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Trivia Quiz - Paul Simon: American Song Writer and Singer

Life and Times Of Paul Simon

Quiz Number: 3269
Date Submitted: November 10, 2009
Quiz Categories: Music, Singers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Secret_Author
Average Score: 49.9 percent
Times Taken: 78 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: Paul Simon

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Paul Simon American Song Writer and Singer
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1. In 1957, Paul Simon and his high school friend, Art Garfunkel recorded a song named "Hey, School Girl" on Big Records. Under what name did they record?
  A.   Mutt & Jeff
  B.   Art & Paul
  C.   Tom & Jerry
  D.   Art & Ralph

2. Paul Simon recorded a song called "Motorcycle" that reached #97 on the Billboards charts in 1962. With what group did he play at the time?
  A.   Harry and the Harleys
  B.   Hondo and the Hondas
  C.   Sidecar Sinclair
  D.   Tico and the Triumphs

3. What was the name of the first album, released in 1964, by the musical duo that was to become known as Simon and Garfunkel?
  A.   Sounds Of Silence
  B.   Bookends
  C.   Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  D.   Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.

4. What was Paul Simon's original idea for the name of the song "Mrs. Robinson" for the movie, "The Graduate,"?
  A.   Mrs. Simon
  B.   Mrs. Roosevelt
  C.   Mrs. Kennedy
  D.   Mrs. Russell

5. What Paul Simon album was considered to be the first "reggae" attempt by a white musician?
  A.   Hearts and Bones
  B.   Paul Simon
  C.   There Goes Rhymin' Simon
  D.   Still Crazy After All These Years

6. Paul Simon taught writing classes at New York University in the summer of 1971. One of his students later won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance. Name her.
  A.   Rickie Lee Jones
  B.   Gloria Gaynor
  C.   Sheena Easton
  D.   Melissa Manchester

7. In the summer of 1999, Paul Simon went on a North American Tour with what other famous recording star?
  A.   Bob Dylan
  B.   Billy Joel
  C.   Paul McCartney
  D.   Neil Diamond

8. Paul Simon wrote the Song "Father and Daughter" in 2002 for what children's movie?
  A.   The Wild Thornberry's Movie
  B.   Ice Age
  C.   Lilo and Stitch
  D.   Monsters Inc.

9. Which of Paul Simon's albums was recorded in part in South Africa and featured many South African musicians and groups?
  A.   The Rhythm Of The Saints
  B.   Graceland
  C.   You're The One
  D.   Surprise

10. On November 20, 1976, Paul Simon appeared on Saturday Night Live. He opened the show singing "Still Crazy After All These Years" dressed as what?
  A.   a turkey
  B.   Santa Claus
  C.   a pilgrim
  D.   Uncle Sam®   

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