The Temptations Trivia Question

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The Temptations Trivia Question

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  • 1. 
    What decade is the hit single "Psychedelic Shack" by Temptations from?
    • A. 

      2000's

    • B. 

      Seventies

    • C. 

      Eighties

    • D. 

      Nineties

  • 2. 
    What year did Temptations have the hit single "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" on Gordy?
    • A. 

      1984

    • B. 

      1987

    • C. 

      1988

    • D. 

      1966

  • 3. 
    What year did Temptations have the hit single "I Wish It Would Rain" on Gordy?
    • A. 

      1962

    • B. 

      1983

    • C. 

      1968

    • D. 

      1993

  • 4. 
    What year did Temptations have the hit single "Psychedelic Shack" on Gordy?
    • A. 

      1991

    • B. 

      1998

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1997

  • 5. 
    Who did the Temptations get to replace David Ruffin when he went solo?
    • A. 

      Dennis Edwards

    • B. 

      Smokey Robinson

    • C. 

      Berry Gordy

    • D. 

      Jimmy Ruffin

  • 6. 
    What was Temptation Eddie Kendricks' nickname?
    • A. 

      Ken

    • B. 

      Prime

    • C. 

      Shoeshine Boy

    • D. 

      Cornbread

  • 7. 
    What did The Temptations do to further their careers in 1961?
    • A. 

      Released A Demo At A Radio Station

    • B. 

      Decided To Go From Rock To Doo Wop

    • C. 

      Auditioned For Motown

    • D. 

      Travelled The U.S. Doing Promotions

  • 8. 
    Who wrote The Temptations' first #1 hit, "My Girl"?
    • A. 

      Neil Sedaka

    • B. 

      Berry Gordy

    • C. 

      Otis Williams

    • D. 

      Smokey Robinson

  • 9. 
    What honor did The Temptations receive in 1989?
    • A. 

      Performance At The White House

    • B. 

      Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    • C. 

      A Star On The Walk Of Fame

    • D. 

      A Special Grammy Award

  • 10. 
    "I guarantee you this place will blow your mind" describes which Temptations locale?
    • A. 

      Heaven

    • B. 

      Broadway

    • C. 

      Paradise

    • D. 

      Psychedelic Shack

  • 11. 
    "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day" is the opening line of what Temptations hit?
    • A. 

      My Girl

    • B. 

      I Wish It Would Rain

    • C. 

      You've Really Got A Hold On Me

    • D. 

      The Way You Do The Things You Do

  • 12. 
    Dennis Edwards of The Temptations initially refused to sing the first verse of what?
    • A. 

      Psychedelic Shack

    • B. 

      Take A Look Around

    • C. 

      Papa Was A Rolling Stone

    • D. 

      Cloud Nine

  • 13. 
    What did The Temptations call themselves before they came under the influence of Berry Gordy, Jr.?
    • A. 

      The Primes

    • B. 

      The Rollers

    • C. 

      The Blue Wailers

    • D. 

      The Tempters

  • 14. 
    What year did Temptations have the hit single "You're My Everything" on Gordy?
    • A. 

      1967

    • B. 

      1980

    • C. 

      1987

    • D. 

      1988

  • 15. 
    What year did Temptations have the hit single "I Cant Get Next To You" on Gordy?
    • A. 

      1979

    • B. 

      1969

    • C. 

      1996

    • D. 

      1977

  • 16. 
    What year did Temptations have the hit single "Masterpiece" on Gordy?
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1966

    • C. 

      1990

    • D. 

      1973

  • 17. 
    Before changing their name to the Temptations, the group went by what name?
    • A. 

      The Teenagers

    • B. 

      The Miracles

    • C. 

      The Elgins

    • D. 

      The Contours

  • 18. 
    Which Temptation sang lead on "My Girl"?
    • A. 

      Otis Williams

    • B. 

      Eddie Kendricks

    • C. 

      David Ruffin

    • D. 

      Paul Williams

  • 19. 
    What are the years David Ruffin sang lead for The Temptations known as?
    • A. 

      The Old Times

    • B. 

      The Classic 5 Era

    • C. 

      David's Years

    • D. 

      American Bandstorm

  • 20. 
    During the mid-'60's, what TV show did The Temptations appear on several times?
    • A. 

      The Dick Van Dyke Show

    • B. 

      Hullaballoo

    • C. 

      American Bandstand

    • D. 

      The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour

  • 21. 
    In 1964 The Temptations had their first hit single with what song?
    • A. 

      I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    • B. 

      The Way You Do The Things You Do

    • C. 

      (I Know) I'm Losing You

    • D. 

      I Wish It Would Rain

  • 22. 
    What is the real name of David Ruffin of The Temptations?
    • A. 

      Tyson Milo LaPlante

    • B. 

      Dale William Ruffin

    • C. 

      Davis Eli Ruffin

    • D. 

      George Herbert Ruffin

  • 23. 
    In what decade was The Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" recorded?
    • A. 

      The Eighties

    • B. 

      The Seventies

    • C. 

      The Sixties

    • D. 

      The Fifties

  • 24. 
    What decade is the hit single "I Cant Get Next To You" by Temptations from?
    • A. 

      Sixties

    • B. 

      Eighties

    • C. 

      Seventies

    • D. 

      Nineties

  • 25. 
    Who was not an original member of the Temptations?
    • A. 

      David Ruffin

    • B. 

      Elbridge Bryant

    • C. 

      Otis Williams

    • D. 

      Melvin Franklin

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