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  • 1. 

    What actress was Van Morrison once married to?

    • A.

      Hilary Labow

    • B.

      Nell Campbell

    • C.

      Janet Planet

    • D.

      Illeana Douglas

    Correct Answer
    C. Janet Planet
    Explanation
    Van Morrison was once married to Janet Planet.

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  • 2. 

    What Van Morrison album does Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler appear on?

    • A.

      Hymns To The Slience

    • B.

      Days Like These

    • C.

      Too Long In Exile

    • D.

      A Beautiful Vision

    Correct Answer
    D. A Beautiful Vision
    Explanation
    Mark Knopfler appears on the Van Morrison album "A Beautiful Vision".

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  • 3. 

    Which Van Morrison song was used in ads for World Press Freedom Day?

    • A.

      Almost Independence Day

    • B.

      Bright Side of the Road

    • C.

      Wild Night

    • D.

      I Will Be There

    Correct Answer
    B. Bright Side of the Road
    Explanation
    The Van Morrison song "Bright Side of the Road" was used in ads for World Press Freedom Day.

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  • 4. 

    Van Morrison performs this song written by his former producer Bert Berns?

    • A.

      Here Comes the Knight

    • B.

      Cleaning Windows

    • C.

      In The Garden

    • D.

      Celtic Ray

    Correct Answer
    A. Here Comes the Knight
    Explanation
    This song is performed by Van Morrison and was written by his former producer Bert Berns.

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  • 5. 

    What poet does Van Morrison reference in, "You Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push the River"?

    • A.

      Percy Shelley

    • B.

      William Shakesphere

    • C.

      Lord Byron

    • D.

      William Blake

    Correct Answer
    D. William Blake
    Explanation
    In the song "You Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push the River," Van Morrison references the poet William Blake. This can be inferred from the fact that the question asks which poet is referenced in the song, and the answer given is William Blake.

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  • 6. 

    Van Morrison appeared at The Band's "Last Waltz" concert on what holiday?

    • A.

      Christmas

    • B.

      Thanksgiving

    • C.

      Valentine's Day

    • D.

      Halloween

    Correct Answer
    B. Thanksgiving
    Explanation
    Van Morrison appeared at The Band's "Last Waltz" concert on Thanksgiving.

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  • 7. 

    What was Van Morrison's first single?

    • A.

      Goodbye Baby

    • B.

      Brown Eyed Girl

    • C.

      Spanish Rose

    • D.

      T.B Sheets

    Correct Answer
    B. Brown Eyed Girl
    Explanation
    "Brown Eyed Girl" is considered Van Morrison's first single because it was released in 1967 and became a major hit for him. The song showcases Morrison's unique blend of folk, rock, and R&B influences, and has since become one of his most popular and enduring songs. Its catchy melody, relatable lyrics, and upbeat energy have made it a timeless classic in Morrison's discography.

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  • 8. 

    What film uses Van Morrison's "Moondance" during a love scene?

    • A.

      The Royal Tenenbaums

    • B.

      Swingers

    • C.

      An American Werewolf In London

    • D.

      Harold and Maude

    Correct Answer
    C. An American Werewolf In London
    Explanation
    "An American Werewolf In London" is the correct answer because the film features Van Morrison's "Moondance" during a love scene. The song adds a romantic and sensual tone to the scene, enhancing the emotions between the characters. The use of this popular song in the film helps create a memorable and impactful moment for the audience.

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  • 9. 

    What is Van Morrison's middle name?

    • A.

      Ivan

    • B.

      Michael

    • C.

      Shannon

    • D.

      Joseph

    Correct Answer
    A. Ivan
    Explanation
    Van Morrison's middle name is Ivan.

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  • 10. 

    To what town did Van Morrison move in 1970?

    • A.

      Boston, MA

    • B.

      Los Angeles, CA

    • C.

      Woodstock, NY

    • D.

      Dublin, Ire

    Correct Answer
    C. Woodstock, NY
    Explanation
    In 1970, Van Morrison moved to Woodstock, NY.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of Van Morrison's daughter with ex-wife Janet Planet?

    • A.

      Ashley

    • B.

      Shana

    • C.

      Paula

    • D.

      Janet

    Correct Answer
    B. Shana
    Explanation
    Van Morrison's daughter with ex-wife Janet Planet is named Shana.

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  • 12. 

    What Liam Neeson film did Van Morrison write music for?

    • A.

      Michael Collins

    • B.

      Lamb

    • C.

      Gangs Of New York

    • D.

      Before and After

    Correct Answer
    B. Lamb
    Explanation
    Van Morrison wrote music for the film "Lamb."

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  • 13. 

    Who does Van Morrison mention in the title track to "Saint Dominic's Preview"?

    • A.

      Leadbelly

    • B.

      John Lennon

    • C.

      Billie Holiday

    • D.

      Edith Piaf

    Correct Answer
    D. Edith Piaf
    Explanation
    In the title track to "Saint Dominic's Preview," Van Morrison mentions Edith Piaf. Edith Piaf was a famous French singer known for her powerful and emotional performances. Van Morrison might have mentioned her in the song as a tribute or reference to her musical influence and impact.

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  • 14. 

    Which song is about Van Morrison's life before rock and roll?

    • A.

      Gypsy

    • B.

      I've Been Working

    • C.

      Cleaning Windows

    • D.

      Wild Children

    Correct Answer
    C. Cleaning Windows
    Explanation
    "Cleaning Windows" is the correct answer because the song is a reflection of Van Morrison's life before he became a rock and roll musician. The lyrics depict his experiences working as a window cleaner and highlight his nostalgia for that period of his life. The song showcases Morrison's ability to draw inspiration from his personal experiences and incorporate them into his music.

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  • 15. 

    What band did Van Morrison play saxophone with before becoming famous?

    • A.

      The Monarchs

    • B.

      The Band

    • C.

      The Chieftains

    • D.

      The Dubliners

    Correct Answer
    A. The Monarchs
    Explanation
    Van Morrison played saxophone with The Monarchs before becoming famous.

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  • 16. 

    Who sings "I'm A Rolling Stone" in Van Morrison's "Cleaning Windows"?

    • A.

      Leadbelly

    • B.

      Muddy Waters

    • C.

      Himself

    • D.

      Mick Jagger

    Correct Answer
    B. Muddy Waters
    Explanation
    Muddy Waters is the correct answer because "I'm A Rolling Stone" is a song originally performed by Muddy Waters. In Van Morrison's "Cleaning Windows," he sings a line from the song, giving credit to Muddy Waters as the original singer. Therefore, the correct answer is Muddy Waters.

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  • 17. 

    Which artist did Van Morrison and friends cut a tribute album for?

    • A.

      Mose Allison

    • B.

      The Beatles

    • C.

      Ray Charles

    • D.

      Leadbelly

    Correct Answer
    A. Mose Allison
    Explanation
    Van Morrison and his friends cut a tribute album for Mose Allison.

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  • 18. 

    Which Van Morrison hit was written during his tenure with his old band Them?

    • A.

      Crazy Love

    • B.

      Brown Eyed Girl

    • C.

      Ro Ro Rosey

    • D.

      Gloria

    Correct Answer
    D. Gloria
    Explanation
    "Gloria" is the correct answer because it was indeed written during Van Morrison's time with his old band Them. The song was released in 1964 and became one of the band's most popular hits. It showcases Morrison's soulful vocals and the band's energetic rock sound, making it a classic in their repertoire.

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  • 19. 

    Which traditional Irish tune did Van Morrison cover with The Chieftians?

    • A.

      Star Of The County Down

    • B.

      The Irish Rover

    • C.

      Dirty Old Town

    • D.

      The Parting Glass

    Correct Answer
    A. Star Of The County Down
    Explanation
    Van Morrison covered the traditional Irish tune "Star Of The County Down" with The Chieftains.

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