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So Long, Farewell Trivia Quiz


Saying goodbye is never easy. Following are a few examples of musical ways to say "So Long, Farewell".

A multiple-choice quiz by Deunan. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Deunan
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
326,131
Updated
Apr 22 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1709
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Question 1 of 10
1. Simple Minds performed this piece of music for the movie "The Breakfast Club" in 1985. What is the name of the song which speaks of a hope of always being remembered after having to leave? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1975, Paul Simon came up with a very unique solution to having to say "So Long, Farewell". Actually, Paul came up with more than one. What song gives the listener quite a selection of ways to say it's over? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The next artist has several names. One is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Another is Elton Hercules John. What song is about a young man watching his brother's plane flying to Spain? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Peter, Paul and Mary, among other singers, recorded this song. It was about regretting leaving someone you love. What is the name of this song which is also on the soundtrack of Armageddon? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. While I don't appreciate many musicals, this is one I truly enjoy. Created by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, this musical is based on a real family. I doubt you will have much difficulty guessing the title to the song I'm thinking about. Well, what's the answer? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Eric Clapton and Will Jennings wrote this deeply painful song. Initially, Will didn't feel he should be involved in something so personal. Yet, after Eric explained why he wanted Will to help, a beautiful song came forth. What is the name of this amazing song? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This song reflects how people and places go in and out of our lives. Billy Joel wrote this song shortly after moving to the west coast. What is the title of this song? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Jacques Brel, a Belgian singer/songwriter, wrote a song entitled "Le Moribond". In 1974, Terry Jacks turned it into a hit. In 1999, it was a number one hit in the week before Christmas. Do you know the title of this well-traveled song?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green Day, wrote this song in response to a girlfriend moving to Ecuador and their breaking up. What is the title of this Green Day song? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The last music selection is one where "So Long, Farewell" is expressed as a final celebration. Oingo Boingo is a group difficult to place in one particular type of music genre. What one of their songs really takes leaving to the extreme? Hint



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1. Simple Minds performed this piece of music for the movie "The Breakfast Club" in 1985. What is the name of the song which speaks of a hope of always being remembered after having to leave?

Answer: Don't You

The song "Don't You" is also called "Don't You Forget About Me". It was written by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff. Several artists were asked to record the song but declined. When Simple Minds finally agreed to make a recording, it was accomplished in three hours. It became one of the bands most famous songs.
2. In 1975, Paul Simon came up with a very unique solution to having to say "So Long, Farewell". Actually, Paul came up with more than one. What song gives the listener quite a selection of ways to say it's over?

Answer: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

This song is novel way a mistress is giving advise to a husband about ways to call a halt to a relationship. 1976 was the year the song was number one, for three weeks, on the United States Billboard of the hottest 100 songs. It has continued to be the biggest solo hit for Paul. Jim Henson's "Muppets" created a rather interesting recording of Paul's song. All songs mentioned are written by Paul either under the name Paul Simon or Paul Kane. Due to a fondness for the movie "Citizen Kane", Paul used the pseudonym of Paul Kane for the song "The Side of a Hill" (among others).
3. The next artist has several names. One is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Another is Elton Hercules John. What song is about a young man watching his brother's plane flying to Spain?

Answer: Daniel

Sir Elton's early start in music was at the age of 3 when he learned to play the piano. Daniel's lyrics, as well as several other songs, were written by Bernie Taupin but the music is pure Sir Elton. The song is about a young veteran who returns from Vietnam.

In spite of the fact he is lauded as a hero, "Daniel" only wants his original life. In 1998, Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and is now Sir Elton John.
4. Peter, Paul and Mary, among other singers, recorded this song. It was about regretting leaving someone you love. What is the name of this song which is also on the soundtrack of Armageddon?

Answer: Leaving on a Jet Plane

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" was Peter, Paul and Mary's biggest hit. It was also their final one. John Denver wrote the song while at Washington Airport during a layover. It's original title was "Oh Babe, I Hate To Go". John Denver was killed in a plane accident in 1997.

He was piloting his experimental plane and crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Roy Romer, Colorado governor at that time, honored John by ordering all state flags to be lowered to half staff.
5. While I don't appreciate many musicals, this is one I truly enjoy. Created by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, this musical is based on a real family. I doubt you will have much difficulty guessing the title to the song I'm thinking about. Well, what's the answer?

Answer: So Long, Farewell

Maria von Trappe wrote a memoir entitled "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers". A book based upon this memoir, written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay, became a Broadway production in 1959. In addition to the numerous revivals, and productions, a movie was made 1965. Maria von Trappe was not happy with how the movie conveyed her husband to be a stern and cold man. The children also dispute this portrayal. It was the last musical created by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Sadly, within nine months of the premier on Broadway, Hammerstein died of cancer.
6. Eric Clapton and Will Jennings wrote this deeply painful song. Initially, Will didn't feel he should be involved in something so personal. Yet, after Eric explained why he wanted Will to help, a beautiful song came forth. What is the name of this amazing song?

Answer: Tears In Heaven

"Tears in Heaven" is about the accidental death of Eric's son, Conor. Eric arrived shortly after Conor fell from a window on the 53rd floor of an apartment in New York. In 2004, when Eric no longer felt the loss of his son so deeply, he stopped playing "Tears in Heaven" and "My Father's Eyes". He hasn't decided if he will ever play either of them again.
7. This song reflects how people and places go in and out of our lives. Billy Joel wrote this song shortly after moving to the west coast. What is the title of this song?

Answer: Say Goodbye to Hollywood

William Martin "Billy" Joel had Top 10 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. He won the Grammy Award six times. He learned the piano at the insistence of his mother. His teachers included American pianist Morton Estrin as well as musician/songwriter Timothy Ford. One teacher, Frances Neiman, was trained at Juilliard.

His love for music didn't make his life an easy one. When Billy became a teenager, he took up boxing in order to defend himself. He won 22 bouts on the amateur Golden Gloves circuit.

He stopped boxing when his nose was broken in his 24th match. In March 2010, Billy decided to stop touring as he wanted to take the rest of the year off.
8. Jacques Brel, a Belgian singer/songwriter, wrote a song entitled "Le Moribond". In 1974, Terry Jacks turned it into a hit. In 1999, it was a number one hit in the week before Christmas. Do you know the title of this well-traveled song?

Answer: Seasons in the Sun

The Kingston Trio, The Fortunes, Pearls Before Swine, The Beach Boys and Nirvana also recorded "Seasons in the Sun". "Don't Leave Me" is also called "If You Go Away". Jacques recorded and composed his songs in French. However, a few of them were done in Flemish, his native descent. Jacques died of lung cancer at the age of 49. He is buried in Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Atuona was once the capital of Marquesas Islands. Paul Gauguin, the artist, is buried just a few yards away.
9. Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green Day, wrote this song in response to a girlfriend moving to Ecuador and their breaking up. What is the title of this Green Day song?

Answer: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

This song is considered to be one of the groups more serious songs. While Billie Joe didn't want to be bitter about the whole thing, he felt the title of "Good Riddance" much more in tune with how he felt. This song is played at graduation ceremonies and was played on "Seinfeld" in 1998. Another event in 1998 was Green Day winning their first MTV Video Music Award. It was the Best Alternative Video award.
10. The last music selection is one where "So Long, Farewell" is expressed as a final celebration. Oingo Boingo is a group difficult to place in one particular type of music genre. What one of their songs really takes leaving to the extreme?

Answer: Dead Man's Party

The farewell performance for the band was in 1995. In 2007, Danny Elfman stated there will be no reunions. He, and possibly others in the band, have irreversible hearing loss. Danny is concerned playing live will increase the damage. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Corpse Bride", as well as other movies, show the creativity of Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo.
Source: Author Deunan

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