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Trivia Quiz - Cole Porter - The Musical Maestro of the 20th Century


Cole Porter's influence on 20th century music was profound. As a composer and lyricist, he employed his musical genius to impart style and wit to many memorable tunes.

Quiz Number: 5802
Date Submitted: May 25, 2019
Quiz Categories: Music, American Culture
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 95 percent
Times Taken: 2 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1
Quiz is about: Cole Porter

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Cole Porter  The Musical Maestro of the 20th Century
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1. Born in 1891, Cole Porter attended which Ivy League college, becoming its Glee Club President?
  A.   Yale
  B.   Harvard
  C.   Princeton
  D.   Columbia

2. In 1917, Cole Porter served in what organization?
  A.   U S Navy
  B.   British Army
  C.   French Foreign Legion
  D.   Royal Canadian Mounted Police

3. In what European country did Cole Porter live for many years following World War I?
  A.   Switzerland
  B.   England
  C.   Spain
  D.   France

4. In 1928, Cole Porter had his first Broadway hit with what musical?
  A.   London
  B.   Paris
  C.   Venice
  D.   Berlin

5. Reputedly Cole Porter's greatest song was "Night and Day". In what musical did this song appear?
  A.   Anything Goes
  B.   Fifty Million Frenchmen
  C.   Gay Divorce
  D.   Broadway Melody of 1940

6. Which Cole Porter musical included the hits "I Get a Kick Out of You", "You're the Top" and "All Through the Night"?
  A.   Anything Goes
  B.   Fifty Million Frenchmen
  C.   Gay Divorce
  D.   Broadway Melody of 1940

7. Against his suave, urbane image what western song did Cole Porter write?
  A.   Happy Trails
  B.   Streets of Laredo
  C.   Hold on Little Doggies
  D.   Don't Fence Me in

8. Based on the number of performances, what was Cole Porter's most successful musical?
  A.   Silk Stockings
  B.   Something to Shout About
  C.   Kiss Me Kate
  D.   Anything Goes

9. How many times was Cole Porter married?
  A.   0
  B.   1
  C.   2
  D.   4

10. Cole Porter's right leg was amputated after many years of pain following a horse riding accident. What was the result of the operation?
  A.   He never wrote another song.
  B.   Freed from pain, he indulged in his most prolific period.
  C.   He wrote "Well, Did You Evah".
  D.   He became an ambassador for disabled war veterans.


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