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Quiz about Ritchie Valens
Quiz about Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about Ritchie Valens. He was one of the best singers of his time. Even though Ritchie is no longer with us, his music still remains. Hope you enjoy my quiz.

A multiple-choice quiz by DakotaNorth. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
DakotaNorth
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
49,157
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
7 / 15
Plays
1246
Last 3 plays: Guest 208 (2/15), Guest 103 (8/15), Guest 98 (8/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. What is Ritchie Valens' real name?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 2 of 15
2. When was Ritchie born? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. What part of California was Ritchie born? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. What was the name of Ritchie's father? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. What was the name of Ritchie's mother? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. What is the name of Ritchie's brother? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. What instrument did Ritchie play?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 8 of 15
8. What school did Ritchie attend when he was 13 years old?

Answer: (Three Words. Do not use any abbreviations.)
Question 9 of 15
9. What was the name of the group that Ritchie joined (before he was famous)? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. What are the names of Ritchie's sisters? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. What was the name of the recording studio that signed Ritchie?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 12 of 15
12. What was the name of Ritchie's manager?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 13 of 15
13. True or False: Ritchie was never accepted in the Music Hall of Fame?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 14 of 15
14. What was the name of Ritchie's girlfriend?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 15 of 15
15. When did Ritchie die? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is Ritchie Valens' real name?

Answer: Richard Valenzuela

Ritchie Valens was born Richard Valenzuela. He was the second child of four. Ritchie had one brother and two sisters.
2. When was Ritchie born?

Answer: May 13, 1941

Ritchie was born on May 13, 1941.
3. What part of California was Ritchie born?

Answer: San Fernando Valley

Ritchie was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in California. This community was largely Hispanic.
4. What was the name of Ritchie's father?

Answer: Joseph Valenzuela

Joseph Valenzuela was also known as 'Steve'. He was a tree surgeon, itinerant minor, and a part time horse trainer among other things. He was basically a jack of all trades. Ritchie's father also loved a variety of music, including Flamenco and Rhythm and Blues. He instilled the love of music into Ritchie. Unfortunately, when Ritchie was 10 years old, his father died due to diabetes.
5. What was the name of Ritchie's mother?

Answer: Concepcion Valenzuela

Concepcion Valenzuela was also known as 'Connie'. She worked in a munitions plant in Saugus, CA. Before Connie met and married Steve, she had another son from a previous marriage.
6. What is the name of Ritchie's brother?

Answer: Robert Morales

Robert Morales was Ritchie's half brother. Bob was four years older then Ritchie. He was always in alot of trouble with the police. Bob felt that Steve didn't love him as much as he loved Ritchie. To this day, Ritchie's Aunt Ernestine and Uncle Lelo Reyes along with Bob have kept his memory and music alive by passing it on to newer generations.
7. What instrument did Ritchie play?

Answer: guitar

When Steve saw that Ritchie had a talent for the guitar along with singing, he encouraged him continuously. This encouragement was one of the reasons Ritchie became famous.
8. What school did Ritchie attend when he was 13 years old?

Answer: Pacoima Junior High

Ritchie entered Pacoima Junior High at the age of 13. He was considered a shy, quiet boy. During this stage, he carried his guitar everywhere.
9. What was the name of the group that Ritchie joined (before he was famous)?

Answer: The Silhouettes

Ritchie joined the Silhouettes before he became famous. They were a local garage band. Unfortunately, the movie 'La Bamba' was incorrect when they stated that Ritchie wasn't the featured vocalist for the group. According to his biography, Ritchie was indeed the lead vocalist for the Silhouettes.
10. What are the names of Ritchie's sisters?

Answer: Connie and Irma

Connie and Irma were Ritchie's younger sisters. Unfortunately, not too much is known about them.
11. What was the name of the recording studio that signed Ritchie?

Answer: Del-Fi

When Ritchie was 17 years old, Del-Fi studios signed Ritchie. He recorded 'La Bamba', 'Come On, Let's Go', and 'Donna'.
12. What was the name of Ritchie's manager?

Answer: Bob Keene

Bob Keen, whose real name is Bob Koon, was Ritchie's manager.
13. True or False: Ritchie was never accepted in the Music Hall of Fame?

Answer: False

Ritchie Valens was accepted into the Music Hall of Fame this year (2001).
14. What was the name of Ritchie's girlfriend?

Answer: Donna

Donna was Ritchie's girlfriend. He wrote a song entitled 'Donna' just for her.
15. When did Ritchie die?

Answer: February 3, 1959

On February 3, 1959, Ritchie died. He was in a plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. They are sadly missed. That day will forever be known as 'The Day the Music Died'. All information can be found at Ritchie Valens' official website.
Source: Author DakotaNorth

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