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Quiz about The Soul Bossa Nova Quincy Jones
Quiz about The Soul Bossa Nova Quincy Jones

The "Soul Bossa Nova" Quincy Jones Quiz


Quincy Jones is an American songwriter, musician as well as a film and television producer. This quiz will follow Quincy Jones' amazing multi-platform musical and producing career.

A multiple-choice quiz by workisboring. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
workisboring
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
405,176
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
12 / 15
Plays
186
Last 3 plays: Guest 63 (8/15), Guest 63 (8/15), Guest 175 (3/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. Quincy Jones toured with which two musicians in the 1950s? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. Quincy Jones arranged and recorded the 1962 song "Soul Bossa Nova". Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova" was the theme song for which cinematic super spy? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. Quincy Jones produced several successful singles for which 1960s pop singer? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. The 1964 album "It Might as Well Be Swing" was Quincy Jones' first collaboration with which crooner? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. Quincy Jones won an Academy Award in which category? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Sidney Poitier played Virgil Tibbs in a trilogy of movies between 1967 and 1971. Did Quincy Jones write the musical score for all three movies?


Question 7 of 15
7. Quincy Jones composed and conducted the music for which 1977 television miniseries? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. Quincy Jones produced the music to the soundtrack of which 1978 film? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Quincy Jones released the studio album "The Dude" in 1981. Which of the following songs was NOT on this album? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Which Michael Jackson album was NOT produced by Quincy Jones? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. Quincy Jones composed the music score for which 1985 critically acclaimed film? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. Quincy Jones conducted and produced which 1985 charity single? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Quincy Jones released which studio album in 1989? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Quincy Jones composed and released an instrumental single titled "The Streetbeater". This song was the theme for which television show? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. Quincy Jones recorded an album at the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival with which jazz legend? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Quincy Jones toured with which two musicians in the 1950s?

Answer: Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton

In 1953, a twenty year old Quincy Jones toured Europe as a performer in the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. Other touring musicians of this orchestra included Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, Anthony Ortega, Monk Montgomery, George Wallington, Art Farmer and Annie Ross.

In 1956, Quincy Jones was hired to be a trumpeter and musical director for Dizzy Gillespie. Jones and Gillespie toured together in the Middle East and South America. This tour sponsored by the United States Information Agency.
2. Quincy Jones arranged and recorded the 1962 song "Soul Bossa Nova". Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova" was the theme song for which cinematic super spy?

Answer: Austin Powers

The song "Soul Bossa Nova" was recorded for Quincy Jones' 1962 album "Big Band Bossa Nova". The song was the theme for the Canadian television game show "Definition". The song was also the theme for the super spy title character in the "Austin Powers" movie series. The song was nominated for the Best Performance By An Orchestra - For Dancing Grammy Award.
3. Quincy Jones produced several successful singles for which 1960s pop singer?

Answer: Leslie Gore

Singer Leslie Gore achieved commercial success as a pop singer in the early 1960s. She had four top ten hits in 1963 including the songs "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn to Cry", "She's a Fool" and "She's a Fool". Early in her career, Gore's albums and singles were produced by Quincy Jones.
4. The 1964 album "It Might as Well Be Swing" was Quincy Jones' first collaboration with which crooner?

Answer: Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra released the album "It Might as Well Be Swing" in 1964. The album featured Count Basie and his orchestra. Quincy Jones served as the musical arranger for this album.

This is the first of several collaborations between Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones. Jones served as the musical arranger Sinatra's 1965 album "My Kind of Broadway" and 1966 album "Sinatra at the Sands". Jones produced Sinatra's 1984 album "L.A. Is My Lady".
5. Quincy Jones won an Academy Award in which category?

Answer: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Quincy Jones was nominated for seven Academy Awards between 1968 and 1986. The categories of Jones' nominations include Best Original Score, Best Adapted Score, Best Picture, Best Original Song for the Picture, Best Song and Best Original Song. Jones didn't win any of these Academy Awards.

He was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy Awards in 1994 for his charitable work.
6. Sidney Poitier played Virgil Tibbs in a trilogy of movies between 1967 and 1971. Did Quincy Jones write the musical score for all three movies?

Answer: No

Quincy Jones wrote the musical score for two soundtracks of movies based on Sidney Poitier's Virgil Tibbs character. The movies include the 1967 film "In the Heat of the Night" and the 1970 film "They Call Me Mister Tibbs!". Gil Melle wrote the musical score for the 1971 Virgil Tibbs movie "The Organization".
7. Quincy Jones composed and conducted the music for which 1977 television miniseries?

Answer: Roots

The 1977 television miniseries "Roots" was based on a 1976 novel by Alex Haley. The miniseries received thirty-seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations. The miniseries also won a Golden Globe Award and a Peabody Award.

The miniseries was a set of stories of Alex Haley's ancestors. The miniseries starred an ensemble cast. Quincy Jones composed, arranged and conducted the musical score for the miniseries.
8. Quincy Jones produced the music to the soundtrack of which 1978 film?

Answer: The Wiz

The 1978 film "The Wiz" was adapted from the theater musical of the same name. The film and play were based on the 1900 L. Frank Baum novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". The soundtrack was produced by Quincy Jones. For his work on the soundtrack, Jones won the Best Instrumental Arrangement Grammy Award and was nominated for the Best Adaptation Score Academy Award.
9. Quincy Jones released the studio album "The Dude" in 1981. Which of the following songs was NOT on this album?

Answer: Turn Your Love Around

The song "Turn Your Love Around" appeared on George Benson's "The George Benson Collection". The single didn't appear on any of Quincy Jones' albums.

The single "Ai No Corrida" appeared on Quincy Jones' 1981 album "The Dude". Dune and Patti Austin contributed vocals for the song "Ai No Corrida". On the 1981 album "The Dude", James Ingram and Quincy Jones collaborated for the song "One Hundred Ways" and "Just Once".
10. Which Michael Jackson album was NOT produced by Quincy Jones?

Answer: Got to Be There

Michael Jackson released his debut album "Got to Be There" in 1972 on the Motown label. The album was produced by Hal Davis, The Corporation and Willie Hutch.

Michael Jackson and his brothers signed with Epic Records in 1975. On the Epic record label, Jackson released the solo albums "Off the Wall" in 1979, "Thriller" in 1982 and "Bad" in 1987. Quincy Jones produced all three albums. Jackson and Jones met while working on the 1978 film "The Wiz".
11. Quincy Jones composed the music score for which 1985 critically acclaimed film?

Answer: The Color Purple

The 1985 film "The Color Purple" was adapted from a 1982 novel by Alice Walker. The film starred an ensemble cast including The film stars Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards. The musical score for the film was composed by Quincy Jones.
12. Quincy Jones conducted and produced which 1985 charity single?

Answer: We Are The World

The charity single "We Are The World" was recorded in 1985 by the supergroup USA for Africa. The proceeds from this single went to humanitarian aid in Africa and the United States. The song was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson. Quincy Jones served as the conductor during the recording of the song. Jones also produced the single.
13. Quincy Jones released which studio album in 1989?

Answer: Back on the Block

The studio album "Back on the Block" was produced by Quincy Jones and released on November 8, 1989. The album featured performances from a diverse group of artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and Tevin Campbell. The album won seven Grammy Awards.
14. Quincy Jones composed and released an instrumental single titled "The Streetbeater". This song was the theme for which television show?

Answer: Sanford and Son

The instrumental single "The Streetbeater" was first recorded for Quincy Jones'1973 studio album "You've Got It Bad Girl". Quincy Jones' friend Redd Foxx used the song as the the me for his television show "Sanford and Son". Harry James recorded a version of the song in 1979.
15. Quincy Jones recorded an album at the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival with which jazz legend?

Answer: Miles Davis

The Montreux Jazz Festival is a musical event held annually in Montreux,
Switzerland. At the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival, Quincy Jones and Miles Davis recorded a live jazz album titled "Miles & Quincy: Live at Montreux". This was the final album recorded by Miles Davis. The album was released in 1993 and won a Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance.
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