seven Deadly Sins in the album "Heaven and Hell". This suggests that the album explores the concept of sin and its various manifestations. It is likely that the songs in the album delve into the themes of greed, lust, pride, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth, providing a commentary on human nature and morality.

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  • 9. 

    What city was Suzanne Vega born in?

    • A. 

      New York City, NY

    • B. 

      Moorehead, MN

    • C. 

      Santa Monica, CA

    • D. 

      Atlanta, GA

    Correct Answer
    C. Santa Monica, CA
    Explanation
    Suzanne Vega was born in Santa Monica, CA.

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  • 10. 

    What is Suzanne Vega holding on the cover of her album "Nine Objects of Desire"?

    • A. 

      A Pink Dress

    • B. 

      A Red Heart

    • C. 

      A Black Hat

    • D. 

      A Green Apple

    Correct Answer
    D. A Green Apple
    Explanation
    On the cover of her album "Nine Objects of Desire," Suzanne Vega is holding a green apple. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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  • 11. 

    What Suzanne Vega relative was Soul Coughing's song "Ruby Vroom" named after?

    • A. 

      Suzanne Vega's Mother

    • B. 

      Suzanne Vega's Cat

    • C. 

      Suzanne Froom, Suzanne's Real Name

    • D. 

      Ruby Froom, Suzanne's Daughter

    Correct Answer
    D. Ruby Froom, Suzanne's Daughter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ruby Froom, Suzanne's Daughter. The song "Ruby Vroom" by Soul Coughing was named after Suzanne Vega's daughter, Ruby Froom.

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  • 12. 

    What member of Suzanne Vega's immediate family avoided September 11th to die on April 29, 2002?

    • A. 

      Ed Vega, Her Father

    • B. 

      Ruby Froom, Her Daughter

    • C. 

      Tim Vega, Her Brother

    • D. 

      Mitchel Froom, Her Ex-Husband

    Correct Answer
    C. Tim Vega, Her Brother
  • 13. 

    In the Suzanne Vega song "Blood Makes Noise", who is being told about the blood?

    • A. 

      The Doctor

    • B. 

      The Vampire

    • C. 

      God

    • D. 

      The Mother

    Correct Answer
    A. The Doctor
    Explanation
    In the Suzanne Vega song "Blood Makes Noise", the blood is being told to the doctor. The song suggests a conversation or interaction between the blood and the doctor, implying that the doctor is being informed or educated about the nature of blood and its significance. The lyrics of the song might provide more context and depth to this explanation.

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  • 14. 

    What Suzanne Vega song was remixed in 1990 by two British dance producers calling themselves DNA?

    • A. 

      Thin Man

    • B. 

      Luka

    • C. 

      Stockings

    • D. 

      Tom's Diner

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom's Diner
    Explanation
    In 1990, two British dance producers known as DNA remixed the Suzanne Vega song "Tom's Diner." This remix became a popular dance track, featuring Vega's distinct vocals over a catchy electronic beat. The remix added a new energy to the original song, making it a hit among dance music fans.

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  • 15. 

    After which album did Suzanne Vega marry her producer, Mitchell Froom?

    • A. 

      Solitude Standing

    • B. 

      Beauty & Crime

    • C. 

      99.9F Degrees

    • D. 

      Nine Objects Of Desire

    Correct Answer
    C. 99.9F Degrees
    Explanation
    Suzanne Vega married her producer, Mitchell Froom, after the album "99.9F Degrees."

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  • 16. 

    What song did Suzanne Vega perform with Joe Jackson for the "Pretty in Pink" soundtrack?

    • A. 

      Shellshock

    • B. 

      Left Of Center

    • C. 

      Do Wot You Do

    • D. 

      Pretty In Pink

    Correct Answer
    B. Left Of Center
    Explanation
    Suzanne Vega performed the song "Left Of Center" with Joe Jackson for the "Pretty in Pink" soundtrack.

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  • 17. 

    What Suzanne Vega song is featured in the movie "The Truth About Cats And Dogs"?

    • A. 

      Blood Makes Noise

    • B. 

      Luka

    • C. 

      Caramel

    • D. 

      Gypsy

    Correct Answer
    C. Caramel
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Truth About Cats And Dogs," the song "Caramel" by Suzanne Vega is featured.

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  • 18. 

    What foods are mentioned in the Suzanne Vega song "Tom's Diner"?

    • A. 

      Bacon And Beer

    • B. 

      Coffee And Milk

    • C. 

      Pancakes And Coffee

    • D. 

      Ham And Eggs

    Correct Answer
    B. Coffee And Milk
    Explanation
    In the Suzanne Vega song "Tom's Diner," the foods mentioned are coffee and milk. This can be inferred from the lyrics of the song, where the narrator mentions going to the diner and ordering coffee, as well as pouring milk into the coffee. There is no mention of bacon, beer, pancakes, ham, or eggs in the song.

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  • 19. 

    What Suzanne Vega cover was recorded by the Lemonheads in 1989?

    • A. 

      Blood Makes Noise

    • B. 

      Luka

    • C. 

      Tired Of Sleeping

    • D. 

      Tom's Diner

    Correct Answer
    B. Luka
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Luka. The question asks for a Suzanne Vega cover recorded by the Lemonheads in 1989. "Luka" is a song originally performed by Suzanne Vega, and the Lemonheads released their cover version of the song in 1989.

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