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The Motown Quiz

10 fun questions on the soul sound of the 60's 10 Questions.

 
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1

Who started Motown Records?

  • Barry Gordy Jr.
  • Ike Turner
  • Phil Donaldson
  • Stevie Wonder

2

When was Motown records founded?

  • April 14, 1959
  • April 14, 1960
  • April 14, 1961
  • April 14, 1962

3

What was the first hit single on Motown records?

  • "Lookin for a job" by Smokey Robinson
  • "Get a job" by the Sillouttes
  • "Got a job" by the Miracles
  • "Fingertips" by Stevie Wonder

4

Where was the original Motown headquarters located?

  • 1764 Seventh ave, New York, N.Y.
  • Corner of Hollywood and Vine, Hollywood, Calif.
  • 1600 Pensylvania ave, Washinton D.C.
  • 2648 W. Grand blvd, Detroit, Mich.

5

How many hit top ten hit singles did Motown produce from 1961 to 1971?

  • 110
  • 120
  • 130
  • 140

6

What 2 hit singles songs were first rejected by Gordy?

  • "I heard it through the grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
  • "What's goin on" by Marvin Gaye
  • Answers 1 and 2
  • Gordy never rejected songs

7

Which one of these is NOT a Motown artist?

  • The Marvelettes
  • Mary Wells
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • The Jackson 5

8

How much money did Motown earn by 1966?

  • 1 million dollars
  • 5 million dollars
  • 10 million dollars
  • 20 million dollars

9

How many employees did Motown hire from 1960-1966?

  • 100
  • 450
  • Over 450
  • 1000

10

What year was the Motown lable absorbed into the Universal music group?

  • 1995
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 1981

 

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