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Trivia Quiz - Randy Newman: His Music

Randy Newman is one of America's most gifted musical storytellers. How much do you know about his songs?

Quiz Number: 2863
Date Submitted: October 09, 2008
Quiz Categories: Pop Music, Singers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 62.2 percent
Times Taken: 51 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6
Quiz is about: Randy Newman

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1. One of Randy Newman's earliest compositions was written for but not used in what motion picture?
  A.   Rosemary's Baby
  B.   Midnight Cowboy
  C.   I am Curious (Yellow)
  D.   Goodbye Columbus

2. Randy Newman's 1972 hit "Burn On" was about what?
  A.   The Chicago Fire
  B.   The 1972 U.S. Olympic Team
  C.   The Cuyahoga River
  D.   The Cleveland Indians

3. What 1974 Randy Newman recording became immensely popular following Hurricane Katrina?
  A.   "Louisiana 1927"
  B.   "I Love to See You Smile"
  C.   "Rednecks"
  D.   "Rider in the Rain"

4. Which Randy Newman song contains the line "it takes a whole lot of medicine for me to pretend that I'm somebody else"?
  A.   "Short People"
  B.   "Sail Away"
  C.   "Guilty"
  D.   "I'll Be Home"

5. The Maryland legislature once attempted to pass a law forbidding the playing of what Randy Newman song?
  A.   " I Love L.A."
  B.   "I Love to See You Smile"
  C.   "Short People"
  D.   "It's Money that Matters"

6. The music to which of the following motion pictures was NOT written and performed by Randy Newman?
  A.   James & the Giant Peach
  B.   Avalon
  C.   The Legend of Bagger Vance
  D.   Ragtime

7. For which song did Randy Newman finally win an Academy Award?
  A.   "A Fool in Love", from Meet the Parents
  B.   "If I Didn't Have You", from Monsters Inc.
  C.   "I Love to See You Smile" from Parenthood
  D.   "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story

8. Which hit by Three Dog Night was written by Randy Newman?
  A.   "One"
  B.   "Mama Told Me Not to Come"
  C.   "Joy to the World"
  D.   "Shambala"

9. An instrumental version of which Randy Newman song can be heard playing in the motion picture "The Full Monty" when the guys do their striptease?
  A.   "Laughing Boy"
  B.   "Pants"
  C.   "Pretty Boy"
  D.   "You Can Leave Your Hat On"

10. What's was Randy Newman's first single record?
  A.   "In Germany Before the War"
  B.   "Golden Gridiron Boy"
  C.   "Lines in the Sand"
  D.   "Political Science"®   

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