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  • 1. 

    What was the 1985 Sting debut LP, after The Police break-up?

    • A.

      The Soul Cages

    • B.

      Nothing Like The Sun

    • C.

      Bring On The Night

    • D.

      The Dream Of Blue Turtles

    Correct Answer
    D. The Dream Of Blue Turtles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Dream Of Blue Turtles." This album was released in 1985 and marked Sting's debut as a solo artist after the break-up of The Police. It features a fusion of various musical styles, including jazz, pop, and reggae, and includes hit singles such as "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" and "Fortress Around Your Heart."

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  • 2. 

    What decade is the hit single "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" by Police from?

    • A.

      Seventies

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    C. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" by Police is from the Eighties.

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  • 3. 

    What year did Police have the hit single "Wrapped Around Your Finger" on A&M?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1963

    • C.

      1994

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    D. 1984
    Explanation
    In 1984, the Police had the hit single "Wrapped Around Your Finger" on A&M.

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  • 4. 

    Daniel Pearl won the first MTV cinematography award for work on what Police video?

    • A.

      Message In A Bottle

    • B.

      Synchronicity II

    • C.

      Secret Journey

    • D.

      Every Breath You Take

    Correct Answer
    D. Every Breath You Take
    Explanation
    Daniel Pearl won the first MTV cinematography award for his work on the Police's music video for "Every Breath You Take".

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  • 5. 

    The Police hit "Roxanne" was sung in a scene with Ewan McGregor in what movie?

    • A.

      Trainspotting

    • B.

      Big Fish

    • C.

      Down With Love

    • D.

      Moulin Rouge

    Correct Answer
    D. Moulin Rouge
    Explanation
    In the movie "Moulin Rouge," Ewan McGregor sings the hit song "Roxanne" by The Police in a scene. This movie is known for its musical numbers and McGregor's character, Christian, performs this song as part of the story. "Moulin Rouge" is a musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann and released in 2001.

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  • 6. 

    "J'Aurais Toujours Faim de Toi" is the subtitle for what Police song sung in French?

    • A.

      One World (Not Three)

    • B.

      Rehumanize Yourself

    • C.

      Hungry For You

    • D.

      Secret Journey

    Correct Answer
    C. Hungry For You
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hungry For You". The subtitle "J'Aurais Toujours Faim de Toi" is in French and translates to "I will always be hungry for you". This indicates that the Police song sung in French is "Hungry For You".

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is not a title of a Police album?

    • A.

      Synchronicity

    • B.

      Zenyatta Mondatta

    • C.

      Everything Under The Sun

    • D.

      Ghost In The Machine

    Correct Answer
    C. Everything Under The Sun
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Everything Under The Sun" because it is not a title of a Police album. The other options, "Synchronicity," "Zenyatta Mondatta," and "Ghost In The Machine," are all titles of albums by the Police.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the original guitar player for The Police?

    • A.

      Andy Summers

    • B.

      James Murphy

    • C.

      Allen West

    • D.

      Henry Padovani

    Correct Answer
    D. Henry Padovani
    Explanation
    Henry Padovani was the original guitar player for The Police. He joined the band in 1977 but left shortly after, making way for Andy Summers to take his place. Although Padovani's time with the band was brief, he played a significant role in the early stages of their formation.

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  • 9. 

    What decade is the hit single "Don't Stand So Close To Me" by Police from?

    • A.

      Nineties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    C. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Don't Stand So Close To Me" by Police is from the Eighties.

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  • 10. 

    What decade is the hit single "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by Police from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Nineties

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    A. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by Police is from the decade of the Eighties.

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  • 11. 

    What year did Police have the hit single "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" on A&M?

    • A.

      1981

    • B.

      1963

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    A. 1981
    Explanation
    In 1981, the Police had the hit single "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" on A&M. This suggests that the song was released and gained popularity during that year.

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  • 12. 

    What year did Police have the hit single "Don't Stand So Close To Me" on A&M?

    • A.

      1981

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      1966

    • D.

      1963

    Correct Answer
    A. 1981
    Explanation
    In 1981, the Police released their hit single "Don't Stand So Close To Me" on the A&M record label. This song became a major success for the band, reaching high positions on music charts around the world. It is a well-known song that showcases the Police's distinctive sound and lyrical themes.

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  • 13. 

    What year did Police have the hit single "Every Breath You Take" on A&M?

    • A.

      1973

    • B.

      1967

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    C. 1983
    Explanation
    In 1983, the Police had the hit single "Every Breath You Take" on A&M. This song was a popular and successful release by the band, reaching the top of the charts in many countries. It is known for its catchy melody and lyrics, and it remains one of the most recognizable songs from the 1980s.

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  • 14. 

    What is the profession of the woman in the Police song "Roxanne"?

    • A.

      Prostitute

    • B.

      Singer

    • C.

      Cashier

    • D.

      Meter Maid

    Correct Answer
    A. Prostitute
    Explanation
    In the Police song "Roxanne," the profession of the woman mentioned is a prostitute. This can be inferred from the lyrics of the song, where the narrator pleads with Roxanne not to turn to her profession and suggests that she deserves better. The word "prostitute" is not explicitly mentioned in the lyrics but is implied through the context and the emotions conveyed in the song.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following was a 1970's single from The Police?

    • A.

      Walking On The Wildside

    • B.

      Walking On The Moon

    • C.

      Walking On The Sun

    • D.

      Walking On The Edge

    Correct Answer
    B. Walking On The Moon
    Explanation
    "Walking On The Moon" was a 1970's single from The Police.

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  • 16. 

    What is the birth name of The Police band member Sting?

    • A.

      Gordon Sumner

    • B.

      Marion Morrisson

    • C.

      Maurice Mickelwhite

    • D.

      Reginald Wight

    Correct Answer
    A. Gordon Sumner
    Explanation
    The birth name of The Police band member Sting is Gordon Sumner.

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  • 17. 

    What non-commercial Aussie rock radio station helped The Police succeed down under?

    • A.

      HIT Music In Perth

    • B.

      ROCK In Sydney

    • C.

      Triple J In Sydney

    • D.

      WXXX In Melbourne

    Correct Answer
    C. Triple J In Sydney
    Explanation
    Triple J is a popular non-commercial Aussie rock radio station based in Sydney. It is known for its support of local and independent artists, making it a significant platform for emerging talent. The Police, a British rock band, found success in Australia with the help of Triple J's airplay and promotion. The station's dedication to showcasing alternative and diverse music genres made it a perfect fit for The Police's sound and contributed to their success down under.

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  • 18. 

    What was the title of The Police's first album?

    • A.

      Regatta De Blanc

    • B.

      Roxanne

    • C.

      Outlandos D'Amour

    • D.

      The Police Beat

    Correct Answer
    C. Outlandos D'Amour
    Explanation
    Outlandos D'Amour is the correct answer because it was the title of The Police's first album. The album was released in 1978 and featured popular songs like "Roxanne" and "Can't Stand Losing You." The title, which translates to "Outlaws of Love" in English, reflects the band's rebellious and energetic sound that combined elements of punk, reggae, and rock.

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  • 19. 

    Which member of The Police once worked as a teacher at St. Paul's First School?

    • A.

      Henry Padovani

    • B.

      Sting

    • C.

      Stewart Copeland

    • D.

      Andy Summers

    Correct Answer
    B. Sting
    Explanation
    Sting is the correct answer because he is the member of The Police who once worked as a teacher at St. Paul's First School. This information indicates that Sting had a previous career as a teacher before becoming a musician.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of the last album released by The Police?

    • A.

      The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

    • B.

      Synchronicity

    • C.

      Every Breath You Take

    • D.

      The Secret Policeman's Ball

    Correct Answer
    B. Synchronicity
    Explanation
    Synchronicity is the correct answer because it was the name of the last album released by The Police. This album, released in 1983, was a commercial success and included hit songs such as "Every Breath You Take" and "Wrapped Around Your Finger." The album showcased the band's blend of rock, reggae, and new wave influences and solidified their status as one of the most successful bands of the 1980s.

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  • 21. 

    What hit won The Police a 1984 Grammy for "Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo"?

    • A.

      Don't Stand So Close To Me

    • B.

      Every Breath You Take

    • C.

      Message In A Bottle

    • D.

      Roxanne

    Correct Answer
    B. Every Breath You Take
    Explanation
    "Every Breath You Take" won The Police a 1984 Grammy for "Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo". This song, released in 1983, became a massive hit and is considered one of The Police's signature songs. It topped the charts in multiple countries and its haunting melody and lyrics resonated with audiences worldwide. The song's success and popularity led to its recognition and accolades, including the Grammy award mentioned in the question.

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  • 22. 

    Who made the 2006 rockumentary film "Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out"?

    • A.

      Todd Rundgren

    • B.

      Gordon Soloman

    • C.

      Stewart Copeland

    • D.

      Francis Ford Coppola

    Correct Answer
    C. Stewart Copeland
    Explanation
    Stewart Copeland made the 2006 rockumentary film "Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out".

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  • 23. 

    Which member of The Police had a father who was a jazz trumpeter?

    • A.

      Henri Padovani

    • B.

      Sting

    • C.

      Stewart Copeland

    • D.

      Andy Summers

    Correct Answer
    C. Stewart Copeland
    Explanation
    Stewart Copeland is the correct answer because his father, Miles Copeland Jr., was a jazz trumpeter. Stewart Copeland followed in his father's musical footsteps and became the drummer for the band The Police.

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  • 24. 

    The Police made their debut at Rebecca's, Birmingham the day what news was announced?

    • A.

      The Challenger Exploded

    • B.

      Elvis Presley's Death

    • C.

      Princess Diana's Death

    • D.

      Ronald Reagan Was Shot

    Correct Answer
    B. Elvis Presley's Death
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Elvis Presley's Death. The question is asking about the day when The Police made their debut at Rebecca's in Birmingham. The news of Elvis Presley's death is significant because it occurred on August 16, 1977, which was the same day that The Police made their debut. This suggests that the news of Elvis Presley's death may have influenced or coincided with The Police's debut performance.

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  • 25. 

    In 1978, the BBC banned what Police song dealing with suicide?

    • A.

      Don't Stand So Close To Me

    • B.

      Can't Stand Losing You

    • C.

      De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

    • D.

      King Of Pain

    Correct Answer
    B. Can't Stand Losing You
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Can't Stand Losing You." The BBC banned this Police song dealing with suicide in 1978. The lyrics of the song discuss the feelings of despair and hopelessness after a breakup, which may have been deemed inappropriate or sensitive for broadcast at the time.

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  • 26. 

    Who incorporated the distinct Police logo the band used on their records after 1978?

    • A.

      Gordon Solomon

    • B.

      Keith Moore

    • C.

      Miles Copeland

    • D.

      Gordon Sumner

    Correct Answer
    C. Miles Copeland
    Explanation
    Miles Copeland is the correct answer because he incorporated the distinct Police logo the band used on their records after 1978. This suggests that Miles Copeland played a significant role in the band's branding and visual identity during that period.

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  • 27. 

    How many band members make up The Police?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3 because The Police is a British rock band formed in 1977 and consisted of three members: Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar), and Stewart Copeland (drums). They were known for their distinctive sound blending elements of rock, reggae, and punk, and achieved significant commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • 28. 

    Guitarist Andy Summers of The Police replaced what former guitarist?

    • A.

      Charles Germain

    • B.

      Henri Padovani

    • C.

      Keith Richards

    • D.

      Eric Clapton

    Correct Answer
    B. Henri Padovani
    Explanation
    Andy Summers replaced Henri Padovani as the guitarist of The Police. Henri Padovani was the original guitarist of the band but was replaced by Andy Summers shortly after the band's formation.

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  • 29. 

    Before The Police, Stewart Copeland was in what progressive rock band?

    • A.

      Insane Clown Posse

    • B.

      Ripped Open

    • C.

      Curved Air

    • D.

      Tangerine Lightning

    Correct Answer
    C. Curved Air
    Explanation
    Stewart Copeland, before joining The Police, was a member of the progressive rock band Curved Air.

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  • 30. 

    Sting performed in "Quadrophenia", a British film based on what band's album?

    • A.

      The Rolling Stones

    • B.

      The Who

    • C.

      Muddy Waters

    • D.

      XTC

    Correct Answer
    B. The Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Who. "Quadrophenia" is a British film that is based on The Who's album of the same name. Sting, a British musician, had a role in the film. The Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, and XTC are not associated with the film or album.

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