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Quiz about Music Controversy
Quiz about Music Controversy

Music Controversy Trivia Quiz


Throughout the history of music, there have been some songs and artists that have caused problems.

A multiple-choice quiz by GoodVibe. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
GoodVibe
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
101,093
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
1944
Last 3 plays: Guest 66 (4/10), Guest 76 (4/10), Guest 24 (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. One group's album in 1990 was banned in Broward County, Florida, for its lewdness. What was the group? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. 70s singer Cat Stevens converted to Islam. It was his stance on Salman Rushdie's book that caused radio stations to stop playing his songs and former fans to destroy his records. In what year did this occur? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A Madonna video caused a controversy that angered the Catholic church. The 1989 video "Like a Prayer" showed interracial sex in a church and burning crosses. The song was supposed to have been on a soda ad, but was pulled after threat of boycott. What was the soft drink? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 2000, the group N*SYNC left their old record label and signed a contract with Jive, who was the label for the Backstreet Boys. The dispute was over shares of royalties and tours. What was the old label? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Professor Griff was kicked out of Public Enemy for an event that occurred in 1989. What type of comments were made? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The singer Ice-T had some problems in 1992. His song "Cop Killer" was said to have berated the police, but some regarded it as a response to a "certain incident." What city would most likely have been the center of the "certain incident?" Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In a 1990 lawsuit, whose CDs were said to be to blame for suicide attempts? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 1956, this singer's pelvic movements caused problems for parents and some DJs who thought they were inappropriate for the times. Who was the singer?

Answer: (One Word, first name only)
Question 9 of 10
9. 1957: What singer married his 13-year-old second cousin, which disgusted fans and practically ended his career?

Answer: (Three Words)
Question 10 of 10
10. Milli Vanilli is caught lip-syncing on their CDs and are stripped of their Grammy. What is the year? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. One group's album in 1990 was banned in Broward County, Florida, for its lewdness. What was the group?

Answer: 2 Live Crew

2 Live Crew "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" contained the signature song "Me So Horny." Judges were disgusted by the profanity and sexual references. Vendors got arrested for selling the album and the group had to go to court. Ironically, the album became more popular. 2 Live Crew won an appeal case and the ban was lifted.
2. 70s singer Cat Stevens converted to Islam. It was his stance on Salman Rushdie's book that caused radio stations to stop playing his songs and former fans to destroy his records. In what year did this occur?

Answer: 1989

Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a death sentence against Rushdie.
3. A Madonna video caused a controversy that angered the Catholic church. The 1989 video "Like a Prayer" showed interracial sex in a church and burning crosses. The song was supposed to have been on a soda ad, but was pulled after threat of boycott. What was the soft drink?

Answer: Pepsi

The ad was pulled after two appearances, but Madonna kept her $5 million.
4. In 2000, the group N*SYNC left their old record label and signed a contract with Jive, who was the label for the Backstreet Boys. The dispute was over shares of royalties and tours. What was the old label?

Answer: RCA

5. Professor Griff was kicked out of Public Enemy for an event that occurred in 1989. What type of comments were made?

Answer: anti-semitic

Griff blamed Jews for slavery and wickedness against black people. He was booted out but later rejoined in the late 1990s.
6. The singer Ice-T had some problems in 1992. His song "Cop Killer" was said to have berated the police, but some regarded it as a response to a "certain incident." What city would most likely have been the center of the "certain incident?"

Answer: Los Angeles

The Rodney King beating had occurred there.
7. In a 1990 lawsuit, whose CDs were said to be to blame for suicide attempts?

Answer: Judas Priest

Two suicides by fans in 1985 prompted the suit. The suit was finally dismissed in June 1993.
8. In 1956, this singer's pelvic movements caused problems for parents and some DJs who thought they were inappropriate for the times. Who was the singer?

Answer: Elvis

9. 1957: What singer married his 13-year-old second cousin, which disgusted fans and practically ended his career?

Answer: Jerry Lee Lewis

10. Milli Vanilli is caught lip-syncing on their CDs and are stripped of their Grammy. What is the year?

Answer: 1990

The producer Frank Farian played whistle blower.
Source: Author GoodVibe

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