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Anatomy of a Song: "Sounds Of Silence"

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Anatomy of a Song Sounds Of Silence game quiz
"Just how much do you know about Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Sounds Of Silence"? Pit yourself against 10 questions about the song and/or associated facts. Song #25 in the 'Anatomy' series."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. In the opening to the the song, who/what is the singer talking to?
    Emptiness
    His spirit guide
    Darkness
    Himself


2. Where was it that the singer "walked alone"?
    In sleepless nights
    In restless dreams
    In restless nights
    In sleepless dreams


3. What did the "vision softly creeping" leave whilst the singer was sleeping?
    Confusion
    A calling card
    Its presence
    Seeds


4. What were the "narrow streets" constructed of?
    Answer: (One Word - check the spelling if unsure!)


5. To the best of our knowledge, what can we assume the weather conditions were during the song?
    Cold/Wet
    Hot/Wet
    Hot/Dry
    Cold/Dry


6. Apart from the "street lamp", what other kind of light is mentioned in the song?
    Fluorescent
    Neon
    Incandescent
    Electric Candlelight


7. At least how many people were "writing songs that voices never share"?
    100
    10,000
    1,000
    2,000


8. In the song, we have "people hearing without listening". Which of these other activities are the people also doing?
    People smelling without sniffing
    People talking without speaking
    People touching without feeling
    People tasting without eating


9. What disease do Simon & Garfunkel use to make an analogous reference to silence?
    Cancer
    Blindness
    Aids
    Deafness


10. In the last verse, we hear where "the words of the prophets" are written. Which 60s female singer would caution against sleeping in that place?
    Petula Clark
    Dusty Springfield
    Lulu
    Mary Hopkin


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Compiled Feb 10 13