Quiz about The Name Of The Game  song quiz
Quiz about The Name Of The Game  song quiz

"The Name Of The Game" - song quiz


Do you like this ABBA song lots and know it well? Then this quiz should be really easy!

A multiple-choice quiz by TobyNZ. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
TobyNZ
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
157,650
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1294
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. In what year did ABBA release this song? Hint

1977
1978
1976
1975

2. In which of the following countries; WAS the single "The Name Of The Game" released? Hint

Canada
Australia
Sweden
All of these countries

3. In the UK, what was the B-side of this single? Hint

"I'm A Marionette"
"Thank You For The Music"
"That's Me"
"I Wonder (Departure)"

4. What was the single "The Name Of The Game"'s highest position on the USA singles (Billboard) hot 100 chart? Hint

Number 12
Number 19
Number 15
Number 8

5. In which of the following countries did "The Name Of The Game" NOT chart in the top 5? Hint

Australia
UK
New Zealand
Sweden

6. In "The Name Of The Game" (full-length version from "ABBA-The Album"). What comes after this lyric "I have no friends, no-one to see, and I am never invited" in verse 2? Hint

"But I am here, looking at you, no wonder my soul's ignited"
"Now I am here, talking to you, no wonder I get excited"
"I love you dear, living with you, It makes me feel so delighted"
"I wonder here, with me and you, how much out life is enlightened"

7. Which of the following lyrics comes directly before the FIRST chorus in "The Name Of The Game" ? Hint

"Got a feeling you give me no choice, but it means a lot to me"
"But I think I can see in your face, there's a lot you can teach me"
"Your smile and the sound of your voice, and the way you see through me"
"I was an impossible case, no-one ever could reach me"

8. Which of these categories is most correct for the LENGTH of this track (full version from "ABBA-The Album") Hint

Over 5 minutes
between 4 and 5 minutes
Between 3 and 4 minutes
Under 3 minutes

9. "The Name Of The Game" (song) appeared on many of ABBA's greatest hits album releases. Which of the following greatest hits albums, was "The Name Of The Game" NOT included on? Hint

"More ABBA Gold - More ABBA Hits"
"ABBA - Gold - Greatest Hits"
"The Definitive Collection"
"Thank You For The Music" (1994 box set)

10. Which of the following ABBA singles, was, in the UK, released in the SAME YEAR as "The Name Of The Game"? Hint

"Chiquitita"
"Dancing Queen"
"Knowing Me, Knowing You"
"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In what year did ABBA release this song?

Answer: 1977

In 1977, this was the group's first single off "ABBA - The Album"
2. In which of the following countries; WAS the single "The Name Of The Game" released?

Answer: All of these countries

The single was released in ALL of these three countries; Canada, Sweden and Australia. It charted top 15 or higher in all of these countries on the singles charts.
3. In the UK, what was the B-side of this single?

Answer: "I Wonder (Departure)"

"I Wonder (Departure)" was from a mini-musical "The Girl With The Golden Hair" but also included as track 8 on "ABBA - The Album" as well as the B-side of "The Name Of The Game" in the UK.
4. What was the single "The Name Of The Game"'s highest position on the USA singles (Billboard) hot 100 chart?

Answer: Number 12

This song peaked at #12 on the Billboard hot 100 singles chart, making it ABBA's fifth-highest charting single in the USA.
5. In which of the following countries did "The Name Of The Game" NOT chart in the top 5?

Answer: Australia

In Australia this song peaked at #6. It was #1 (4 weeks) in the UK, #2 in Sweden and #4 in New Zealand.
6. In "The Name Of The Game" (full-length version from "ABBA-The Album"). What comes after this lyric "I have no friends, no-one to see, and I am never invited" in verse 2?

Answer: "Now I am here, talking to you, no wonder I get excited"

The correct addition to this excellent lyric is "Now I am here, talking to you, no wonder I get excited". This is in verse 2, which is regretfully sometimes removed when the song is placed on a compilation.
7. Which of the following lyrics comes directly before the FIRST chorus in "The Name Of The Game" ?

Answer: "But I think I can see in your face, there's a lot you can teach me"

The actual verse ends with "But I think I can see in your face, there's a lot you can teach me", before the words; "So I wanna know" with the chorus beginning..."What's The Name Of The Game...."
8. Which of these categories is most correct for the LENGTH of this track (full version from "ABBA-The Album")

Answer: between 4 and 5 minutes

The full-length version lasted actually just under 5 minutes long.
9. "The Name Of The Game" (song) appeared on many of ABBA's greatest hits album releases. Which of the following greatest hits albums, was "The Name Of The Game" NOT included on?

Answer: "More ABBA Gold - More ABBA Hits"

"The Name Of The Game" appeared on many of ABBA's greatest hits albums, but not "More ABBA Gold".
10. Which of the following ABBA singles, was, in the UK, released in the SAME YEAR as "The Name Of The Game"?

Answer: "Knowing Me, Knowing You"

Though both the songs "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "The Name Of The Game" peaked at #1 in the UK for 5 weeks and 4 weeks (respectively), no other ABBA singles were officially released in the UK this year.
Source: Author TobyNZ

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