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  • 1. 

    What award did Peter Gabriel win in 1987 for his outstanding music videos?

    • A.

      EVideo Film Award

    • B.

      Video Vanguard Award

    • C.

      IMVA Award

    • D.

      VideoPop Award

    Correct Answer
    B. Video Vanguard Award
    Explanation
    In 1987, Peter Gabriel won the Video Vanguard Award for his outstanding music videos. This award recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to the art of music videos and have had a lasting impact on the industry. Peter Gabriel's innovative and visually stunning music videos, such as "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time," showcased his creativity and pushed the boundaries of what could be achieved in the medium. This recognition solidified his status as a pioneer in the field of music videos.

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  • 2. 

    Peter Gabriel's first wife Jill was the daughter of which high-ranking British subject?

    • A.

      Tony Blair's Assistant

    • B.

      Chancellor Of The Exchequer

    • C.

      Prince Charles' Valet

    • D.

      Queen's Private Secretary

    Correct Answer
    D. Queen's Private Secretary
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel's first wife Jill was the daughter of the Queen's Private Secretary. This means that her father held a high-ranking position in the British government, specifically as the private secretary to the Queen.

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  • 3. 

    What Peter Gabriel song begins with "What did you mean when you opened your mouth and let all our secrets out"?

    • A.

      Shock the Monkey

    • B.

      I Don't Remember

    • C.

      In Your Eyes

    • D.

      Animal Magic

    Correct Answer
    D. Animal Magic
  • 4. 

    What is one purpose of Peter Gabriel's Full Moon Club?

    • A.

      News Of Awards For Peace

    • B.

      Promote Tourism In Great Britain

    • C.

      Fan Club For Genesis

    • D.

      Promote CD Sales

    Correct Answer
    A. News Of Awards For Peace
    Explanation
    The purpose of Peter Gabriel's Full Moon Club is to provide news and updates about awards for peace. This club aims to inform its members about the recognition and achievements in the field of peace, possibly highlighting individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to promoting peace. It serves as a platform to raise awareness and celebrate the efforts made towards creating a more peaceful world.

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  • 5. 

    Why does Peter Gabriel sing "My friends would think I was a nut..." in "Solsbury Hill"?

    • A.

      He Had Left The Band Genesis

    • B.

      He Was Planning To Raise Snakes

    • C.

      He Broke Up With A Gorgeous Model

    • D.

      He Wanted To Go To Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. He Had Left The Band Genesis
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel sings "My friends would think I was a nut..." in "Solsbury Hill" because he had left the band Genesis. This line suggests that his decision to leave the band might have been seen as unconventional or irrational by his friends.

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  • 6. 

    Which Peter Gabriel video won numerous awards at the 1987 MTV Music Video Awards?

    • A.

      Sledgehammer

    • B.

      Shock The Monkey

    • C.

      Don't Give Up

    • D.

      Big Time

    Correct Answer
    A. Sledgehammer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sledgehammer." This music video by Peter Gabriel won numerous awards at the 1987 MTV Music Video Awards. The video is known for its innovative stop-motion animation and visual effects, which were groundbreaking at the time. It features Gabriel in various surreal and imaginative scenarios, showcasing his creativity and artistic vision. The video's success and critical acclaim contributed to its recognition and multiple awards at the MTV Music Video Awards.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the corporation Peter Gabriel founded in 1985?

    • A.

      Art Bridges, Inc

    • B.

      Technoethnic, Inc

    • C.

      True Bridges, Inc

    • D.

      Real World, Inc

    Correct Answer
    D. Real World, Inc
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel founded Real World, Inc in 1985. This corporation was established by Gabriel as a platform to support and promote world music and artists from various cultures. Real World, Inc has played a significant role in the global music industry, releasing albums from diverse artists and hosting recording studios. Peter Gabriel's vision and passion for showcasing music from different parts of the world led to the establishment of Real World, Inc.

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  • 8. 

    What was added to Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video that aided in its success?

    • A.

      Twenty Subplots

    • B.

      Cameos By The Beatles

    • C.

      A Surprise Ending

    • D.

      Animation

    Correct Answer
    D. Animation
    Explanation
    The addition of animation to Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video likely aided in its success because it brought a visually captivating and unique element to the video. Animation can often enhance storytelling and add a sense of whimsy or fantasy to a music video, making it more memorable and engaging for viewers. In the case of "Sledgehammer," the animation likely helped to create a visually stunning and imaginative experience that set it apart from other music videos of its time.

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  • 9. 

    Which singer did Peter Gabriel have an on-off relationship with in the '90's?

    • A.

      Debbie Harry

    • B.

      Sinead O'Connor

    • C.

      Annie Lennox

    • D.

      Susannah Hoffs

    Correct Answer
    B. Sinead O'Connor
    Explanation
    In the '90s, Peter Gabriel had an on-off relationship with Sinead O'Connor.

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  • 10. 

    What is Peter Gabriel satirizing in his song "The Barry Williams Show"?

    • A.

      Tabloid TV

    • B.

      The Media

    • C.

      Music Critics

    • D.

      The Rock Group Genesis

    Correct Answer
    A. Tabloid TV
    Explanation
    In his song "The Barry Williams Show," Peter Gabriel is satirizing tabloid TV. This can be inferred from the title of the song itself, as well as the lyrics that mock the sensationalism and exploitation often found in tabloid television programs. The song criticizes the way these shows prioritize scandalous and trivial stories over meaningful content, highlighting the negative impact they have on society.

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  • 11. 

    What was the name of Peter Gabriel's first wife?

    • A.

      Alice Cooper

    • B.

      Jill Moore

    • C.

      Gabrielle Peters

    • D.

      Marilyn Manson

    Correct Answer
    B. Jill Moore
    Explanation
    Jill Moore is the correct answer because she was Peter Gabriel's first wife. The question asks for the name of his first wife, and out of the given options, Jill Moore is the only name that matches this criteria.

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  • 12. 

    In 2002 Peter Gabriel completed the soundtrack for what Philip Noyce film?

    • A.

      The Quiet American

    • B.

      Clear And Present Danger

    • C.

      Rabbit Proof Fence

    • D.

      Omega Doom/Blind Fury

    Correct Answer
    C. Rabbit Proof Fence
    Explanation
    In 2002, Peter Gabriel completed the soundtrack for the film "Rabbit Proof Fence".

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  • 13. 

    "I want to kill my neighbor, my daughter's selling sex" is in what Peter Gabriel song?

    • A.

      The Tower That Ate People

    • B.

      The Tree That Went Up

    • C.

      The Nest That Sailed The Sky

    • D.

      The Barry Williams Show

    Correct Answer
    D. The Barry Williams Show
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Barry Williams Show." This song by Peter Gabriel is a satirical commentary on the sensationalism and voyeurism of reality television. The lyrics depict various outrageous scenarios, including the disturbing statement mentioned in the question. The song criticizes the media's obsession with scandalous and shocking content, highlighting the negative impact it can have on society.

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  • 14. 

    Which bass player has played on all Peter Gabriel studio albums and tours since 1976?

    • A.

      John Jowitt

    • B.

      Jonathan Noyce

    • C.

      Neil Murray

    • D.

      Tony Levin

    Correct Answer
    D. Tony Levin
    Explanation
    Tony Levin is the correct answer because he has been the bass player for Peter Gabriel since 1976, playing on all of his studio albums and tours. He is a highly skilled and versatile musician who has made significant contributions to Gabriel's music over the years. Levin's unique playing style and ability to adapt to different musical genres have made him a valuable member of Gabriel's band.

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  • 15. 

    Peter Gabriel appeared on the album "Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm" by which artist?

    • A.

      Bette Midler

    • B.

      Joni Mitchell

    • C.

      Melanie

    • D.

      Mariah Carey

    Correct Answer
    B. Joni Mitchell
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel appeared on the album "Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm" by Joni Mitchell.

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  • 16. 

    In 2003 Peter Gabriel sang the song "Wild World" on stage with what artist?

    • A.

      Harry Chapin

    • B.

      Cat Stevens

    • C.

      Phil Collins

    • D.

      David Bowie

    Correct Answer
    B. Cat Stevens
    Explanation
    In 2003, Peter Gabriel performed the song "Wild World" on stage with Cat Stevens.

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  • 17. 

    Peter Gabriel worked on the BBC's contest "The Next Big Thing" to help find what?

    • A.

      England's Top Supermodel

    • B.

      Best New Young Musical Act

    • C.

      The Next English Idol

    • D.

      A New Drummer For His Band

    Correct Answer
    B. Best New Young Musical Act
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel worked on the BBC's contest "The Next Big Thing" to help find the best new young musical act. This suggests that Gabriel was involved in the search for talented and promising musicians, possibly as a judge or mentor in the contest.

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  • 18. 

    In the Peter Gabriel video "Shock the Monkey", what object stands out in both rooms?

    • A.

      A Ladder

    • B.

      A King-Sized Bed

    • C.

      A Baby Crib

    • D.

      A Movie Projector

    Correct Answer
    D. A Movie Projector
    Explanation
    In the Peter Gabriel video "Shock the Monkey," the object that stands out in both rooms is a movie projector.

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  • 19. 

    What new song is on Peter Gabriel's hits album "Shaking the Tree"?

    • A.

      Family Snapshot

    • B.

      Shaking The Tree

    • C.

      Mercy Street

    • D.

      I Don't Remember

    Correct Answer
    B. Shaking The Tree
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Shaking The Tree." This is because the question asks for the new song on Peter Gabriel's hits album "Shaking the Tree," and the song with the same title as the album is the most likely candidate to be the new song on that album.

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  • 20. 

    Who played the hi-hat part on Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain"?

    • A.

      Stewart Copland

    • B.

      Shelia E

    • C.

      Peter Gabriel Himself

    • D.

      Phil Collins

    Correct Answer
    A. Stewart Copland
    Explanation
    Stewart Copland played the hi-hat part on Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain."

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  • 21. 

    What does Peter Gabriel not see "In Your Eyes"?

    • A.

      Resolution

    • B.

      Answers

    • C.

      Light

    • D.

      Church Doorways

    Correct Answer
    B. Answers
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel does not see "Church Doorways" in "In Your Eyes".

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  • 22. 

    Which of these was not a Peter Gabriel character?

    • A.

      Albert

    • B.

      Moribund

    • C.

      Rael

    • D.

      Mozo

    Correct Answer
    A. Albert
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel is known for his theatrical performances and use of characters in his music. However, Albert is not one of the characters associated with Peter Gabriel. This character does not appear in any of his songs, albums, or performances. Therefore, Albert is the correct answer as it was not a Peter Gabriel character.

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  • 23. 

    What did Peter Gabriel do during performances that largely helped the popularity of the band?

    • A.

      Walked Through The Audience On Stilts

    • B.

      Created Numerous Outrageous Costumes

    • C.

      Sacrificed An Animal On Stage

    • D.

      Stage Dived Into The Audience

    Correct Answer
    B. Created Numerous Outrageous Costumes
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel's creation of numerous outrageous costumes during performances largely helped the popularity of the band. These costumes added an element of visual spectacle and entertainment to their live shows, making them more memorable and captivating for the audience. Gabriel's willingness to experiment with different looks and personas through his costumes also showcased his creativity and artistic expression, further enhancing the band's appeal and attracting a wider fan base.

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  • 24. 

    Peter Gabriel sang on the soundtrack to which George Miller movie?

    • A.

      Babe: Pig In The City

    • B.

      Lorenzo's Oil

    • C.

      Mad Max

    • D.

      Witches Of Eastwick

    Correct Answer
    A. Babe: Pig In The City
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel sang on the soundtrack to the movie "Babe: Pig In The City".

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  • 25. 

    Peter Gabriel's hit Big Time was the official theme song to what sport event?

    • A.

      Ryder Cup

    • B.

      WrestleMania 22

    • C.

      British Open

    • D.

      FIFA 2005

    Correct Answer
    B. WrestleMania 22
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel's hit song "Big Time" was chosen as the official theme song for WrestleMania 22. WrestleMania is a professional wrestling event and one of the biggest annual events in the world of wrestling. The song's energetic and catchy nature makes it a fitting choice to hype up the audience and set the tone for the event.

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  • 26. 

    Which movie did not contain music from Peter Gabriel?

    • A.

      Vanilla Sky

    • B.

      Say Anything

    • C.

      The Last Temptation Of Christ

    • D.

      Better Off Dead

    Correct Answer
    D. Better Off Dead
    Explanation
    The movie "Better Off Dead" did not contain music from Peter Gabriel.

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  • 27. 

    In what year did Peter Gabriel and Genesis sign their first recording contract?

    • A.

      1970

    • B.

      1967

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      1969

    Correct Answer
    B. 1967
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel and Genesis signed their first recording contract in 1967. This indicates that they officially established their professional relationship with a record label during that year.

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  • 28. 

    Who selected Peter Gabriel to receive the 2006 Man of Peace Award?

    • A.

      Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

    • B.

      President George W. Bush

    • C.

      American Music Awards

    • D.

      Pope Benedict XVI

    Correct Answer
    A. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. The Man of Peace Award is given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to individuals who have made significant contributions to peace and social justice. Peter Gabriel was selected to receive this award in 2006 for his work as a musician and activist, particularly his efforts to promote human rights and raise awareness about global issues through his music.

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  • 29. 

    On 12/01/06 what autographed Peter Gabriel CD was listed on an eBay charity auction?

    • A.

      Shaking The Tree

    • B.

      So

    • C.

      Passion

    • D.

      Growing Up Live

    Correct Answer
    D. Growing Up Live
    Explanation
    On 12/01/06, an autographed Peter Gabriel CD titled "Growing Up Live" was listed on an eBay charity auction.

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  • 30. 

    What did Peter Gabriel receive a BT Digital Music Award for in October, 2006?

    • A.

      His Philanthropic Work For AIDS

    • B.

      Best Use Of Broadband

    • C.

      His Pioneering Work In Music

    • D.

      His Record Number Of Platinum Albums

    Correct Answer
    C. His Pioneering Work In Music
    Explanation
    Peter Gabriel received a BT Digital Music Award in October 2006 for his pioneering work in music. This suggests that he was recognized for his innovative and groundbreaking contributions to the music industry.

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  • 31. 

    In Peter Gabriel's period of self-exploration in the 70's, what was one thing he did?

    • A.

      Painted Landscapes

    • B.

      Raced In NASCAR

    • C.

      Became A Flower Child

    • D.

      Grew Cabbages

    Correct Answer
    D. Grew Cabbages
    Explanation
    During Peter Gabriel's period of self-exploration in the 70's, he grew cabbages. This suggests that he engaged in gardening and possibly found solace in nurturing plants. It could be inferred that growing cabbages was a way for Gabriel to connect with nature and find a sense of grounding and peace during this introspective phase of his life.

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  • 32. 

    Which Peter Gabriel album had video-based imagery on its sleeve art?

    • A.

      Security

    • B.

      Melt

    • C.

      Car

    • D.

      Scratch

    Correct Answer
    A. Security
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Security. The album "Security" by Peter Gabriel featured video-based imagery on its sleeve art. This album, also known as "Peter Gabriel 4," was released in 1982 and included songs like "Shock the Monkey" and "San Jacinto." The sleeve art for "Security" was innovative for its time, incorporating video stills and imagery as a visual representation of the music on the album.

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