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  • 1. 

    What year did Harry Chapin have the hit single "Cat's In The Cradle" on Elektra?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      1987

    • D.

      1974

    Correct Answer
    D. 1974
    Explanation
    In 1974, Harry Chapin had the hit single "Cat's In The Cradle" on Elektra.

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  • 2. 

    What is the purpose of the Harry Chapin Foundation?

    • A.

      Help Disabled People Play Music

    • B.

      Eradicate World Hunger

    • C.

      College Assistance

    • D.

      Provide Housing For The Homeless

    Correct Answer
    B. Eradicate World Hunger
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Harry Chapin Foundation is to eradicate world hunger. This means that the foundation is dedicated to addressing the issue of hunger on a global scale and working towards eliminating hunger and food insecurity for all individuals. The foundation likely supports initiatives and programs that focus on providing access to nutritious food, advocating for policy changes to address the root causes of hunger, and raising awareness about the importance of eradicating hunger. By focusing on this specific goal, the foundation aims to make a significant impact in improving the lives of those affected by hunger.

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  • 3. 

    Which Harry Chapin song was written about his relationship with his wife?

    • A.

      Flowers Are Red

    • B.

      I Wanna Learn A Love Song

    • C.

      Cat's In The Cradle

    • D.

      Halfway To Heaven

    Correct Answer
    B. I Wanna Learn A Love Song
    Explanation
    "I Wanna Learn A Love Song" is the correct answer because this song was written by Harry Chapin about his relationship with his wife. The lyrics of the song express his desire to learn and understand the language of love in order to better communicate and connect with his partner. This suggests that the song is a personal reflection on his own experiences and emotions within his marriage.

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  • 4. 

    Who did Harry Chapin get to start a Commission on Domestic and International Hunger?

    • A.

      President Nixon

    • B.

      President Carter

    • C.

      President Bush

    • D.

      President Reagan

    Correct Answer
    B. President Carter
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin got President Carter to start a Commission on Domestic and International Hunger.

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  • 5. 

    What decade is the hit single "Cat's In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin from?

    • A.

      Seventies

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      2000's

    Correct Answer
    A. Seventies
    Explanation
    "Cat's In The Cradle" is a hit single by Harry Chapin that was released in 1974. It became one of his most popular songs and is often associated with the 1970s folk rock genre. The lyrics tell a poignant story about the relationship between a father and son, making it a memorable song from that era.

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  • 6. 

    How did Harry Chapin die?

    • A.

      Plane Crash

    • B.

      Stroke

    • C.

      Heart Attack

    • D.

      Auto Accident

    Correct Answer
    D. Auto Accident
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin died in an auto accident.

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  • 7. 

    What school did Harry Chapin drop out of?

    • A.

      Cornell University

    • B.

      Harvard

    • C.

      Concordia University

    • D.

      Taylor University

    Correct Answer
    A. Cornell University
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin dropped out of Cornell University.

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  • 8. 

    What was Harry Chapin's first album?

    • A.

      Heads And Tails

    • B.

      The Book Of Harry Chapin

    • C.

      Short Stories

    • D.

      Living Room Suite

    Correct Answer
    A. Heads And Tails
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin's first album was "Heads And Tails".

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  • 9. 

    Which song became Harry Chapin's signature song?

    • A.

      Dance Band on the Titanic

    • B.

      I Wanna Learn A Love Song

    • C.

      One More Tomorrow

    • D.

      Taxi

    Correct Answer
    D. Taxi
    Explanation
    "Taxi" became Harry Chapin's signature song because it was one of his most popular and successful songs. It tells the story of a taxi driver who encounters his ex-lover as a passenger in his cab, and reflects on their past relationship. The song showcases Chapin's storytelling abilities and emotional depth, which became hallmarks of his musical style. "Taxi" resonated with audiences and became a fan favorite, solidifying its status as Chapin's signature song.

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  • 10. 

    Which television show did Harry Chapin write songs for?

    • A.

      Leave It To Beaver

    • B.

      Make A Wish

    • C.

      Perry Mason

    • D.

      I Love Lucy

    Correct Answer
    B. Make A Wish
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin wrote songs for the television show "Make A Wish".

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  • 11. 

    How did Harry Chapin meet his wife?

    • A.

      They Met In A Bar

    • B.

      They Went Out On A Blind Date

    • C.

      They Had Mutual Friends

    • D.

      He Gave Her Guitar Lessons

    Correct Answer
    D. He Gave Her Guitar Lessons
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin met his wife by giving her guitar lessons.

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  • 12. 

    How did Harry Chapin meet the people in his band?

    • A.

      A Friend Introduced Them

    • B.

      He Met Them At A Party

    • C.

      He Put An Ad In "The Village Voice"

    • D.

      He Saw Them Play At A Bar

    Correct Answer
    C. He Put An Ad In "The Village Voice"
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin met the people in his band by putting an ad in "The Village Voice". This means that he actively sought out musicians by advertising in a local publication. This method allowed him to connect with individuals who were interested in joining a band and had the necessary musical skills. By putting an ad in "The Village Voice", Chapin was able to assemble a group of musicians who would eventually become his band.

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  • 13. 

    Which Harry Chapin musical closed after 75 performances?

    • A.

      A Better Place To Be

    • B.

      The Night That Made America Famous

    • C.

      W.O.L.D.

    • D.

      Verities And Balderdash

    Correct Answer
    B. The Night That Made America Famous
    Explanation
    The Night That Made America Famous is the correct answer because it closed after 75 performances. This suggests that the musical was not successful and did not attract a large audience. The limited number of performances indicates that it may have struggled to sell tickets or receive positive reviews, leading to its closure.

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  • 14. 

    What was Harry Chapin's first gold record?

    • A.

      W.O.L.D.

    • B.

      Sequel

    • C.

      Verities And Balderdash

    • D.

      Taxi

    Correct Answer
    C. Verities And Balderdash
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin's first gold record was "Verities And Balderdash".

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  • 15. 

    Which film did Harry Chapin direct?

    • A.

      The Brotherhood

    • B.

      Legendary Champions

    • C.

      House Of Cards

    • D.

      Peace Fund

    Correct Answer
    B. Legendary Champions
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin did not direct any film.

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  • 16. 

    What broke up the Chapin Family Band?

    • A.

      Vietnam War

    • B.

      Their Father Died

    • C.

      An Argument Over A Girl

    • D.

      The Brothers Were Fighting

    Correct Answer
    A. Vietnam War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Vietnam War. This event likely caused the members of the Chapin Family Band to separate or disband due to various reasons such as enlistment, personal convictions, or the impact of the war on their music career. The war would have brought significant changes and challenges to their lives and may have led to the dissolution of the band.

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  • 17. 

    Which charity did Harry Chapin found?

    • A.

      Hunger International

    • B.

      Feed The Hungry

    • C.

      World Hunger Year

    • D.

      Poverty International

    Correct Answer
    C. World Hunger Year
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin founded World Hunger Year, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty around the world. The organization aims to raise awareness about the issue of hunger, advocate for policy changes, and support grassroots initiatives that provide food and resources to those in need. Through his music and activism, Chapin became a prominent figure in the fight against hunger, and World Hunger Year continues his legacy by working towards a world free from hunger and poverty.

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  • 18. 

    Which Congressional Medal did Harry Chapin receive?

    • A.

      Gold Medal Of Assistance

    • B.

      Silver Medal Of Hunger

    • C.

      Silver Medal Of Music

    • D.

      Gold Medal Of Freedom

    Correct Answer
    D. Gold Medal Of Freedom
    Explanation
    Harry Chapin did not receive the Gold Medal of Assistance, Silver Medal of Hunger, or Silver Medal of Music. The correct answer is Gold Medal of Freedom.

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  • 19. 

    What science fiction television show did Harry Hamlin do an episode of?

    • A.

      The X-Files

    • B.

      Star Trek Next Generation

    • C.

      The Outer Limits

    • D.

      The Twilight Zone

    Correct Answer
    C. The Outer Limits
    Explanation
    Harry Hamlin appeared in an episode of The Outer Limits, which is a science fiction television show.

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  • 20. 

    What year was Harry Hamlin chosen as "People" magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive"?

    • A.

      1987

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      1986

    Correct Answer
    A. 1987
    Explanation
    In 1987, Harry Hamlin was chosen as "People" magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive".

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