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  • 1. 

    Ex-English Beat members Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger formed which short lived group?

    • A. 

      General Public

    • B. 

      Proclaimers

    • C. 

      The Fall

    • D. 

      Style Council

    Correct Answer
    A. General Public
    Explanation
    Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger, former members of the English Beat, formed the short-lived group General Public.

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  • 2. 

    In the U.S. they're known as The English Beat, but in England what name do they go by?

    • A. 

      London Beat

    • B. 

      Ska

    • C. 

      The Blokes

    • D. 

      The Beat

    Correct Answer
    D. The Beat
    Explanation
    In England, the band known as The English Beat goes by the name "The Beat".

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  • 3. 

    Ranking Roger and Saxa infused The English Beat's sound with what ethnic influence?

    • A. 

      Polish

    • B. 

      Mexican

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Jamaican

    Correct Answer
    D. Jamaican
    Explanation
    Ranking Roger and Saxa infused The English Beat's sound with Jamaican ethnic influence. This is evident in their music, which incorporates elements of reggae, ska, and other genres rooted in Jamaican culture. The band's use of Jamaican rhythms, instrumentation, and vocal styles helped to define their unique sound and set them apart from other bands of the time.

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  • 4. 

    The English Beat promoted what album by touring with The Pretenders and Talking Heads?

    • A. 

      Tears Of A Clown

    • B. 

      Wha'ppen?

    • C. 

      The Platinum Collection

    • D. 

      What Is Beat?

    Correct Answer
    B. Wha'ppen?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wha'ppen?" The English Beat promoted this album by touring with The Pretenders and Talking Heads.

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  • 5. 

    The English Beat's "March of the Swivelheads" was used in the chase scene of what film?

    • A. 

      After Hours

    • B. 

      Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    • C. 

      Fast & The Furious

    • D. 

      Thelma & Louise

    Correct Answer
    B. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Explanation
    The English Beat's "March of the Swivelheads" was used in the chase scene of the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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  • 6. 

    What son of a member of The English Beat later became a member of The Beat in the U.K.?

    • A. 

      Ranking Roger

    • B. 

      Dave Blockhead

    • C. 

      Everett Morton

    • D. 

      Dave Wakeling

    Correct Answer
    A. Ranking Roger
    Explanation
    Ranking Roger is the correct answer because he was the son of a member of The English Beat and later became a member of The Beat in the U.K. He was a vocalist and toaster for the band, contributing to their unique sound and success. His involvement with both bands showcases his talent and dedication to the ska and new wave music scene.

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  • 7. 

    After Dave Blockhead left The English Beat, he was replaced on keyboards by whom?

    • A. 

      Greg Dulli

    • B. 

      Adrian Sherwood

    • C. 

      Dave Wakeling

    • D. 

      Mickey Billingham

    Correct Answer
    D. Mickey Billingham
    Explanation
    After Dave Blockhead left The English Beat, Mickey Billingham was chosen as his replacement on keyboards.

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  • 8. 

    What is the predominant color used on the cover of The English Beat's "I Just Can't Stop It"?

    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Pink

    • C. 

      Pale Green

    • D. 

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    B. Pink
    Explanation
    The predominant color used on the cover of The English Beat's "I Just Can't Stop It" is pink.

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  • 9. 

    What is the seccond half of The English Beat's song title that begins with "Whine & Grine"?

    • A. 

      Stand Down Margaret

    • B. 

      Rough Rider

    • C. 

      Twist & Crawl

    • D. 

      My Head Is Spinning

    Correct Answer
    A. Stand Down Margaret
    Explanation
    The second half of The English Beat's song title that begins with "Whine & Grine" is "Stand Down Margaret."

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  • 10. 

    What murders are mentioned in a song title by The English Beat on "Wha'ppen?"?

    • A. 

      Scarsdale

    • B. 

      Kindergarten

    • C. 

      Monkey

    • D. 

      Marriage

    Correct Answer
    C. Monkey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Monkey." In the song title by The English Beat on "Wha'ppen?", the murders mentioned are related to monkeys.

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  • 11. 

    What greatest hits album did The English Beat release in 1983?

    • A. 

      What Is Beat?

    • B. 

      Tears Of A Clown

    • C. 

      Two More Beats

    • D. 

      The Beat Goes On

    Correct Answer
    A. What Is Beat?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "What Is Beat?". The question asks for the greatest hits album released by The English Beat in 1983. "What Is Beat?" is the correct answer as it is the title of the greatest hits album released by the band in that year.

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  • 12. 

    What group does "the kid" belong to in The English Beat's "Two Swords"?

    • A. 

      PETA

    • B. 

      Nazis

    • C. 

      Sharks

    • D. 

      Young Rebels

    Correct Answer
    B. Nazis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nazis because "the kid" in The English Beat's "Two Swords" belongs to the group referred to as Nazis in the song.

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  • 13. 

    What do The English Beat pair sugar with in a song title from the album "Special Beat Service"?

    • A. 

      Cavities

    • B. 

      Spite

    • C. 

      Pepper

    • D. 

      Stress

    Correct Answer
    D. Stress
    Explanation
    The English Beat pair sugar with stress in a song title from the album "Special Beat Service". This suggests that the song may be exploring the idea of finding relief or escape from stress through indulgence in sugary treats. It could also imply that stress is a common experience that people often try to cope with by seeking comfort in things like sugar.

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  • 14. 

    What was the name of the sophomore album from the British ska band The English Beat?

    • A. 

      The Kids Are The Same

    • B. 

      Special Beat Service

    • C. 

      Wha 'Appen?

    • D. 

      What Is Beat?

    Correct Answer
    C. Wha 'Appen?
  • 15. 

    British ska/New Wave band English Beat, formerly The Beat, split up after which 1982 LP?

    • A. 

      Special Beat Service

    • B. 

      The Beat Goes On

    • C. 

      Beat On The Brat

    • D. 

      Hit That Perfect Beat

    Correct Answer
    A. Special Beat Service
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Special Beat Service". The English Beat, formerly known as The Beat, disbanded after releasing this LP in 1982.

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  • 16. 

    Exposure on Triple J and the TV show "Countdown" made The English Beat popular where?

    • A. 

      Haiti

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Poland

    Correct Answer
    C. Australia
    Explanation
    Exposure on Triple J and the TV show "Countdown" helped The English Beat gain popularity in Australia. These platforms provided the band with significant visibility and reach among the Australian audience, contributing to their success in the country.

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  • 17. 

    The English Beat ask "What Is Beat?" in an album title; what answer is on the back cover?

    • A. 

      Everything

    • B. 

      Ska-Skiddly-Ra

    • C. 

      If You Don't Know, Don't Ask

    • D. 

      This Is Beat!

    Correct Answer
    D. This Is Beat!
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "This Is Beat!", is likely on the back cover of the album because it directly answers the question posed by The English Beat in the album title. The phrase suggests that the album itself is a representation or embodiment of what "Beat" is, providing an explanation or definition through the music and content contained within.

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  • 18. 

    What word do The English Beat rhyme with "kitchenette" and "luncheonette" in "Jeanette"?

    • A. 

      Puppeteerette

    • B. 

      Musketeerette

    • C. 

      Maudlinette

    • D. 

      Hamburgerette

    Correct Answer
    D. Hamburgerette
    Explanation
    The English Beat rhymes "kitchenette" and "luncheonette" with "Jeanette." The word that rhymes with these is "Hamburgerette."

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  • 19. 

    Where will someone's head come off in "I Am Your Flag" by The English Beat?

    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Inside Their Kitchen

    • C. 

      Wisconsin

    • D. 

      Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    D. Vietnam
    Explanation
    In "I Am Your Flag" by The English Beat, someone's head will come off in Vietnam. This suggests that the song might be referencing the violent and chaotic nature of the Vietnam War, where many lives were lost.

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  • 20. 

    What new dance is mentioned in The English Beat's "Sole Salvation"?

    • A. 

      The Hustle

    • B. 

      The Tolerance

    • C. 

      Texas Two-step

    • D. 

      Moon Walk

    Correct Answer
    B. The Tolerance
  • 21. 

    In "I Confess", The English Beat claim that how many lives were ruined?

    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Nine

    • D. 

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Three. In the song "I Confess" by The English Beat, they claim that three lives were ruined. The lyrics suggest that the narrator is confessing to a wrongdoing that has had a significant negative impact on three individuals.

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  • 22. 

    According to The English Beat, monkey murders come with what?

    • A. 

      Dollars

    • B. 

      Bananas

    • C. 

      Passion

    • D. 

      Dogs

    Correct Answer
    C. Passion
    Explanation
    The English Beat suggests that monkey murders come with passion. This implies that there is a strong emotional intensity or enthusiasm involved in these murders. The use of the word "passion" suggests that there is a deep and intense connection or motivation behind the act of monkey murders, possibly indicating a strong desire or drive.

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