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  Song by Song: "Runaway"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Delve into this progressive rap and chamber pop song by Kanye West.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Dec 08 21
Dec 08 21
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  Kanye West - Graduation    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How closely have you listened to Kanye West's album, Graduation? Here's a quiz to test your knowledge.
Average, 10 Qns, run4, Mar 13 16
1566 plays
  The College Dropout Pt.1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is on some of the lyrics on Kanye West's album, "The College Dropout".
Average, 20 Qns, jesi1388, Mar 13 16
293 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Kanye West was treated at the same hospital where which rap great died?

From Quiz "The College Dropout Pt.1"

Kanye West Trivia Questions

1. Kanye West premiered "Runaway" at what awards show?

From Quiz
Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

The song was premiered at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and released on October 4, 2010 as a single from Kanye West's fifth studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." Songwriting credit went to Kanye along with Emile Haynie, Jeff Bhasker, Terrence Thornton, Mike Dean, Malik Jones, and Ryan Breen.

2. In the first track on "Graduation", what greeting does Kanye West use to welcome his listeners?

From Quiz Kanye West - Graduation

Answer: Good Morning

"Good Morning" was co-written by famous lyricist Bernie Taupin, and Elton John, for whom he has written many songs.

3. "Runaway" features what rapper, who was born Terrence LeVarr Thornton?

From Quiz Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: Pusha T

Born May 13, 1977 in New York City, Terrence LeVarr Thornton took the stage name of Pusha T and released his first studio album, "My Name is My Name," in 2013. He is a member of the hip hop duo Clipse. Kanye was so impressed with Pusha T's verse in "Runaway," reports Rolling Stone Magazine, that "he signed him to his GOOD Music label and eventually made [him] president of the label."

4. What popular soap opera does Kanye West compare the midwest to?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: The Young and the Restless

"You know what the Midwest is? Young & Restless..." --"Jesus Walks"

5. Which French DJs did Kanye West sample from for his hit song, "Stronger"?

From Quiz Kanye West - Graduation

Answer: Daft Punk

Daft Punk are Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. This duo is famous for their crazy concerts where they wear robot outfits to hide their identity. Some of their other hit songs include "One More Time," "Around the World" and "Da Funk".

6. In "The New Workout Plan," what is one thing the ladies WILL NOT get if they follow the instructions exactly?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: a lawyer

"...ladies if you follow these instructions exactly you might be able to pull you a rapper, a NBA player Man, at least a dude with a car..." --"The New Workout Plan"

7. "And I always find, yeah I always find somethin'" what?

From Quiz Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: wrong

"And I always find, yeah I always find somethin' wrong [. . . ] I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most So I think it's time for us to have a toast." "Runaway" was recorded at Avex Studio in Honolulu on the Roc-A Fella and Def Jam labels. Rolling Stone magazine named "Runaway" the best song of 2010 and the 25th greatest song of all time on its 2021 list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. Acclaimed Music website ranked it the 91st greatest song of all time.

8. Australian artist Connie Mitchell appears on Kanye's first single, "Can't Tell Me Nothing". Which popular group is she a lead singer from?

From Quiz Kanye West - Graduation

Answer: Sneaky Sound System

Sneaky Sound System is a popular dance music group based in Sydney. Their hit songs "Pictures", "UFO" and "I Love It" are played religiously in clubs throughout Australia and the world. She also features on "Flashing Lights".

9. "Let's talk over _____." What cocktail is mentioned in the rap verse of "Runaway"?

From Quiz Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: mai tais

"Let's talk over mai tais, waitress, top it off." A mai tai is a cocktail consisting of white rum, dark rum, orange curaco, lime juice, and oregat syrup. Kanye West's debut album was "The College Dropout" in 2004.

10. Which famous baseball star has a song on "Graduation" named after him?

From Quiz Kanye West - Graduation

Answer: Barry Bonds

San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds eclipsed Hank Aaron's home run total of 755 home runs during the 2007 season.

11. How old was Kanye's mother when she was arrested?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: six

"I get down for my grandfather who took my momma Made her sit in that seat where white folks ain't wanna us to eat At the tender age of 6 she was arrested for the sit in..." --"Never Let Me Down"

12. "Runaway from me baby / Runaway / When it starts to get" what?

From Quiz Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: crazy

"Runaway When it starts to get crazy Why can't she just runaway? Baby, I got a plan Run away fast as you can." Kanye West, as quoted in Rolling Stone magazine, said that while this song sounds like it's talking about a girl, it "could also be talking about my relationship with society or my relationship with the fans or anyone who I let down or people who had to defend me that really love me." Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977.

13. What club does Kanye West have to show ID to get inside?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: Sam's Club

"But I know they don't want me in the dang club They even made me show I.D to get inside of Sam's club..." --"Never Let Me Down"

14. What fictional figure, created by Washington Irving, is mentioned in the rap verse of "Runaway"?

From Quiz Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: Ichabod Crane

"Now pick your best move / You could leave or live wit' it / Ichabod Crane [. . .] Split and go where?" The song also mentions the store Neiman Marcus: "Back to wearin' knockoffs, ha ha / Knock it off, Neiman's, shop it off." "Runaway" has been covered by Page Three Girls, Sam Brown, Wonder Bear, Vanaprasta, and Mikey Chuck Rivers, among others.

15. In the song "Breathe In, Breathe Out" who does Kanye apologize to?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: Mos (Def) and (Talib) Kweli

"Golly, more of that 'stupid' ice rap I got to apologize to Mos and Kweli (probably) But is it cool to rap about gold If I told the world I copped it from Ghana and Mali? (Mali!)" --"Breathe In, Breathe Out"

16. "Runaway" was used in what company's advertisement for the fragrance Women?

From Quiz Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: Calvin Klein

The advertisement was titled "Meet Our Women" and featured actresses Saoirse Ronan and Lupita Nyong'o. The song was also used in a Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light Platinum and in the trailer for the American comedy film "The Hangover Part II."

17. Coldplay singer Chris Martin features in the song "Homecoming" which contains the lyrics: "Do you think about me now and then? Do you think about me now and then? Cause I'm coming home again" Which city is referred to as "home"?

From Quiz Kanye West - Graduation

Answer: Chicago

Kanye famously boasts about his hometown of Chicago, where he was raised by his mother after his parents divorced when he was three. Kanye was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Chicago where his mother worked at Chicago State University where Kanye attended and famously "dropped out" as referred by his debut album "The College Dropout".

18. At what time was the girl from Blackplanet emailing Kanye?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: 11:26

"N-n-n-n-n-now who the heck is this E-mailin' me at 11:26...?" --"Get Em High"

19. The original cover art for "Runaway" contains a photograph by contemporary visual artist George Condo. What is the subject of the photo?

From Quiz Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: A ballerina

George Condo is a contemporary artist in New York City known for his photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. Newer cover art for the album also contained a ballerina, but was a painting rather than a photograph.

20. "Graduation" was released on September 11, 2007, the same day as another famous rapper released his long-awaited album. The two rappers competed with each other for record sales, which Kanye West won hands down. Who was the other artist involved?

From Quiz Kanye West - Graduation

Answer: 50 Cent

This "record sell-off" was hyped up for weeks around the globe with 50 Cent saying that if Kanye West sold more records than him, he would stop releasing solo albums, which he smartly dispelled later. Graduation sold 957,000 units in its first week released in the U.S. while 50 Cent sold 680,000. The album sales competition was considered a "Great day for hip-hop".

21. What do Talib Kweli's lyrics do?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: stick to your ribs

" got to call me, and bring a friend for my friend His name Kweli (You mean Talib, lyric sticks to your rib) (That's my favorite CD that I play at my crib) (You don't really know him, why is you lyin)" --"Get Em High"

22. Rolling Stone writes that "Runaway" was a response to the controversy and criticism that arose when Kanye West interrupted an award show acceptance speech by what pop star?

From Quiz Song by Song: "Runaway"

Answer: Taylor Swift

Kanye interrupted Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, taking the award and saying, "I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!" According to Rolling Stone magazine, after that public interruption, Kanye's "public image was at an all-time low. So he took off for a self-imposed exile in Hawaii and recorded his nine-minute masterpiece [. . . ] an unguarded reflection on his image and intimacy issues."

23. Which animal is used in all Kanye West album covers released and is considered his mascot as at "Graduation"?

From Quiz Kanye West - Graduation

Answer: Bear

The Teddy Bear is Kanye West's trademark and mascot and appears on all three albums released as at Graduation", and on the "Stronger" single.

24. According to Talib Kweli, what do chicks have stuck to the arm like Nicorette?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: birth control

"Birth Control's stuck to they arm like Nicorette You really 'doin' that much, you tryin to get off cigarettes..." --"Get Em High"

25. What was the person who was the top of Kanye's class working as?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: a waiter at Cheesecake

"This playa graduated at the top of my class.. I went to Cheesecake, he was a waiter there" --"School Spirit"

26. Lil' Jimmy's dad was so greedy, what did he do?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: take Jimmy's degrees

"All the other kids parents were working and saving up money for school, And I was actually in school all when my dad was in school. He was so greedy with degrees, he took my degree." --"Lil' Jimmy skit"

27. What does Kanye drink for breakfast?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: a Boost

"I drink a Boost for breakfast, and Ensure for dizzert Somebody ordered pancakes I just sip the sizzurp" --"Through the Wire"

28. Kanye West was treated at the same hospital where which rap great died?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: Biggie Smalls

"In the same hospital where Biggie Smalls died The doctor said I had blood clots But I ain't Jamaican man..." --"Through the Wire"

29. What is at Kanye's worst cousins' crib?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: roaches

"And you don't wanna stay there cuz them your worst cousins Got roaches at their crib like them your first cousins" --"Family Business"

30. What does Kanye say you did not have to tell his girl?

From Quiz The College Dropout Pt.1

Answer: That he used to pee the bed

"Fit three in the bed while six of y'all I'm talkin' 'bout three by the head and three by the leg But you ain't have to tell my girl I used to pee in the bed" --"Family Business"

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