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  • 1. 

    Which of the following was a hit single by Aretha Franklin in 1971?

    • A.

      Never Lie

    • B.

      She Bop

    • C.

      I Don't Wanna Cry

    • D.

      Spanish Harlem

    Correct Answer
    D. Spanish Harlem
    Explanation
    "Spanish Harlem" was a hit single by Aretha Franklin in 1971. It was a popular song that showcased Franklin's powerful vocals and emotional delivery. The song, originally recorded by Ben E. King in 1960, was reimagined by Franklin and became one of her signature hits. With its soulful melody and heartfelt lyrics, "Spanish Harlem" resonated with audiences and solidified Franklin's status as the Queen of Soul.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following was a hit single by Aretha Franklin in 1972?

    • A.

      I Go Crazy

    • B.

      Snap Your Fingers

    • C.

      What Kind Of Man Would I Be?

    • D.

      Day Dreaming

    Correct Answer
    D. Day Dreaming
    Explanation
    "Day Dreaming" was a hit single by Aretha Franklin in 1972. This song, written and produced by Franklin herself, reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It showcases Franklin's soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics, making it a beloved song in her discography. The track's success solidified Franklin's status as the Queen of Soul and further established her as one of the most influential and iconic musicians of her time.

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  • 3. 

    What year did Aretha Franklin have the hit single "Baby I Love You" on Atlantic?

    • A.

      1991

    • B.

      1967

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    B. 1967
    Explanation
    In 1967, Aretha Franklin had the hit single "Baby I Love You" on Atlantic. This suggests that the song was released and became popular during that year.

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  • 4. 

    What year did Aretha Franklin have the hit single "Freeway Of Love" on Arista?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1979

    • C.

      1991

    • D.

      1962

    Correct Answer
    A. 1985
    Explanation
    In 1985, Aretha Franklin had the hit single "Freeway Of Love" on Arista.

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  • 5. 

    Which is the title of an Aretha Franklin record?

    • A.

      Live At Fillmore West

    • B.

      Everything Is Everything

    • C.

      Call Me

    • D.

      Inseparable

    Correct Answer
    A. Live At Fillmore West
    Explanation
    "Live At Fillmore West" is the title of an Aretha Franklin record.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is not a song recorded by soul singer Aretha Franklin?

    • A.

      Don't Cry, Baby

    • B.

      Spanish Harlem

    • C.

      Until You Come Back To Me

    • D.

      Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Correct Answer
    A. Don't Cry, Baby
    Explanation
    "Don't Cry, Baby" is not a song recorded by soul singer Aretha Franklin. The other three options, "Spanish Harlem," "Until You Come Back To Me," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water," are all songs that Aretha Franklin has recorded.

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  • 7. 

    What are the names of Aretha Franklin's first two sons?

    • A.

      Clarence Jr. And Edward

    • B.

      Chris Jr. And Edward

    • C.

      Carl Jr. And Edwin

    • D.

      Calvin Jr. And Eddie

    Correct Answer
    A. Clarence Jr. And Edward
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin's first two sons are named Clarence Jr. and Edward.

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  • 8. 

    What's the name of the unsuccessful album Aretha Franklin recorded with Quincy Jones?

    • A.

      Lady Soul

    • B.

      Young, Gifted And Black

    • C.

      Aretha Now

    • D.

      Hey Now Hey

    Correct Answer
    D. Hey Now Hey
    Explanation
    Hey Now Hey is the correct answer because it is the only option that fits the criteria of an unsuccessful album recorded by Aretha Franklin with Quincy Jones. Lady Soul, Young, Gifted And Black, and Aretha Now are all successful albums by Aretha Franklin, so they cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    What school presented Aretha Franklin with an honorary Doctor of Music degree?

    • A.

      Indiana School Of Music

    • B.

      Berklee College Of Music

    • C.

      Cleveland Institute Of Music

    • D.

      Juilliard

    Correct Answer
    B. Berklee College Of Music
    Explanation
    Berklee College of Music presented Aretha Franklin with an honorary Doctor of Music degree.

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  • 10. 

    In 2005, Aretha Franklin became the second woman inducted into what?

    • A.

      U.S. Music Hall Of Fame

    • B.

      R&B Hall Of Fame

    • C.

      U.K. Music Hall Of Fame

    • D.

      Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame

    Correct Answer
    C. U.K. Music Hall Of Fame
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin became the second woman inducted into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame in 2005.

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  • 11. 

    Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" was #1 on what charts?

    • A.

      R&B Albums

    • B.

      Soul Albums

    • C.

      Black Albums

    • D.

      Pop Albums

    Correct Answer
    C. Black Albums
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" reached the number one position on the Black Albums chart. This chart specifically tracks the popularity and sales of albums within the Black music genre. It is a significant achievement for an artist to have their album top this chart, as it indicates strong support and recognition within the Black music community.

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  • 12. 

    What Aretha Franklin album did VH1 name the 76th greatest album of all time?

    • A.

      Lady Soul

    • B.

      Get It Right

    • C.

      Young, Gifted And Black

    • D.

      Aretha Arrives

    Correct Answer
    C. Young, Gifted And Black
    Explanation
    VH1 named Aretha Franklin's album "Young, Gifted And Black" as the 76th greatest album of all time. This recognition suggests that the album is highly regarded and holds a significant place in music history. Aretha Franklin's powerful vocals and soulful sound are likely showcased in this album, making it a standout in her discography. The album's themes of empowerment and celebration of black culture may have resonated with VH1 and contributed to its ranking on the list of greatest albums.

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  • 13. 

    What album was Aretha Franklin's second chart-topper?

    • A.

      This Girl's In Love With You

    • B.

      Aretha Arrives

    • C.

      Lady Soul

    • D.

      Aretha Now

    Correct Answer
    C. Lady Soul
    Explanation
    "Lady Soul" was Aretha Franklin's second chart-topper album. This album, released in 1968, was a major success and solidified Franklin's position as the Queen of Soul. It featured iconic songs like "Chain of Fools" and "Ain't No Way" and showcased Franklin's powerful and soulful vocals. The album's critical acclaim and commercial success propelled Franklin's career even further and established her as one of the greatest singers of all time.

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  • 14. 

    What Aretha Franklin song was written and produced by Lauryn Hill?

    • A.

      Here We Go Again

    • B.

      The Woman

    • C.

      A Rose Is Still A Rose

    • D.

      Every Little Bit Hurts

    Correct Answer
    C. A Rose Is Still A Rose
    Explanation
    "A Rose Is Still A Rose" is the correct answer because it is a song written and produced by Lauryn Hill. Aretha Franklin recorded and released the song in 1998 as the title track of her album. The song's lyrics convey a message of empowerment and resilience, emphasizing that despite past mistakes or heartbreak, a person can still find strength and beauty within themselves. Lauryn Hill's songwriting and production skills shine through in this soulful and empowering track.

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  • 15. 

    What song did Aretha Franklin record on Valentine's Day in 1967?

    • A.

      Chain Of Fools

    • B.

      Baby, I Love You

    • C.

      I Never Loved A Man

    • D.

      Respect

    Correct Answer
    D. Respect
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin recorded the song "Respect" on Valentine's Day in 1967. This iconic song became one of Franklin's signature hits and is considered a feminist anthem. It is known for its powerful vocals, catchy melody, and empowering lyrics that demand respect in relationships. The song's success helped solidify Franklin's status as the "Queen of Soul" and remains one of her most popular and influential songs.

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  • 16. 

    What Aretha Franklin song appeared in "My Best Friend's Wedding" in 1997?

    • A.

      Baby I Love You

    • B.

      I Say A Little Prayer (For You)

    • C.

      I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

    • D.

      Respect

    Correct Answer
    B. I Say A Little Prayer (For You)
    Explanation
    In the movie "My Best Friend's Wedding" released in 1997, the Aretha Franklin song "I Say A Little Prayer (For You)" appeared. This song was featured in a memorable scene where the characters sing and dance to it during a rehearsal dinner. The song's catchy melody and heartfelt lyrics perfectly captured the emotions and themes of the movie, making it a popular choice for inclusion in the film.

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  • 17. 

    What Aretha Franklin album was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield in 1976?

    • A.

      You

    • B.

      Jump To It

    • C.

      Almighty Fire

    • D.

      Sparkle

    Correct Answer
    D. Sparkle
    Explanation
    Sparkle is the correct answer because it is the only album on the list that was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield in 1976. Aretha Franklin collaborated with Mayfield for this soundtrack album, which was released in 1976 for the film "Sparkle." The album features Franklin's powerful vocals and Mayfield's signature soulful sound, making it a standout project in their respective careers.

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  • 18. 

    On what record label did Aretha Franklin release her album "A Rose Is Still a Rose"?

    • A.

      Columbia

    • B.

      Motown

    • C.

      Arista

    • D.

      Death Row

    Correct Answer
    C. Arista
    Explanation
    "A Rose Is Still a Rose" is an album released by Aretha Franklin. Arista is the correct answer because it is the record label that released this particular album.

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  • 19. 

    Who produced Aretha Franklin's "Lady Soul" album?

    • A.

      Jerry Wexler

    • B.

      Berry Gordy

    • C.

      Sean Combs

    • D.

      Quincy Jones

    Correct Answer
    A. Jerry Wexler
    Explanation
    Jerry Wexler produced Aretha Franklin's "Lady Soul" album. Wexler was a renowned music producer and executive at Atlantic Records. He played a significant role in shaping the sound of soul and R&B music in the 1960s and 1970s. Wexler worked closely with Franklin during her time at Atlantic Records, producing many of her iconic hits. "Lady Soul" was released in 1968 and is considered one of Franklin's most successful and influential albums, featuring hits like "Chain of Fools" and "Ain't No Way."

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  • 20. 

    What Aretha Franklin album was released on June 14, 1968?

    • A.

      Aretha In Paris

    • B.

      Aretha Now

    • C.

      Lady Soul

    • D.

      Aretha Arrives

    Correct Answer
    B. Aretha Now
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Aretha Now." This album by Aretha Franklin was released on June 14, 1968.

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  • 21. 

    What was Aretha Franklin's last pure soul album before she became more disco?

    • A.

      Hey Now Hey

    • B.

      Lady Soul

    • C.

      Sparkle

    • D.

      Amazing Grace

    Correct Answer
    A. Hey Now Hey
    Explanation
    Hey Now Hey is considered to be Aretha Franklin's last pure soul album before she transitioned more towards disco. Released in 1973, the album showcases Franklin's soulful vocals and incorporates elements of funk and gospel. It features popular tracks such as "Angel" and "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)". The album marked a shift in Franklin's sound as she began experimenting with different genres in her subsequent releases.

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