How Much Do You Know About Famous Songstress Billie Holiday?

Billie Holiday will forever be remembered as one of the all time greats. Do you think you know all there is to know about this amazing jazz icon? Take these 12 questions and put your knowledge on Ms. Holiday to the ultimate test!
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What was Billie Holiday's real first name?
Eleanora
Diana
William
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In which state was Billie Holiday born?
Pennsylvania
Maryland
New York
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True or false: Billie's mother, Sadie Fagan, was a teenager when she gave birth to Holiday.
True
False
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True or false: During her childhood, Holiday often skipped school, leading to her mother going to court over truancy.
True
False
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True or false: Billie Holiday was raised in a wealthy and privileged household.
True
False
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Where was Holiday sent at 9 years old?
Boarding school
Acting school
A school for troubled girls
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Which producer discovered Billie Holiday at age 18?
John Hammond
Pete Singer
George Jones
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True or false: She changed her name to Billie Holiday as an appreciation to film star Billie Dove.
True
False
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True or false: Billie Holiday was the first black woman to work with a white orchestra when she paired with bandleader Artie Shaw.
True
False
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Who did Billie Holiday marry in 1941?
Count Basie
James Monroe
Artie Shaw
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True or false: When Holiday first performed at Carnegie Hall in 1948, she received three curtain calls before a sold-out crowd.
True
False
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What year did Billie Holiday die?
1951
1959
1962
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're Billie Holiday brash! While you may have an appreciation for Ms. Holiday and her music, you're not quite keen on what made the life of this songstress both tumultuous and tremendous.

C+, Billie Holiday Brash

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Much like this jazz icon, you're as brazen as they come! You may not be an expert on Billie Holiday, but you know way more than the average American citizen. It's clear that this icon holds a special place in your heart.

B+, Billie Holiday Brazen

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When it comes to the life and music of Billie Holiday, you're as knowledgable as they come. From her rocky beginnings to her success in music, you know everything there is to know about this amazing jazz icon.

A+, Billie Holiday Best

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1
What was Billie Holiday's real first name?
Eleanora
Diana
William
2
In which state was Billie Holiday born?
Pennsylvania
Maryland
New York
3
True or false: Billie's mother, Sadie Fagan, was a teenager when she gave birth to Holiday.
True
False
4
True or false: During her childhood, Holiday often skipped school, leading to her mother going to court over truancy.
True
False
5
True or false: Billie Holiday was raised in a wealthy and privileged household.
True
False
6
Where was Holiday sent at 9 years old?
Boarding school
Acting school
A school for troubled girls
7
Which producer discovered Billie Holiday at age 18?
John Hammond
Pete Singer
George Jones
8
True or false: She changed her name to Billie Holiday as an appreciation to film star Billie Dove.
True
False
9
True or false: Billie Holiday was the first black woman to work with a white orchestra when she paired with bandleader Artie Shaw.
True
False
10
Who did Billie Holiday marry in 1941?
Count Basie
James Monroe
Artie Shaw
11
True or false: When Holiday first performed at Carnegie Hall in 1948, she received three curtain calls before a sold-out crowd.
True
False
12
What year did Billie Holiday die?
1951
1959
1962