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  • 1. 

    What decade is the hit single "Baby I Love You" by Aretha Franklin from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      2000's

    • C.

      Nineties

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    D. Sixties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Baby I Love You" by Aretha Franklin is from the Sixties.

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  • 2. 

    What decade is the hit single "Freeway Of Love" by Aretha Franklin from?

    • A.

      Sixties

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Seventies

    • D.

      Nineties

    Correct Answer
    B. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Freeway Of Love" by Aretha Franklin is from the Eighties.

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  • 3. 

    What was the profession of soulful diva Aretha Franklin's father?

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Doctor

    • C.

      Lawyer

    • D.

      Preacher

    Correct Answer
    D. Preacher
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin's father was a preacher. This is evident from the term "soulful diva" used to describe Aretha Franklin, which suggests that she was influenced by gospel music. As gospel music is closely associated with the church and religious practices, it is likely that her father being a preacher played a significant role in her musical upbringing and development.

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  • 4. 

    What nickname is Aretha Franklin commonly known by?

    • A.

      Queen Of R&B

    • B.

      Queen Of Soul

    • C.

      Franky

    • D.

      Retha

    Correct Answer
    B. Queen Of Soul
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin is commonly known as the "Queen Of Soul" due to her exceptional talent and contributions to soul music. Throughout her career, Franklin's powerful and soulful voice captivated audiences worldwide, earning her numerous accolades and establishing her as one of the greatest singers of all time. The nickname "Queen Of Soul" perfectly encapsulates her status and influence in the music industry.

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  • 5. 

    What was the profession of Aretha Franklin's father?

    • A.

      Factory Worker

    • B.

      Minister

    • C.

      Teacher

    • D.

      Carpenter

    Correct Answer
    B. Minister
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin's father was a minister. This is evident from his profession being mentioned as "Minister" in the given options. As a minister, he likely served in a religious capacity, leading a congregation and providing spiritual guidance to his community. Aretha Franklin herself grew up in a religious household and her father's profession had a significant influence on her upbringing and musical career.

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  • 6. 

    What award did Aretha Franklin win eight consecutive years?

    • A.

      Best New Artiist

    • B.

      Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

    • C.

      Best Female Gospel Vocalist

    • D.

      Best Female Solo Act

    Correct Answer
    B. Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin won the award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance eight consecutive years. This award recognizes her exceptional talent and vocal abilities in the R&B genre. Franklin's consistent success in this category demonstrates her dominance and influence in R&B music during that period.

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  • 7. 

    At what event did Aretha Franklin join Aaron Neville and Dr. John in 2006?

    • A.

      Super Bowl XL

    • B.

      NBA Finals

    • C.

      MLB Finals

    • D.

      NHL Playoffs

    Correct Answer
    A. Super Bowl XL
    Explanation
    In 2006, Aretha Franklin joined Aaron Neville and Dr. John at Super Bowl XL.

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  • 8. 

    What Simon & Garfunkel song did Aretha Franklin do a cover of?

    • A.

      Bridge Over Troubled Water

    • B.

      I Am A Rock

    • C.

      The Sound Of Silence

    • D.

      Mrs. Robinson

    Correct Answer
    A. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin did a cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

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  • 9. 

    Aretha performed the song "Think" for what film soundtrack?

    • A.

      The Blues Brothers

    • B.

      The Shining

    • C.

      The Blue Lagoon

    • D.

      The Elephant Man

    Correct Answer
    A. The Blues Brothers
    Explanation
    "Think" is a song performed by Aretha Franklin, and it was featured in the film soundtrack for "The Blues Brothers." The film, released in 1980, is a musical comedy that follows the story of two brothers who form a band to save the orphanage where they were raised. Aretha Franklin's powerful performance of "Think" in the film is considered one of the most memorable moments and helped to solidify the song's popularity.

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  • 10. 

    What Aretha Franklin song says, "I ain't nothing but your fool"?

    • A.

      Chain Of Fools

    • B.

      A Rose Is Still A Rose

    • C.

      Respect

    • D.

      Never Loved A Man

    Correct Answer
    A. Chain Of Fools
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Chain Of Fools." This song by Aretha Franklin includes the lyrics "I ain't nothing but your fool," which directly matches the given question.

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  • 11. 

    "Step and move your hips" is a line from what Aretha Franklin song?

    • A.

      A Brand New Me

    • B.

      Day Dreaming

    • C.

      April Fools

    • D.

      Rock Steady

    Correct Answer
    D. Rock Steady
    Explanation
    "Step and move your hips" is a line from the song "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin. This line suggests that the song has an upbeat and energetic rhythm, encouraging listeners to dance and move their bodies. "Rock Steady" is known for its infectious groove and catchy lyrics, making it a popular hit by the legendary Aretha Franklin.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of Aretha Franklin's 1972 gospel album?

    • A.

      Glorified

    • B.

      Amazing Grace

    • C.

      Amen!

    • D.

      Hallelujah

    Correct Answer
    B. Amazing Grace
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin's 1972 gospel album is named "Amazing Grace."

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  • 13. 

    What song did Aretha Franklin sing with George Michael?

    • A.

      Freeway Of Love

    • B.

      Who's Zoomin Who?

    • C.

      Bridge Over Troubled Water

    • D.

      I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

    Correct Answer
    D. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)". Aretha Franklin sang this song with George Michael.

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  • 14. 

    What does "TCB" mean in Aretha Franklin's song "Respect"?

    • A.

      The Country's Best

    • B.

      The Color Black

    • C.

      Taking Care Of Business

    • D.

      Too Cool Baby

    Correct Answer
    C. Taking Care Of Business
    Explanation
    In Aretha Franklin's song "Respect," the acronym "TCB" stands for "Taking Care Of Business." This phrase is often used to convey a sense of responsibility, efficiency, and professionalism. In the context of the song, it emphasizes the importance of being diligent and proactive in one's personal and professional life.

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  • 15. 

    What decade is the hit single "Spanish Harlem" by Aretha Franklin from?

    • A.

      Seventies

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Eighties

    Correct Answer
    A. Seventies
    Explanation
    "Spanish Harlem" is a hit single by Aretha Franklin, a renowned artist. To determine the decade it was released, we need to consider the time period in which Aretha Franklin was active and producing music. Aretha Franklin's career peaked in the 1960s and 1970s, making the hit single "Spanish Harlem" most likely from the seventies.

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  • 16. 

    What year did Aretha Franklin have the hit single "Think" on Atlantic?

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      1968

    • C.

      1981

    • D.

      1992

    Correct Answer
    B. 1968
    Explanation
    In 1968, Aretha Franklin had the hit single "Think" on Atlantic.

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  • 17. 

    What year did Aretha Franklin have the hit single "Call Me" on Atlantic?

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      1970

    • C.

      1987

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    B. 1970
    Explanation
    In 1970, Aretha Franklin had the hit single "Call Me" on Atlantic.

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  • 18. 

    What year did Aretha Franklin have the hit single "Spanish Harlem" on Atlantic?

    • A.

      1971

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1963

    • D.

      1994

    Correct Answer
    A. 1971
    Explanation
    Aretha Franklin had the hit single "Spanish Harlem" on Atlantic in 1971.

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  • 19. 

    What year did Aretha Franklin have the hit single "Day Dreaming" on Atlantic?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      1965

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1972

    Correct Answer
    D. 1972
    Explanation
    In 1972, Aretha Franklin had the hit single "Day Dreaming" on Atlantic. This suggests that the song was released and gained popularity during that year.

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  • 20. 

    Who wrote Aretha Franklin's huge hit "Respect"?

    • A.

      Clarence Clemons

    • B.

      Otis Redding

    • C.

      Steve Cropper

    • D.

      Aretha Franklin

    Correct Answer
    B. Otis Redding
    Explanation
    Otis Redding wrote Aretha Franklin's huge hit "Respect." Although Aretha Franklin is widely known for her powerful rendition of the song, it was originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965. Franklin's version, released in 1967, became a massive success and is considered one of her signature songs.

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  • 21. 

    What state has declared Aretha Franklin's voice to be a "wonder"?

    • A.

      Tennessee

    • B.

      Virginia

    • C.

      Michigan

    • D.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    C. Michigan
    Explanation
    Michigan is the correct answer because Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but she grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan is also the state where she began her music career and achieved great success. Aretha Franklin's powerful and soulful voice has been widely recognized and admired, and Michigan, being her home state, has declared her voice to be a "wonder."

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  • 22. 

    What Aretha Franklin song appeared on the soundtrack for "The Proud Family"?

    • A.

      I Say A Little Prayer

    • B.

      Respect

    • C.

      Rock Steady

    • D.

      A Natural Woman

    Correct Answer
    B. Respect
    Explanation
    "Respect" is the correct answer because it is a well-known Aretha Franklin song that appeared on the soundtrack for "The Proud Family". The song became one of Franklin's signature hits and is widely recognized for its empowering lyrics and soulful sound. Its inclusion in the soundtrack would have added to the overall appeal and popularity of the show.

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  • 23. 

    What single earned Aretha Franklin her 10th Best Female R&B Vocal Performance award?

    • A.

      Bridge Over Troubled Water

    • B.

      Respect

    • C.

      Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

    • D.

      Freeway Of Love

    Correct Answer
    D. Freeway Of Love
    Explanation
    Freeway Of Love earned Aretha Franklin her 10th Best Female R&B Vocal Performance award.

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  • 24. 

    What Aretha Franklin song was covered by En Vogue in 1992?

    • A.

      Rock With Me

    • B.

      Something He Can Feel

    • C.

      Look Into Your Heart

    • D.

      Loving You Baby

    Correct Answer
    B. Something He Can Feel
    Explanation
    En Vogue covered the Aretha Franklin song "Something He Can Feel" in 1992.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the leader of Aretha Franklin's backing band, "The Kingpins"?

    • A.

      King Curtis

    • B.

      Freddie King

    • C.

      Solomon King

    • D.

      Lonnie Mack

    Correct Answer
    A. King Curtis
    Explanation
    King Curtis was the leader of Aretha Franklin's backing band, "The Kingpins." He was a renowned American saxophonist and played a significant role in shaping the sound of rhythm and blues and soul music. Curtis was known for his soulful and energetic performances, and his collaboration with Aretha Franklin was highly acclaimed. His talent and leadership skills made him the perfect fit to lead "The Kingpins" and support Aretha Franklin in her musical endeavors.

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  • 26. 

    Who is not on Aretha Franklin's "Live at the Filmore West" album?

    • A.

      Buddy Miles

    • B.

      Ray Charles

    • C.

      King Curtis

    • D.

      Billy Preston

    Correct Answer
    A. Buddy Miles
    Explanation
    Buddy Miles is not on Aretha Franklin's "Live at the Filmore West" album.

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  • 27. 

    What decade is the hit single "Day Dreaming" by Aretha Franklin from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Seventies

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    C. Seventies
    Explanation
    "Day Dreaming" is a hit single by Aretha Franklin, a renowned American singer. To determine the decade in which the song was released, we look at the options provided. The correct answer is "Seventies" as it is the only option that falls within the timeframe of the 1970s.

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  • 28. 

    What decade is the hit single "Who's Zoomin' Who" by Aretha Franklin from?

    • A.

      Nineties

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Seventies

    Correct Answer
    B. Eighties
    Explanation
    "Who's Zoomin' Who" is a hit single by Aretha Franklin, which was released in 1985. The song became one of Franklin's biggest hits and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It is a catchy and energetic pop song that showcases Franklin's powerful vocals. The 1980s was a successful decade for Franklin, and "Who's Zoomin' Who" played a significant role in establishing her as a prominent figure in popular music during that time.

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  • 29. 

    What decade is the hit single "A Rose Is Still A Rose" by Aretha Franklin from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Nineties

    Correct Answer
    D. Nineties
    Explanation
    The hit single "A Rose Is Still A Rose" by Aretha Franklin is from the nineties.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following was a hit single by Aretha Franklin in 1970?

    • A.

      Cruisin'

    • B.

      Masterpiece

    • C.

      Call Me

    • D.

      Needles And Pins

    Correct Answer
    C. Call Me
    Explanation
    "Call Me" was a hit single by Aretha Franklin in 1970.

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