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  • 1. 

    What was Diana Ross' birth name?

    • A.

      Diana Jane Robinson

    • B.

      Diane Fredericka Ross

    • C.

      Diana Genevieve Rossini

    • D.

      Diane Ernestine Earle Ross

    Correct Answer
    D. Diane Ernestine Earle Ross
    Explanation
    Diana Ross' birth name was Diane Ernestine Earle Ross.

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  • 2. 

    When Diana Ross was 15, what singing group did she start with friends?

    • A.

      The Girlettes

    • B.

      The Supremes

    • C.

      The Primettes

    • D.

      The Cherries

    Correct Answer
    C. The Primettes
    Explanation
    When Diana Ross was 15, she started a singing group called The Primettes with her friends. This group eventually evolved into the world-famous Motown group, The Supremes. The Primettes was the original name of the group before they signed with Motown Records and changed their name to The Supremes.

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  • 3. 

    In 1960, who did The Primettes sign a record contract with?

    • A.

      Motown

    • B.

      RCA

    • C.

      Reprise

    • D.

      Horizon

    Correct Answer
    A. Motown
    Explanation
    The Primettes signed a record contract with Motown in 1960. Motown was a renowned record label during that time, known for its success in promoting and producing popular African-American artists. The Primettes, later renamed The Supremes, became one of Motown's most successful acts, achieving numerous chart-topping hits and becoming one of the most influential groups in the history of popular music.

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  • 4. 

    Who else performed on the 1971 NBC show "Diana!" which starred Diana Ross?

    • A.

      The Jackson Five

    • B.

      Smoky Robinson & The Miracles

    • C.

      Sonny & Cher

    • D.

      The Moody Blues

    Correct Answer
    A. The Jackson Five
    Explanation
    The Jackson Five performed on the 1971 NBC show "Diana!" which starred Diana Ross.

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  • 5. 

    Which famous jazz singer did Diana Ross portray in "Lady Sings the Blues"?

    • A.

      Dinah Washington

    • B.

      Sarah Vaughan

    • C.

      Billie Holliday

    • D.

      Ella Fitzgerald

    Correct Answer
    C. Billie Holliday
    Explanation
    In the film "Lady Sings the Blues," Diana Ross portrayed the famous jazz singer Billie Holliday.

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  • 6. 

    Diana Ross' album "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" was based on a 1955 hit by which group?

    • A.

      Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

    • B.

      Bill Haley & The Comets

    • C.

      Buddy Holly & The Crickets

    • D.

      Cliff Richards & The Drifters

    Correct Answer
    A. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
    Explanation
    Diana Ross' album "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" was based on a 1955 hit by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.

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  • 7. 

    What Diana Ross single starts "If you need me, call me, no matter where you are"?

    • A.

      Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    • B.

      My World Is Empty Without You

    • C.

      Touch Me In The Morning

    • D.

      I Hear A Symphony

    Correct Answer
    A. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    Explanation
    "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is the correct answer because the lyrics of this song include the line "If you need me, call me, no matter where you are." The song was originally recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1967, but Diana Ross released her own version in 1970, which became a major hit. The song is about being there for someone no matter the distance or obstacles, emphasizing the strength of love and support.

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  • 8. 

    "The time has come for me to break out of the shell" is from what Diana Ross song?

    • A.

      I'm Coming Out

    • B.

      Drop The Mask

    • C.

      Upside Down

    • D.

      Chain Reaction

    Correct Answer
    A. I'm Coming Out
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm Coming Out" because the phrase "The time has come for me to break out of the shell" is a direct line from the lyrics of this song by Diana Ross. This song is known for its empowering and celebratory message of self-expression and liberation.

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  • 9. 

    Who did Diana Ross marry in 1986?

    • A.

      Lionel Richie

    • B.

      Bill Elliot

    • C.

      Arne Naess

    • D.

      Berry Gordy

    Correct Answer
    C. Arne Naess
    Explanation
    Diana Ross married Arne Naess in 1986.

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  • 10. 

    Who did Diana Ross marry in 1971?

    • A.

      Berry Gordy

    • B.

      Marvin Gaye

    • C.

      Bob Ellis

    • D.

      Scott Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Ellis
    Explanation
    Diana Ross married Bob Ellis in 1971.

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  • 11. 

    With whom did Diana Ross produce a duet album in the early '70's?

    • A.

      Marvin Gaye

    • B.

      Smokey Robinson

    • C.

      Stevie Wonder

    • D.

      Isaac Hayes

    Correct Answer
    A. Marvin Gaye
    Explanation
    Diana Ross produced a duet album in the early '70s with Marvin Gaye.

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  • 12. 

    Diana Ross' last hit with Motown was the duet "Endless Love" with which other singer?

    • A.

      David Crosby

    • B.

      Johnny Mathis

    • C.

      Paul McCartney

    • D.

      Lionel Richie

    Correct Answer
    D. Lionel Richie
    Explanation
    Diana Ross' last hit with Motown was the duet "Endless Love" with Lionel Richie. This song was released in 1981 and became a huge success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lionel Richie was a prominent artist at Motown during that time and collaborated with Diana Ross to create this iconic duet.

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  • 13. 

    In what country did Diana Ross first perform concerts in 1995?

    • A.

      North Korea

    • B.

      Iraq

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    C. Russia
    Explanation
    In 1995, Diana Ross performed her first concerts in Russia. This suggests that Russia was the country where she made her debut live performances that year.

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  • 14. 

    What did Universal Pictures do so that Diana Ross could play the lead in "The Wiz"?

    • A.

      Postponed The Filming

    • B.

      Rewrote The Script

    • C.

      Changed The Characters' Ethnicity

    • D.

      Changed The Age Of The Lead

    Correct Answer
    D. Changed The Age Of The Lead
    Explanation
    Universal Pictures changed the age of the lead in "The Wiz" so that Diana Ross could play the role.

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  • 15. 

    How many children does Diana Ross have?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
    Explanation
    Diana Ross has five children.

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  • 16. 

    Why did Diana Ross return to Motown Records in 1989?

    • A.

      Motown Offered Her More Money

    • B.

      She Wanted To Be With Berry Gordy

    • C.

      She Liked The Motown Studio Better

    • D.

      She Was Now Co-Owner

    Correct Answer
    D. She Was Now Co-Owner
    Explanation
    Diana Ross returned to Motown Records in 1989 because she became a co-owner of the record label. This suggests that she had a significant stake in the company and likely had more control and influence over her career. It also implies that being a co-owner would have provided her with financial benefits and the opportunity to shape the direction of Motown Records.

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  • 17. 

    What did Diana Ross do as a presenter on the MTV Video Music Awards in 1999?

    • A.

      Kissed Michael Jackson

    • B.

      Wore An Inappropriate Gown

    • C.

      Grabbed Lil' Kim's Breast

    • D.

      Lambasted Berry Gordy

    Correct Answer
    C. Grabbed Lil' Kim's Breast
    Explanation
    Diana Ross caused controversy as a presenter on the MTV Video Music Awards in 1999 by grabbing Lil' Kim's breast. This action sparked a lot of discussion and debate about appropriate behavior and boundaries in the entertainment industry.

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  • 18. 

    Why did Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong refuse to tour with Diana Ross in 2000?

    • A.

      Diana Ross Didn't Want Them

    • B.

      Diana Ross Was Offered More Money

    • C.

      They Were With Another Group

    • D.

      They Had Children At Home

    Correct Answer
    B. Diana Ross Was Offered More Money
    Explanation
    Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong refused to tour with Diana Ross in 2000 because Diana Ross was offered more money.

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  • 19. 

    What famous rocker did Diana Ross have an affair with in the early 1980's?

    • A.

      Tommy Lee

    • B.

      Robin Gibb

    • C.

      Gene Simmons

    • D.

      Jerry Garcia

    Correct Answer
    C. Gene Simmons
    Explanation
    Diana Ross had an affair with Gene Simmons in the early 1980s.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of The Supremes' 1st top 40 hit?

    • A.

      Stop In The Name Of Love

    • B.

      Where Did Our Love Go

    • C.

      When The Lovelight Starts Shining

    • D.

      Baby Love

    Correct Answer
    C. When The Lovelight Starts Shining
    Explanation
    The Supremes' first top 40 hit was "When The Lovelight Starts Shining."

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  • 21. 

    What was Diana Ross' first solo release?

    • A.

      Someday We'll Be Together

    • B.

      Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    • C.

      Lady Sings The Blues

    • D.

      Touch Me In The Morning

    Correct Answer
    B. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    Explanation
    "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was Diana Ross' first solo release. This song was released in 1970 and became a major hit for her. It showcased her powerful vocals and established her as a successful solo artist after leaving the group The Supremes. The song's uplifting and empowering lyrics, combined with Ross' soulful performance, resonated with audiences and helped launch her solo career.

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  • 22. 

    In 1980 Diana Ross' album "Diana" hit #1 with which single?

    • A.

      Tenderness

    • B.

      Upside Down

    • C.

      I'm Coming Out

    • D.

      Now That You're Gone

    Correct Answer
    B. Upside Down
    Explanation
    In 1980, Diana Ross' album "Diana" reached the number one spot with the single "Upside Down". This song became a huge success and is considered one of Diana Ross' signature hits. Its catchy melody, disco-influenced sound, and Ross' powerful vocals contributed to its popularity. "Upside Down" remains a classic and memorable song from the era, showcasing Diana Ross' talent and solidifying her status as a music icon.

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  • 23. 

    What was the title of the autobiography Diana Ross published in 1994?

    • A.

      Flight Of An Eagle

    • B.

      Secrets Of A Sparrow

    • C.

      Birds Of A Feather

    • D.

      Feathers Of A Peacock

    Correct Answer
    B. Secrets Of A Sparrow
    Explanation
    In 1994, Diana Ross published her autobiography titled "Secrets Of A Sparrow". This book provides insights into her personal and professional life, revealing the challenges she faced as a successful singer and actress. The title metaphorically represents her journey, highlighting her vulnerability and resilience in the face of adversity. Through this autobiography, Diana Ross shares her secrets, experiences, and lessons learned, allowing readers to gain a deeper understanding of her life and career.

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  • 24. 

    What 1982 Diana Ross song was written and produced by Michael Jackson?

    • A.

      Muscles

    • B.

      Endless Love

    • C.

      Missing You

    • D.

      Don't Explain

    Correct Answer
    A. Muscles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Muscles." This song, released in 1982, was written and produced by Michael Jackson. It was a successful collaboration between Jackson and Diana Ross, showcasing their talent and chemistry. "Muscles" became a hit and reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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  • 25. 

    What album was Diana Ross' 2000 tour featuring The Supremes promoting?

    • A.

      Take Me Higher

    • B.

      Forever Diana

    • C.

      Gift Of Love

    • D.

      Silk Electric

    Correct Answer
    C. Gift Of Love
    Explanation
    Diana Ross' 2000 tour featuring The Supremes was promoting the album "Gift Of Love".

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