The Ultimate Depeche Mode Trivia

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  • 1. 

    What was the name of Depeche Mode's (Fast Fashion) 1981 debut LP?

    • A.

      Construction Time Again

    • B.

      Black Celebration

    • C.

      Some Great Reward

    • D.

      Speak & Spell

    Correct Answer
    D. Speak & Spell
    Explanation
    Depeche Mode's 1981 debut LP was titled "Speak & Spell." This album marked the beginning of their successful career and introduced their unique blend of synth-pop and electronic music. "Speak & Spell" featured hit singles like "New Life" and "Just Can't Get Enough," showcasing the band's catchy melodies and upbeat sound. The album's title was inspired by the popular educational toy of the same name, reflecting the band's playful and innovative approach to music.

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  • 2. 

    Which album by New Wave group Depeche Mode was the last one to feature them as a quartet?

    • A.

      Music For The Masses

    • B.

      Violator

    • C.

      Ultra

    • D.

      Songs Of Faith And Devotion

    Correct Answer
    D. Songs Of Faith And Devotion
    Explanation
    Songs Of Faith And Devotion was the last album by Depeche Mode to feature them as a quartet because after the release of this album, Alan Wilder, the band's keyboardist, left the group. This marked the transition of Depeche Mode from a quartet to a trio.

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  • 3. 

    When did Depeche Mode first have a top 100 single on the year-end Billboard charts?

    • A.

      1962

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1967

    Correct Answer
    B. 1990
    Explanation
    In 1990, Depeche Mode first had a top 100 single on the year-end Billboard charts. This means that one of their songs reached a high enough position on the charts to be included in the list of the top 100 songs of that year. This indicates that their popularity and success in the music industry had grown enough to achieve this milestone in 1990.

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  • 4. 

    The band Depeche Mode took its name from what object that was popular in France?

    • A.

      A Pastry

    • B.

      A Perfume

    • C.

      A Fashion Magazine

    • D.

      A Wine

    Correct Answer
    C. A Fashion Magazine
    Explanation
    The band Depeche Mode took its name from a fashion magazine. This suggests that the band members were influenced by the fashion industry and wanted to incorporate that aesthetic into their music and image. The name choice also implies a sense of style and sophistication, aligning with the band's overall brand and artistic direction.

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  • 5. 

    Depeche Mode founder Vince Clarke left the band in 1981, and formed a new band called what?

    • A.

      Yazoo

    • B.

      Yahoo

    • C.

      Yipee

    • D.

      Yikes

    Correct Answer
    A. Yazoo
    Explanation
    Vince Clarke left Depeche Mode in 1981 and formed a new band called Yazoo.

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  • 6. 

    What Depeche Mode song is featured on the soundtrack for the movie "Say Anything"?

    • A.

      Stripped

    • B.

      The Meaning of Love

    • C.

      Blasphemous Rumors

    • D.

      Enjoy the Silence

    Correct Answer
    A. Stripped
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Stripped." This song is featured on the soundtrack for the movie "Say Anything."

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  • 7. 

    What pop star and actress sampled a Depeche Mode song in her single "Reach Out"?

    • A.

      Hilary Duff

    • B.

      Lindsay Lohan

    • C.

      Ashley Simpson

    • D.

      Miley Cyrus

    Correct Answer
    A. Hilary Duff
    Explanation
    Hilary Duff is the correct answer because she is a pop star and actress who sampled a Depeche Mode song in her single "Reach Out". This suggests that Hilary Duff used a portion of a Depeche Mode song in her own song, indicating her influence and inspiration from the band.

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  • 8. 

    Depeche Mode's Martin Gore played guitar on the track "Wonderful Life For Him" by what artist?

    • A.

      Fiona Apple

    • B.

      Gwen Stefani

    • C.

      Amy Winehouse

    • D.

      Fergie

    Correct Answer
    B. Gwen Stefani
    Explanation
    Martin Gore, a member of Depeche Mode, played guitar on the track "Wonderful Life For Him" by Gwen Stefani. This collaboration between the two artists resulted in the creation of this particular song.

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  • 9. 

    In 2006, Depeche Mode was the headlining act at what music festival in Indio, California?

    • A.

      Bamboozle

    • B.

      Bonnaroo

    • C.

      Lollapalooza

    • D.

      Coachella

    Correct Answer
    D. Coachella
    Explanation
    In 2006, Depeche Mode headlined the Coachella music festival in Indio, California.

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  • 10. 

    What was the name of Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan's first solo album?

    • A.

      Looking Back

    • B.

      Paper Monsters

    • C.

      Deeper Kingdom

    • D.

      Battle Scars

    Correct Answer
    B. Paper Monsters
    Explanation
    Dave Gahan's first solo album was titled "Paper Monsters."

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  • 11. 

    Who sang lead vocals on the Depeche Mode song "A Question of Lust"?

    • A.

      Vince Clark

    • B.

      Dave Gahan

    • C.

      Martin Gore

    • D.

      Andrew Fletcher

    Correct Answer
    C. Martin Gore
    Explanation
    Martin Gore sang lead vocals on the Depeche Mode song "A Question of Lust".

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  • 12. 

    The first Depeche Mode album was released by what record label?

    • A.

      Matador

    • B.

      Mute

    • C.

      Eptiaph

    • D.

      EMI

    Correct Answer
    B. Mute
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mute. Mute is the record label that released the first Depeche Mode album.

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  • 13. 

    Depeche Mode's "101" was named so for which of the following reasons?

    • A.

      The Name Is A Reference To First Year University Courses

    • B.

      None Of These Choices

    • C.

      At The Time Of Recording, The Ages Of The Four Members Of The Band Added Up To 101

    • D.

      It Was Recorded At The 101st Concert Of The Music For The Masses Tour.

    Correct Answer
    D. It Was Recorded At The 101st Concert Of The Music For The Masses Tour.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that "101" was named so because it was recorded at the 101st concert of the Music for the Masses Tour.

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  • 14. 

    What Concrete Blonde song has the lyrics "Like every heart to the beat before"?

    • A.

      I Call It Love

    • B.

      Heal It Up

    • C.

      Days And Days

    • D.

      Lullabye

    Correct Answer
    C. Days And Days
    Explanation
    The song "Days And Days" by Concrete Blonde features the lyrics "Like every heart to the beat before." This suggests that the song explores the universal experience of love and heartbreak, emphasizing the cyclical nature of emotions. The lyrics imply that the feelings expressed in the song are not unique or isolated, but rather a common thread that connects all individuals who have loved and lost. The phrase "Like every heart to the beat before" conveys a sense of familiarity and shared experiences, making it a fitting answer to the question.

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  • 15. 

    The song "Caroline" by Concrete Blonde was released on which album?

    • A.

      Bloodletting

    • B.

      Walking In London

    • C.

      Mexican Moon

    • D.

      Still In Hollywood

    Correct Answer
    A. Bloodletting
    Explanation
    "Caroline" by Concrete Blonde was released on the album "Bloodletting".

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  • 16. 

    What Leonard Cohen song was in the movie "Pump Up the Volume", but sung by Concrete Blonde?

    • A.

      Bird On The Wire

    • B.

      The Future

    • C.

      Everybody Knows

    • D.

      First We Take Manhattan

    Correct Answer
    C. Everybody Knows
    Explanation
    In the movie "Pump Up the Volume", the song "Everybody Knows" by Leonard Cohen was sung by Concrete Blonde. This song is a well-known and popular track by Leonard Cohen, and it was chosen to be featured in the movie. Concrete Blonde covered the song, giving it their own interpretation and style.

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  • 17. 

    Which 1989 Depeche Mode single was based on Priscilla Presley's "Elvis and Me"?

    • A.

      Suffer Well

    • B.

      Just Can't Get Enough

    • C.

      I Want It All

    • D.

      Personal Jesus

    Correct Answer
    D. Personal Jesus
    Explanation
    "Personal Jesus" is the correct answer because it was a 1989 Depeche Mode single that was based on Priscilla Presley's book "Elvis and Me". The song's lyrics reference the idea of a personal savior or confidant, which is similar to the relationship Priscilla Presley had with Elvis Presley. The song became one of Depeche Mode's biggest hits and has been covered by various artists over the years.

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  • 18. 

    In Germany, devoted fans of the band Depeche Mode are collectively called what?

    • A.

      The Black Swarm

    • B.

      The Fallen

    • C.

      Eternal Dusk

    • D.

      Heart Sick

    Correct Answer
    A. The Black Swarm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Black Swarm. This term refers to the devoted fans of the band Depeche Mode in Germany. It is a collective name used to identify and unite the passionate followers of the band within the country.

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  • 19. 

    Depeche Mode founding members Vince Clark and Andrew Fletcher were originally in what band?

    • A.

      Forget Poland

    • B.

      France By Dawn

    • C.

      All England Country Club

    • D.

      No Romance In China

    Correct Answer
    D. No Romance In China
    Explanation
    Vince Clark and Andrew Fletcher, the founding members of Depeche Mode, were originally in the band No Romance In China.

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  • 20. 

    Which record label released Depeche Mode's first single "Photographic"?

    • A.

      London Records

    • B.

      Big Frock Records

    • C.

      Cooking Vinyl

    • D.

      Some Bizarre Records

    Correct Answer
    D. Some Bizarre Records
    Explanation
    Some Bizarre Records released Depeche Mode's first single "Photographic".

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  • 21. 

    What was the unauthorized biography of Depeche Mode released on DVD in 2002 called?

    • A.

      Ultra 101

    • B.

      Martin And Clark

    • C.

      A Question Of Trust

    • D.

      Random Access Memory

    Correct Answer
    D. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    "Random Access Memory" is the correct answer because it is the only option that can be related to a biography of Depeche Mode. "Ultra 101" refers to the band's album, "Martin And Clark" does not provide any information about the band or the biography, and "A Question Of Trust" does not indicate a biography either. Therefore, "Random Access Memory" is the most suitable option for a biography of Depeche Mode released on DVD in 2002.

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  • 22. 

    What record label was started by Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode in 2002?

    • A.

      Studio 54

    • B.

      Toast Hawaii

    • C.

      Heathrow Records

    • D.

      Essex Hanger

    Correct Answer
    B. Toast Hawaii
    Explanation
    Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode started a record label called Toast Hawaii in 2002.

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